The ultimate guide to UX conferences in 2024

The Ultimate Guide to UX Conferences. Explore the top UX conferences of 2024 with our comprehensive guide. Global events, specialized summits.

The ultimate guide to UX conferences in 2024
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In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, staying on top of UX design trends and best practices is more crucial than ever. Thankfully, UX-focused conferences have emerged as a powerful resource for designers, product managers, and anyone passionate about creating exceptional user experiences.

Beyond Knowledge Refresh: Inspiration, Connections, and Motivation

These events go beyond simply refreshing your UX knowledge base. They offer a vibrant platform to:

  • Connect with like-minded individuals: Conferences bring together a diverse community of UX enthusiasts, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.
  • Get inspired and motivated: Immerse yourself in cutting-edge ideas, case studies, and success stories to reignite your creative spark and propel your work forward.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Gain insights into emerging trends and technologies shaping the future of UX design.

Finding Your Perfect UX Conference: A Curated Guide

Whether you're a seasoned UX pro or just starting your journey, navigating the multitude of conferences can be overwhelming. To help you out, we've compiled a curated list of three standout UX conferences in 2024, catering to different interests and budgets:

1. UXDX: A Global UX Powerhouse

  • Overview: UXDX is one of the world's largest UX conferences, boasting thousands of attendees and renowned speakers from industry giants like Google, Etsy, and Asana.
  • Format: Three-day events featuring talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.
  • Pricing: Varies from $800 to $3500 for in-person attendance, with a more affordable online option at $200–300.

2024 Schedule:

  • New York: May 15–17
  • Online: August 13–15
  • Dublin: October 9–11
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2. WaysConf: Europe's Design Destination

  • Overview: Formerly known as DesignWays, WaysConf is a top European UX conference attracting over 1500 attendees and 50+ speakers.
  • Format: Focuses on a broad range of design topics with four dedicated tracks to cater to diverse interests. Offers pre- and post-conference events for extended networking.
  • Pricing: Budget-friendly at around $140.
  • 2024 Schedule: To be announced, likely in Autumn, Krakow, Poland.
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3. UX360 Research Summit: Deep Dive into UX Research

  • Overview: If you're passionate about UX research, the UX360 Research Summit is your ideal destination. It delves deep into case studies and interactive sessions, moving beyond traditional talks.
  • Format: Offers both online and in-person events, with interactive workshops and case study presentations taking center stage.
  • Pricing: Online events cost around $350, while in-person events run at approximately $800.
  • 2024 Schedule:
    • Online: January 30–31
    • Berlin: May 16–17

Numerous other fantastic UX conferences cater to specific niches and regions. Explore your options and find the event that best aligns with your interests and career goals.

If neither UXDX, WaysConf, or the UX360 research summit strikes your interests, or you’d like to explore other options, this list has you covered!




✨January



UX Now

Date: January 12–13, 2024
Location: New Delhi, India
Website: https://www.uxnow.org
UX Now is an annual design conference being held in person in New Delhi. The event features a mix of speakers, workshops, and a design competition. Speakers at this year’s event come from companies such as Capital One, Google, Microsoft, and Expedia.

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10X Conference


Date: January 25–26, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://10xdesigners.co/conference
A two-day virtual conference with more than 29 design talks, networking, portfolio critiques, and more.

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UX360 Research Virtual


Date: January 30–31, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.virtual.ux360summit.com
In this virtual summit, UX360 will showcase the latest UX and design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. The conference includes presentations from top UX researchers from the world’s largest brands, interactive panel discussions and 1:1 meetings. This is a conference for UX researchers to learn, be inspired, and network.



February


Great Research


Date: February 6, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://great-research.joinlearners.com/
This one-day event is designed and curated by Colette Kolenda, Senior User Researcher Spotify. The event is targeted towards senior researchers and managers who want to make research – not just researchers – successful at their company.

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Axe-Con

Date: February 20–22, 2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.deque.com/axe-con
Axe-con is the world’s largest digital accessibility conference for developers, designers, and accessibility professionals. The three-day, multi-track conference is designed to help further your digital accessibility efforts, and registration is free.

ConveyUX

Date: February 27–29, 2024
Location: Virtual and Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: https://conveyux.com/
ConveyUX is being held in-person and online in 2024. Learn the latest in UX, grow your skills, and connect with like-minded peers around the world. You’ll learn how industry experts are adapting their processes in an AI-driven era and walk away with new strategies and insights you can implement.



