UX Research conference guide for 2022

UX Research conference guide for 2022

December 4, 2021

Whether you’re looking to level up your research skills, get inspired by experts in the field or make new friends in research - conferences are a great way to do all of it. This guide lists the user research conferences taking place in 2022. Early bird tickets with reduced prices are available for many events already.

2020 and 2021 were a difficult year for probably everyone and definitely for conference organizers. And it’s still uncertain how events in 2022 will look like. What we know is that most major conferences take place early in the year and some of them are fully online or offer a hybrid format with online and in-person participation options.

This guide focuses on pure UX research conferences and doesn’t include general UX conferences on purpose. Did we miss one? Let us know via hello@condens.io and we will add it.

Since most conferences are virtual and allow participation from anywhere in the world, we added information about when the main talks are happening in different time zones. Here’s what the emojis mean:

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Jan 12 - 13

QRCA Virtual Summit 🎥

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Date: January 12 - 13, 2022
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Location: Fully online
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Theme: REimagine REsearch
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Price: $150
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

The research conference year starts with an event organized by the Qualitative Research Consultants Association. The QRCA annual conference traditionally has a strong focus on market research but covers all things qualitative research. This year the conference is split into two separate events - one fully online and the other in-person. The virtual summit is a 2-day conference with educational content, workshops and interactive discussions around the theme REconnect and REenergize.

Feb 08 - 09

UX360 Research Summit 🎥

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Date: February 8 - 9, 2022
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Location: Fully online
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Theme: tba
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Price: ticket price starts at € 99
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

UX360 Research Summit 2022 will be fully virtual, offering presentations, interactive panel discussions and 1-2-1-meeting opportunities around UX and design research. The two-day event will happen between 8am-2pm EDT (New York) / 2pm-8pm CET (Berlin) time. UX360 Research Summit was created in the context of the QUAL360 global conference series. There are reduced early-bird tickets available.

Mar 09 - 11

Advancing Research 2022 🎥

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Date: March 9 - 11, 2022
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Location: Fully online
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Theme: Research opportunities to enable businesses to both do good and do well
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Price: Tickets starting from US$ 695
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

The third edition of the Advancing Research (by Rosenfeld) conference was planned as a hybrid conference but will now take place fully online. The talks and panels will be streamed live and extended virtually, too. Curated by Jem Ahmed, Jamika Burge, Chris Geison and the team from Rosenfeld Media, this event is all about advancing the research practice with this year's focus on opportunities for research practitioners & teams to enable businesses to both do good and do well.

Mar 16 - 18

Design Research 2022 🎥

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Date: March 16 - 18, 2022
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Location: Fully online
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Theme: tba
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Price: Tickets starting from A$450.00
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

Design Research usually takes place in Australia but is fully virtual this time. While the program isn’t released yet it will consist of 1 workshop day followed by 2 full days of conference presentations. The organizers already announced that the 2022 conference will focus on conducting design research under various conditions and with diverse groups, research operations, and positioning research within product and service teams. Note that workshop tickets have to be purchased separately from the conference ticket.

Apr 13 - 14

CHI22 (web exclusive) 🎥

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Date: April 13 - 14, 2022
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Location: Fully online
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Theme: tba
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Price: tba
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

This conference continues with a hybrid approach for their 2022 edition. There will be a web-exclusive two-day event and a hybrid event (in-person and online) this year. While the program is not yet announced, the conference around human-computer interaction annually brings together researchers from all over the world.

Apr 30 - May 06

CHI22 (full conference) 🎥 📍

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Date: April 30 - May 6, 2022
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Location: Hybrid (online and in-person), New Orleans, USA
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Theme: tba
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Price: tba
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

This conference continues with a hybrid approach for their 2022 edition. There will be a web-exclusive two-day event and a hybrid event (in-person and online) this year. While the program is not yet announced, the conference around human-computer interaction annually brings together researchers from all over the world.

May 16 - 18

QRCA San Diego Conference 📍

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Date: May 16 - 18, 2022
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Location: San Diego, USA
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Theme: REimagine REsearch
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Price: US$ 1295

The research conference year starts with an event organized by the Qualitative Research Consultants Association. The QRCA annual conference traditionally has a strong focus on market research but covers all things qualitative research. This year the conference is split into two separate events - one fully online and the other in-person. REconnect and REenergize is the theme for the 3-day in-person conference offering a mix of educational formats and interactive sessions.

May 19 - 20

#gamesUR Summit 📍

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Date: May 19 - 20, 2022
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Location: Salt Lake City, USA
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Theme: Metamorphosis
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Price: tba

GamesUR 2022 will be an in-person event. There is no program announced yet, but this year’s session will be all around the theme “Metamorphosis” which wants to spotlight how the past few years “revolutionized” games user research.

May 30 - Jun 01

UXinsight Festival 22 🎥 📍

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Date: May 30 - June 1, 2022
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Location: Hybrid (online and in-person), Netherlands
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Theme: Growth in UX research
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Price: tba
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

Europe’s largest user research conference is opening its doors again. Attendees are invited to join their in-person conference in the Netherlands or to be part of the event virtually. Besides the talks and workshops, UX Insight Festival stands out with its interactive sessions that help you make new research friends. The sixth festival focuses on Growth - either personal career growth, growing the UX research field or UX research communities.

Jun 21 - 23

UXPA International 2022 📍

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Date: June 21 - 23, 2022
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Location: San Diego, USA
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Theme: tba
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Price: tba

The conference is organized by the UXPA, the User Experience Professionals Association that introduced World Usability Day and supports researchers and designers. There is no information about the event’s theme and program yet.

Sep 08 - 09

User Research London 2022 🎥 📍

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Date: September 8 - 9, 2022
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Location: Hybrid (online and in-person), London, UK
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Theme: tba
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Price: tba
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

User Research London could not take place in 2020 nor 2021, but the organizers promise a comeback for 2022. That means the 2020 lineup will be accompanied by an additional lineup. The program consists of workshops, talks and deep dives that are planned in-person but will be available remotely, too.

Sep 15 - 16

uxcon vienna📍

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Date: September 15 - 16, 2022
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Location: Vienna, Austria
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Theme: tba
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Price: Tickets starting from €590

Uxcon vienna will be an in-person event focused on UX Research & Design held in Vienna, Austria. The conference took place for the first time in 2021 and will be continued in 2022. Besides the two conference days, the Conference Pass includes participation at two workshops of your choice and a comprehensive accompanying entertainment program. There are early bird tickets already available.

Oct 09 - 12

EPIC 📍

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Date: October 9 - 12, 2022
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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Theme: tba
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Price: tba
US west coast
US east coast
Africa & Europe
Central Asia
E. Asia & Australia

The EPIC2022 conference will be an in-person conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. EPIC is a nonprofit organization that promotes the practices of ethnographers (e.g., user researchers, UX designers, strategists, and other roles) and invites them to its 18th yearly conference. Theme and ticket prices are not yet announced.

Find here all UX Research Conferences 2022 at a glance:

Overview of all UX Research Conferences 2022
Overview of all UX Research Conferences 2022

Past research conferences that haven’t announced an event for 2022 yet:


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