Upcoming Web Design Conferences (May 2022 – Oktober 2022)

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Quick summary ↬ Conferences are about gathering information and knowledge but are also opportunities to meet and learn from other like-minded folks in the web design community. Plus, you’ll be exposed to a large amount of new information, which will help you to advance in your career.

Please note that dates are subject to change due to COVID-19. I have tried to update all the information below, but it would be best to check the websites for further information regarding their conference dates and schedules.

Hello again! :-) It has been a while since I’ve updated this list. It seems like events are slowly coming together again. So welcome back to conferences and enjoy the company of peers. Make sure to have an eye on covid policies for individual events. These may differ from event to event.

We’re putting our heart and soul into crafting personal, inclusive and valuable events for all of us to become better professionals. With online workshops, we aim to give you the same experience and access to experts as in an in-person workshop, without needing to leave your desk. So you can learn at your own pace, in your own time, and follow interactive exercises along the way.

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Boost your skills online and learn practical, actionable insights from experts in the industry, live. With insightful takeaways, interactive exercises, access to experts, slides, recordings and a friendly Q&A.

Now, enough for the plug! Let’s dive into our list for May to October:

May 2022

GoogleIO 2022
“All content at I/O is virtual and free for everyone. You can save content to My I/O and your developer profile dashboard throughout the two-day event and watch on demand at your convenience. The keynotes focus on company and product news, while technical sessions focus on product announcements and updates.”

  • When: May 3-5, 2022
  • Where: Online
GoogleIO 2022

ConveyUX 2022
“ConveyUX is committed to bringing content that helps UX professionals enhance their skills and have more impact. This year, we're proud to present insights on best practices by industry leaders from around the globe. ConveyUX features UX practitioners with a wide variety of backgrounds and ideas to share.”

  • When: May 11-12, 2022
  • Where: Online
ConveyUX 2022

From Business to Buttons Conference 2022
“From Business to Buttons is Scandinavia’s premier User Experience and Service Design conference, held every year in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the meeting place for everyone who wants inspiration and hands-on advice on how to generate business value by creating great user experiences. FBTB is a one-track conference on May 13th 2022. Tickets to the main event include both the physical and a digital conference experience!”

  • When: May 13, 2022
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden
From Business to Buttons Conference 2022

UXCamp Switzerland 2022
“UXCamp Switzerland is a one-day immersive unconference planned by a team of local volunteers, focusing on UX and all its related disciplines. Over 120 UX professionals, students, enthusiasts, and supporters sharing what we’ve learned, the mistakes we’ve made, and how we had fun doing it. Asking thought-provoking questions, challenging ‘best practice’, and opening our eyes to what we didn’t know we didn’t know. We are UXCamp Switzerland.”

  • When: May 13-14, 2022
  • Where: Zurich, Switzerland
UXCamp Switzerland 2022

beyond tellerrand 2022
“beyond tellerrand is the affordable single-track event where creativity and technology meet. Taking place in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Munich with 500+ attendees each in a renowned, familiar and friendly atmosphere. beyond tellerrand teamed up with awork to bring you **aXbt**. A one day spin-off #btconf event in Hamburg. Speakers include Stefan Sagmeister, Sharon Steed, Bastian Allgeier, Doro Ottermann, Elliot Jay Stocks and many more. All under the theme of a joyful work experience.”

  • When: Mai 19, 2022
  • Where: Hamburg, Germany
beyond tellerrand 2022

UX Days Paris 2022
“It is the essential French-speaking international event dedicated to the user experience, with practical workshops and inspiring conferences. The ideal place to meet people from all walks of life interested in UX methods, design thinking, agility and digital project management or even serious games and design sprints.”

  • When: Mai 19-20, 2022
  • Where: Paris, France
UX Days Paris 2022

“UX Camp Spring 2022
“UX Camp Spring: Home Edition is a 1-day mini-conference delivering design goodness to you, where ever you may be.”

  • When: May 21, 2022
  • Where: Online
“UX Camp Spring 2022

Virtual UX Conference
“Join the NN/g Virtual UX Conference for: - 100% live UX training courses using 2-way video conferencing with NN/g experts and invited speakers - Hands-on practice with collaborative digital exercises - Earn UX Certification online, with flexible schedules - Networking in the NN/g UX Community on Slack; find out who you'll meet - No sales pitches, just reliable UX guidance”

  • When: May 21-27, 2022
  • Where: Online
Virtual UX Conference

How Design Live 2022
“HOW Design Live brings together some of the most remarkable design thinkers of our time and innovative design leaders to inspire and educate our community of makers, thinkers and creators. Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. In 2022, HOW Design Live is celebrating 32 years of serving the business, creativity and technology needs of creative professionals. At HOW Design Live powerful keynotes have taken the stage in the past such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Simon Sinek, Malcolm Gladwell and Brené Brown. These speakers represent some of the best creative minds in the world! Experience a truly global happening, with nearly 3,000 attendees from every state in the U.S. and dozens of countries around the world.”