✨March





DDX Dubai 2024


Date: March 2, 2024
Location: Dubai, UAE
Website: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-dubai
The mission of the DDX conference is to empower digital innovators to drive positive impact. The event will feature speakers from Footprint Intelligence, Meta, IKEA, and Google.

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ACM IUI 2024


Date: March 18–21, 2024
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Website: https://iui.acm.org/2024
IUI2024 is where researchers and practitioners meet and discuss state-of-the-art advances at the intersection of AI and human-computer interaction (HCI). The theme for this year’s event is resilience, and covers a wide variety of topics, such as COVID-19 recovery, organizational cyber resilience, economic growth and stability, climate change recovery, and intelligent user interface resilience.

UX Copenhagen

Date: March 20–21, 2024
Location: Virtual and Copenhagen, Denmark Website: https://uxcopenhagen.com
UX Copenhagen is Denmark’s human experience conference, covering topics like UX, content, strategy, and research. The conference spans two days and includes talks from local and international speakers, workshops, and networking. The theme for this year’s event is “degrowth and consumerism.”

Advancing Research 2024


Date: March 25–26, 2024
Location: Queens, New York, USAWebsite: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/advancing-research-2023/advancing-research-2024Advancing Research 2024 is a chance to assess the state of research and consider the increasingly complex demands being placed upon research teams and leaders. This year’s event will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York. The main conference will be held March 25–26, with in-person workshops on March 27.



✨April






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2024 IAC: The Information Architecture Conference


Date: April 9–13, 2024
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: https://www.theiaconference.com
‍The Information Architecture Conference is the leading event for academics and practitioners of IA. The theme for this year is “IA in the age of AI: Designing intelligent information landscapes.”


Insight Out Conf 2024


Date: April 11
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://dovetail.com/insightout/
Inside Out is Dovetail’s global conference for customer-obsessed product people. This full-day hybrid conference explores the insights that drive innovators, creators, and problem-solvers to build world-changing products. It features speakers from product, design, and research, including those from Netflix, Uber, and Twitch, among others.

UX Healthcare Europe


Date: April 11–12, 2024
Location: London, UK
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of healthcare professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

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UXinsight Festival 24


Date: April 15–18, 2024
Location: Virtual and Breda, Netherlands
Website: https://uxinsight.org/ux-research-conference-festival-2024
Now in its eith year, UXinsight is happening in-person and online. UXinsight is the largest European community for everyone passionate about UX research.





✨May




Leadership Ateliers Barcelona


Date: May 6–7, 2024
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Website: https://leadershipateliers.com/barcelona
A hands-on conference where design leaders and those transitioning to leadership mix and match different masterclasses and workshops, and share meals and time. Only 60 spots available.

DDX Munich 2024


Date: May 11, 2024
Location: Munich, Germany
Website: https://www.ddxconference.com/ddx-24-munich
The mission of the DDX conference is to empower digital innovators to drive positive impact. The theme for this event is augmented creativity and innovation, and will feature 30 speakers, 8 workshops, and 400 guests.

Leadership Ateliers Berlin


Date: May 15–16, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://leadershipateliers.com/berlin
After the success of Leadership Ateliers as part of the Hatch Conference, this event returns in a 2-day format. Early design leaders can mix and match different workshops and masterclasses, and share meals and time together. Only 80 spots available.



‍UXDX USA 2024


Date: May 15–17, 2024
Location: Virtual and New York City, New York, USA
Website: https://www.uxdx.com/usa/2024
UXDX USA breaks down the barriers between product, UX, design and dev so you can learn to build better products. This year there will be speakers from Shopify, Verizon, Salesforce, Comcast, and more.

UX360 Research Europe


Date: May 16–17, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://www.eu.ux360summit.com
Following their virtual event being held in January, UX360 is back with an in-person event in Berlin. The event will showcase the latest UX and design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. The conference includes presentations from global thought leaders and international brands, interactive panel discussions, and 1:1 meetings. This is a conference for UX researchers to learn, be inspired, and network with peers.

Design The Future


Date: May 20, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Websitehttps://design-the-future.joinlearners.com/
This one-day hybrid conference is being held in-person in San Francisco and online. Make new connections, gain new skills, and be inspired to take your career to the next level. Topics include artificial Iintelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, sustainability, blockchain, biotech, space, and more.

User Experience Lisbon


Date: May 21–24, 2024
Location: Lisbon, PortugalWebsite: https://www.ux-lx.com‍An in-person event, User Experience Lisbon brings together talks from speakers in the UX industry, along with hands-on workshops.


