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The next industry leading UX / Web Design conferences you should attend.

Article by Awwwards in News -

Savvy designers and agencies know that digital design conferences are a valuable and very time efficient way for them to advance their career or gain exposure for their company.

You get unique access to network with 100s of potential collaborators, and see informative and inspiring talks about the latest UX, UI technologies and trends from leading industry creatives, all packed into a few days work/play ;) We've selected some of the best web design conferences happening in 2020 in different parts of the world. If you have any other digital events, workshops or conferences to add to the list, let your voice be heard in the comments section.

Here's our round up of the coming events that we think you should try and get to:

DesignTO

Toronto, Canada ✈ January 17-26, 2020

NO/BS

Going into its 10th year, the Festival transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking art and design out of the studio and into the urban sphere. We bring people together to celebrate contemporary culture, provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

UXCamp DC

Washington, United States ✈ January 18, 2020.

Joint Futures Conference

UXCamp DC is an unconference for people who love  design. It is an intense day of  24 45-minute sessions and workshops presented by thinkers and doers from all levels of design experience from beginners to seasoned practitioners. It is a day of gathering for people who are passionate about creating great experiences for people.

Invisible talks

San Francisco, United States ✈ January 16, 2020

Invisible talks

The boundaries of design are constantly evolving. In 20/20, we’ve asked our speakers to GO BEYOND the expected perspectives, guardrails, materials, and think of the creative practice. Join us on January 16, 2020 for the 3rd annual In/Visible Talks.

You Got This!

Birmingham, UK ✈ January 18, 2020

NO/BS

An affordable one-day conference for early-career developers to talk about the non-technical skills needed for a happy, healthy work life.

Awwwards Conference Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan ✈ January 22-24, 2020.

Awwwards Tokyo

An event for Designers, Web Developers and Digital Dreamers. Every year Awwwards holds conferences in different iconic cities all over the world, from Los Angeles, New York and London, to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris, our events unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.

Covalence 2020

San Francisco, United States ✈ January 24, 2020.

Covalence 2020

Covalence is a conference about Electron, the framework that enables developers to use web technologies as the foundation for cross-platform desktop apps.

NDC Conference

London, UK ✈ 27-31 January 2020

NDC Conferences

Since its start-up in Oslo 2008, the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) quickly became one of Europe's largest conferences for .NET & Agile development. Today NDC Conferences are 5-day events with 2 days of pre-conference workshops and 3 days of conference sessions.

Interaction

Milan, Italy ✈ February 5-7, 2020

NO/BS

3 days of conference, 80 talks. Interaction 20 gives voice to a diverse range of points of view. More than 1000 participants make this one of the biggest and most interesting conferences on design.

Digital Thinkers Conf. by Awwwards

Amsterdam, Netherlands ✈ February 19-21, 2020

Awwwards Conf.

An event for Designers, Web Developers and Digital Dreamers. Every year Awwwards holds conferences in different iconic cities all over the world, from Los Angeles, New York and London, to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris, our events unite the best agencies and thought leaders in the world of digital design.

Experience Design 2020

Denver, United States ✈ February 24-26, 2020

ExperienceDesign2020

The changing landscape of digital, physical, and data presents a new realm of customer experience and behavior that businesses now can design for. No longer focusing on Experience Design tied solely to UX design, Experience Design 2020 will push to explore the boundaries of what an experience really means and how to use design to impact the end result.

UX Salon

Tel Aviv, Israel ✈ March 10-11, 2020

UX Salon

This year our main focus is Designing for Perception, the Senses and our Modes of Understanding. Beyond the tools and techniques, beyond the screen, our aim is to open wider the discussion on digital design to help design professionals become better at what they do.

NO/BS

Melbourne, Australia ✈ March 11-12, 2020

NO/BS

Call it a conference, event or roadshow. NO/BS is a place where like-minded people can get together, listen to some amazing stories and cut through all that.... BS.

We want our guests to be inspired, motivated and most importantly feel validated by knowing that their journey is similar to that of their counterparts and industry heroes.

SXSW 2020

Austin, Texas ✈ March 13-22, 2020

SXSW 2020

Join artists, innovators and thought leaders from around the world and turn your ideas into reality next March. Experience 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals from March 13-22, 2020 in Austin, Texas.

ScanAgile

Helsinki, Finland ✈ April 1-2, 2020

ScanAgile

ScanAgile is the most agile conference in Finland. It gathers like-minded Agilists from all over the Nordics in one place. The event has been sold out for two years in a row and ScanAgile 2020 will be bigger than ever. The presentations and workshops are suitable for developers, scrum masters, product owners, team leaders, agile coaches, project and program managers, management consultants as well as executives – from both the private and public sector.

Pixel Up!

Cape Town, South Africa ✈ May 4-6, 2020

ScanAgile

Pixel Up! is by designers for designers. We deliver an inspiring program packed with practical skills you can take back to your desk and apply immediately.

Design Thinking and Innovation Week

London, UK ✈ May 16-20, 2020

London conf

An immersive program for creative entrepreneurs, innovation directors and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

UX Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark ✈ May 16-20, 2020

uxcopenhagen

What is influence in UX? This is the subject we have given our speakers for 2020: “Influence & Designing for Good”. Some of the subjects you will be hearing about are DesignOps, privilege, tech for social good, futures thinking, ethical OS, designing against domestic violence, and maybe even rocket science!