  • When: May 22-24, 2022
  • Where: Boston, USA
How Design Live 2022

That Conference 2022 - Wisconsin
“A full-stack, tech-obsessed conference full of fun, code-loving humans who share and learn together. THAT Conference is unlike any other technical conference. This unique four-day summer camp is full of workshops, sessions, open spaces, family events, and networking, all nestled in the gorgeous Kalahari Resort and Waterpark. This family-friendly event is comprised of professional and family tracks, so there is something to learn and experience at all ages.”

  • When: May 23-27, 2022
  • Where: Round Rock, USA
That Conference 2022 - Texas

#mtpcon SF+Americas 2022
“San Francisco, we’re back! It’s been way too long! Join us on May 24 and 25 for two days of product inspiration at #mtpcon SF+Americas – as always, you’ll hear insights with some of the biggest names in product and get the chance to network with over 1000 of your peers – but this time, we’re going hybrid! Whether you’re with us in real-life at the SFJAZZ in San Francisco, getting involved digitally from home or the office, or live-streaming on-the-go, if you have a burning desire to build better products and want to be at the cutting edge of product thinking, then #mtpcon SF+Americas is the event for you.”

  • When: May 24-25, 2022
  • Where: Online and San Francisco, USA
#mtpcon SF+Americas 2022

WAQ22
“Since 2011 Web à Québec (WAQ) has offered year after year three days of conferences and workshops of exceptional quality in a festive atmosphere for members of the Web industry eager for new knowledge and opportunities.”

  • When: May 24-26, 2022
  • Where: Quebec, Canada
WAQ22

June 2022

UXR Conf 2022
“Back for it’s fifth year, UXRConf will be a hybrid event this year. Sit back, relax and watch from the comfort of your own home, or grab your in-person ticket and be one of 300 folks to attend IRL in Brooklyn. We’re incredibly excited about this year’s UXRConf program. From learning how to speak the language of our CFO’s to incorporating insights from behavioural sciences, let’s spend two days together as a research community to learn, grow and hear from some of the most inspiring practitioners in our field. ”

  • When: June 6-7, 2022
  • Where: Online and Brooklyn, USA
UXR Conf 2022

WWDC2022
“Join developers worldwide from June 6 to 10 for an inspiring week of technology and community. Get a first look at Apple’s latest platforms and technologies in sessions, explore the newest tools and tips, and connect with Apple experts in labs and digital lounges. All online and at no cost. In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community.”

  • When: June 6-10, 2022
  • Where: Online
WWDC2022

UCD Gathering 2022
The 3rd online User Centred Design Gathering returns in June 2022 - bringing together user-centred design and research practitioners from the UK, Europe and beyond.”

  • When: June 8-9, 2022
  • Where: Online
UCD Gathering 2022

Design at Scale 2022
“Over the past two years, designers and researchers have struggled with scale. First, the crisis at scale triggered change management at scale. Then, ambiguity at scale led to adaptation at scale. Now we have an opportunity—at scale—to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we want to shape our “new normal”. At Design at Scale 2022, we’ll celebrate the stories and case studies—wildly successful or painfully instructive—that you’ve lived these past two years. And we’ll distill the lessons that will guide designers and researchers through uncertainty in the years to come.”

  • When: June 8-10, 2022
  • Where: Online
Design at Scale 2022

BDF 2022 – Freedom
“A celebration of the local, national and international design industry held in Birmingham in June. With over 100 events across 20+ venues there’s something for everyone at BDF.”

  • When: June 9-11, 2022
  • Where: Birmingham, UK
BDF 2022 – Freedom

By Design Conference 2022
“FINALLY, let's all meet live! After a two-year break, we will meet the world's best designers in Bratislava. Lance Wyman, Veronica Fuerte, Brian Collins, Wilfrid Wood, Tereza Ruler, and more.”

  • When: June 11, 2022
  • Where: Bratislava, Slovakia
By Design Conference 2022

UX STRAT 2022
“UX STRAT brings together experienced design and product professionals from around the world to share methodologies, innovations, and tools focused on strategic design and innovation. UX STRAT features carefully curated presentations and workshops by speakers from industry-leading companies. The single track format of the conference includes ample time for discussion and networking. Our theme for 2022 is "Meaningful Relationships" as we are striving to help designers, researchers, data scientists, and product professionals reach the next level in their careers by teaching, inspiring and connecting them with experienced peers in an amazing city.”