From Business to Buttons Conference


Date: May 24, 2024Location: Stockholm, SwedenWebsite: https://frombusinesstobuttons.com‍From Business to Buttons is a user experience and service design conference held in-person in Stockholm, Sweden. The focus of this year’s conference is “Movement – Sparking change in a complex world,” and attendees are invited to reflect on their role and learn how design can mitigate risks, ignite change, and make systems thinking empathic.

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UX Scotland


Date: May 29–31, 2024
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Website: https://uxscotland.net
UX Scotland is a conference for designers, researchers and other user-centred professionals to come together to learn, share and connect with the community.

URCA! 2024


Date: May 30–31, 2024
Location: Milan, Italy
Website: https://www.urca.live
Now in its second year, URCA! is an Italian conference that gathers ideas, experiences, and stories from the user research world. This year’s event will focus on methodologies, case studies, innovation and new tech, and research and design maturity.‍



✨June




Quant UX Con 2024


Date: June 12–13,2024
Location: Virtual
Website: https://www.quantuxcon.org
Now in its third year, Quant UX Con is the first conference dedicated to the field of quantitative UX research. This year’s virtual event is being scheduled across all time zones worldwide using a follow-the-sun model (so sessions will begin in the US, then move to Asia, Europe, and back to the US over 32 hours), so there's bound to be talks happening in your timezone no matter where you're based.  



Pixel Pioneers


Date: June 14, 2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Website: https://pixelpioneers.co
Pixel Pioneers is a community conference for front-end developers and UX/UI designers with a focus on actionable takeaways.

UX Healthcare Europe


Date: June 18–19, 2024
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of healthcare professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.



UX London 2024


Date: June 18–20, 2024
Location: London, UK
Website: https://2024.uxlondon.com
This three-day conference covers all aspects of the design process, from user research and product design through to design ops and design systems. Each day features talks followed by practical hands-on workshops.



‍UXPA International 2024


Date: June 24–27, 2024
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Website: https://uxpa2024.org
‍UXPA International 2024 is being held in-person in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event provides interactive opportunities for members and the UX community to learn, have fun, and collaborate.



Config 2024


Date: June 26–27, 2024
Location: Virtual and San Francisco, USA
Website: https://config.figma.comConfig is a global design conference hosted by Figma, being held virtually and in-person in San Francisco. This year’s event is designed to connect a dynamic community of builders to the future of product development, with more than 75 speakers, 50 sessions, and 8000 attendees.

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✨July




IXDX 2024


Date: July 17–21, 2024
Location: Beijing, China
Website: https://ixdc.org/2024
The International Conference of Experience Design, held in-person in Beijing, brings together design leaders, business leaders, product designers, and researchers to network and share their thoughts and insights.




✨August




UXDX APAC


Date: August 27–30, 2024
Location: Virtual and Melbourne, Australia
Website: https://uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/ux-australia-2024
This four-day event is Australia’s biggest conference about UX, product, and service design, and related disciplines like research, content, operations, and management. Now in its sixteenth year, this hybrid event includes presentations, activities, and workshops, with local and international speakers.

UX Australia 2024

Date: August 27–30, 2024
Location: Virtual and Melbourne, Australia
Website: https://uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/ux-australia-2024
This four-day event is Australia’s biggest conference about UX, product, and service design, and related disciplines like research, content, operations, and management. Now in its sixteenth year, this hybrid event includes presentations, activities, and workshops, with local and international speakers.


UX Nordic


Date: August 28–30, 2024
Location: Virtual and Aarhus, DenmarkWebsite: https://www.uxnordic.com
Held in-person and virtually, UX Nordic brings together case studies, talks, workshops, and networking events.



✨September



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Hatch Conference 2024


Date: September 4–6, 2024
Location: Virtual and Berlin, Germany
Website: https://www.hatchconference.com
The conference for senior designers and leaders returns to Berlin and online, bringing relevant topics for European designers in its multi-day, multi-track format. Join expert keynotes, workshops, and classes from the best companies in Europe and the world. You can apply for an invitation to purchase tickets from March 15th.

SmashingConf Freiburg 2024


Date: September 9–11, 2024
Location: Virtual and Freiburg, Germany
Website: https://smashingconf.com/freiburg-2024
Now in its twelfth year, SmashingConf Freiburg is all about front-end, UX, and design. There will be a focus on design systems, accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, web performance, and cutting-edge techniques.

