The best UX & Design events in 2020

Karri Saarinen presenting at Nordic Design

Going to a design conference can answer many different reasons and all equally valid: there is no single correct answer. Some people attend to see the reference they most admire, learn something unknown, enjoy an unforgettable evening, build lasting relationships or find work; others, to get out of your comfort zone, face challenges, change your mind, or simply be surprised. However idyllic these claims may sound, the reality is far from perfect, and many design conferences fail miserably.

From Austin to Tokio, the most important UX conferences & events dates this year

· Awwwards

Awwwards are the Website Awards that recognize and promote the talent and effort of the best developers, designers and web agencies in the world.

When & Where: Amsterdam (20–21 Feb), Toronto (15–16 Jul) & Tokyo (23–24 Jan)

· Interaction 20

Interaction 20 Organized by IxDA and hosted by the IxDA Milan & Turin local group, Interaction Week 2020 will bring together the brightest minds in design, as well as science, philosophy, psychology and business.

When: 2-7 February 20

Where: Milan, Italy

· The UX Conference

The UX Fonference is a design conference that’s not about buzzwords,
but collaboration between designers. Organised by The School of UX and kindly supported by SumUp and Sketch. In LondonMarch

When: 2–3 March

Where: London, UK


SXSW is a 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across tech, film, and music industries at the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals

When: 13–22 March

Where: Austin, Texas

· Aiga Design Conference

Aiga DC brings the design community together in a once-in-a-lifetime, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas about the changing world of design. They take on the world’s newest challenges, and learn how we can all make positive progress — and arrive at a more innovative, meaningful, and inclusive place.

When: 30–1 April

Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

· Interaction Latin America

ILA is the role of design in the neighborhoods, cities and countries in Latin America. And how together they can design the future they want so that each of their countries reaches its full potential.

When: 31–2 November

Where: San Jose, Costa Rica

· Web Summit

WS brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.

When: 2–5 November

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

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