About the conference.

#UXRConf 2019 takes place in downtown Toronto, Canada. We bring together researchers, designers and product people for listening, learning, and conversation about UX research.

Here's what to expect.

A day of small group talks

Tailored to where you are today in your journey as a researcher — whether you’re just starting out, leading a team, or a research team of one, we’ll have something just right for you.

The big event

A full day conference featuring talks from the best and brightest in UXR today, bringing new ideas from the forefront of the industry.

Gatherings and breaks

Gatherings and breaks where you can mix, mingle and grow your community of practice with your fellow attendees

Our vision.

We believe that UX research makes the world a better place by empowering organizations to create more meaningful and mindful relationships between people and the products and services that they use.

We want to live in a world where UX research is essential in organizations.

With our conference, we strive to showcase the most inspiring ideas in research today, and to help attendees build strong research networks.

We hope that UXRs leave our conference create and take one leadership opportunities for themselves.

Our story.

In 2018, the UX Research Toronto team ran the first UXR Conference. It started with a small idea, to fly in some researchers we admired from the Bay Area for a special meetup. Then we figured, why not make a day out of it?

Soon, we were planning our very first conference.

We threw it together quickly with a small, scrappy team and a shoestring budget — and we were thrilled when 450 community members showed up, with many more expressing interest. Not only that, our sponsorship partners also came through to generously support us in our mission to host a conference focused solely on our favourite corner of the user experience stratosphere.

After the success of our first experiment, we did what we do best and sought feedback from our users. And what did we hear? Clearer focus on different levels and types of careers; more opportunity for conversation and networking; more international speakers; and, of course, more tickets!

That’s what brought us to our next iteration of the UXR Conference — and we can’t wait to see what we learn next.