In terms of digital design, the year 2020 has already started strong with several powerful conferences that have given thousands of people in the creative industries unforgettable experience, fresh ideas, and motivation. But the flame must be kept alive all year round, right? In this post, we’ve prepared an overview of the remaining digital design conferences in 2020 that will take place in some of the world’s most iconic cities. Let’s begin!
The UX Conference
A popular annual conference focused on UX, UI, and content design. This year, the UX conference will be themed around the collaboration between designers. Being one of the most challenging areas of working in the design field, the conference is expected to be a huge success visited by people from all over the world and led by impressive speakers with experience in world-famous brands.
The ticket price varies from £37.66 to £764.83. An affordable option for those who cannot attend is to purchase recordings of talks.Visit conference’s website
For an eight year in a row, the ConveyUX located in Seattle will be devoted to UX design with the largest program so far spreading from March 3rd through March 5th, 2020. Fifty experts in the field are expected to share their insight, skills, and experience with the visitors. The total number of sessions will be 65 distributed in three full days. The ticket price is final for full conference pass including all workshops, as well as foods and drinks during the conference.Visit conference’s website
Forward Festival Munich
An annual festival of creativity, design, and communication that will take place in Munich, Germany for two exciting days in March. With over 30 experienced speakers and an expected audience of 2000 visitors, the festival definitely promises to load you up with innovative ideas, valuable insight, and fresh new contacts in the creative industries.
The prices vary from €76,00 to €399,00 including full festival pass, single day tickets, group tickets, and special benefits.Visit festival’s website
An exciting 10-day event that takes place each March in Austin, USA and gathers creative people in the technology, film, and music industries. The event covers exciting and useful sessions with mentors, showcases, competitions between startups, opportunities for career development, festive ceremonies and more.
The ticket options include individual passes for a specific creative area you are interested in or a pass to the whole 10-day event.Visit event’s website
Design Thinking and Innovation Week
An exclusive event with 30 available spots in total, taking place in London, UK. The event is oriented towards innovative people, business owners, entrepreneurs, UX researchers who want to learn the methodologies, processes, cultures and approaches that other creative companies and agencies use. The event covers actual visits to top companies’ physical locations, insightful presentations, case studies, and discussions.Visit event’s website
AIGA Design Conference
A popular annual conference oriented towards the design community and exchange of ideas in all design and creative fields. At the event, you will have the opportunity to meet incredible speakers, attend inspiring sessions and presentations, make valuable contacts with other specialists in the field, and even find your next business partner.
The ticket includes admission to everything the hosts have organized for you. You can choose which sessions to attend, be a part of the evening events, make contacts at the Design Fair, and so on.Visit conference’s website
SmashingConf SF 2020
An annual conference focused on UX design and front-end development that will get excited everyone who’s interested in web development and digital experiences. SmashingConf usually happens several times a year – each in a different city. From 21st through 22nd of April, the popular event will take place in San Francisco and expects 400 attendees. Some of the topics will be designing for emotion, interface design, accessibility, CSS/JS techniques and more.
The tickets go in the range of $499 – $1,497 and include admission to the conference and/or individual or more workshops.Visit conference’s website
An annual festival that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. The festival is devoted to creativity and hosts innovative talents to share their experience and ideas to the community of designers, thinkers, developers from all over the world. With already 20 annual editions in a row, the festival draws the interest of professionals and enthusiasts in various creative fields. This year, expect three days full of exciting talks, workshops, and activities.Visit conference’s website
UXLx User Experience Lisbon
A UX focused conference that will take place from May 19 through May 22 for 4 exciting days full of talks and workshops in the UX field. Visitors and participants will have the opportunity to get inspired by experienced speakers in the industry and learn a lot in the practical workshops. Group and special discounts are available, as well.Visit conference’s website
The famous festival of creativity, design, and communication will also be held in Berlin an the end of May, for the first time ever. Visitors and city residents will have the opportunity to become a part of the memorable experience and get inspired by over 20 speakers at the event. The ticket price includes group discounts and student discounts, as well.Visit festival’s website
CreativePro Week 2020
An annual event that brings together several amazing conferences, as follows: Ps/Ai: The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference for Designers, The InDesign Conference, PePcon, Click: The Presentation Design Conference, and Creative Developers Summit. Over the course of 5 exciting days, you will have the opportunity to meet 40+ international expert speakers and exchange contacts with fellow creatives.
Depending on which conferences you want to attend, you will get access to all sessions and tutorials, as well as video recordings and additional materials. Early bird tickets are still on sale.Visit event’s website
Annual Adobe 99U Conference
A popular conference organized by Adobe that will take place in NYC in the beginning of June. What awaits? Artists, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, and more creative speakers will share their skills and knowledge with an audience of hundreds of people. The program for the workshops and masterclass topics is yet to be announced, so stay tuned.
The ticket price of $1,028.27 is valid until March 5, 2020.Visit conference’s website
A conference that takes place each year in San Francisco, oriented towards UX designers and researchers and their influence on enterprises. This year’s exciting program includes two days of talks and one day of workshops.
