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As a UX specialist, you know that you need to keep your skills up to date and keep track of all the latest ux trends. Whether you're looking for UX designer jobs or just want to sharpen your skills, you need to interact with other design professionals.

Where you once could go to any of myriad conferences, those have all since shut down due to the pandemic. So, where can you go to find the latest UX design trends?

This is where virtual conferences and classes come into play, and there's never been a better time to sign up. So keep reading for a list of a couple of the UX virtual conferences and masterclasses that you can't miss!

UX Conferences

Conferences offer unparalleled networking opportunities, and even though most of them are virtual or hybrid, they're still great for meeting like-minded people. But, of course, if you can attend in person, that's a great idea too.


Website: UXDX

When: 6-8 Oct. 2021, All Day (UTC+1)

Taking place both in Dublin and Online, this conference promises a whopping 50 speakers. As if that lineup wasn't enough encouragement, the focus will be on collaboration between different product teams. Think product, dev, design, and UX teams all working together in perfect harmony.

UX Australia 2021 (Sydney, Australia / Online)

Website: UX Australia

When: 24-27 Aug. 2021, All Day (UTC+10)

UX Australia has been running for 13 years and is one of Australia's premier events. As usual, it will include both workshops and speakers with the breakdown of 2 days of workshops followed by two days of conferencing.

This conference is widely anticipated with many networking opportunities and warrants a definite "don't miss!" rating.

Interact 2021 (Italy, Online)

Website: Interact2021

When: 30 Aug. - 03 Sept. 2021, 08:00 - 21:00 (UTC+1)

Long known as one of the world's best UX design events, the Interact tradeshow is in its 18th year and promises a stunning lineup. The theme this year is "Sense, Feel, Design". Recognising the advance of more immersive technology, the conference will tackle multisensory approaches to design.

UX Masterclasses

Masterclasses offer the best in rapid education. They pack a whole lot of information into a few days, and you inevitably walk away feeling energized and ready to innovate. So while you're waiting for October to roll around, we suggest brushing up on your UX reading.

Certified UX, UI, and Content Design Design Course for Everyone

Presented by: School of UX

When: 4–8 Oct 2021, 13:00–18:00 (UTC)

This 5-day course covers everything from research, UI fundamentals to UX writing and wireframing. Presented by designers working professionally with more than 15 years of experience, this course promises to deliver some serious value in a relatively short time.

UXMasterclass 2021 (Online)

Presented by: UX Alliance

When: 14-16 Oct 2021

With a rich history of well thought out and professionally presented workshops, UXMasterclass is always great to attend. This year, for the first time, UX masterclass will be hosted in Latin America.

Though there's no official lineup yet, signing up for this event is definitely worthwhile.

The 17th UX Masterclass will bring together international experts and thought leaders from the fields of global user research, innovation, and user experience design to discuss and share UX Masterclass topics they are passionate about. Register your interest below: you’ll automatically qualify for special early bird rates.

UX Design Trends

There are many more conferences and masterclasses happening in 2021. The design industry is excited to push back into a full-time operation, and you can be part of it.

Check out our market-leading insights for more UX Design trends, job alerts, and case studies.

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