  • When: June 13-15, 2022
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
UX STRAT 2022

Eyeo Festival 2022
“The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI & XR explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. Join us for 4 days of enthralling talks, unique workshops, the code+ summit, and thought provoking interactions lead by passionate thinkers and makers. It’ll be better with you there. Converge to Inspire.”

  • When: June 14-17, 2022
  • Where: Minneapolis, USA
eyeo Festival 2022

#mtpengage Hamburg 2022
“If you have a burning desire to build better products, level up your product game, and want your organisation to be at the cutting edge of product thinking, then look no further – Mind the Product returns to Hamburg in 2022 with the fourth edition of our much-loved product management conference, #mtpEngage. The main conference day takes place on Friday, June 17, with our pre-conference workshops happening on Thursday, June 16. And, if you’re a senior product leader then you can also join us for our exclusive Leadership Forum on Wednesday, June 15.”

  • When: June 15-17, 2022
  • Where: Hamburg, Germany
#mtpengage Hamburg 2022

Service Design 2022
“Service Design has become an increasingly critical profession as a result of the pandemic, with government departments and public services rapidly shifting services online, and agencies having to rethink how to provide for customers and keep the public informed. We know there are many stories to tell and lessons to be learned for this complex and unique situation, that’s why we created Service Design 2022. Aimed primarily at service designers working in government, the one-day event will be about sharing the stories of successes, challenges and innovations to come from pandemic complexity.”

  • When: June 16, 2022
  • Where: Online
Service Design 2022

TNW 2022
“Learn what’s next in tech, now — live in Amsterdam on June 16 & 17. Join us at TNW Conference 2022 to meet international tech executives, policymakers, startups, scale-ups, and general tech enthusiasts. Get insights from industry pioneers speaking on our 8 themes. From scaling your business and maximizing your ROI, to solving impactful challenges and the world of AI — there's content for everyone.”

  • When: June 16-17, 2022
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
TNW 2022

Adobe 99U Conference 2022
“The Adobe 99U Conference is an annual event that inspires creatives to supercharge their work, build incredible careers, and make their ideas happen.”

  • When: June 17, 2022
  • Where: Online
Adobe 99U Conference 2022

Virtual UX Conference
“Join the NN/g Virtual UX Conference for: - 100% live UX training courses using 2-way video conferencing with NN/g experts and invited speakers - Hands-on practice with collaborative digital exercises - Earn UX Certification online, with flexible schedules - Networking in the NN/g UX Community on Slack; find out who you'll meet - No sales pitches, just reliable UX guidance”

  • When: June 18-24, 2022
  • Where: Online
Virtual UX Conference

UX Healthcare London 2022
“UX Healthcare is a leading global User Experience Healthcare(UXH) platform dedicated to clinicians, healthcare works and designers. Our goal is to help UX practitioners, clinicians and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UXH Community will come together in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.”

  • When: June 20-22, 2022
  • Where: London, UK
UX Healthcare London 2022

SmashingConf SF 2022
“Our first conference of the year, SmashingConf SF 2022 — a friendly, inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. Let’s jazz together again, at the waterfront next to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. - A safe, friendly conference with 400 attendees, - Every attendee has to be fully vaccinated, - Prefer to join online? See how we run hybrid! - 13 speakers (+ 8 deep-dive workshops).”

  • When: June 20-23, 2022
  • Where: San Francisco, USA
SmashingConf SF 2022

UXPA International 2022
“UXPA International connects and supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services. Since its birth in 1991, UXPA has become the organization of choice for user experience professionals worldwide. 3 days of inspirational talks & 1 day of pre-conference courses.

  • When: June 21-23, 2022
  • Where: San Diego, USA
UXPA International 2022

IMX 2022
“IMX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into interactive media experiences. The conference brings together international researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, ranging from human-computer interaction, multimedia engineering and design to media studies, media psychology and sociology.”

  • When: June 22-24, 2022
  • Where: Aveiro, Portugal
IMX 2022

Camp Digital 2022
“Camp Digital is an inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and UX communities for a series of seminars exploring the latest thinking in our industry.”

  • When: June 23, 2022
  • Where: Manchester, UK
Camp Digital 2022

SmashingConf Austin 2022
“We’re so happy to go to Texas this June, so please join us for SmashingConf Austin 2022 — a friendly and inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. Let’s ‘stay weird’ and do some cool things. - A safe, friendly conference with 400 attendees, - Every attendee has to be fully vaccinated, - Prefer to join online? See how we run hybrid! - 13 speakers (+ 8 deep-dive workshops).”

