What would be the best design conference to attend in 2013?
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That’s a pretty tricky question to answer... there are a lot of excellent UX conferences around (we’re listing 69 upcoming UX events on Lanyrd at the moment, and more get added frequently). A few things you should consider:
- Where are you based, and how far are you willing to travel?
- Are you interested primarily in learning things or in meeting relevant people?
- What’s your budget?
- Are you looking for a single day event or something longer?
In terms of UX there are more academic events (ACM CHI), more commercial events (the An Event Apart series, UX London), or events like IA Summit that bridge the two worlds.
Sorry this isn’t a direct answer to the question, but the truth is that there’s a whole bunch of factors in picking the right event for your time and budget.