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Remote UX conferences 2020


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Event organisers are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and making hard decisions about their events by either postponing them or going fully online. While the lack of social interactions and networking options is obviously a drawback for remote conferences, they have some advantages too: it's much easier to attend and the cost is also lower.

Let's take at look at 8 upcoming remote UX conferences. In contrast with our previous UX research conferences post, we are listing all UX related conferences here not just the ones with UX research focus.

Health Experience Design Conference

Date: Apr 14 - 15, 2020
Focus: Healthcare
Price: $200 - $700
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"Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) provides a unique crossroads for a diverse community of executives and practitioners in design, innovation, research, strategy, and technology to help accelerate the transformation of our health system."

Talks include:

Choose Empathy over Fear: Inclusion in an Era of Isolation
by Nedret Sahin, Senior Experience Designer @ Mad*Pow

How Collaboration and Strategic Design are Coming Together to Help with the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Michael K. Dempsey, Entrepreneur in Residence @ Massachussets General Hospital

Designing For Shared Decision-Making
by Emily Treat, Experience Strategy Director @ Mad*Pow

Digital Health And Pharmaceutical Collaborations; Closing The Care Gap
by Karolina Starczak, CEO @ Nutrimedy

Additional speakers include:

Future Sync

Date: Apr 16, 2020
Focus: Design & Business Innovation
Price: £0 – £25
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"Future Sync is a tech conference keeping you in-sync with the latest digital trends. Broadcast from Plymouth, UK, the day will encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge whilst helping to forge new partnerships. This is a great opportunity to join this popular technology conference from wherever you are around the world."

The three core themes of 2020 are:

  • Software Development
  • Creative Design
  • Business Innovation
Speakers include:

NN/g Virtual UX Conference

Date: Apr 18 - 24, 2020
Focus: Design & Business Innovation
Price: From $1154
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"Full-day live virtual courses about UX best practices, proven methods, and hands-on exercises led by NN/g experts and world-class invited speakers. 100% of our courses run for at least one full day, allowing time to embrace a topic, understand the foundation, learn and apply methods in class exercises to absorb the subject matter."

The NN/g Virtual UX Conference is more like an online bootcamp with full day courses spanning over a week. The courses are covering wide ranges of topics, including:

  • Basic UX training
  • DesignOps
  • Usability testing
  • Lean UX and Agile
  • Service blueprinting

And many more, check out the agenda for the full list.

CIEHF Conference

Date: Apr 27 - 29, 2020
Focus: Ergonomics & Human Factors
Price: £49 - £99
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"The conference—organised by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors—will consist of presentations and discussions over two days in the form of interactive webinars, together with slideshows, videos and podcasts on a range of topics important to our discipline today."

The 3 day conference focuses on four areas:

  • Safety in Healthcare
  • Intelligent Vehicles
  • Human-Centred Systems
  • Future Work
Speakers include:

UX Healthcare

Date: May 14 - 15, 2020
Focus: Healthcare
Price: €170
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"This conference will bring together designers, practitioners, clinicians, technologists and thought leaders linked by a common belief and a shared obsession: We can alter and improve our health care experience. From the food we eat to the tools we use and the hospitals and hospices we reside in, we can make a difference."

The two day online event tackles the difficulties of changing the design perspective in the healthcare system. The full schedule is already posted but we've also picked a few talks for you:

Creating a minimum viable NHS service
by Martyn Evans, Head of Product @ Unboxed

Keeping Healthcare human, in the age of AI
by Shani Brusillovsky, Head of Design and UX @ Diagnostic Robotics

Sex, Drugs and Privacy
by Timothy Kariotis, Public Health Consultant @ Melbourne School of Government

Nonstop Healthcare
by Marie Stelzhammer, UX Design & Engineering Team Lead @ CGM Clinical

Other Speakers include:


Date: May 18 - 20, 2020
Focus: Content Strategy
Price: TBA
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"From UX to storytelling, accessibility to structure, Confab brings together those who are committed to making content more useful and usable."

Talks Include:

Introduction to content strategy
by Kristina Halvorson, Founder & CEO @ Brain Traffic

Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiences
by Rosamund Lannin, Content Strategist @ Bounteous

On the same page: Unify your teams with a powerful style guide
by Michael Haggerty-Villa, Design Systems Lead @ Intuit

Tough talks and how to have them
by Meghan Caseym Owner and Principal Consultan @ Do Better Content Consulting

Additional speakers include:


Date: May 18 - 20, 2020
Focus: General UX
Price: $245 - $995
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"Over 60 hours of intensive online workshops and inspirational talks that you can immediately carry over into your daily work."

Talks include:

Discovery when Everyone is Remote
by Adam Polansky, Principal Experience Architect @ Bottle Rocket Studios

When Research Meets Reality
by Katie Briggs, Senior Product Designer @ NPR

Build Better Products with Collaborative Teams
by Austin Govella, Experience Director @ Avanade

Strategic Design
by Majid Iqbal, Special Advisor @ Dutch Ministry of Defense.

Other speakers include:

ECOM Design Summit

Date: May 20, 2020
Focus: Ecommerce
Price: £99
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"The eCommerce Design Summit pulls together the world’s most innovative eCommerce platforms, to discuss Product Design, UX and Strategy. Our ambition is to create a digital dialogue across the eCommerce community, which emphasises the importance of customer-centricity within the product development lifecycle."

Talks Include:

How Trainline simplified split ticketing to bring it mainstream
by Jack Freke, Porduct Owner @ Trainline

Designing in a multi brand universe
by Martin Sandholt, Director of Product Design @ Kayak

Building a Growth Culture
by Johnny Quach, Chief Product Officer @ Hostelworld

Additional speakers include:

DesignOps Global Conference

Date: May 28 - 30, 2020
Focus: UX and DesignOps
Price: £780
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"The DesignOps Global Conference is for design leaders, researchers, developers, practitioners, product managers, service innovators and business leaders that are defining the way we design and develop new products and services.."

Talks include:

Designing Products and Visual Design Systems Collaboratively at Scale on the Cloud
by Dylan Field, CEO & Founder @ Figma

Developing CX and Research Operations for a International E-Learning Platform
by Eden Lazaness, Head of Design & Innovation @ Kings College London

Operationalising Design – From Zero to Hero!
by Bassel Deeb, DesignOps Manager @ ClearScore

Scaling in Hyper-Growth: Lessons at Slack
by Erin Figueroa, Senior Director of Program Management @ Slack

Applying ResearchOps and DesignOps in globally distributed teams
by Patrizia Bertini, International DesignOps Lead @ Intuit

Other speakers include:

UXRConf Anywhere

Date: June 25 – 26, 2020
Focus: UX research
Price: $599 - $799
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"Join thousands of researchers online to celebrate world-class content and a growing community of research practitioners."

The UXR Conference 2020 transitioned into a new remote-only event with all of the same speakers and sponsors and additional remote-friendly networking programs.

The full content overview is already available, the five tracks running on Thursday (June 25) are:

  • Research Foundations
  • UXR Team Of One
  • UXR Frontiers
  • The Science Behind UXR
  • Leadership In Research
Speakers include:

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Customer service is incredible, a five-star service/support - they are superstars! I was able to find participants all over the world that will definitely make an impact on our product.

Irene Cazaux

UX Designer