  • When: June 27-30, 2022
  • Where: Austin, USA
SmashingConf Austin 2022

ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2022
“We are pleased to announce the 21st edition of the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference. This year’s edition will be held on June 27-30, 2022, in a hybrid format. IDC is the premier international conference for researchers, educators and practitioners to share the latest research findings, innovative methodologies and new technologies in the areas of inclusive child-centered design, learning and interaction.”

  • When: June 27-30, 2022
  • Where: Braga, Portugal
ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2022

ECSCW 2022
“The European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work is an international venue on practice-centred computing and the design of cooperation technologies. It is a series of conferences on computer-supported cooperative work located in Europe that was established in 1989. ECSCW is a single-track conference that contributes to developing an interdisciplinary and global community, supported by EUSSET, the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. The conference format facilitates critical discussion across disciplinary and national borders in the field.”

  • When: June 27 - July 1, 2022
  • Where: Coimbra, Portugal
ECSCW 2022

UX Healthcare Amsterdam 2022
“UX Healthcare is a leading global User Experience Healthcare(UXH) platform dedicated to clinicians, healthcare works and designers. Our goal is to help UX practitioners, clinicians and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UXH Community will come together in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.”

  • When: June 28-30, 2022
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
UX Healthcare Amsterdam 2022

Future of Branding 2022
“Our 4-day immersive learning expedition brings together the brightest and most forward-thinking CMOs, brand strategists, creative directors and heads of marketing who want to be ahead of the competition, explore the new frameworks that world-class agencies use right now and find new ways to reach their audience.”

  • When: June 28 - July 1, 2022
  • Where: London, UK
Future of Branding 2022

July 2022

Semi Permanent Sydney 2022
“Creativity and design festival Semi Permanent will return to our hometown of Sydney this May 25th-27th 2022, celebrating two decades since our launch. Taking place at arts precinct Carriageworks as part of Vivid Sydney 2022, we’re excited to present our biggest, most dynamic program to date, coupled with an enhanced visitor experience of workshops, panel discussions, performances and installations.”

  • When: July 25-27, 2022
  • Where: Sydney, Australia
Semi Permanent Sydney 2022

That Conference 2022 - Wisconsin
“A full-stack, tech-obsessed conference full of fun, code-loving humans who share and learn together. THAT Conference is unlike any other technical conference. This unique four-day summer camp is full of workshops, sessions, open spaces, family events, and networking, all nestled in the gorgeous Kalahari Resort and Waterpark. This family-friendly event is comprised of professional and family tracks, so there is something to learn and experience at all ages.”

  • When: July 25-29, 2022
  • Where: Wisconsion Dells, USA
That Conference 2022 - Wisconsin

August 2022

Design Thinking & Innovation Week 2022
“Every day consists of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centered approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, sustainability and the future of technologies. You will learn about the latest innovation methodologies, and best tools for product and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere. ”

  • When: August 9-12, 2022
  • Where: London, UK
Design Thinking & Innovation Week 2022

UX Australia 2022
“UX Australia is Australia's premier conference about UX, product and service design, and the surrounding disciplines of research, content, operations, management, and more. Now in its 14th year, this online event includes conference presentations, activities and workshops, with local and international presenters covering topics and ideas relevant to experienced practitioners, newbies, and everyone in between. As our third time running things online, you can be sure we have the networking and social component covered as well.”

  • When: August 23-26, 2022
  • Where: Online
UX Australia 2022

September 2022

beyond tellerrand 2022
“beyond tellerrand, the affordable single-track event where creativity and technology meet, is back in Berlin. Join 500 likeminded people in a renowned, familiar and friendly atmosphere on September 1st and 2nd. Watch out for Side Events and Workshops around those dates.”

  • When: September 1-2, 2022
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
beyond tellerrand 2022

SmashingConf Freiburg 2022
“Of course we are coming to our hometown! We are hosting our SmashingConf Freiburg 2022 — a friendly, inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers in September. We are planning two full days packed with front-end, UX, and JavaScript at the magnificent “Kaufhaus”! - A safe, friendly conference with 270 attendees, - Every attendee has to be fully vaccinated, - Prefer to join online? See how we run hybrid! - 13 speakers (+ 3 deep-dive workshops).”

