Best Winter Design Conferences In 2019

Amazingly great design conferences are waiting for us in winter 2019. Save the date as these events are going to be really hot for such a chilly season!

In/Visible Talks

Date: January 17, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Kick off the new year right on January 17. You’re going to refresh your thinking and reframe your creative process with a day dedicated to insightful conversation, new ideas, and creative community.

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You Got This

Date: January 19, 2019
Location: London, United Kingdom

You Got This is an annual, 150+ person one-stream conference for junior developers, designers, and their teams to learn the skills needed for a happy, healthy work life.

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Hong Kong UX Conference

Date: January 21–25, 2019
Location: Hong Kong, China

NN/g’s (Nielsen Norman Group) UX Conference is all-day, immersive training courses that teach practical skills and offer design recommendations that you can apply immediately. During 5 days you’ll be able to attend more than 40 in-depth courses (as few or as many as you like). 
You’re going to obtain proven methods and best practices, hear expert instructors who teach practical skills and achieve UX Certification to test knowledge and build credibility for individuals and teams.

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Interaction Design Education Summit 2019

Date: February 3–4, 2019
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

The Summit gathers a unique mix of professionals from academia, industry, and the public sector to explore the present state of interaction design education, and to bring together these great minds to set a vision for the future. This year’s summit will be co-hosted by Microsoft and the Design-Use-Build group at the University of Washington.

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Wearable Technologies 2019

Date: February 3–6, 2019
Location: Munich, Germany

The 33rd edition of the globally established WT (Wearable Technologies) Conference Series will be bigger than ever before! The conference is going to be a meeting point for global professionals of the entire wearable ecosystem. The speakers from world top companies will take part in the conference and moreover, Wearable Technologies EUROPE will be hosting an extensive exhibition area right at the ISPO fairground.

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Interaction 19

Date: February 3–8, 2019
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Interaction 19 is a week of design events for interaction designers from around the world. You will enjoy three full conference days, listening to experts and join conversations. Don’t miss the opening night or the Interaction Awards on the last day!

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UXI Live 2019

Date: February 11, 2019
Location: Rishon Lezion, Hamerkaz Israel

UXI Live is the annual conference of the UXI community in Israel, and UXI Live 2019 is the 12th conference to date. The conference’s goal is to share and promote the knowledge in the UX/UI fields in Israel. The audience is made up from UX designers, graphic designer, and product managers. The conference will host 18 speakers, both locals and foreign, who are the experts in their field of UX. Be ready for daily professionals workshops.

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SustainableUX: design vs. climate change

Date: February 12, 2019
Location: Online

SustainableUX is an online conference for UX, front-end, and product people who want to make a positive impact on climate change, social equality, and inclusion.

The conference is free but you’d better make a donation to get a ticket.

Webstock 2019

Date: February 12–16, 2019
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Webstock is the brainchild of a small group of web professionals who’ve taken it upon themselves to promote raising the standard of websites in their own backyard (and abroad) and have a jolly good time while they’re doing it. Webstock 2019 is an annual celebration of the magic of the web and those who craft it which takes place in Wellington, New Zealand.

Digital Thinkers

Date: February 13–15, 2019
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Digital Thinkers is a conference for designers, developers and digital dreamers where you’re going to see and hear the industry leading speakers with the cutting edge themes. Be prepared for workshops and a prize-giving ceremony, when the winners of the best sites of the year are announced. During the conference, you’ll be able to make valuable connections with some of the brightest minds in the digital industry and will have great memories.

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User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK)

Date: February 15–16, 2019
Location: Hong Kong, China

User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology, and the business. You can join workshops to brush up your UX skills and get connected with the invited speakers and with the local Asian UX community.

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FITC Amsterdam 2019

Date: February 18–19, 2019
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

FITC isn’t an ordinary conference. FITC Amsterdam features the world’s most innovative, technical and creative talks that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and create your very best work in design and tech. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals who have the potential to become key collaborators throughout your career.

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UX Istanbul Conference 2019

Date: February 19, 2019
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

UX Istanbul is the first international user experience and usability conference of Turkey and the region. The one-day UX conference gathers UX and usability professionals from world’s leading companies in Istanbul, to share their experiences.

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The UX Conference

Date: February 21, 2019
Location: London, UK

The UX Conference is about the latest trends. It will be focusing on what we think is the most challenging part of design — communication between each other: internal company politics, presenting the value of design and speaking the same language with different stakeholders. The theme of the conference on February 21st, 2019 in London is “Designers and marketing: helping businesses grow”.

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2019 2nd International Conference on Image and Graphics Processing (ICIGP 2019)

Date: February 23–25, 2019
Location: Singapore, Singapore

The conference is aiming at bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to exchange technical knowledge and boost technical and educational collaboration activities within the related fields of image and graphics processing. It’s organized by the International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, and technically assisted by many universities and institutes. Prospective participants are cordially invited to participate in the conference and take this opportunity to exchange ideas and present the latest advancements.

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Los Angeles UX Conference

Date: February 24 — March 1, 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

NN/g’s UX Conference helps you get up to speed on user experience best practices so you can create successful interfaces. NN/g user experience training gives you the credibility and knowledge to ensure that your products are useful and don’t fail because they are difficult to use. Each course is a full day (9am-5pm), so you can choose one course for each day. Attend up to 6 days, or just 1.

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UX Thailand

Date: February 23–24, 2019

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Two-days of presentations and workshops that promise to inspire and upskill you; delivered by giants from across the world who’ve pioneered the design and product industry. You’ll leave The UX Thailand Conference a better designer and product person than before.

Early-bird discounts are available until January 1. 2+ ticket purchase discount when you email the event organizers.

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Design Indaba Conference 2019

Date: February 27, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

The highlight of the creative calendar, the Design Indaba Conference brings together the people using design and innovation to create a better world. Known as the highlight of the creative calendar, Design Indaba’s flagship event has evolved into so much more than a conference.
Named the best of its kind in the world, the annual Design Indaba Conference presents a stellar selection of international speakers over 3 days. Compelling presentations combine career-changing insights and the most cutting-edge work on the global circuit.

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Experience Design Week 2019

Date: February 25–27 — March 1, 2019
Location: Denver, CO, United States

At Experience Design Week this February, you’ll learn about experience design best practices from industry leaders with sessions targeted to both your specific function and sophistication of organizational experience design implementation. Leverage networking opportunities with the experience design community and get exposed to top consultancies and learn about how they can support your initiative.

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