UX and design conferences to attend in fall 2020 (August 2020 - December 2020)

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If you are attending an in-person event please follow all guidelines and protocols put forth by the organizations and the public health officials.

Due to the global public health crisis, many conferences have been canceled, reschedule, or go virtual. The conferences mentioned in this post are mostly happening online, others are in-person, or a hybrid between online and offline. Some events mentioned are new, others are virtual adaptations of in-person events, but all are organized during a lockdown. This shows that all organizers are passionate about bringing their communities together, so we all can meet, create new memories, and learn from each other.
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Let’s dive into our list for August to December:

August

Design Conference Calendar August 2020

UX & Digital Design Week

When: August 10 - 14
Where: Online

UX and Digital Design Week created by Future London Academy is a 5-day program that will give you inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. You will find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services.
Details: UX & Digital Design Week
🎟 Tickets: UX & Digital Design Week

SmashingConf Live

When: August 20 - 21
Where: Online

A friendly online conference on front-end & UX. With interactive live sessions, practical insights, accessible speakers, collaborative notes, and fireplace chats with like-minded folks.
Details: SmashingConf Live
🎟 Tickets: SmashingConf Live

5to9 Conference

When: August 25 - 27
Where: Online

5to9 Conference is a virtual 3-day conference, focused on exploring how folks can leverage the power of side projects to diversify their income streams, launch their passion projects, and more.
Details: 5to9 Conference
🎟 Tickets: 5to9 Conference

September

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Clarity

When: September 03 - 04
Where: Online
Clarity is a design systems conference focused on how we work together. Clarity provide tools and standards to scale across an increasing number of devices, platforms, and products.
Details: Clarity
🎟 Tickets: Clarity

GOGBOT

When: September 10 - 13
Where: Enschede, The Netherlands

GOGBOT offers a playground of convergence. Drawing participants from all over the world are presented, to profit from a context of active discovery. GOGBOT proudly present the outstanding talents from the Netherlands, supporting this by having the Awards for the best of art and creative technology graduates.
Details: GOGBOT
🎟 Tickets: GOGBOT

WHATABOUT: Future of Brands

When: September 11 - 13
Where: Online

Whatabout: Future of Brands is the most real online conference about new digital reality in design, visual, and brand communications. We'll talk, discuss, and discover the good and the bad side of today’s and tomorrow’s digital world.
Details: WHATABOUT
🎟 Tickets: WHATABOUT

UX+ Conference 2020

When: September 12 - 13
Where: Online

UX+ is an online conference for aspiring and seasoned User Experience professionals. UX+ Conference invites speakers that are the most renowned UX practitioners and designers, from Southeast Asia all the way to Silicon Valley. This allows our attendees to hear from different points of view, from successful local startups to the most influential firms around the world.
Details: UX+ Conference
🎟 Tickets: UX+ Conference

Future of Branding Week

When: September 14 - 18
Where: Online

Future of Branding Week created by Future London Academy is an immersive 5-day program that explores how brands can express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create a design that will last for generations. The program includes talks, round-table discussions, fireside chats, mini-workshops, studio visits, and case study deep dives.
Details: Future of Branding Week
🎟 Tickets: Future of Branding Week

Config Europe

When: September 17
Where: Online
A one-day virtual conference where Figma users come together to learn from each other.
🎟 Tickets: Config Europe

WXG

⚠️ POSTPONED TO 2021

Now in its eighth year, WXG is an all-day tech conference exploring what we can achieve when we work together. WXG is a conference for product people, agency owners, and tech lovers.
Details: WXG
🎟 Tickets: WXG

Antwerp Poster Festival

When: September 19 - 25
Where: Antwerp

Antwerp Poster Festival is an event aimed at promoting graphic design and creative thinking in Antwerp. With its international appeal, Antwerp Poster Festival strives to showcase a broad spectrum of styles and visions in the field of graphic design.
🎟 Tickets: Antwerp Poster Festival

