In the dynamic world of UI/UX and graphic design, staying on top of industry trends, networking with like-minded professionals, and finding inspiration is key. One of the best ways to do this is by attending conferences. Let’s dive into some of the most engaging UI/UX and graphic design conferences of 2023, categorized by quarter and continent.
Design Conferences in Europe
Penpot Fest 2023
When/Where: June 28 – June 30, Online / Barcelona, Spain
This conference, organized by the popular open-sourced prototyping platform, will gather designers and developers in Barcelona to discuss the future of cross-border collaborations and the role of open source and open standards in shaping that future.
HCI International 2023
When/Where: July 23 – July 28, Online / Copenhagen, Denmark
A top academic conference on human-computer interaction, HCII2023 will host a hybrid event both online and in-person in Copenhagen. Workshops are available onsite only.
UX Nordic 2023
August 24 – August 25, Online / Aarhus, Denmark
The second edition of this UX conference in the Nordic region will feature a 5-session onsite workshop on the first day, and a variety of case-studies, talks, and meet-ups on the second day
Design Conferences in Asia
When/Where: August 2 – August 6, Beijing, China
China’s leading and largest annual UX design conference, IXDC will be an in-person event at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, providing a platform for global experience design thought leaders to explore and exchange knowledge and ideas on the latest design, technology, and business trends.
- UXDG Summit 2023 (September 6 – September 7, Online) – This online UX design conference will explore a range of topics from design ethics to UX writing and the future of UX. The 2022 edition featured over 40 UX practitioners sharing their thoughts, knowledge, and experiences through talks and panel discussions.
Design Conferences in USA
When/Where: October 8 – October 12, Los Angeles and online
This annual creativity conference by Adobe is a must-attend event for professionals in design, photography, illustration, video, 3D, and more. Join in person or online to meet other passionate creatives and explore new creative tools. There’s also a preconference on October 8-9.
This list is just the beginning. There are plenty more conferences in 2023 where you can learn from experts, gain new insights, and network with other professionals. Remember to mark your calendars and register early to make the most of these opportunities. Happy conferencing!