Product management conferences in 2023: where to go and what to expect

Product management conferences in 2023: where to go and what to expect

Your Guide to 2023 Product Management Conferences

The end of the year can often feel frantic. You’re trying to hit all your goals and wrap things up while not getting too distracted by what your listening habits really say about you. (Be honest with me, Spotify. Is being a “Time Traveler” just a nice way of saying I like cheesy ‘90s music?) But this is also the perfect time to look forward and begin making your travel and professional development plans for the coming year. We’ve compiled a list of product management conferences and events for 2023, including a few of our top picks as well as a month-by-month overview.

While in-person gatherings are becoming more common, we’re still seeing many organizers offer hybrid or virtual options, giving you and your team a lot of flexibility to participate in the way you feel most comfortable.  

The Productboard Product Excellence Series 

  • March 2023: Product Makers Summit
  • October 2023: Product Excellence Summit

Productboard’s annual Product Excellence Summit has brought together the best and brightest in product management for the last three years. Our 2022 event featured product leaders from Atlassian, Gainsight, Loom, Sprig, Miro (and more!) who addressed topics like building customer-driven products, scaling their product organizations, and accelerating the pace of product innovation — all under the umbrella of embracing uncertainty.

Watch the 2022 keynotes and panels here, and stay tuned for more updates on our 2023 plans!

Mind the Product

  • 2023 dates TBD

Mind the Product is the world’s largest product management conference, with annual flagship events globally. They now offer digital and hybrid experiences, enabling even more people in the community to get involved. The 2023 details have yet to be released, so check their website or sign up for their mailing list to get the latest updates.

INDUSTRY

INDUSTRY is one of the biggest and best-known conferences for product managers in software, put on by our friends at Product Collective (collaborators on the 2022 Product Excellence Report). For 2023, they are putting on both virtual and in-person conferences in Dublin and Cleveland, including thought-provoking talks, interactive Q&As, professionally compiled notes, an exclusive podcast series, video networking, and more. 

ProductCon

Organized by Product School, ProductCon has four events scheduled throughout 2023, each offering a mix of keynotes, networking sessions, and panel discussions. There are free virtual options and paid in-person tickets for each event. Find all the details on the event website.

Front UX & Product Management Case Study Conference

​​Front is one of the top product conferences for UX designers and product managers. Attendees can join 1000+ product professionals for a series of live, real-world case studies by innovative UX designers and PMs.

Product at Heart

Petra Wille and Arne Kittler, longtime organizers of Mind the Product Engage Hamburg, are launching a new event in 2023, Product at Heart. This will continue to be a highly curated three-day event with a Leadership Event, Workshops, and Conference designed to cover both new and mainstream topics in the industry.

Month-by-month overview

January

Nothing yet—watch this space!

February

Leading Design

Join a community of design leaders for two days of inspiration, learning, and connection.

Outcome

Meet with product-minded UX and design practitioners, content strategists, content designers, and early career product leaders to discuss the how and why of products, design, content, and business.

Product-Led Summit

Two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive roundtables give you the chance to ask emerging thought leaders all your questions about product and growth.

ProductWorld

Hear from product professionals at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies at this 1,500-person product management and development conference and tradeshow.

BAistanbul

The first and only business analysis conference in Turkey offers sessions on topics like leading change, customer-focused innovation, and strategic design. 

Interaction Week

  • Zurich: February 25–March 3

Interaction Week is a call to rethink the decision-making processes that drive the design of technology. Join in-person or online. 

March

SXSW

Celebrate the convergence of tech, music, and film at this iconic celebration of innovation. (There are some product-specific panels to attend at SXSWi.) 

Chief Product Officer Summit

The Chief Product Officer Summit brings together product leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups to share ideas on how to deliver value for both customers and the organization. 

Design Research 2023

As the name suggests, this three-day virtual event organized by UX Australia is dedicated to design research—from planning and conducting to analysis and use. Attendees can enjoy mornings packed with presentations followed by afternoons of workshops.

Product-Led Summit

Two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive roundtables give you the chance to ask emerging thought leaders all your questions about product and growth.

UX Copenhagen

The theme for this year’s event is “invisibility,” so expect to see talks, workshops, and roundtables covering topics like what goes into the development of “invisible” services, processes, and products; the invisible skills that make good designers  and the invisible biases that can get in our way.

Business of Software

A two-day, single track conference held in-person for founders, CXOs, and emerging leaders in software and SaaS companies.

Information Architecture Conference

Join the world’s most prestigious gathering for information architecture, ideal for professionals in information architecture, user experience design, and content strategy. The theme for the 2023 event is “Change & Resilience.” 

