February 23, 2024

The List of Design Conferences in 2024 


Good design isn’t just about aesthetics. It’s about solving problems, creating meaningful experiences, and driving innovation. But knowing how to pull it off isn’t always easy. 

That’s where design conferences come in. These events serve as hubs for design pros to come together, exchange ideas, and get inspired. So, let’s take a look at some of the design conferences 2024 has to offer. 

Full list


MOUVO 9 - March 1-2, 2024

Timezone: Central European Time (CET) 

Format: In person 

Price: $15- $1500

MOUVO will offer a close look at the latest trends in graphic design, film, animation, and technology. Over two days, experts will lead talks on the impact of autonomous machine learning on design by getting into the relationship between human creativity and artificial intelligence. 


CreativePro Week - July 8 - 12, 2024

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Format: Hybrid 

Price: $845- $2,695

CreativePro Week is the go-to event for Adobe and Microsoft power users. With 30+ expert speakers and 75+ sessions over five days, it's packed with practical tips to boost your productivity. Join over 6,000 pros worldwide to stay ahead of the curve in design and creativity.


Creative Works - April 25 - 27, 2024

Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (PST) 

Format: In person

Price: $59 – $549

Creative Works is a 3-day event that’s all about taking creativity to the next level. Featuring twelve hands-on sessions led by industry experts, it covers key areas such as branding, illustration, hand-lettering, product design, and storytelling. 


International Design Conference (IDC) - September 11 - 23, 2024 

Timezone: Central Standard Time (CST) 

Format: In person

Price: TBD

The IDSA International Design Conference & Education Symposium (IDC) is where industrial design meets other creative fields. With big names like Niels Diffrient and Charles Eames at past events, the 2024 event will be all about new ideas and building connections. If you’re interested in supporting the next generation of designers - check it out. 


Circles Conference - October 9-11, 2024

Timezone: Central Time Zone (CT)

Format: In person


  • Professional: $597

  • Group (5 or more): $580 per person

  • Student: (Price not provided)

The Circles Conference will explore creative design with insight into AI's role. While AI adds some innovation, the main focus is on celebrating traditional craftsmanship and human creativity. Guests will learn how to use AI in their design process without losing sight of the basics. It's geared towards anyone looking to blend old and new approaches. 

Adobe Max - October 14 - 16, 2024

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) 

Format: Hybrid 

Price: TBD

You'll find industry trends, new tools, and top speakers at Adobe MAX. From keynotes to Adobe Labs' innovations and Luminary Sessions, there's plenty to explore. Don't miss the Creativity Super Sessions for expert tips on Adobe Live. With tracks in 3D, graphic design, photography, and more, MAX has something for every creative pro.

Design Matters - October 23-25, 2024

Timezone: Central European Time (CET)

Format: Hybrid


  • Early Bird In-person: $875

  • Early Bird Live Stream: $215

Design Matters is where digital creatives come together to break down the latest trends and spark new ideas. Created by designers, for designers, this event explores digital design, covering everything from the concept of maximalism to the influence of non-digital disciplines like architecture and furniture design. Plus, there are also events in Mexico City and Tokyo in 2024. 


Leading Design London - November 6-7, 2024 

Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 

Format: In person


  • Super Early-Bird Ticket: $1,260 + VAT

  • Early-Bird Ticket:$1500 + VAT

  • Standard Ticket: $2400 + VAT

  • Last Chance Ticket: $2,700 + VAT

At Leading Design, design leaders from around the world will come together for a two-day event put together by Clearleft. It's a great opportunity for those steering design teams or calling the shots on design direction to connect, learn, and grow. 

AIGA Design Conference Dates TBD

Timezone: TBD

Format: Hybrid

Price: TBD

The AIGA Design Conference is where design educators come together to discuss their concerns, hopes, and ideas surrounding design education. With keynote talks, panel discussions, and workshops, guests will leave with fresh insights and strategies to take on industry challenges. It's a chance to connect, collaborate, and help shape the future of design education. 

Other Events

There are other events to look forward to in 2024, surrounding fields like tech, social media, and UX. If you're looking to expand your network or boost your skills, keep these events on your radar this year.

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