UX events are a great opportunity for industry professionals to stay on top of the latest trends & advancements, learn new skills and most importantly, network! Here’s our pick of the best ones coming up this year.
1. UX London
This huge conference brings global UX industry leaders together for a blend of inspirational talks and workshops. Tailor your experience with a day ticket for your desired area of UX (Day 1 – Product, Day 2 – Service, Day 3 –Design) or opt for the full three day pass to fully immerse yourself in the event.
When: May 24th – 26th
Where: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF
- Standard Day Ticket - £425 + Vat
- Three day Ticket - £1,125+Vat
Extra Info: Standard tickets are on sale until April 3rd but the Three Day pass is available until May 17th (while tickets last!) - http://2017.uxlondon.com/
2. Fundamentals of Service Design, Bunnyfoot
This is an interactive one day training course arming you with an understanding of the principles of service design, and applying them with a suite of tools.
When: April 6th or June 15th
Where: 4th Floor, 54 St John's Square, Farringdon, London, EC1V 4JL
Cost: £495 + Vat
Extra Info: Participants are usually UX and Brand managers, Designers and Creatives. Bunnyfoot have 13 courses available, head to the website to find out more information - http://www.bunnyfoot.com/services/ux-training/fundamentals-of-service-design.php
3. Camp Digital
Manchester hosts a one day conference that brings together digital, design, and UX communities. A mixture of inspirational seminars and practical workshops from renowned speakers will discuss important topics and trends within UX.
When: May 24th
Where: Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB
Cost: £199 + Vat
Extra Info: There is an after party for all of those that attend! Visit http://www.wearesigma.com/campdigital/2017/ for more information.
4. Ladies That UX
These ladies are international, but if you head to their website you will find your most local meet up. The movement offers the opportunity to network, learn, and share experiences along with talks from guest speakers.
When: Monthly, keep informed by joining a local group for dates and times
Where: Venues can vary
Extra Info: You don’t need to be working in the UX industry, all you need is a keen interest. Visit http://ladiesthatux.com/ for more information.
A monthly meet up in London, The Interaction Design Association is dedicated to advancing the discipline of interactive design and is part of a global community of people.
When: The last Wednesday of every month.
Where: You can find out the venue information by joining the group and getting regular updates.
Extra Info: Interaction Week 2018 events are already up, head to the website to find out more - http://ixda.org/
6. UX Camp, Copenhagen
This conference is user-generated, requiring active participation from everyone, relying on the passion of those that attend. Participating can involve giving a presentation, sharing your experiences on social media, or taking part in discussions on the conference - there is lots of ways to get involved.
When: May 5th – 6th
Where: The IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København
Cost: TBC (Tickets on sale in the Spring)
Extra Info: It’s organised by volunteers so if you fancy getting involved head over to their website and shoot them an email - http://uxcampcph.org/
7. Experience Fighters
Two days of talks and roundtable discussions with 25 international speakers, a meeting of user experience and innovation.
When: June 21st - 22nd
Where: Edificio Nouvel, Auditorio 400, Reina Sofía Art Center Museum Ronda de Atocha, corner of the Emperor Carlos V, 28012 Madrid.
- Early bird tickets are available until March 31st for £130 or € 150 including VAT
- General Entry begins on April 1st for € 215
Extra Info: Visit http://experiencefighters.com/ for more information.
This is for designers and developers to understand UX and each other better. It’s a one day event with inspiring design talks and workshops run by designers and developers with over 40 years combined experience.
When: June 13th
Where: Canada Water Culture Space, London, SE16 7AR
- Super Early Bird £199 (Sale ends April 1st)
- Early Bird £249 (Sale else May 1st)
- Regular £299 (June 13th)
Extra Info: There are extra discounts if you book in a group and students get a 50% discount. Visit http://theuxconf.com/ for more information.
8. Pixel Pioneers
A one day conference with some of the brightest minds in the web design and development industry, this brand new series begins with practical and inspired presentations with its inaugural event In Bristol.
When: June 22nd
Where: M Shed, Museum St, Bristol, BS1
Cost: £125 Including VAT
Extra Info: There are shopify events the day before and after the conference, the info is still to be released to keep an eye out for updates here - https://pixelpioneers.co/
Another one for the South West, this event explores both the theory and practice of design, UX and information architecture.
When: June 23rd
Where: Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
- £95 + VAT (Sale ends April 30th)
- £115 + VAT (Final ticket tier)
Extra Info: Students who purchase with a university email address and have a valid NUS card pay only £30 + VAT. Visit http://2017.collaborateconf.com/ for more information.
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