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Discover the world's best design conferences

March

Monday
2
Mar

The UX Conference in London 2020

2 days
in
London
From £239 + VAT
£10 Discount code: DESIGNCALENDAR10 | Design conference that’s not about trends & buzzwords, but collaboration between designers. Join our speakers with experience working in Abstract, Transport for London, OpenTable, Dyson, The Paciello Group, Nike, 1Password, Government Digital Service, Airbnb, Shopify, InVision and others to explore how UX designers can work better with UI, content and graphic designers. Day 1 – insightful talks, Day 2 – hands-on workshops.
Tuesday
10
Mar

NO/BS Conference

2 days
in
Melbourne
$931.77
NO/BS is a “Digital Reality Check”, created out of frustration (by agency owner Jason Soultan) from attending too many conferences
Thursday
12
Mar

South by Southwest (SXSW)

10 days
in
Austin
From $375
Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.
Wednesday
18
Mar

IAM Weekend 2020

3 days
in
Barcelona
From 99€
The Weirdness of Interdependencies.
Saturday
28
Mar

LWD Scotland

1 day
in
Edinburgh
From £15
On Saturday 28th March we'll be hosting the first ever LWD Scotland event, bringing together some of the best creative talents this beautiful country has to offer. LWD Scotland is a full day event, with a series of workshops running across both cities culminating in an evening of talks with four brilliant speakers.
Sunday
29
Mar

AIGA Design Conference 2020

3 days
in
Pittsburg
$1,295.00
The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes.
Sunday
29
Mar

UX Copenhagen 2020

2 days
in
Copenhagen
From 696€
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!

April

Friday
3
Apr

Offset

3 days
in
Dublin
From €125
£10 Discount code: DESIGNCALENDAR10 | Design conference that’s not about trends & buzzwords, but collaboration between designers. Join our speakers with experience working in Abstract, Transport for London, OpenTable, Dyson, The Paciello Group, Nike, 1Password, Government Digital Service, Airbnb, Shopify, InVision and others to explore how UX designers can work better with UI, content and graphic designers. Day 1 – insightful talks, Day 2 – hands-on workshops.
Saturday
18
Apr

FITC Toronto 2020

3 days
in
Toronto
From $799
What does the future hold? Can you see it? Things are progressing and changing faster and faster, sometimes, but not always for the better. As we enter the year 2020, we want to explore the future. What we want, what we imagined, and what will be.
Saturday
18
Apr

Design Week Portland

8 days
in
Portland, OR
$0 - $500
Design Week Portland is built on the strength of hundreds of independent Events and Open Houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community of an entire city.
Monday
20
Apr

SmashingConf SF

2 days
in
San Francisco
$599
Let’s rock’n’roll! For SmashingConf SF 2020, two full days packed with front-end, UX and all that jazz! Live sessions on performance, accessibility, security, interface design, debugging and fancy CSS/JS techniques — and a few surprises along the way.
Wednesday
22
Apr

OFFF Barcelona 2020

3 days
in
Barcelona
199.65€
OFFF is a community inviting all those whom are eager to learn, to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances.
Sunday
26
Apr

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020

3 days
in
Düsseldorf
299€
This is number 10! Ten editions of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. Join us to celebrate 10 years of creativity, inspiration, learning and meeting with a lovely group of people each and every year.

May

Tuesday
5
May

and& Leuven

4 days
in
Leuven, Belgium
From 315€
and& is an innovation festival that brings together changemakers of today to inspire curious minds of all backgrounds. It provides a platform for interdisciplinary innovation that aims to transform our society & acts upon the challenges we face today.
Wednesday
13
May

PICTOPLASMA CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL BERLIN

5 days
in
Berlin
€290
Coming May 13 – 17, the 16th annual Pictoplasma Berlin Festival awaits all international character pioneers, creators, artists, newcomers and enthusiasts for a special 5 day celebration of contemporary character design and art! Creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for figurative aesthetics, while the wider festival awaits the general public with cutting edge screenings that bring the latest animation to the big cinema screen, numerous exhibitions throughout the city present original works and outstanding character craftsmanship, and performances put the characters into direct play with the audience.
Tuesday
19
May

