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Rachel Gogel speaking at UX Copenhagen 2024

Join us for our 10th annual “Human Experience” conference – in Copenhagen or online.

March 20-21, 2024 UX Copenhagen is so much more than a conference. It is a networking event for not just User Experience (UX) designers, but also for those who work with, and around, UX. It connects people from all over the world for essential conversations.

Our speakers are a wonderful mix of professionals, ranging from juniors new to the field to big names in UX and design. 

Attendees are UX professionals, design leaders, strategists, and marketing professionals and their teams, from all around the world.

The conference is a hybrid event – in-person and online. Each year, we host hands-on workshops, brilliant talks, and live Q&A sessions with each of the speakers. We also feature raffles, book sales, book signings, a dinner party, and networking with lots of wonderful people!
Angelos Arnis speaking at UX Copenhagen 2023

The theme for 2024 is “Degrowth and Consumerism”

For far too long, we have been living in a world that applauds and encourages continuous growth, expansion, selling, and manipulation. It’s a world of over production and over consumption, but we’re running out of resources. Business as usual will not cut it anymore.
 
As last year’s closing keynote, Angelos Arnis put it “There is no planet B.”
 

On March 20-21, 2024, we’ll be discussing climate change, consumerism, and waste. We’ll talk about degrowth, and about unlearning decades of harmful production, development and processes. We’ll have talks about how consumerism will need to change in order for the planet to survive. We’ll show some practical examples of work we have already done, and open the discussion about what we as designers can do to make sustainable changes for the better and create fundamental, systemic change. 

2024 Speakers

More to be announced!

The regenerative way forward – with the use of responsible technology

 

TRINE PLAMBECH


Copenhagen, DK

 

The regenerative business is a concept and approach to business that goes beyond sustainability and aims to increase positive impacts on the environment, society, and the economy. It focuses on restoring, renewing, and revitalizing natural and social systems while generating long-term value for all stakeholders involved.

 

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The role of digital in circular and sustainable design

 

MARIAGIULIA BENATO


Amsterdam, NL

 

When we talk about circularity and circular design, we still mostly talk about physical products. It’shard to grasp the extent to which digital products also rely on physical resources in order to exist. When talking about waste, we still lack a proper conversation around how to promote durability and reusability in the digital realm.This talk aims at uncovering how the notions of circular design, degrowth and sustainability can – and should be – transposed to the digital domain and on reflecting on the role that we can play as designers.

 

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Workshop (online): An Ethical Framework for Planetary-Centric Design

 

GABRIELA LORENZ & BETINA MAZZARINO
München, DE and Zürich, CH

 

In a world where technology shapes our future outcomes, ethical design is not just a choice; it’s an imperative. This workshop offers a practical tool, an ethical framework for designers, rooted in principles from permaculture. It is a compass to navigate the complex interplay of creativity, innovation, economic viability, and social and environmental responsibility.

 

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Healthcare – how to consume less and live more

 

DR. VIDEHA SHARMA 


Manchester, UK

 

Healthcare systems around the world are under increasing pressure: an aging population, disease complexity, workforce shortages. People are living longer, but often with greater suffering and poorer quality of life. The amount of healthcare delivery is going up, but are we ‘living more’? We need to think and work differently and embrace the role of experts outside of science and healthcare. Bridging the field of User Experience with healthcare will help us realize the potential of innovation.

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Actionable, engaging, and unforgettable tips on increasing the engagement of 65+ segments

 

DR. MICHAL HALPERIN-BEN ZVI 


Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Dr. Michal Halperin-Ben Zvi’s main area of expertise is in increasing the engagement of “Third Age Users”. They are the fastest-growing category of e-commerce shoppers, yet 2 in 5 feel that technology was not designed for them, and they are twice more likely to abandon a digital product. Gaining a better understanding of their needs, wishes, and pain points will lead to more inclusive, right, and better products.

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Workshop: Unlock the Power of Object-Oriented UX

 

PIOTR WÓJCIK


Warsaw, Poland

 

Based on his decade of experience working with the Object-Oriented UX (OOUX) methodology, this two-hour workshop delves into what Piotr Wójcik believes is a critical element in the design process. In a world where traditional approaches slice up complexity by verbs, OOUX emerges as the game-changer, enabling designers to break down systems by nouns, aligning seamlessly with how developers think, and enhancing collaboration across teams.

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Workshop: Visualizing Sustainable Happiness Beyond Consumption 

 

QINGYUE LI
Seattle, USA

 

As more people in our society veer away from materialistic consumption, recognizing and championing innate, lasting sources of happiness is crucial. This workshop’s core extends beyond the mere representation of happiness; it dives deep into understanding its sustainability outside the bounds of traditional markers. 

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Workshop: Tech Ethics for Practitioners

 

LISA TALIA MORETTI
London, UK

 

The focus of this workshop is to provide tech professionals with a practical skill set that can be used to minimize the likelihood of negative consequences occurring from our tech creations. With the prevalence of data-driven products and services that are becoming increasingly intelligent and automated, ethical thinking is a frontier skill set that needs to be developed if we hope to create responsible technology.

This workshop is for all tech professionals, regardless of discipline or experience.

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Building Together

 

JOSE CORONADO
New York, USA

 

After many years of trying, we are finally able to bring one of the leading voices of UX, Design, and Leadership to Copenhagen! Our closing keynote for 2024 is Jose Coronado, and he will be talking to us about how we are shifting from demand to contraction, and how focus on Inclusive Leadership, diversity, and mental health are essential for building committed, and high-impact teams

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Kind Commerce: challenging excessive consumption with mindful e-commerce design

 

ANNA RÁTKAI
Gothenburg, Sweden

 

UX Researcher Anna Rátkai of Recorded Future is coming to UX Copenhagen to talk about her passion project Kind Commerce. She wants to raise awareness and get more designers to advocate for an alternative approach toward e-commerce design.

