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Best UX conferences in 2024: The top UX events to attend

Published January 11, 2023 ⚡ Updated on February 8, 2024 by Euan Harkness
UX Conferences in 2023

Are you looking to network with top UX professionals in 2024? Do you like to keep up-to-date with all the latest UX design research? If that sounds like you, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best UX conferences to attend in 2024, so you don’t have to. 

January

QRCA Annual Conference 2024

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA ??  

Date: January 22–25, 2024  ?

Price: from $545 ?

After celebrating its 40th anniversary last year, the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) returns with an in-person conference in Denver, Colorado. The QRCA annual conference typically strongly emphasizes market research but also covers all aspects of qualitative research, including UX research.

The in-person event will last for four days and include a variety of networking, connection, and discussion opportunities in smaller groups.

General admission tickets start from $545 for a 4-day conference pass. At that price point, the QRCA Annual Conference provides phenomenal value and will be one of the best UX conferences in 2024. 

UX360 Research Summit (Virtual) 2024

Location: Online ?‍?

Date: January 30–31, 2024 ?

Price: from $299 ?

The first of the UX360 Research Summits 2024 will be a virtual event over two days, with plenty of presentations, panel discussions, and one-on-one meetings focused on user experience and design research.

The event will take place in the Eastern Daylight Time zone (8 am – 4 pm) and the Central European Time zone (2 pm – 10 pm).

This virtual UX conference is part of the QUAL360 global conference series, and tickets start at a modest $299.

February

ConveyUX 2024

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA ?? & online ?‍?

Date: February 27–29, 2024 ?

Price: in-person $1,495; online $637 ?

The twelvth annual ConveyUX conference heads to will take place in the Emerald City of Seattle at the end of February, 2024 – taking full advantage of the leap year!

Attendees can expect to be entertained and inspired by over 30+ presentations from well-known speakers, representing the great and good of the UX industry, such as Figma, Adobe, and more.

General admission is $1,495 while an online ticket will set you back approx. $637 once all fees have been applied.

March

DDX Dubai 2024

Location: Dubai, UAE ??

Date: March 2, 2024 ?

Price: $179?

The first of the two DDX conferences this year will be held in the amazing city of Dubai.

This year’s agenda focuses around the central question of: How do emerging technologies influence the future of digital innovation?

To answer that question, DDX have recruited a diverse line-up of speakers from big brands, growing startups, and innovative consultancies, including Google, Meta, and Cisco.

The ticket itself, priced at a very reasonable $179, comes with some great benefits, including 50% off at Art Dubai and a 6-month free Figma subscription.

Advancing Research 2024

Location: New York City, USA ??

Date: March 25–27 2024 ?

Price: admission incl. workshop $2,590 (excl. workshop $1,795), workshop only $895. 

The fifth edition of the Advancing Research conference, featuring presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image, deep in the heart of New York City. 

The main conference will take place on the 25th and 26th of March, with a full day of workshops scheduled for the 27th.

There are a variety of ticket options, with general admission priced at $1,795. Workshop-only attendance is also possible and is priced at $895. The good news is there’s a discount for the conference + workshop package, coming in at $2,590.

April

UX Insight Festival 2024

Location: Breda, Netherlands ?? & online ?‍?

Date: April 15–17, 2024 ?

Price: in-person, incl. workshop €950 (excl. workshop €710); online €150

Europe’s most prominent user research conference is returning for its 8th edition. Attendees can choose to participate in person in the Netherlands or join virtually.

In addition to talks and workshops, the UX Insight Festival offers interactive sessions that provide opportunities to make new research connections.

Ticket prices start from a modest €150 for online attendance. Attendees at the conference can expect to pay €710 for early-bird general admission, rising to €950 with workshop access included.

Barcamp Graz 2024

Location: Graz, Austria ??

Date: April 27, 2024 ?

Price: TBA

Barcamp Graz returns to Steiermark for 2024. This time, the agenda will bring focus to energy transition, content strategy, web and cloud development, and user experience, as well as digital accessibility and inclusion. Phew! That was a long sentence.

To accommodate as many participants as possible, there will be six breakout sessions running simultaneously. Attendees can secure a spot in any available slot, whether they have a prepared presentation or not, and can choose which sessions they wish to participate in. The options are flexible and attendees are free to decide which sessions they want to attend.

And maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll bump into someone from Userbrain there!

May

DDX Munich 2024

Location: Munich, Germany ??

Date: May 11, 2024 ?

Price: early bird from €195

The second of the DDX conferences, and the first of two German conferences in May, DDX Munich 2024 is set to be absolutely wunderbar, darling.

With 30 speakers, 8 workshops, and over 300 guests expected, DDX Munsich is certainly shaping up to be a fantastic environment for networking and knowledge-sharing.

Early bird tickets can be snapped up for a mere €195, rising to €259 standard tickets from February 12, and €359 ‘late bird’ tickets from March 23.

UX360 Research Summit Europe 2024

Location: Berlin, Germany ??

Date: May 16–17, 2024 ?