The price range of $1,295.00 – $1,990.00 refers to a pre-launch price. The regular prices go from $1,795.00 (for the conference only) to $2,590.00 (plus a workshop).Visit conference’s website
A two-day event annually held in Madrid, Spain and organized around the topics of innovation and experience creation. This exciting event in the heat of the summer promises to meet you with inspiring international speakers and why not, even future partners. If you are interested in service design, interaction design, UX/UI and more, you should definitely sign up for news from this conference.Visit conference’s website
Digital Thinkers Conference
A conference organized by Awwwards – the leading digital design awards platform. Every year, Awwward organized conferences in iconic cities. This year, you can feel the experience in the heart of Canada in the middle of July. During the conference, expect talks and workshops devoted to digital design, art, and how to be even better at it. Early bird tickets are still available, so don’t miss out.Visit conference’s website
Design & Content
An event focused on design and content strategy that will take place this July in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Prepare for two days of inspiring talks and one day of practical workshops that will leave you motivated and bursting with ideas. Early bird tickets for this event are still available. You can take advantage of group, non-profit, and education discounts, as well.Visit conference’s website
UX Research & Insights Summit
An exciting and insightful 3-day conference for UX designers, researchers, and strategists that will meet you with world-famous speakers in the industry. As a part of the “Summer Insights Fest”, this summit will give you the opportunity to meet hundreds of professionals during 3 exciting days.
Early bird tickets are still available for sale – you can grab a conference pass only or add a workshop pass, as well.Visit conference’s website
A conference that is expected to happen in August 2020. Attracting hundreds of people from the creative industries and oriented towards web development, this conference has been a huge success for several years.
The details for this year’s edition are still unknown. Visit the site regularly to get more information.Visit conference’s website
For the third time in a row, Framer Loupe will gather the design community in Amsterdam in August, this time focusing on prototyping in all its forms. More information about speakers and topics is yet to be revealed, so if you are interested, you should definitely sign up for updates. Early bird tickets are still available and grant you admission to all sessions, workshops, and events.Visit conference’s website
An exciting digital conference that will provoke you to look and think outside the box. The conference takes place in a few cities in Germany. In August, it will be hosted in Berlin and will give you the opportunity to meet inspiring speakers from the creative industry. Additionally, you can join a useful workshop that will cost you a bit extra but will leave you with priceless skills and fresh ideas.Visit conference’s website
A conference held in Australia each year for over a decade now. UX Australia is focused on everything related to User Experience and promises to load up your creative mind with two days of practical learning during the workshops and two days of inspiring lectures during the conference.
The price range of $750 – $950 refers to conference pass. For the workshop, you can choose between $350 for a half day and $700 for a full day ticket.Visit conference’s website
A conference that attracts visitors from all over the world. For two days in September, NEXT20 Conference will get you inspired for a year ahead. The event focuses on topics in the areas of design, marketing, and product development, and how they impact the human behavior. Over a hundred international speakers are expected at the event.Visit conference’s website
A digital design conference that gathers together creatives interested in design, technology, and art. Organized by designers for designers, this conference promises two exciting days of talks, workshops, and evening activities that will leave you inspired, refreshed and enriched with new knowledge.Visit conference’s website
Design Thinking Conference 2020
Organized around the theme “Through Different Eyes”, the Design Thinking Conference this year will focus on empathy and how everybody sees reality from their own perspective. Created for everyone who is involved in design, this event will encourage critical thinking and exploring new approaches for design solutions.
The price of €995 is an early bird price. Discount for teams are also available.Visit conference’s website
A one-day conference organized around digital products and experience that will be held in Birmingham, UK this October. Prepare to meet inspiring industry-leading speakers, networking and discussions during the breaks, and of course an evening event after the final talk. Canvas is expected to attract a lot of visitors interested in design and digital experience. You can still save your spot at a promotional price.Visit conference’s website
SmashingConf will go to New Your City, as well! The front-end and UX focused conference will finish its 2020 tour in The Big Apple in October. What to expect? Two days that will make you a better professional in the digital sphere, about 400 attendees, and speakers that prefer demonstrating skills live rather than showing presentations.
There are various ticket options, so you can choose to join the conference for the workshop classes only or attend the whole event.Visit conference’s website
A huge conference expecting 70 000 visitors this November. Web Summit is an annually organized event focused on the challenges that industries face today. It gathers together CEOs of world-leading companies, innovative new startups, thousands of journalists, and an audience eager to get actively involved in building the web (and the world) of tomorrow.
Currently, you can grab 2 tickets for the price of 1 (€950) which gives you a 50% off. Also, you can sign up for Web Summit’s sale on March 12, 2020.
An Event Apart
An exciting three-day conference that will take place in San Francisco in the middle of December to mark the end of a successful year and load you up with inspiration and fresh ideas for the beginning of the year 2021. Expect 17 insightful sessions focused on design, UX, development, content and more.
To wrap up,
The year 2020 definitely promises new exciting and valuable experiences for everyone who’s interested in digital design. We hope this overview of design conferences in 2020 has been useful to you. And we hope you’ll have the chance to visit at least one of these glamorous events. Who knows – maybe we’ll even meet at some of them!
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