Top UX Design Conferences and Events

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Jan 2, 2024 Reading time : 4 min

Attending conferences and events dedicated to UX design can be valuable for novice and experienced UX and UI designers, researchers, product managers, developers, graphic designers, and usability testing specialists. They can network, gain inspiration, discover new trends, and develop their skills. Here are some of the most insightful design events.

SXSW (South by Southwest)

SXSW is an annual conglomerate of film, music, and interactive media events held in Austin, Texas, USA. Whereas the film and music industries are the primary focus of SXSW, its significance for the UX design sector is constantly growing. SXSW features an increasing number of sessions dedicated to emerging technologies, innovation, design thinking, user research, and testing. 

It also provides the opportunity for the designers to showcase their talent, creativity, efficiency, etc. This event has been taking place since 1987 and has been hosted in its full glory even today. In this event, The Design track includes 24 tracks of programming across a variety of formats. These formats include keynotes, featured speakers, panels, and workshops.

UXPA International Conference

The UXPA International Conference is an annual gathering that brings together professionals on a global scale, providing an environment for mutual learning, and meaningful networking. This event is organized by the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) and takes place in various locations throughout North America.


Sunny Lisbon, Portugal, hosts an annual design conference with a particular focus on usability, user research, and interaction design. It offers insightful discussions, presentations, and workshops. This user experience conference has been running since the year of 2010. In the year 2023, its 13th edition took place in Lisbon between the 23rd and 26th of May.

The UX Conf

Organized in London, UK, The Conf is one of the most popular conferences dedicated to all aspects of UX design, covering topics from user research and usability to best practices. It stands out with a strong focus on practical implementations and a unique “no waffle, no slides” approach to presenting information. 

UX Poland

UX Poland, a UX design conference held in Warsaw, has been bringing together professionals, researchers, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs for over a decade, providing them with a platform for mutual learning and knowledge sharing. The Polish conference has been in existence for the last 13 years. According to the data, they accommodate nearly 300 speakers and 4000 participants.

UX India

UX India is India’s largest event dedicated to design, hosted in various locations inside the country. It welcomes all artists, researchers, designers, and creative technologists interested in sharing their expertise. Being the most populous country in the world, the talent in this country is immense. The winners typically receive a grand prize of $1000 for their effort and creativity.

Moreover, It’s a flagship program of UMO. The conference brings together professionals, thought leaders, and experts from the user experience design industry. 

User Experience Hong Kong

The UX Hong Kong forum focuses on sharing inspiration and innovation and explores the benefits of effective UX design for organizations.


CHIuXiD stands for the International HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and UX Conference in Indonesia, held in Bali. In addition to UI and design, the conference covers topics related to emerging technologies, processes, tools, as well as applications, and business domains.

UX South Africa

UX South Africa is a conference hosted in Johannesburg that aims to explore the evolution of UX design within the context of emerging trends such as AI, VR and AR, metaverse, and voice-to-speech technologies. In the 2023 event of UX South Africa, the organizers decided on the theme called “The new normal” to explore how the emergence of AI, AR, and VR is impacting or creating a new world.

Not only this, but simultaneously topics like voice-to-speech, data visualization, metaverse, and micro-interactions were also discussed at the forum.


AfriCHI stands for the African Human-Computer Interaction Conference, hosted in various locations across Africa. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the significance of HCI and interaction design in Africa.

Explore the world of UX design

Specialists from the digital design studio Widelab recommend attending conferences dedicated to UX design, as they are an invaluable source of inspiration and knowledge. 

Whereas the events mentioned in this article are certainly worth your attention, keep an eye on other conferences as well, since the world of UX design is constantly evolving, and the list of exciting presentations, meetups, and workshops is growing.

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