Staying in the know and creating meaningful industry connections are vital parts of the recruiting world. There’s no better place to do both than at a conference, where leaders, innovators, and promising new talent all gather to discuss the latest trends and ideas. For those specializing in product design recruitment, 2023 is set to be an exciting year. With a calendar full of high-profile product design and UX conferences, there’s plenty of opportunities to network with the best of the best. This blog post will shine a spotlight on the must-attend conferences of the year, ensuring you’ll know exactly where to be to connect with top-tier talent.
When: August 22–25
Where: Virtual and Sydney, Australia
Price: $350 – $995
Conference pitch: This four-day event is Australia’s biggest conference about UX, product, and service design, and related disciplines like research, content, operations, and management. Now in its fifteenth year, this hybrid event includes presentations, activities, and workshops, with local and international speakers.
When: August 24–25
Where: Virtual and Aarhus, Denmark
Price: $275 – $850
Conference pitch: Held in-person and virtually, UX Nordic brings together case studies, talks, workshops, and networking events. This year’s event will cover topics on UX research, the future of UX, enterprise UX, artificial intelligence, e-commerce and retail, and UX in the financial sector.
When: 6-7 September
Conference pitch: Immerse in inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities at this design summit.
When: 11-13 September
Where: Boulder, CO
Price: $595 – $1,195
Conference pitch: UX STRAT brings together experienced design and product professionals from around the world to share methodologies, innovations, and tools focused on strategic design and innovation. This is the perfect setting to learn new skills, get inspired by the best of the best, and meet your experienced peers in a beautiful location.
When: 13 September
Conference pitch: Tired of classic philosophical talks? UX Conf wants to shake things up and have «how-to» demos of different UX and UI design tools instead — what not to like! Plus, interactive sessions to keep your creative juices flowing.
When: 13-14 September
Where: Virtual and Vienna, Austria
Price: €190 – €890
Conference pitch: This hybrid event is Vienna’s first international conference for UX research and UX design. It aims to build a connection between the UX scene in Europe and the USA.
When: 19 September
Conference pitch: Discovery is a mindset. It transforms questions into decisions, data into stories, and insights into direction. Join us at Disco Conf 2023, a virtual conference, to explore the creative power of discovery.
When: September 27–28
Where: Copehagen, Denmark
Price: €335 – €1005
Conference pitch: Held in-person in Copenhagen, Design Matters is a conference on digital design. It brings together the digital design community to explore and inspire each other to innovate in the digital design space.
When: September 28–30
Where: Bhartiya City, Bengaluru, India
Conference pitch: UX India is the biggest UX design conference in India. This year, the event focuses on AI in design, and explores the new possibilities AI brings. Attendees can look forward to a broad program featuring workshops, panels, keynotes, talks, and networking.
When: October 5–6
Where: Berlin, Germany
Price: €50 – €375
Conference pitch: Hatch is an invitation-only event for seniors, leaders, and managers in UX, user research, and product design. If you’re looking to connect with other professionals at this stage in their careers, apply for an invitation via the website.
When: October 9-10
Where: Turin, Italy
Price: €160 – €390
Conference pitch: Intersection Conference 2022 is a design and development conference that will be held in Turin, Italy between. Speakers will share processes and methodologies on creating highly-usable digital products.
When: October 16-19
Price: $995 – $1,395
Conference pitch: If you work in content design or UX writing, Button is where you (and your team!) want to be.
When: October 10–12
Where: Graz, Austria
Price: €480 – €1,190
Conference pitch: The World Usability Congress is a two-day conference for UX experts. There will be over 40 speakers from different industries sharing their real-world UX challenges, and a chance to collaborate in workshops.
When: October 11–13, 2023
Where: Virtual and Dublin, Ireland
Price: €299 – €3,149
Conference pitch: Like UXDX USA, you can learn the latest product, UX, design, and developer practices at UXDX EMEA. Discover techniques that leading companies are using to empower their product teams to succeed.
When: November 3
Where: Brighton, UK
Price: £65 – £215
Conference pitch: UX Brighton will take place in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall and look at the relationship between UX and innovation.
When: November 23–24
Where: Málaga, Spain
Price: €125 – €1,500
Conference pitch: A two-day in-person event exploring the latest trends in web technologies, with 20 international speakers and 4 keynotes. The event will cover topics like programming, JS frameworks, web design UX/UI, product design, mobile development, software architectures and best practices, and web accessibility.
Prepare yourself, as 2023 promises to be a game-changing year for HR and recruiting specialists seeking talented designers. By attending these conferences, not only will you get clued up on the freshest trends and strategies in the business, but you’ll also mingle with a pool of potential hires. So why wait? Get a jumpstart on your hiring process – register for one of these conferences today!