The global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation affects most of the conferences listed here. Please check the corresponding websites for more information.
For events you can attend from the safety of your home please check out our new list of strictly remote UX related conferences.
We've collected upcoming conferences in 2020 with strong UX research focus. We initially wanted to create a UXR only list but after carefully going through most of the UX design conferences we realised that many of them have a really strong research line-up as well. So here's our list of UX conferences with a strong UX research focus.
Date: February 18, 2020
Location: 🇹🇷 Istanbul, Turkey
Price: 1,450₺ + VAT
“The first International User Experience and Usability Conference of Turkey and Region. We are a one-day user experience and usability event, and we annually “fascinate” our guests. By being the first UX conference of Turkey, we gather UX and Usability professionals from the World’s leading companies in Istanbul, to share their experiences."
- Besim Kosova, Experience Design Head & Partner @ UXservices
- Linn Larsson, Research Program Manager @ Facebook
- Paolo Malabuyo, UX Director @ Google
- Peter Fossick, Director of DesignOps @ HSBC
Date: February 28, 2020
Location: 🇷🇺 St. Petersburg, Russia
Price: RUB 7,700
"Keep abreast of UX-trends: research methods, visualization, tools."
Note: Many talks will be presented in Russian language, and some – in English, all without translation.
Date: April 6 - 8, 2020
Location: 🇳🇱 Breda, Netherlands
“This years’ theme focusses on the creative part of UX research. In our increasingly fast and agile working environments, we need to be even more creative to deliver solid research."
- Aryel Cianflone, Research Lead @ LinkedIn
- Amy Thibodeau, Director of User Experience @ Shopify
- Hanah Kim, UX Program Management lead @ Google Health
User Research London
Date: June 25 - 26, 2020
Location: 🇬🇧 London, UK
Price: TBA; 2019 price £300
“A conference by UX researchers for UX researchers, will return on 26th June 2020 for its 4th year. Prior to the main event full day workshops will be held on Thursday 25th June 2020."
World Usability Congress
Date: October 21 - 22, 2020
Location: 🇦🇹 Graz, Austria
“The World Usability Congress is a two day international UX conference. In 2020 it will take place for the eighth time in Graz, Austria. We invite over 40 speakers from different industries to share their real-world UX challenges and collaborate with our attendees in multi-disciplinary workshops."
Date: March 3 - 5, 2020
Location: 🇺🇸 Seattle, WA
Price: $1,495 ($1,195 early bird price through January 17)
“ConveyUX is the premier user experience conference on the West Coast. The 2020 conference in Seattle features 65 sessions from 50 UX leaders across three full days. Join us March 3–5, 2020 to explore how UX really gets done."
- Stacey Higginbotham @ staceyoniot.com
- Jared Spool, founder @ UIE & Center Centre
- Kathryn Parkes, Senior UX Researcher @ Cisco
Advancing Research 2020
Date: March 30 - April 1, 2020
Location: 🇺🇸 New York, NY
Price: $1,695 ($1,395 early bird price through January 10)
"Rosenfeld Media produces some of the design industry’s most beloved books and conferences. Now we’re bringing our industrial-strength curation skills and obsessive focus on attendee and sponsor experience to the research world. We’re painstakingly designing a program that is grounded in both thought leadership and community research. The conference’s themes mirror the community’s most pressing conversations."
- Priya Parker, Author, The Art of Gathering
- Matt Duignan, Principal Research Manager @ Microsoft
- Jem Ahmed, Head of Insights @ Badoo
- Sarah Flamion, Principal User Researcher @ Salesforce
Date: May 14, 2020
Location: 🇨🇦 Montreal, Canada
“The #gamesUR US Summit has been held annually alongside GDC in San Fransisco since 2010. In that time it has grown from a handful of researchers, to a gathering of hundreds with multiple presentation streams, posters, workshops, and social events."
Date: June 3 – 5, 2020
Location: 🇨🇦 Toronto, Canada
“The UXR Collective is bringing together people from across the globe who are committed to championing their users, surfacing better insights, and bettering the tech ecosystem."
Date: June 23 – 25, 2020
Location: 🇺🇸 Baltimore, MD
"The international event for UX designers, researchers and academics of all backgrounds and experiences."
UX Research & Insights Summit
Date: July 21 - 23, 2020
Location: 🇺🇸 Boston, MA
Price: $1,995 ($1,695 early bird price through April 26)
“Savvy organizations understand the power that UX insight brings to both new and existing products and services. The UX Research & Insight Summit is a 3 day conference that provides 150 UX Researchers, UX Designers, and UX strategists with a roadmap to delivering more impactful insights."
- Sabina Alteras-Honig, Senior UX Researcher @ Amazon
- Shaun Archer, UX Research Lead @ Google
- Krys Blackwood, Senior UX Lead Researcher and Designer @ NASA
User Research Atlanta
Date: Aug/Sep (dates TBA)
Location: 🇺🇸 Atlanta, GA
Price: TBA; 2019 price $175
“The User Research Atlanta conference and program will focus primarily on bringing the community, invited speakers and User Research practitioners together."
Design Research 2020
Date: March 18 – 20, 2020
Location: 🇦🇺 Melbourne, Australia
Price: $700 AUD
"A three-day event dedicated to design research – from planning and conducting, to analysis and use. This event includes a one-day workshop program and two-day presentation program, and you can purchase tickets for one or both."
- David Peter Simon, Design Researcher @ Dropbox
- Timothy Gaweco, Senior UX Researcher @ Shopify
- Lee Ryan, Qualitative Specialist @ Red Rollers
Date: August 11–14, 2020
Location: 🇦🇺 Brisbane, Australia
"DRS2020 invites high-quality research papers, together with conversation and workshop proposals. The main conference theme of SYNERGY will explore design research as a driver for creating transformative change for good, through collaboration and co-creation. Synergy is a powerful force where voices in design research become stronger together."