Best UI / UX Conferences 2020
Imagine that your startup collected 4 times more funds at the crowdfunding stage. First there will be admiration. After - an awareness of what expectations investors and future users will have. What should be done? Not just live up to these expectations, but surpass them. How? Use best practices. Where to get them? At experts.
But just contacting the best is almost impossible. But they all will gather at one of the conferences, which are presented below.
During the year, technology can improve several times. The pace of development is not just increasing, but overtaking our capabilities. On the one hand, this makes life easier for UI / UX designers, as they have a bigger field for work. On the other hand, their life is becoming more complicated. After all, the user is becoming more demanding.
In the piggy bank it is necessary to add competitors who, day after day, implement more and more creative ideas and attract the audience with the most extraordinary design. Today, the appearance and practicality of the product is almost on par with the quality in the list of requirements of each client. Therefore, you just need to be aware of trends before they appear.
UI / UX conferences are precisely those events where you can get acquainted with practical experience, and most importantly, participate in workshops that will help improve product design. Without attending such congresses today it is impossible to become the best in the field of UI / UX.
Site: Experience Design
Place: Denver, Colorado, USA
Date: 24-26 February, 2020
When you get to XD week 2020, you can get insights from Andy Vitale (leader of strategic design and innovation at Truist), Chuck Gledney (senior creative director of CVS), David Schel (vice president of Pearson) and Hillel Cooperman (senior vice president of UI / UX Design at Oracle).
Place: Austin, Texas, USA
Date: 13-21 March, 2020
Every year, SXSW organizers invite hundreds of speakers, among which this year will be: Powell Jobs (founder and president of Emercon Collective), Thomas Wesley Pentz (known as Diplo - musician, producer, founder of Higher Ground label), Brent Anderson (CCO TBWA \ Media Arts Lab Global) and others. Throughout the week, you will be able to hear and make out the speeches of many leaders of your industries, so try not to miss the conference.
Place: Breda, Holland
Date: 6-8 April, 2020
Cost: €335- €885
Each year, UXinsight gathers over 100 leading seminars and workshops, as well as speakers. The 2020 list includes Willemaine Brower (creative expert at Creativity Inc), Ian Chipchase (founder of Studio D), Amy Thibodeau (UX director at Shopify) and Ariel Sianflone (lead UX research on LinkedIn).
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 18 February, 2020
This year 4 workshops will be held, and since the conference is held only one day, there are only 15 speakers on the list. But among them you can see Gulay Birand (UX Lead and Product Design Manager on Facebook), Besim Kosova (Experience Design Head at UXservices), Paolo Malabuyo (UX Director of Google) and Michelle Morisson (Senior Design Program at Dropbox).
Place: Amsterdam, Holland
Date: 19-21 February, 2020
The level of speakers corresponds to the level and scale of this event. So, in 2020, you can hear the speeches of Chris Do (founder of The Futur), Paul Boag (UX & Service Design Consultant at BoagWorks Ltd), Andy Bud (founder of Clearleft), as well as the whole Resn team.
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date: 1-3 April, 2020
Among the speakers this year are such experts as Chris De-Mars (front-end developer at Google), Katie Smidansky (Senior Product Designer at SoFi), Corey House (founder of React JS Consulting) and many others.
Site: University of Illinois Web Conference
Place: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Date: 8-10 April, 2020
The full list of speakers is still unavailable, however, on their Twitter, the organizers revealed several cards. Key speakers included Jeff Sauer (founder of Data Driven), Gene Anne (Design systems advocate in Opvitae and AIGA, as well as Product Design Expert at the Google Developers Experts Program), Emily Thompson (founder of Almanac Supply Co.) and Kathleen Shanon ( founder of Braid Creatie and Consulting).
Site: UX Days Tokyo
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 10-12 April, 2020
Only a few months were left before the conference, because the organizers warm up the interest of the participants and gradually reveal the names of the speakers. Today it’s known that the stage will feature: Eva-Lotta Lamm (UX designer Google, Skype and Yahoo!), Mark Stickdorn (author of the book “This is Service Design Thinking”, CEO at More than Metrics), Laura Yarou (UX Consultant at Experience UX) and Luke Wroblewski (Product Director at Google).
Site: Pixel Up
Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 4-6 May, 2020
Another conference where the full list of speakers is unknown. However, today it’s known that Alex Oloo (Design Director in Absa), Dean Broadley (Executive design director at The School of Do), Margaret Lee (UX Community & Culture Director on Google) and Margot Stern (Content Strategist on Facebook) will perform on stage).
Site: How Design Live
Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 4-7 May, 2020
Цена: $795-1695, admission exclusively to the exhibition is free
As already mentioned, How Design Lives annually collects dozens of speakers. This year you will have the chance to hear Jennifer Aldrich (Senior Manager of Design Community Partnerships at InVision), Rowan Adams (CCO and founder of RoAndCo Studio), Julia Birdwood (founder of BeardWood & Co), Tony Biagne (VP of Brand Creative at Axon) and many other.