What are some of the best conferences for product designers? I see lots of conferences for web, advertising, content, etc — are there any that focus specifically on Product Design?
JAM in London is pretty good, with a split focus on design and PM. Same with Mind The Product, which is marketed towards PMs, but definitely worth going as a PD. If they do it again, Loupe in Amsterdam (run by the Framer guys) is well worth a visit as well.
Thanks Luke—just looked up JAM and it's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for (maybe see you in Barcelona for JAM 2019 haha? :D )
I just came back from RAD Summit (https://radsummit.co/) and it was the best conference I've ever been to! It was their first year too so I look forward to it getting bigger. It's a camp-style conference so you're off-the-grid, spending time in nature, and bonding with the same 80 people all weekend. I really enjoyed the format because the relationships you create felt more organic and less network-y like at traditional conferences. So if you like outdoor activities, channeling your inner kid, and finding creativity in nature - it's the perfect conference for designers and researchers!
Nordic.design in Stockholm is great! I went in 2017. They had a lot of great speakers. http://nordic.design
I’m a huge fan of what Experience Haus are doing in London. Their next conference is on November 30th: more info here
+1 for JAM London. I went to From Business to Buttons this year too and really recommend it, they had a really diverse range of speakers, some pretty well known internationally! Here's the archive of past events: https://2018.frombusinesstobuttons.com/archive