Pictoplasma in Isolation

When: September 18 - 19
Where: Online

First-ever, fully digital Pictoplasma in Isolation. Pictoplasma will be live-broadcasting 2 full days worth of character inspiration, with more than 30 artist talks, fresh animation screenings, a special symposium, spreading visual greatness and inspiration into the safe space of your own four walls, no matter where you are,…
🎟 Tickets: Pictoplasma

Motion Plus Design Paris 2020

When: September 19
Where: Paris, France

Motion Plus Design invites for this Paris edition the cream of the crop of French Motion Design scene. Motion Plus Design is a full day of talks, in-person event and main language will be French.
Details: Motion Plus Design Paris
🎟 Tickets: Motion Plus Design

Design Matters 20

When: September 23 - 24
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark with Livestream

Design Matters is a 2-day conference on Digital Design. Created by designers, for designers! The design conference brings together practitioners from the best and most happening companies around the world for two days of design talks, workshops, discussions, and socializing in Copenhagen.
Details: Design Matters 20
🎟 Tickets: Design Matters
Related: 5 Design Conferences to attend in Copenhagen

FIBER Festival 2020

When: 24 – 27 September
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

FIBER Festival is an Amsterdam based festival that showcases contemporary digital culture, audiovisual art, speculative design, and forward-thinking music culture to enhance other worldviews.
Through the lens of the arts, the festival reflects upon the ever-shifting impact of technology on society and the environment. FIBER explores these topics collectively through lectures, installation art, performances, and by learning from pioneering creative making-processes.
🎟 Tickets: FIBER Festival

October

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Web Unleashed 2020

When: October 5 -7
Where: Online

The ultimate three-day conference for front-end development experts. By attending Web Unleashed, you will get up-to-date on the skills needed to push you ahead in your career, and elevate your personal and professional development. Be inspired by your peers. Organized by FITC
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Forward Festival Vienna

When: October 8 - 9
Where: Vienna, Austria

The Forward Festival stands for interesting talks and personal interaction with the most renowned minds from the fields of design, creativity, and communication, who reveal their experiences, personal success, and learnings to the audience. Next to presentations and talks, the extensive program consists of workshops, student talks, after-show parties, live performances and happenings as well as the expo area. This program will once again be expanded for the 5th anniversary and will offer many specials and surprises for its visitors.
Details: Forward Festival Vienna
🎟 Ticktes: Forward Festival

Bend Design

When: October 19-24
Where: Online

Every October, Bend Design gathers creative thinkers from a diverse range of practices and professions for talks, shows, workshops, screenings, and problem-solving sessions. Due to COVID-19—doing Bend Design has moved from a four-day in-person event in Bend to an all-new online program.
🎟 Ticktes: Bend Design

Digital Design Days

When: October 22 - 24
Where: Online and in-person in Milano, Italy

5th edition of this global meeting point of the Digital Design Industry.
For three days, Digital Design Days offers an exclusive online conference and a one-day in-person event in Milano for 200 attendees.
Details: Digital Design Days
🎟 Ticktes: Digital Design Days

HOW Design Live

When: October 26 - 29
Where: Atlanta, USA

Now more than ever, designers have the opportunity to change the world. HOW? A new paradigm is emerging that asks not what the future holds for design, but questions HOW we want to live as a society. Designers have the unique ability to envision, design, and imagine a better world. Massive shifts are underway for brands in the areas of sustainability, circularity, politics, activism, cultural movements, big data, and emerging technology, but HOW do we thrive in a world disrupted by so much change?
Details: HOW Design Live
🎟 Ticktes: HOW Design Live

Creative Paper Conference 2020

When: October 29-30
Where: Munich, Germany

Every two years Novum magazine organizes a conference where paper lovers, manufacturers, printers, and designers meet. Due to the pandemic, Novum has worked out a concept to comply with safety standards and will inform you about possible changes. The conference is in German only.
🎟 Tickets: creative-paper.de

