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Upcoming UX Research Conferences to Attend in 2024

Upcoming UX Research Conferences to Attend in 2024

Saviour Egbe
October 9, 2023

Are you looking to learn from the best in the industry and network with like-minded professionals? UX research conferences offer a unique opportunity to do just that. You get to meet inspiring people doing great work, learn about the latest trends and techniques, and discover new opportunities that you would have missed out on otherwise.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the top UX research conferences that you can attend in 2024. We have included ticket prices, what to expect, and why you should go for it! 

Date Conference Location Ticket Price
UX360 Research Summit January 30–31 Virtual $99 - $299
AXE CON February 20–22 Virtual FREE
ConveyUX February 27–29 Seattle, WA, USA $495 - $1,195
IUI ACM 2024 March 18–21 Greenville, SC, USA TBA
UX Copenhagen March 20–21 Copenhagen, Denmark $420.97 - $912.10
UX360 Research Summit May 16–17 Berlin, Germany $731 - $941

We will keep updating this article as new conferences open up. If we’ve missed a UX research conference, please let us know, and we’ll add it here.

1. UX360 Research Summit 2024

When: January 30–31, 2024 
: Virtual
Who is it for: UX researchers
Ticket Price: $99 to $299

The UX360 Virtual Summit will host over 700 attendees and senior speakers from Meta, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and 30+ global brands.

Source: UX360 Research

The 2024 edition will focus on the themes of GenAI, Co-Creation, Co-designing and Collaboration, Leadership, Research Ops, Inclusivity, Diversity & Accessibility, Strategic and Continuous Research, and Impact and Value of Research. 

Early Bird tickets are just 99 USD, but there are only 100 available. This ticket includes access to the virtual event platform, conference community, and on-demand content (after the event). Ticket pricing can go upto 299 USD, so don't wait to book if you plan on attending

2. AXE CON 2024 

When: February 20–22, 2024
Where: Virtual
Who is it for: Anyone interested in digital accessibility, including UXRs, designers, product and tech professionals
Ticket Price: FREE

Axe-con is the world's largest digital accessibility conference held by Deque systems, and it's coming to your virtual doorstep this February. It’s also free to attend.

Source: @dequesystems

Axe-con 2024 will be a three-day virtual event that will feature a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. The interactive online sessions will also have live captions and ASL, alongside special virtual entertainment, and opportunities to win Deque swag.

So mark your calendars and register today!

3. ConveyUX 2024

When: February 27–29, 2024
Where: Seattle, WA, USA
Who is it for: UX professionals
Ticket Price: $495 to $1,195

Source: ConveyUX Website

Hosted by the UX design agency BlinkUX, ConveyUX’24 is one of the most note-worthy user experience conferences for leaders, strategists, designers and UX researchers alike. This year promises an exciting line-up of speakers from Microsoft, Google, Figma, and Nike, with a focus on the year's theme of "AI & Experience Design for a Competitive Edge."

The keynote sessions, panels and networking events will discuss using AI to improve customer and employee experiences, and future-proofing your organization with innovative UX strategies.

ConveyUX24 Seattle tickets start at $495 for the virtual experience and go up to $1,195 for the full conference pass. Early bird tickets are available for $795.

4. IUI ACM 2024 

When: March 18–21, 2024
Where: Greenville, SC, USA
Who is it for: UX/UI academics and professionals
Ticket Price: TBA

The Intelligent User Interfaces ACM Conference is a must-have on your UX events list, even if it’s more on the academic side. The organizing committee has research scholars from universities worldwide, and the event is open to students and practitioners alike.

Paper submissions for IUI 2024 is closed, but you can still submit workshop and tutorial proposals on the theme “Resilience”. This will include related topics such as COVID-19 recovery, organizational cyber resilience, economic growth and stability, climate change recovery, and intelligent user interface resilience.

Source: IUI 2024

Whether you're an academic, industry professional, government employee, or non-profit worker, IUI 2024 is the perfect opportunity to share your work, learn from others, and get inspired by the latest trends in IUIs.

Ticket prices are yet to be announced, so keep an eye on the official website.

5. UX Copenhagen 2024: Degrowth and Consumerism

When: March 20–21, 2024
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
Who is it for: UX researchers, designers, strategists, tech, product, marketing professionals
Ticket Price:  $420 to $912

As one of the most noteworthy UX conferences internationally, UX Copenhagen is back in 2024, on the theme ‘Degrowth and Consumerism’.

Source: UX Copenhagen 

The sessions will be geared towards advocating for a more sustainable and equitable economy that prioritizes human well-being over material consumption.

What can you expect at UX Copenhagen 2024?
The two-day event will feature talks, workshops, and networking opportunities, with 20+ local and international speakers.
UX Copenhagen 2024 tickets start at $420.97 for the live-stream and go up to $912.10 for the on-site experience. Early bird tickets are available for a limited time.

6. UX360 EU Summit 

When: May 16–17, 2024
Where: Berlin, Germany
Who is it for: UX professionals
Ticket Price:  $731 to $941

The UX360 EU Summit is the first, in-person edition of the UX360 conference series, which also has a virtual edition planned for January 2024 (check 1 on list). The EU Summit promises to be a value-packed event for UX researchers in Europe, with sessions on the latest UX research and design - from planning and conducting, to analysis and the implementation of UX insights. 

Source:  UX360 EU Summit 

This year's summit will feature a lineup of world-class speakers from leading companies such as Google, SAP, and Delivery Hero. In this two-day event, you will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops and networking sessions with other UX professionals from around Europe.

Tickets for the UX360 EU Summit 2024 start at  $731 for early bird tickets and go up to $941 for late tickets.

We hope you have a great time attending these UX Research conferences!

Before we say goodbye, we’d like to leave you with three tips on making the most of your time at a UX Research conference.

Tips for Attending a UX Research Conference

Plan Ahead 

Don’t try to attend every single keynote, panel discussion, and networking lunch break - it can be overwhelming! Take some time before the conference to decide where you want to spend most of your time. Make sure to include buffer time in your schedule so that you don’t have to rush from one presentation to another.

If you’re attending in person, make sure to wear comfortable shoes that won’t hurt your feet as you walk around the conference area.

Prepare an Elevator Pitch About Yourself 

It’s always useful to have a short introduction prepared beforehand. When you meet someone interesting or inspiring, it will be easier to talk if you get through the introduction quickly. Of course, knowing the daunting “about me” answer beforehand will help ease your nerves.

What do you do? Why are you attending the conference? What makes your work interesting?

Focus on Building Meaningful Relationships 

Aim to invest most of your time and effort in building a few meaningful relationships instead of collecting a large number of business cards. Meaningful professional relationships will benefit both of you for years to come. Business cards will sit on your desk for a while and then get trashed.

Of course, follow up with those you connect with. Conferences are a great way to meet people doing the things you’d like to do someday - put in some effort and don’t let these connections go cold.

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