The UX and design events you should be checking out this October

October is the month when the design community descends to their favorite conference around the world. With most conferences returning as a personal experience is it the perfect opportunity to meet again, learn from each other, and exchange knowledge. In addition to the in-person experience, events in most cases also offer a digital experience, so you can have a multi-layered conversation about the topics you care about the most. We have selected 25+ UX and (digital) design events for you, on every continent, and for every budget.
Editors Picks September 26 to October 2nd

Gray Area Festival

29 September - 2 October, San Fransico, USA / Livestream

Gray Area is a nonprofit organization that applies art and technology to create social and civic impact through education, incubation, and public events.. The Gray Area Festival is their chance to bring together people from around the world to experience a jam-packed slice of our year-round programming at the Grand Theater. 2022 celebrates our 8th year of Gray Area Festival.

Graphic Days

17 September - 2 October, Turin, Italy

The visual design festival Graphic Days 2022 returns to Turin, Italy for its seventh edition, showcasing over 40 events across the city. The program includes exhibitions, workshops, talks, video projections, and performances across six main locations in the city. The festival incorporates three themes: Design For Kids, Design Like Kids, and Design With Kids.

Brand New Conference

3 - 4 October, Austin, USA

Brand New Conference is a two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world. Austin.

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

5 - 9 October, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world.

Amuse UX Conference

5 - 7 October, Budapest, Hungary

Amuse 2022 is an international conference in Budapest about UX design, user research, service design, creativity, product design, game & VR design, and more.


6 - 7 October, Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic.js is a single track conference with talks by internationally renowned speakers and rising stars in the JavaScript community. You’ll hear about fun experiments, learn about the latest in JavaScript, and connect with other passionate developers.

Forward Festival Vienna

6 - 7 October, Vienna, Austria / Live stream

Forward Festival will return to Vienna on October 6th – 7th 2022 presenting nothing less than a firework of creativity. 2 days, more than 15 speakers, hands-on workshops and exciting side-events promise encounters of creativity!

Trailer Demo Festival 2022

Design in Motion Festival

6 October, The Netherlands

On Thursday the 6th of October, the world’s best motion design will be on show on almost all screens in the public space in the Netherlands.

Creative Works Conference

6 - 8 October, Memphis, USA / Livestream

Creative Works Conference is a bunch of talks, workshops, vendors, and afterparties that encourage inspiration, connection, and growth among creative professionals. Beyond that, it can also be a confidence booster, a skill builder, a network expander, and a career changer. Truly, the conference is what you make it.

designFAO 2022

7 October, Faro, Portugal

designFAO is a conference that brings together Creative People. It is a one-day event that provides inspiration, education, growth, and skills development through deep-dive talks.

Redo Festival

7 - 9 October, Prishtina, Kosovo

REDO, the annual International graphic design and visual arts event in Prishtina, Kosovo. REDO is a three-day event in motion that brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the current issues within the practice of graphic design. Through a series of talks, music events, books, and tours of the city, REDO provides an opportunity for designers to get together in and around the city of Prishtina.


7 - 9 October, San Diego, USA

TwitchCon San Diego takes place on October 7-9, 2022 at the San Diego Convention Center. TwitchCon is the IRL party starring the entire Twitch community and everything they are into. Join tons of fans for a weekend of games, meet and greets, Twitch Rivals, and more. It’s going to be a wild time.

Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

  1. – 16. October, Lucerne, Switserland

Annual international poster festival, with an exhibition, symposium and multiple smaller side events.

SmashingConf New York

10 - 13 October, New York, USA

An inclusive, practical and friendly conference on front-end, design and UX, with CSS/JS techniques, accessibility, performance, privacy and real-life case studies.

George UX Conf

10 October, Vienna, Austria

George UX Conf is an exceptional UX design event with visionary experts, creative peers, and international top speakers. Connect, exchange ideas, and gain insights into user experience, design processes, and the future of money. Vienna waits for you. George welcomes you.

An Event Apart Denver

10 – 12 October, Denver, USA

An Event Apart is the premier web design conference for UX and front-end experts. Each event is a mix of education, inspiration, practical takeaways, and deep insight into the future, presented by industry shakers and shapers. Join peers who are as passionate about new ideas and best practices as you are. To design a better experience, attend a better-designed UX conference.

Inscript Experimental Type Festival

12 - 16 October, Online

Inscript is an inaugural experimental type festival taking place online. Inscript explores the overlap of typography and experimental tech, including but not limited to artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, creative coding, physical computing and innovative use of traditional craft.