Semi Permanent Porto

When: October 30 - 31
Where: Porto, Portugal

First edition of Semi Permanent Porto. As the new European home of Semi Permanent, the program will include two days of talks, exhibitions, installations, parties, and experiences designed with the city, it's people and it's ideas in mind.
Details: Semi Permanent Porto
🎟 Ticktes: Semi Permanent Porto

November

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KIKK Festival

When: November 5 - 8
Where: Namur, Belgium

The 10th edition of KIKK, a multi-track festival on the intersection of art, science & tech to explore the economic and artistic implications of new technologies. The conference is on Thursday and Friday, all exhibitions are also open on Saturday and Sunday. The event gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world. They are designers, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers, or musicians.
Deatils: KIKK Festival
🎟 Ticket: KIKK Festival

beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF

When: November 9 - 11
Where: Düsseldorf, Germany

This is number 10! Ten editions of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. Join beyond tellerrand to celebrate 10 years of creativity, inspiration, learning, and meeting with a lovely group of people each and every year. The organizer, Marc Thiele, is planning some special surprises for the 10th edition. Not sure what it is going to be, but let’s find out!
Details: beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF
🎟 Ticket: beyond tellerrand

SmashingConf SF

When: November 10 - 11
Where: Online

The Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers.
Details: SmashingConf SF
🎟 Ticket: SmashingConf SF

Semi Permanent Auckland

When: November 11 - 12
Where: Auckland, New Zealand

Three-day conference Semi Permanent brings together internationally renowned designers, artists & creative icons for live events, presentations, workshops & parties. In 2020 Semi Permanent explores the theme Restless.
Details: Semi Permanent Auckland
🎟 Ticket: Semi Permanent

TypeTech MeetUp Munich

When: November 13 - 15
Where: Munich, Germany

TypeTech MeetUp hosted by ATypI and GRANSHAN is a unique event during the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), where communities of font engineers and designers, web designers and developers, industry experts, and tech & business professionals gather in a relaxed atmosphere.
Details: TypeTech MeetUp Munich
🎟 Ticket: TypeTech MeetUp Munich
Promo code: NEONMOIRETTM10

AIGA Design Conference

When: November 14 - 16
Where: Pittsburgh, United States

The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions, and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes.
Details: AIGA Design Conference
🎟 Ticket: AIGA

The Design Conference

When: November 17 - 20
Where: Brisbane, Australia

The Design Conference is an event for creatives. They discuss more than the future of design — but what design means in the hearts and minds of the world's favorite creative leaders. By being transparent and vulnerable, The Design Conference engineers an experience that is designed to move, motivate, educate, and connect.
Details: The Design Conference
🎟 Ticket: The Design Conference

S-H-O-W conference

When: November 27 - 28
Where: Utrecht, The Netherlands

S-H-O-W is an event on data visualization in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference reaches out to designers, data analysts, coders, and communication experts who are interested in DataViz. There are speakers, workshops, and pop-up sessions.
Details: The Design Conference
🎟 Ticket: S-H-O-W conference

Productized: Remote Conference

When: November 27
Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Live from Lisbon! A full week of remote workshops and talks in English, product-related professionals will be able to discuss their perspectives and share insights on how to build great products together with the leading minds in Product Thinking, Product Management, Product Design, and Product Experience. Productized knows that great products are hard to build and just as difficult to manage. How can you improve your methods to make your processes easier and more efficient?
Details: Productized: Remote Conference
🎟 Ticket: Productized

December

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Element Brand Talks

When: December 10 - 11
Where: Warsaw, Poland

Element Brand Talks, focus on brand communication, both visually, strategically and in PR. We consider the economic, social, political and cultural changes that shape the environment of the future and their impact on users / audiences. What direction should branding go in to meet these needs are questions asked and answerd during Element Brand Talks.
🎟 Tickets: Element Brand Talks

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