UX Research Conferences in 2022

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Thomas helps researchers find the best candidates for their tests. He also makes sure that everyday operations and test sessions run smoothly.

Conferences back-in-the-day were always quite the event to look forward to and many of us miss that. Although the landscape as we know it has changed dramatically, with a lot of uncertainty as to what conferences will be like moving forward, there are still some great events taking place. We’ve put together a list that includes a mix of online, in-person and hybrid events happening in 2022.

Trend changes that seem to be hot topics include;

  • Privacy and safety, which weren’t very big issues until just recently
  • Refining remote research methods which is here to stay
  • The return of international research with brands looking to expand.

Don't miss out on these industry events, and the opportunity to network among peers!

UXRS Networking Extravaganza

Date: February 08
Main time zone: CST
Price: Free
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Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"Join the UXRS community for a time of fun networking! We are going to have smaller breakout rooms where you can get to know other people who are interested in user experience research and strategy."

Topics include:
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where?
  • What is your UX research, strategy or design super power?
  • What research method you would like to learn more about?
  • What are your favorite UXR learning resources?

UX360 Research Summit

Date: February 08-09
Main time zone: EDT | CET
Price: €199
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Full schedule
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"UX360 will cater to this trend and offer a unique platform for UX specialists around the world.UX360 will showcase the latest UX and design research - from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. This exciting conference includes presentations from top UX researchers from the world’s largest brands, interactive panel discussions and 1-2-1 meetings. This is a must-attend conference for UX researchers to learn, be inspired and network."

Talks include:

Upskilling your way to a successful UX research career

by Nyssa Packard,Senior Director, Head of User Research & Data Science, Skyscanner

Self-care for researchers. Tackling the issue of burnout in the UX research discipline and why new roles like research operations are proving to be great enablers for UXers and are redefining the discipline

by Babz Jewell, Principal UX Researcher, Variant

Building a UX research team from the ground up: Developing the right structure and company wide influence

by Monal Chokshi, Senior Director, Head of Research & Insights, Dropbox

Mixed methods research: Building and designing a successful mixed methods discipline in your organization: How to have a greater influence on the product

by Jocelyn Landau, Director, Head of Product Experience Research, Netflix

Additional speakers include:

Advancing Research 2022

Date: March 09-11
Main time zone: EDT
Price: $595+
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"A ground-breaking conference created by researchers for researchers". There are at least 19 reasons why you should attend this year’s, completely virtual, Advancing Research Conference event.

Program Themes:
  • Advancing our Field
  • Advancing Ourselves
  • Advancing Our Practice
Speakers include:

Design Research 2022

Date: March 16-18
Main time zone: AEDST (Sydney time)
Price: $500
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Full schedule
Americas
☀️ / 🌇
6 am - 11 pm
Europe
🌙
11 pm - 6 am
Australia & E. Asia
☀️
9 am - 6 pm

"Design Research 2022 takes a deep dive into all things related to research for design work."

Taking all aspects of research, from initial assessment to planning and conducting, and analysis and use. The event will pick up on the themes of conducting design research under various conditions, and with diverse groups; research operations; and positioning design research within product and service teams.

Talks include:

Keep cognitive biases from creeping in to your UX design and user research

by Jen Blatz, Staff UX Researcher, Rocket Mortgage

Neuro-Science and Design Research

by Jax Wechsler, Principal, Sticky Design Studio

How to run a multi-country qualitative study and keep your sanity

by Luella Paine, Experience Research Consultant, U1

Pitching & Planning Design Research for Multi-million Dollar Enterprise Tools

by Ajay Chopra, Senior Manager, Dell

Additional speakers include:

  • Ana Filipa Couvinhas, Senior UX Researcher, OutSystems
  • Janani Venkataraman,Senior Design Researcher, Invoice2go
  • Tim Dixon, Senior UX Researcher, Atlassian

CHI22 (Web-Exclusive)

Date: April 13-14
Main time zone: CST
Price: Tba
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Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"This conference brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and positionalities, who have as an overarching goal to make the world a better place with interactive digital technologies."

