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33+ Top UX Conferences of 2016

Spencer Lanoue  |  January 13, 2016
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

oreilly-design-conference-2016Where: San Francisco, CaliforniaWebsite: http://conferences.oreilly.com/design/ux-interaction-iot-usCost: $1,795-$2995 (depending on which pass you choose)

NN/g Usability Week: Various Cities and Dates

usability-week-2016When & 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

convey-ux-2016Where: Seattle, WashingtonWebsite: http://conveyux.com/Cost: $1,395

Interaction16: March 1-4, 2016

interaction-16-ixdaWhere: Helsinki, FinlandWebsite: http://interaction16.ixda.org/Cost: €950 (about $1,030 USD)

An Event Apart: Various Cities and Dates

an-event-apart-2016When & 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

smashing-conference-2016When & 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

dibi-2016Where: Edinburgh, UKWebsite: http://dibiconference.com/Cost: £350 (about $505 USD)

MEX16: March 17-18, 2016

mex-2016Where: London, EnglandWebsite: http://www.pmn.co.uk/mex/Cost: £799 (about $867 USD)

Managing Experience Conference: March 29-30, 2016

mx-2016Where: San Francisco, CaliforniaWebsite: http://mxconference.com/Cost: $2,395

UX Salon: April 3-4, 2016

ux-salon-2016(1)Where: Tel Aviv, IsraelWebsite: http://2016.uxsalon.com/Cost: 1,430 NIS (about $335 USD)

UX Poland Conference: April 11-14, 2016

ux-poland-2016Where: Warsaw, PolandWebsite: http://uxpoland.com/Cost: 1,539.96 (about $385 USD)

UX Immersion: Interactions: April 18-20, 2016

ux-immersion-interactions-2016Where: San Diego, CaliforniaWebsite: 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

ia-summit-2016Where: Atlanta, GeorgiaWebsite: http://www.iasummit.org/Cost: $800

CHI 2016: May 7-12, 2016

chi-2016Where: San Jose, CaliforniaWebsite: https://chi2016.acm.org/Cost: $1,400

Gel Conference: May 11-13, 2016

gel-2016-01Where: New York City, New YorkWebsite: http://creativegood.com/gel/Cost: $1,200

UX Alive: May 11-13, 2016

ux-alive-2016Where: Istanbul, TurkeyWebsite: http://www.uxalive.com/Cost: € 550 (about $599 USD)

Conversion Conference: Various Cities and Dates

conversion-conference-2016When & 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

ux-londonWhere: London, EnglandWebsite: http://2016.uxlondon.com/Cost: £995 (about $1,436 USD)

UXLx: May 24-27, 2016

uxlxWhere: Lisbon, PortugalWebsite: 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

uxpa-2016Where: Seattle, WashingtonWebsite: http://uxpa2016.org/Cost: $900-$1,725 (depending on location and how many days you attend)

Enterprise UX: June 8-10, 2016

enterprise-ux-2016Where: San Antonio, TexasWebsite: http://2016.enterpriseux.net/Cost: $1,395

UX Scotland: June 8-10, 2016

ux-scotlandWhere: Edinburgh, UKWebsite: http://uxscotland.net/2016/Cost: £425 (about $462 USD)

UX Strat: Various Cities and Dates

ux-strat-2016When & 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 conferenceWhere: New York CityWebsite: http://conference.awwwards.com/nyc-2016/Cost: $575 and up

UX Lausanne: June 17, 2016

ux-lausanne-2016Where: Lausanne, SwitzerlandWebsite: http://2016.uxlausanne.com/Cost: Not yet announced

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

Prototypes, Process & PlayWhere: Chicago, IllinoisWebsite: http://chicagocamps.org/events/2016/prototypes-process-play/Cost: $250 and up

UX Week: August 9-12, 2016

ux-week-2016Where: San Francisco, CaliforniaWebsite: http://uxweek.com/Cost: $2,895

UX Australia: August 23-26, 2016

ux-australia-2016Where: Melbourne, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/conferences/uxaustralia-2016Cost: Not yet announced

BigDesign: September 8-10, 2016

bigdesign-2016Where: Addison, TexasWebsite: http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/Cost: Not yet announced

MOBX Conference: September 9, 2016

mobx-2016Where: Berlin, GermanyWebsite: http://2016.mobxcon.com/Cost: € 380 (around $415 USD)

EuroIA: September 22-24, 2016

euro-ia-2016Where: AmsterdamWebsite: http://www.euroia.org/Cost: Not yet announced

GIANT Conference: October 17-19, 2016

giant-conf-2016Where: Charlotte, NCWebsite: http://www.giantconf.com/Cost: $800

UI21: October 31-November 2, 2016

ui21Where: Boston, MassachusettsWebsite: https://ui21.uie.com/Cost: $1,475

Midwest UX: Dates TBD

midwest-ux-2016Where: Louisville, KentuckyWebsite: http://2016.midwestuxconference.com/Cost: Not yet announced

UX Camp Europe: Dates TBD

ux-camp-europe-2016Where: Berlin, GermanyWebsite: 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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About the author:

Spencer Lanoue is a marketer who helps UX designers, PMs, and marketers make things people want.