33+ Top UX Conferences of 2016

Posted on January 13, 2016
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Are you ready to learn something awesome this year?

Interested in user-centered design, information architecture, user research, or mobile UX? Want to travel to some beautiful cities and meet some talented and inspiring people?

Here’s our list of user experience conferences that can’t be missed in 2016!

We’ll update this list throughout the year as we learn more (and as details change).

O’Reilly Design Conference: January 20-22, 2016


Where: San Francisco, California

Website: http://conferences.oreilly.com/design/ux-interaction-iot-us

Cost: $1,795-$2995 (depending on which pass you choose)

NN/g Usability Week: Various Cities and Dates


When & Where:

  • Singapore: January 18-22, 2016
  • Los Angeles, California: February 22-26, 2016
  • Houston, Texas: March 7-11, 2016
  • Washington DC: April 10-15, 2016
  • Chicago, Illinois: April 30-May 6, 2016
  • Amsterdam: May 22-27, 2016

Website: https://www.nngroup.com/training/

Cost: Varies from $997-$5,157 depending on location and how many days you attend

ConveyUX: February 9-11, 2016


Where: Seattle, Washington

Website: http://conveyux.com/

Cost: $1,395

Interaction16: March 1-4, 2016


Where: Helsinki, Finland

Website: http://interaction16.ixda.org/

Cost: €950 (about $1,030 USD)

An Event Apart: Various Cities and Dates


When & Where:

  • Nashville, Tennessee: March 14-16, 2016
  • Seattle, Washington: April 4-6, 2016
  • Boston, Massachusetts: May 16-18, 2016
  • Washington DC: July 25-27, 2016
  • Chicago, Illinois: August 29-31, 2016
  • Orlando, Florida: October 3-5, 2016

Website: http://aneventapart.com/

Cost: $995

Smashing Conference: Various Cities and Dates


When & Where:

  • Oxford, England: March 15-16, 2016
  • San Francisco, California: April 5-6, 2016
  • New York City, New York: June 14-15, 2016

Website: http://smashingconf.com/

Cost: $499-$599 (depending on location)

Design It, Build It: March 17-18, 2016


Where: Edinburgh, UK

Website: http://dibiconference.com/

Cost: £350 (about $505 USD)

MEX16: March 17-18, 2016


Where: London, England

Website: http://www.pmn.co.uk/mex/

Cost: £799 (about $867 USD)

Managing Experience Conference: March 29-30, 2016


Where: San Francisco, California

Website: http://mxconference.com/

Cost: $2,395

UX Salon: April 3-4, 2016


Where: Tel Aviv, Israel

Website: http://2016.uxsalon.com/

Cost: 1,430 NIS (about $335 USD)

UX Poland Conference: April 11-14, 2016


Where: Warsaw, Poland

Website: http://uxpoland.com/

Cost: 1,539.96 (about $385 USD)

UX Immersion: Interactions: April 18-20, 2016


Where: San Diego, California

Website: https://uxi16.uie.com/

Cost: $725-$2,375 (depending on when you buy your ticket and how many days you attend)

IA Summit: May 4-8, 2016


Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Website: http://www.iasummit.org/

Cost: $800

CHI 2016: May 7-12, 2016


Where: San Jose, California

Website: https://chi2016.acm.org/

Cost: $1,400

Gel Conference: May 11-13, 2016


Where: New York City, New York

Website: http://creativegood.com/gel/

Cost: $1,200

UX Alive: May 11-13, 2016


Where: Istanbul, Turkey

Website: http://www.uxalive.com/

Cost: € 550 (about $599 USD)

Conversion Conference: Various Cities and Dates


When & Where:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada: May 18-19, 2016
  • London, England: October 12-13, 2016
  • Berlin, Germany: November 8-9, 2016

Website: http://www.conversionconference.com/

Cost: $1,095-$1,197 (depending on location and how many days you attend)

UX London: May 18-20, 2016


Where: London, England

Website: http://2016.uxlondon.com/

Cost: £995 (about $1,436 USD)

UXLx: May 24-27, 2016


Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Website: https://www.ux-lx.com/

Cost: €295 - €1,295 (about $320-$1,405 USD, depending on how many days and sessions you attend)

UXPA Conference: May 31-June 3, 2016


Where: Seattle, Washington

Website: http://uxpa2016.org/

Cost: $900-$1,725 (depending on location and how many days you attend)

Enterprise UX: June 8-10, 2016


Where: San Antonio, Texas

Website: http://2016.enterpriseux.net/

Cost: $1,395

UX Scotland: June 8-10, 2016


Where: Edinburgh, UK

Website: http://uxscotland.net/2016/

Cost: £425 (about $462 USD)

UX Strat: Various Cities and Dates


When & Where:

  • Amsterdam: June 9-10, 2016
  • Providence, Rhode Island: September 14-16, 2016

Website: http://www.uxstrat.com/

Cost: €695 (about $755 USD) for Amsterdam. Providence, RI pricing not yet announced.

Awwwards Conference

Awwwards conference

Where: New York City

Website: http://conference.awwwards.com/nyc-2016/

Cost: $575 and up

UX Lausanne: June 17, 2016


Where: Lausanne, Switzerland

Website: http://2016.uxlausanne.com/

Cost: Not yet announced


Prototypes, Process & Play: August 4-5, 2016

Prototypes, Process & Play

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://chicagocamps.org/events/2016/prototypes-process-play/

Cost: $250 and up

UX Week: August 9-12, 2016


Where: San Francisco, California

Website: http://uxweek.com/

Cost: $2,895

UX Australia: August 23-26, 2016


Where: Melbourne, Australia

Website: http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/uxaustralia-2016

Cost: Not yet announced

BigDesign: September 8-10, 2016


Where: Addison, Texas

Website: http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/

Cost: Not yet announced

MOBX Conference: September 9, 2016


Where: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://2016.mobxcon.com/

Cost: € 380 (around $415 USD)

EuroIA: September 22-24, 2016


Where: Amsterdam

Website: http://www.euroia.org/

Cost: Not yet announced

GIANT Conference: October 17-19, 2016


Where: Charlotte, NC

Website: http://www.giantconf.com/

Cost: $800

UI21: October 31-November 2, 2016


Where: Boston, Massachusetts

Website: https://ui21.uie.com/

Cost: $1,475

Midwest UX: Dates TBD


Where: Louisville, Kentucky

Website: http://2016.midwestuxconference.com/

Cost: Not yet announced

UX Camp Europe: Dates TBD


Where: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.uxcampeurope.org/

Cost: Not yet announced

Which UX conference is your favorite? Have one to add to the list? Let us know on Twitter!

Want to see who delivers a consistently good UX conference? Check out our listings from previous years. 

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