CHI 2022 is structured in two phases: (1) a 2 day Web-Exclusive event, followed by (2) a Hybrid-Onsite full conference in New Orleans, LA.

CHI22 (Hybrid)

Date: April 30-May 6
Location: Online and in-person, New Orleans, USA
Price: Tba
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"This conference brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and positionalities, who have as an overarching goal to make the world a better place with interactive digital technologies."

CHI 2022 is structured in two phases: (1) a 2 day Web-Exclusive event, followed by (2) a Hybrid-Onsite full conference in New Orleans, LA.

QRCA San Diego Conference  

Date: May 16-18
Location: San Diego, USA
Main time zone: Tba
Price: $475+
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Full schedule
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

At the first-ever, hybrid QRCA conference, there will be engaging educational content, with more focus on connections, interactive discussions, and conversations. Attendees will gain skills and inspiration to take their research to the next level.

Talks include:

Through the Research Looking-Glass: Who in the World Are We? And Where Are We Going?

by Priscilla McKinney,CEO,Little Bird Marketing
and Rebecca Brooks, Alter Agents
and Roben Allong, CEO, Lightbeam Communications (M\WBE)

Re-Imagine Your Discussion Guides

by Jay Zaltzman, President, Bureau West: Helping Companies Grow

Science Fiction, Double Feature! Out of This World Perspectives on Research Practice

by Ted Kendall, Consumer Insights Senior Manager, Cricut
and Jeff Hecker, Principal, Athena Brand Wisdom

Additional speakers include:

#gamesUR Summit   

Date: TBA (usually around May)
Main time zone: EST
Price: TBA
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

"The #gamesUR Summit is a prominent annual event for industry professionals interested in games user research and user experience, including but not limited to user testing, game analytics, and user experience (UX) design and processes. In our decade of operations, it has grown from a handful of researchers to a gathering of hundreds of attendees with multiple presentation streams, panels, and workshops showcasing innovative methods, tools, and strategies for leveraging player data and psychology for game design!"

This years summit has been moved to an online platform and further information will be released in due course.

UXinsight Festival 22    

Date: May 30-Jun. 01
Location & main time zone: Hybrid (online and in-person), Netherlands
Price: TBA
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

UXinsight is the largest UX Research community in Europe and this years sixth annual UX research conference, will take on a hybrid format over 3 days. The theme for 2022 will be centered around 'Grown in UX Research'.

Further information and details will be released in due course.

Product Camp

Date: Jun. 2-3
Location: Gdynia, Poland
Price: TBA
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Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

ProductCamp is an immersive 2-day event for Product Managers, Designers, Researchers, Growth Hackers and all professionals who discover, design, manage and grow digital products.

Each day opens and ends with the keynote. Everything in between is a barcamp = 50+ presentations run simultaneously across 6 rooms. A transformative peer-to-peer learning and networking experience where participants share their own stories, lessons and project insights.

UXPA International 2022     

Date: Jun. 21-23
Location: San Diego, USA
Price: TBA
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

An event organized by the User Experience Professionals Association.

Further information and details will be released in due course.

User Research London 2022      

Date: Sep. 08-09
Location & main time zone: Hybrid (online and in-person), London, UK
Price: TBA
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

The 2022 event is intended to be an in-person event, however the event will also be available remotely.

Further information and details will be released in due course.

UXCon Vienna  

Date: Sep. 15-16
Location: Vienna, Austria
Price: $590+
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

UXCon Vienna, is a conference gathering people who are interested in the field of UX Research and UX Design. The aim is to establish an international platform for ux enthusiasts, providing high-value knowledge transfer and enlarging the network of young professionals.

Topics include:

Tools & Methods: Choosing the right research tools & methods for your project

Research & Design Ops: Defining and implementing tactics and practices

Speakers include:

EPIC  

Date: Oct. 09-12
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: TBA
Visit website
Americas
☀️
9 am - 6 pm
Europe
🌇
6 pm - 11 pm
Australia & E. Asia
🌙 / 🌅
11 pm - 9 am

If 2021 gives us anything to go on, then the 2022 conference will be an in-person event as well.

Further information and details will be released in due course.

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