OFFF Mexico

13 - 14 October, Mexico City, Mexico

OFFF Mexico is an international festival that welcomes innovative local and international talent to share their experiences in the fields of creativity, digital culture and innovation.

Interact Conference London

13 October, London, UK

Interact London is a design conference where the best minds from UX, design, Ai, data and more share their ideas with digital leaders from around the world.

VIEW Conference

16 - 21 October, Turin, Italy

VIEW Conference focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.

Adobe MAX - The Creativity Conference

18 - 20 October, Los Angeles, USA / Livestream

Adobe MAX - The Creativity Conference is an annual event with the purpose to promote the latest Adobe releases to those in the computer design and development industries.

Semi Permanent Aotearoa

19 – 21 October, Wellington, New Zealand

Semi Permanent festival of creativity and design is coming to Wellington. New Zealand’s leading creative practitioners will showcase the breadth, depth, diversity, and potential of New Zealand’s creative industries.

Y Oslo

20 - 21 of October, Olso, Norway / Livestream

Y is a conference where you learn to make better products and services. Learn how to find the right problems, design and build services to solve them. Also organise better and grow the services we build.

Blanc! Festival

20 - 22 October, Barcelona, Spain

Blanc Festival is three days with talks, masterclasses and activities around design and professional creativity, with the focus on emerging talent and recognition of the great masters and pioneers of design in Spain. And if there is something that characterizes Blanc, it is the closeness, the familiar and comradeship environment, and the playful/festive atmosphere that is breathed during the three days of celebration of the event.

AIGA Design Conference

October 20–22, 2022 Seattle, USA / Online

AIGA Design Conference 2022 is a premier design conference in the United States that will be held both IRL and virtually from October 20 - 22, 2022. The 3-day conference will discuss thought-provoking topics that challenge designers to think about the future.

Dutch Design Week

22 - 30 October, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe, brings together over 2,600 designers and creatives each year to showcase the latest in design and innovation.

Web Unleashed Online

24 - 26 October, Online

The ultimate three-day conference for front-end development experts. Enhance your skills. Learn new techniques. Be inspired by your peers.

NO/BS Conference 2022 - Speaker Compilation

NO/BS Conference

26 - 27 October, Melbourne, Australia

The NO/BS Conference is the response to the persistent commercial tone of conferences and events in the digital space, where meaningful real-world content is often lacking. A place where like-minded people can get together, listen to some amazing stories, and cut through all the…. BS.
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Schema Conference

26 October, New York, USA

Schema is a Figma conference focused on design systems. Schema will go on the road to 3 cities in October & November 2022 as a series of design systems meetups. The roadshow attendees will be asked to apply, and we'll have a free virtual conference following the roadshow open to everyone. All events are free for our design systems community. You can expect a great lineup of design systems talks, opportunities to network with other attendees, space to ask your burning Figma questions, and to connect with design systems practitioners from around the world.

  • New York, Cot 26, 2022
  • Tokyo, Nov 2, 2022
  • London, Nov 9, 2022
  • Virtual, Nov 16, 2022

KIKK Festival

27 - 30 October, Namur, Belgium

The 11th edition of KIKK, an international festival of digital & creative cultures that explores the crossovers between art, science and technology. The program includes conferences, workshops, an art exhibition, outdoor art installations, a market with makers, startups and DIY projects, a pro area as well as electronic music parties.

DesignThinkers Toronto

27 - 28 October, Toronto, Canada / Livestream

DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest annual graphic design conference. Register to connect with design professionals from around the world during two days of sessions, conversations and socials that explore creativity, the design process and the future of design.


28 - 31 October, Lisbon, Portugal

The___Dream by The House of Beautiful Business, a global platform and community to make humans more human and business more beautiful.


27 - 29 October, Guadalajara, Mexico

Letrastica is an international event of typography and design that takes place every two years in Guadalajara, Mexico. The festival includes conferences, workshops and exhibitions on an international level as well as demonstrations, professional critiques and an open forum. At Letrastica we share, talk and learn about typography, calligraphy, lettering, design and technology.

About Neon Moiré Events Guide

Neon Moiré Events Guide is our guide to the best UX and (digital)design events taking place across the world each year.

The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, major exhibitions and design weeks, as well as up-to-date information about what events have been cancelled or postponed.

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