UX Research Conferences

Connect with UX researchers around the globe at UXinsight conferences

What started as a local UX research meetup, grew into the first UX research conference in Europe in 2017.

Since then, every year hundreds of UX researchers from all over the world (about 30 countries) gather at the UXinsight Festival to discuss trends in UX research, case studies, new methods, research maturity and more.

In 2021 we started our second annual UX research conference, UXinsight Unfolds: a one-day deep dive focused on one specific topic.

Both UXinsight Festival and Unfolds UX research conferences aim to provide actionable insights, high-quality content, speaker diversity​ and interaction opportunities.

Check our past UX research conferences

Unfolds 2021

Making UX research more inclusive

Festival 2021

Learning by failing

Festival 2020

Creativity in research

UXinsight 2019

Looking ahead

UXinsight 2018

UX research maturity

UXinsight 2017

First edition

Unfolds 2021

Online conference, November 11th.

A deep dive into the topic of inclusion and diversity in user research. With speakers talking about biases, creating awareness, who to include in research, how to find diverse participants and more.

More about UXinsight Unfolds 2021

Festival 2021

We’ve all heard about inspiring success stories, but what about the great ideas that came out of failure?

During this 3-day online conference, speakers like Nikki Anderson (Zalando), Kathleen Asjes, Stephanie M. Pratt and Victor Yocco, shared their lessons learned in doing research, building a practice, democratizing research and ethics.

More about UXinsight Festival 2021

Festival 2020

In 2020 we planned a 3-day in-person conference in cooperation with the ResearchOps community ..... And then Covid-19 hit the world.

Together with a.o. Brigette Metzler, Tomomi Sasaki, Holly Cole and Hugo Froes, the UXinsight team translated the conference to a 5-day online experience.

We enjoyed a great line-up with speakers from companies like Spotify, Google, Adidas, Shopify, Philips, Mailchimp and others.

More about UXinsight Festival 2020

UXinsight 2019

In 2019 we looked at the exciting future of UX research through three lenses: How, Why and Who? Focus areas are technology & data (the ‘how’), role & purpose (the ‘why’) and inclusiveness & collaboration (the ‘who’).

We enjoyed a great line-up with speakers like Steve Portigal, Colette Kolenda (Spotify), David McCrae (Google), Aryel Cianflone (LinkedIn) and Raz Schwartz (Facebook).

More about UXinsight 2019

UXinsight 2018

Tomer Sharon opened this edition with the exciting topic "What UX research maturity looks like". Gregg Bernstein talked about how to scale a research team. And we ended the day with learning more about designing Nudges, in a talk by Reint Jan Renes.

More about UXinsight 2018

UXinsight 2017

When we started brainstorming about organising a one-day event in the Netherlands, we wondered if more than 100 people would sign up.

So it was a positive surprise that we attracted about 250 people from different parts of the world that first year. We learned that there was no other conference dedicated to UX research. At least not in Europe, not at that time.

It was clear that the UX community was ready for UX research focused content. We enjoyed a great line-up with speakers from companies like Google, Booking.com, Coolblue and others.

What to expect at UXinsight conferences?

Audience

The majority of our participants are UX researchers and designers involved in user research. We balance content relevant for the more senior researchers with that for starters. 

 

Who is attending UXinsight UX research conferences?

Over the years we gained a wider reach, with speakers and attendants from all over the world. 

 

"I liked how international the audience were." - Festival 2020 attendee

Speakers involved

Our program includes industry experts and features speakers from companies like Google, Facebook, Spotify, LinkedIn, Booking.com and more. But just as well UX researchers working for smaller agencies, government or start-ups. 

 

"The organizing committee pays special attention to emerging and interesting topics, and are keen on embracing new ways of looking at both new and existing problems.Many thanks to the organizers for curating an environment that is open, curious and collaborative!"
- Festival 2020 speaker

Curation & program

Every year the UXinsight conference program is hosted by a different team of UX research experts. Every speaker proposal is evaluated by at least three experts. 

 

We are looking for diversity in speakers, uniqueness and relevance of the topic. Experience in speaking is not required: we support inexperienced speakers and coach them along the way. 

 

"Great speakers and very well organised conference. I came away having learned new things and made new connections with people. It has been my favorite conference I’ve ever attended!" – 2019 attendee

Inclusion & diversity

We aim for our resources and services to be inclusive of different people and perspectives. 

Some examples: Connecting with local UX research communities around the world | Attracting a diverse pool of speakers | Offering support for inexperienced speakers | Differentiating ticket prices based on economic situation

 

"Thanks for inviting such a diverse range of speakers. Setting the standard for other conferences!" - Unfolds 2021 attendee

Valued partnerships

Our goal is to add value to the UX research community. We strive to work with people and organisations that are aligned with our intentions.

We really value our sponsors and partners, and cannot exist without their help. We're looking for long term partnerships with a win-win for all parties involved. 

 

"In terms of making connections and raising awareness, we can say that is was a success. In terms of promoting our open positions, there was a lot of interest.​" - Zalando, Festival 2021 sponsor

Partners who supported UXinsight conferences

Zalando at UXinsight Festival 2021
UX alliance at UXinsight Festival 2021
UXacademy

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