D&AD FESTIVAL 2020

3 days
in
London
From £280 +VAT
SAVE 20% BUYING BEFORE 19th DECEMBER — D&AD Festival is a three-day immersion in the world’s best craft, creativity and culture for the global creative industries.
Wednesday
20
May

eCom Design Summit

2 days
in
London
From $750
Thursday
28
May

Berlin Letters Festival

3 days
in
Berlin
300€
Berlin Letters ist ein Festival für Lettering, Sign Painting, Kalligrafie und Type-Design. Drei Tage Austausch und Inspiration für Designer und alle Schriftbegeisterten – mit großartigen Sprechern und Sprecherinnen, Profi-Workshops und Halligalli. Zum Zuhören, Zusehen, Handanlegen. Und natürlich zum Leute treffen und Netzwerken.

June

Tuesday
2
Jun

99U Conference 2020

3 days
in
New York
$1,028.27
The Adobe 99U Conference is a live experience that inspires creatives to supercharge their work and make their ideas happen.
Thursday
4
Jun

The BAD Conference

1 day
in
London
From £300
The World's First Behaviour & Design Conference The BAD Conference pulls together some of the world’s leading UX Psychologists and Researchers to talk about implementation of Behavioural Design into User Research and Design. Our ambition is to create a dialogue within the User Experience community about Psychology, making the human the centre of the design process.
Friday
5
Jun

Birmingham Design Festival

2 days
in
Birmingham
Price: TBA
A celebration of the local, national and international design industry held in Birmingham every June
Sunday
7
Jun

Eyeo Festival 2020

4 days
in
Minneapolis
$679
The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo.
Tuesday
16
Jun

DESIGN POLITICS

2 days
in
Dublin
289 - 449€
Thursday
25
Jun

Fintech Design Summit

1 day
in
New York
From $750
Saturday
27
Jun

ICON Conference

4 days
in
Kansas City
Price: TBA
Since 1999, ICON, the Illustration Conference, brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore the future of illustration. With more than 60 speakers on stage over four days, ICON is committed to providing a diverse forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising, and academic communities.

July

Wednesday
15
Jul

Design Content

2 days
in
Vancouver
From $695
The Conference for Designers & Content Strategists — we're better together

August

Sunday
23
Aug

beyond tellerrand // BERLIN 2020

4 days
in
Berlin
From 199€
Berlin’s no. 7. beyond tellerrand is back in Berlin to celebrate creativity and inspiration. Come and join us for motivating, thoughtful and educational talks, workshops and side events. The main show takes place on August 25th and 26th with workshops and side events around these two days.

September

Thursday
10
Sep

Service Design Days

4 days
in
Barcelona
€540
SDD2020's theme is ‘A blended tomorrow - expanding design horizons with technology’. Integration of technology in our daily lives is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. It’s in our pockets, in our ears and in every room of our house. It has changed our relationship with others, with products and with the organisations that serve us.
Friday
11
Sep

dConstruct

1 day
in
Brighton
From £249
Here is an opportunity to push the boundaries of what we think we know, re-visit assumptions and go deeper into the opportunities and challenges of our time as designers. This is a one time thing, dConstruct isn't returning yearly, just as a fifteenth year anniversary celebration.
Thursday
17
Sep

Jam Barcelona – Sharing the stories behind great products

2 days
in
Barcelona
From €419
JAM Barcelona is the new gathering for passionate makers. If you're on a mission to build a great product and constantly striving to improve how you work, then this is for you! Learn from those who've been there and done it, share stories and experiences with fellow attendees, and have a great time.

October

Monday
21
Oct

DesignOps Summit

3 days
in
New York
Price: TBA
Thursday
1
Oct

The Next Web 2020

2 days
in
Amsterdam
From 395€ +VAT
Wednesday
7
Oct

Canvas — Insider stories from product people

1 day
in
Birmingham
£165
Wednesday
14
Oct

Jam London – Sharing the stories behind great products

2 days
in
London
From £399
Building great products is hard. JAM is about learning from those who've been there and done it. Street food, craft coffee, and friendly vibes included.
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