 

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Embracing Degrowth and Sustainability in Automotive UX

 

ELIZABETH MUSANGA
Nyeri, Kenya

 

As an automotive engineer with a background in UX design, Elizabeth Musanga is passionate about the intersection of these two fields. “UX designers have a critical role to play in shaping a more sustainable future.”

 

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Dismantling ‘default thinking’ for inclusive innovation

 

RUBY PRYOR
Singapore

 

Strategic Designer and Manager Ruby Pryor is the founder of rex.inc. Her talk challenges ‘growth-default’ along with other ‘defaults’ that inform product and design, and is a call to action to challenge the utility of defaults that inform our work. 

 

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Encouraging excessive shopping through mobile applications

 

ANDREEA POPESCU
Vâlcea, Romania 

 

Andreea is a UX Designer, Product Manager, and Mentor, with over 8 years of experience. This talk is based on her own research project, fueled by a passion for trying to be more sustainable in her everyday life. 

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Workshop: Growing Into Our Futures

 

ALASTAIR SOMERVILLE
Stroud, England

 

This two-hour workshop with Sensory Design Consultant Alastair Somerville is an introduction to the Design Council’s new Systemic Design Framework and their work to enable designers to work more productively in the Climate Crisis.

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Designing for a more equitable world with systems thinking

 

SHERYL CABABA
Seattle, USA

 

Sheryl Cababa is Chief Strategy Officer, and new author of Closing the Loop: Systems Thinking for Designers. With this talk, Sheryl discusses how to really make design thinking valuable.

 

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What is UX COpenhagen?

UX Copenhagen® is Denmark’s most
inspirational human experience conference!

At UX Copenhagen, you can expect to network with 200 people from all over the world. It is Denmark’s first, and longest running UX event. Our speakers are a wonderful mix of professionals, ranging from juniors to big names in the field. The attendees are UX professionals, design leaders, strategists, and marketing professionals – and those who work with, and around, them.
 
The 2024 event will be the 10th consecutive UX Copenhagen conference. The conference respects principles like having a diverse range of speakers, and presenting as many different points of view as possible on stage. We support charities, new startups, and initiatives that promote UX and doing good. 
 
The conference will be a hybrid event – in-person and online. We will be hosting hands-on, live workshops; and live Q&A sessions with each of this year’s speakers. There will be raffles, book sales, and lots of opportunity to network.
 
 

MORE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE HERE

TICKETS

Live and onsite event ticket

On-site, live event ticket

DKK 8,500

(€ 1,133)

Join us live* in Copenhagen! This ticket includes: 

  • Live and online talks, workshops, panel discussions, and Round Table sessions (Mar 20-21) 
  • Access to the Speakers’ Dinner on day 1, March 20
  • A fun pre-conference event (1-2 hours, late afternoon) on March 19
  • Full access to the live-stream for 3 months after the event
  • Food and drinks during the conference (Mar 20-21)
  • Merchandise and conference goodies

Reg. price: 7,500 DKK. Prices are ex. VAT. 

*restrictions apply

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Live-stream ticket

DKK 4,000

(€ 533)

Watch the full live-stream footage of both days of UX Copenhagen, including the  talks, Q&A sessions, and at least one online workshop per day.

 

This ticket allows you to jump in and out of the live-stream as you please, interact with others on Slack and our other social media platforms, and to access all of the recordings 60 hours after the event starts.

Please note that these tickets are not refundable.

 

Reg. price: 4,000 DKK. Prices are ex. VAT.

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Select one of our in-conference workshops to attend

Attend one of the in-conference workshops

DKK 2500

(€333)

Pop in and join us for one of our in-conference workshops, and stay for coffee and snacks afterwards!

 

Are you too busy to take two days out of your calendar – or is there just one specific workshop that you’d love to attend? Then this one is for you! 

 

Please note that these tickets are not refundable.

 

Reg. price: 2,500 DKK. Prices are ex. VAT.

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Kristian Ohm and Jonas Haugaard of 1508 are hosting an external workshop on Friday, March 22nd

External workshop

DKK 2000

(€266)

“Low Carbon Design” workshop with 1508.dk on March 22nd.

 

In our pursuit of designing meaningful experiences and solving problems, we rarely consider the impact our digital design has in terms of its carbon footprint. However, new tools and methods to analyze and expose CO2 emissions could usher in a new era: How might we solve real problems for real people with impactful design that doesn’t take a toll on our planet?

 

Please note that these tickets are not refundable.

 

Reg. price: 2,000 DKK. Prices are ex. VAT.

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Please reach out to hello@uxcopenhagen.com for information on group discounts for the in-person event.

10

Years of experience

200

Attendees per year

20+

Speakers each year

1

Track of talks – no #FOMO

3-4

Workshop choices each day

PREVIOUS Speakers

So far, 168 people have spoken at UX Copenhagen over the years – some twice! Here’s a comprehensive list of all of our amazing speakers.

 

Some of the recordings are also available to view on our youtube channel:

 

2024 sponsors!

THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors, who are a HUGE support! 

Jungle Minds is sponsoring UX Copenhagen 2024
Recorded Futures is sponsoring UX Copenhagen 2024


Call for speakers
– Our call for speakers is open each year from June 1 – Sep 1.
(Link to apply will appear here)