  • When: September 5-7, 2022
  • Where: Freiburg, Germany
SmashingConf Freiburg 2022

DesignOps Summit 2022
“The 2022 DesignOps Summit may be months away, but our curators and community are already asking the important questions that will shape this year’s program. - What role should DesignOps play in helping and guiding designers in times of crisis, trauma, and the Great Resignation? - Should DesignOps people play a bigger role in helping our broader organizations navigate these challenges? - Is it time to reevaluate our metrics and frameworks in light of these challenges? The skills our people need? The tools and systems they use? - And should we be rethinking the concepts and vocabulary we use when we talk and think about the fundamentals of DesignOps?”

  • When: September 7-9, 2022
  • Where: Online and San Francisco, USA
DesignOps Summit 2022

Ruby Kaigi 2022
“RubyKaigi is the world's largest international conference on the Ruby programming language. RubyKaigi plays an important role as it acts as a place to discuss the latest technologies, the world's largest gathering of Ruby core developers to discuss future of Ruby, and a community hub in both Japanese and English.”

  • When: September 8-10, 2022
  • Where: Mie, Japan
Ruby Kaigi 2022

UX Healthcare Berlin 2022
“UX Healthcare is a leading global User Experience Healthcare(UXH) platform dedicated to clinicians, healthcare works and designers. Our goal is to help UX practitioners, clinicians and stakeholders improve the holistic patient experience. UXH Community will come together in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.”

  • When: September 21-22, 2022
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
UX Healthcare Berlin 2022

SDinGov 2022
“The original international community event for anyone involved in designing and commissioning public services. Returning for its 9th year, SDinGov is back for an in person 3 day conference: Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th September 2022.”

  • When: September 28-30, 2022
  • Where: Edinburgh, UK
SDinGov 2022

October 2022

Event Apart Denver 2022
“An Event Apart Denver is a three-day conference with an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more, giving you deep insights into where we are now and where things are going next.”

  • When: October 10-12, 2022
  • Where: Denver, USA
Event Apart Denver 2022

SmashingConf New York 2022
“We love New York, and are very excited to come back for our SmashingConf New York 2022 — our friendly and inclusive conference for designers and front-end developers. Nothing really beats the conference vibe in New York: full of energy, creativity and great speakers. - A safe, friendly conference with 400 attendees, - Every attendee has to be fully vaccinated, - Prefer to join online? See how we run hybrid! - 13 speakers (+ 8 deep-dive workshops).”

  • When: October 10-13, 2022
  • Where: New York, USA
SmashingConf New York 2022

#mtpcon London+EMEA 2022
“London, we’re back and celebrating #mtpcon London’s 10th anniversary, what a decade it’s been! Join us in our tried and tested hybrid format, for two full days of product inspiration (plus a day of optional pre-conference workshops!) – as always, you’ll hear insights from some of the biggest names in product and get the chance to network with 1000+ peers. If you have a burning desire to build better products and want to be at the cutting edge of product thinking, then #mtpcon London+EMEA is the event for you..”

  • When: October 13-14, 2022
  • Where: Online and London, UK
#mtpcon London+EMEA 2022

Semi Permanent Wellington 2022
“2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Semi Permanent — a demarcation in the evolution of both our purpose and our organisation. A milestone like this triggers a moment of reflection, imploring us to look back on our achievements and mistakes as the things that helped shape where we are today. It begs us to look forward, too, challenging us to think about where we might be in another 20 years’ time, or at the least where we hope to be. After all, the future is a destination we can only get to by acknowledging where we come from, and deciding what to bring with us and what to leave behind.”

  • When: October 19-21, 2022
  • Where: Wellington, New Zealand
Semi Permanent Wellington 2022

AIGA Design Conference 2021
“The AIGA Design Conference is your opportunity to participate in fresh ideation for design from leaders in the field. Join us in September in Seattle, WA or virtually from your home.”

  • When: October 20-22, 2022
  • Where: Online and Seattle, USA
AIGA Design Conference 2021

UX Camp Spring 2022
“UX Camp Spring: Home Edition is a 1-day mini-conference delivering design goodness to you, where ever you may be.”

  • When: October 22, 2022
  • Where: Online
UX Camp Spring 2022

UX Salon 2022
“UX Salon is an event for anyone who wants learn more about user experience design. This includes User Experience Practitioners, Product Managers, Interactive and Visual Designers, students, startups, entrepreneurs, marketing specialists, and other professionals dedicated to creating usable products and services.”

  • When: October 23-24, 2022
  • Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
UX Salon 2022

What are you attending?

If you’re planning to attend any of these events, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. What are you most excited about? What are you looking forward to learning and experiencing?

By the way, the Smashing team is constantly organizing a series of conferences and workshops! We’d love to welcome you there!

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