UXCon Vienna

Date: September 19–20, 2024
Location: Virtual and Vienna, AustriaWebsite: https://www.uxcon.at‍This hybrid event is Vienna’s first international conference for UX research and UX design. It aims to build a connection between the UX scene in Europe and the USA. This year’s event will cover topics such as UX psychology, UX, AI and the future of UX, ethics and sustainability, and accessibility and inclusive design.


UX Healthcare Europe

Date: September 19–20, 2024
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of healthcare professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

UX Healthcare Europe


Date: September 25–27, 2024
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Website: https://uxhealthcare.co
UX Healthcare is a team of health care professionals, developers and designers who are passionate about improving the user experience in healthcare. The goal of the event is to help UX practitioners, clinicians, and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UX Healthcare Europe conferences will be held in various locations in 2024, including London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.


✨October

Intersection Conference


Date: October 7–8, 2024
Location: Turin, Italy
Website: https://www.intersection-conference.eu
Now in its sixth year, Intersection Conference is being held in-person in Turin. The goal of the event is to create a place where people can share the processes and methodologies behind highly-usable technological products designed to make a positive impact on the world.


SmashingConf New York 2024

Date: October 7–10, 2024
Location: Virtual and New York City, USA
Website: https://smashingconf.com/ny-2024
A friendly and inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. The event will take place over four days, with two workshop days (with six practical workshops), and two conference days. The conference is single-track with 12 speakers, 300–400 attendees, and a handful of side events.‍



UXDX EMEA


Date: October 9–11, 2024
Location: Virtual and Dublin, Ireland
Website: https://www.uxdx.com/emea/2024‍UXDX EMEA breaks down the barriers between product, UX, design and dev so you can learn to build better products. This year there will be speakers from Reddit, GitHub, Uber, Google, and more.


World Usability Congress


Date: October 15–17, 2024
Location: Graz, Austria
Website: https://worldusabilitycongress.comThe World Usability Congress is a global leading UX expert and strategy conference. This year, there will be over 50 speakers from different industries sharing their real-world UX challenges and collaborating with attendees in multi-disciplinary workshops.

Design Matters 2024


Date: October 23–25, 2024
Location: Virtual and Copehagen, Denmark
Website: https://designmatters.io
‍Held in-person in Copenhagen, Design Matters is a conference on digital design. It brings together the digital design community to explore and inspire each other to innovate in the digital design space.

SmashingConf Antwerp

Date: October 28–31, 2024
Location: Virtual and Antwerp, Belgium
Website: https://smashingconf.com/antwerp-2024
From Smashing Magazine, SmashingConf Antwerp is conference focusing on usability, design systems, product design, and UX challenges. The event will feature speakers, deep-dive workshops, and other meet-ups.


✨November



UX Brighton

Date: November 1, 2024
Location: Brighton, UK
Website: https://uxbri.org/2023Held in-person, UX Brighton is one of the premier UX events held in Europe.

PUSH UX 2024


Date: November 7–8, 2024
Location: Munich, Germany
Website: https://push-conference.com/ux-2024
Active since 2012, PUSH is run by a group of designers who care about the advancement of the digital interactive field. At this year’s event there will be a range of interactive sessions, in addition to talks, workshops, and an exhibition.



Here is a table with events:

ConferenceStartEndDaysDurationCountry/stateCityVirtual access?Price
QRCA 2024 Annual Conference1/221/25Mon–Thu4 daysCO, USADenverYes$800–1,745
UX360 Research Summit1/301/31Tue–Wed2 daysVirtualVirtualYes$199–299
Design Matters Mexico1/312/1Wed–Thu2 daysMexicoMexico CityYes$179–349
axe-con2/202/22Wed–Fri3 daysVirtualVirtualYes$0
ProductWorld2/212/23Thu–Sat3 daysCA, USAOaklandNo$980–1,990
ProductWorld2/2702/29Tue–Thu3 daysVirtualVirtualYes$980–1,990
ConveyUX2/2702/29Tue–Thu3 daysWA, USASeattleYes$530–1,195
HUCAPP2/2702/29Sat–Mon3 daysItalyRomeNo$0
DDX 20243/23/2Sun1 dayUAEDubaiNo$200–359
ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces3/183/21Mon–Thu4 daysSC, USAGreenvilleNoTBA
Leading Design3/203/21Wed–Thu2 daysNY, USANew YorkNoTBA
UX Copenhagen3/203/21Wed–Thu2 dayDenmarkCopenhagenYes$580–1,075
Advancing Research3/253/27Mon–Wed3 daysNY, USANew YorkNo$795–2290
IAC: information Architecture Conference4/94/13Tue–Sat5 daysWA, USASeattleNo$350–550
UX Healthcare Europe 20244/114/12Thu–Fri2 daysUKLondonYes$914
UXinsight Festival 20244/154/17Mon–Wed3 daysNetherlandsTBAYesTBA
DDX 20245/115/11Sat1 dayGermanyMunichNo$171–386
CHI5/115/16Sat–Thu6 daysHI, USAHonoluluYesTBA
UXDX USA5/155/17Wed–Fri3 daysNY, USANew YorkYes$220–3,430
UX360 Research Summit5/165/17Thu–Fri2 daysGermanyBelinNo$750
UXLx User Experience Lisbon5/215/24Tue–Fri4 daysPortugalLisbonNo$370–1,400
From Business to Buttons 20245/245/24Fri1 daySwedenStockholmYes$550–1,000
WebExpo5/295/31Wed–Fri3 daysCzech RepublicPragueNo$299
Pixel Pioneers6/146/14Fri1 dayUKBristolNo$124
UX Healthcare Europe 20246/186/19Tue–Wed2 daysHollandAmsterdamYes$870
User Research London 2024JuneJuneTBATBAUKLondonNoTBA
UXPA International 20246/246/27Mon–Thu4 daysFL, USAFort LauderdaleNoTBA
DRS 2024 BOSTON6/246/28Mon–Fri5 daysMA, USABostonNoTBA
HCI International6/297/4Sat–Thu6 daysDC, USAWashingtonNoTBA
UXDX APAC8/138/15Tue–Thu3 daysVirtualVirtualYesTBA
UX Nordic8/288/29Wed–Thu2 daysDenmarkAarhusYes$200–700
UX Australia8/278/30Tue–Fri4 daysAustraliaMelbourneYesTBA
DDX 2024SepSepTBATBACA, USASan DiegoNoTBA
UX Healthcare Europe 20249/199/20Thu–Fri2 daysGermanyBerlinYes$870
UX Healthcare Europe 20249/259/27Wed–Fri3 daysCzech RepublicPragueYesTBA
UXDX EMEA10/910/11Wed–Fri3 daysIrelandDublinYes$210–3,225
Leading Design London11/611/7Wed–Thu2 daysUKLondonYes$440 –1,250

Virtual UX design Conferences 2024

These virtual conferences have you covered:

ConferenceStartEndDaysDurationCountry/stateCityVirtual access?Price
QRCA 2024 Annual Conference1/221/25Mon–Thu4 daysCO, USADenverYes$800–1,745
UX360 Research Summit1/301/31Tue–Wed2 daysVirtualVirtualYes$199–299
Design Matters Mexico1/312/1Wed–Thu2 daysMexicoMexico CityYes$179–349
axe-con2/202/22Wed–Fri3 daysVirtualVirtualYes$0
ProductWorld2/2702/29Tue–Thu3 daysVirtualVirtualYes$980–1,990
ConveyUX2/2702/29Tue–Thu3 daysWA, USASeattleYes$530–1,195
UX Copenhagen3/203/21Wed–Thu2 dayDenmarkCopenhagenYes$580–1,075
UX Healthcare Europe 20244/114/12Thu–Fri2 daysUKLondonYes$914
UXinsight Festival 20244/154/17Mon–Wed3 daysNetherlandsTBAYesTBA
CHI5/115/16Sat–Thu6 daysHI, USAHonoluluYesTBA
UXDX USA5/155/17Wed–Fri3 daysNY, USANew YorkYes$220–3,450
From Business to Buttons 20245/245/24Fri1 daySwedenStockholmYes$550–1,000
UX Healthcare Europe 20246/186/19Tue–Wed2 daysHollandAmsterdamYes$870
UXDX APAC8/138/15Tue–Thu3 daysVirtualVirtualYesTBA
UX Nordic8/288/29Wed–Thu2 daysDenmarkAarhusYes$200–700
UX Australia8/278/30Tue–Fri4 daysAustraliaMelbourneYesTBA
UX Healthcare Europe 20249/199/20Thu–Fri2 daysGermanyBerlinYes$870
UX Healthcare Europe 20249/259/27Wed–Fri3 daysCzech RepublicPragueYesTBA
UXDX EMEA10/910/11Wed–Fri3 daysIrelandDublinYes$210–3,225
Leading Design London11/611/7Wed–Thu2 daysUKLondonYes$440 –1,250

Investing in your UX knowledge and professional network through conferences is an investment in your future. So, mark your calendars, pack your bags, and get ready to connect, learn, and be inspired!