Advancing Research

This conference — held online only in 2023 — is your opportunity to collaboratively re-assess the state of research and consider the increasingly complex demands being placed upon research teams and leaders.

April 

ProductCamp Pittsburgh

Attendees choose the agenda at ProductCamp events, the “un-conference” that’s designed for product managers, product marketers, engineers, researchers, and anyone else who’s excited to discuss product development best practices. 

Team

Atlassian’s annual user conference is an opportunity for leaders from around the world to explore the intersection of teamwork, humanity, and tech. 

CHI

The premier conference on Human-Computer Interaction brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world and from diverse cultures and backgrounds with the overarching goal of making the world a better place with interactive digital technologies.

An Event Apart

A three-day event of design, code, and content for UX and front-end experts. 

May

Women in Product

Join other women in the product world for keynotes, roundtable discussions, and Q&A sessions. 

Product-Led Summit

Two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive roundtables give you the chance to ask emerging thought leaders all your questions about product and growth.

UXDX

The US branch of UXDX brings together speakers from companies like BuzzFeed, Shopify, and Hinge to share their ideas, stories, and knowledge.

Leading The Product APAC

Be challenged by a single series of talks, participate in a product adventure, and network and socialize with others in the APAC version of this unique digital experience.

ACE

The largest conference of its kind in Central Europe, Ace combines two tracks: Agile Software Development and Product Design & Management. 

UXLX

Offering three days of in-person learning with UX masters, attendees can get involved in hands-on workshops and watch inspiring keynotes from leaders and pioneers in the UX space.

La Product Conf

La Product Conf is the flagship European product conference, bringing together over 300 product managers, designers, and business leaders for a full day of networking and idea-sharing at both their Paris and Madrid events. Speakers from top companies will cover a range of thought-provoking topics, including product and design, organization and leadership, psychology and ethics, and more.

Product-Led Summit

Two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive roundtables give you the chance to ask emerging thought leaders all your questions about product and growth.

Dublin Tech Summit

This event brings together an international community of innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in one of the fastest-growing B2B tech events.

June

Machine Learning Prague

Machine learning, AI, and deep learning represent an exciting and challenging new frontier for product development. Stay ahead of the technological curve by attending this three-day event, which will take place both in-person and online.

Forrester’s B2B Summit North America

The premier event to drive business and fuel your revenue engine. Explore ground-breaking research, case studies, and inspiring keynotes and connect with other product, marketing, and sales executives.

Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Summit

Connect with other leading technology service providers and watch insightful presentations on topics like creating product management strategies for higher value and growth. 

Growth Marketing Summit

Europe’s biggest conference for digital growth and optimization brings together thought leaders and practitioners who aim to take a data-driven, customer-oriented, and agile approach to growing sustainably. 

Collision

Collision brings together people and companies defining the global tech industry—and with more than 1,200 journalists attending, it’s a great place to gain exposure and learn about upcoming trends. 

Turing Fest

Turing Fest is a tech startup-focused conference divided into three tracks. Build is intended for product people and engineers, Grow is for everything market facing, and Lead is for company founders, executives, and managers. 

July

Agile on the Beach

With themes including Agile practices, product design, product management, software delivery, and leadership, there’s plenty of interesting content for product folk at this event.

Agile2023

Agile2023 is a gathering of passionate Agile practitioners from more than 50 countries. Attendees can explore the latest techniques, practices, and strategies in Agile software development from the world’s leading experts, innovators, and thought leaders.

August

An Event Apart

A three-day event of design, code, and content for UX and front-end experts. 

September

Chief Product Officer Summit

The Chief Product Officer Summit brings together product leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies and most exciting startups to share ideas on how to deliver value for both customers and the organization. 

SaaStr Annual

With hundreds of workshops and thousands of mentoring sessions spread over two jam-packed days, SaaStr Annual 2023 is an excellent opportunity for people in the SaaS industry to share their experiences, ideas, and knowledge.

IT Arena

  • Lviv: September 29–October 1

One of Europe’s fastest-growing conferences brings together tech enthusiasts, executives, and software developers to discuss the future of big tech.

October

UXDX

The EMEA leg of UXDX comes live from Dublin, with the option to attend virtually. Bridging the gap between Product, UX, Design, and Dev, this event offers a broad range of learning opportunities for product managers.

SaaStock

SaaStock brings together the highest concentration of SaaS decision-makers in Europe to spark conversations, build relationships, and accelerate opportunities. 

November

Product-Led Summit

Two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive roundtables give you the chance to ask emerging thought leaders all your questions about product and growth.

Product Marketing Summit

The Product Marketing Summit is designed for those professionals at the intersection of product, sales, and marketing, featuring product marketing leaders from the likes of Google, Salesforce, Amazon, and Uber.

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