Price: group bookings from €755, individual tickets from €795?

In contrast to the online event, the second instalment of the UX360 Research Summit series will be an in-person event.

Taking place in Berlin, one of Europe’s most interesting capital cities, UX360 has attracted a sublime line-up of speakers from the likes of Volkswagen Group, Skyscanner, and SAP.

This in-person UX conference is part of the QUAL360 global conference series, and early-bird tickets start at a reasonable €755 for group bookings, rising to €795 for individual admission.

June

UXPA International 2024

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA ?? & online ?‍?

Date: June 24–27, 2024 ?

Price: in-person from $1,750, online $800

After a stellar conference last year in Austin, Texas, the UXPA International event is bringing the  to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 2024.

UXPA International is organized by the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), which champions World Usability Day and supports researchers and designers.

Various pricing packages are available, and the speakers line-up is absolutely stacked, by the way! General admission starts from $1,750, while online attendance tickets can be snapped up for $800.

August

UX Australia 2024

Location: Melbourne, Australia ?? & online ?‍?

Date: August 27–30, 2024 ?

Price: from $550 ?

UX Australia 2024 will take place in marvelous Melbourne, Australia, but it’s also possible to attend virtually. The conference is scheduled for four full days and will feature presentations on various UX design and user research topics.

This year’s conference focuses on how design research can help us better understand, shape, and address large-scale issues, from the level of individual products and services and organizational structures to societal challenges such as climate change and inequality.

Expect an eclectic mix of UX, product and service design, and the surrounding disciplines of research, content, operations, management, and much more on the agenda.

Online tickets for the event start at $550, and it’s sure to be a great UX event if you’re based down under!

UX Nordic 2024

Location: Aarhus, Denmark ?? & online ?‍?

Date: August 28–30, 2024 ?

Price: in-person from €340, online from €140

UX Nordic takes place in August for 2024, which is good because August is about the only time of year it’s warm enough up there.

In all seriousness, the team behind UX Nordic have a wealth of experience organising great UX events and this year’s iteration will be no exception.

Promising “accomplished personalities [and] strong opinions,” UX Nordic don’t select their speakers randomly, or based on their title, the company they work for, or their shoe size. The team believes every speaker at this year’s conference has something special to offer, and profound experience in what they are presenting.

If you fancy attending in-person, tickets start from €340. If, like us, you prefer to spend August in the Mediterranean, online tickets are available, and they’re a steal at just €140.

September

UXcon Vienna 2024

Location: Vienna, Austria ??

Date: September 19–20, 2024 ?

Price: from €790 ?

Billed as Europe’s friendliest conference, UXCon Vienna 2024 should be on every UX designer’s list of conferences for 2024.

Held in Vienna, Austria, the conference’s fourth edition aims to cover a range of topics including: Advanced research, AI & the future of UX, ethics & sustainability, UX psychology, personal development, measuring UX, UX writing, research & design ops, accessibility & inclusive design. 

The generous conference pass includes access to two days of conference sessions and the opportunity to participate in plenty of workshops and exciting side events.

Early bird tickets start €790.

October

World Usability Congress 2024

Location: Graz, Austria ??

Date: October 15–17, 2024 ?

Price: in-person from €440 (one-day ticket), general admission €810, all-inclusive €1,110 ?

The World Usability Congress is a two-day international conference for UX experts, and it’s one of the best European UX events to attend.

The conference invites over 40 speakers from various industries to present their real-world UX challenges and engage in multidisciplinary workshops with the attendees, which makes WUC one of the best UX conferences in 2024. 

And maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll bump into the Userbrain team there!

November

George UX Conference 2024

Location: Vienna, Austria ?? & online ?‍?

Date: November 5, 2024 ?

Price: early bird from €225 (excl. VAT), online tickets are free ?

Designed by designers for designers, Erste Group is bringing back the George UX Conference for another edition after an extraordinarily successful debut event last year.

With extensive coverage of the hottest UX topics and over 250 designers in attendance, George UX Conference was certainly one of the Userbrain team’s highlights of 2023 and this year is lined up to blow the doors off of Erste Campus.

With online tickets available and a packed schedule, this one-day UX conference is a must-see for 2024.

PUSH UX 2024

Location: Munich, Germany ??

Date: November 7–8, 2024 ?

Price: individual from €469, group from €419 p.p., student from €199?

Oh, you thought you’d had your last münchner weisswurst of the year? No, you silly little sausage – we’re heading back to Munich for another great event: PUSH UX 2024.

PUSH UX has been active since 2012 and is run by a group of practicing designers who truly care about the advancement of digital interaction.

With over 600 attendees, this two-day conference in one of Europe’s greatest cities is a great way to round off the 2024 UX conferences calendar.

Tickets start from €419 per person for early-bird group tickets, rising to €469 individually. Students are eligible for a fantastic deal here, with discounted tickets priced at just €199.

In the meantime

We don’t know about you, but this UX conference chatter has gotten us a wee bit too excited.

The doctor recommends creating a few fast, simple, affordable user tests to help us calm down!

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