UX Research Collective presents


The 2019 UX Research Conference

June 6–7, 2019 Toronto, Canada

Level up your research practice.
Make friends. Get inspired.

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   Presenting sponsor

Presenting partner.

This year, we’re partnering with our Platinum sponsor Airbnb to present #UXRConf.

The Airbnb team are great supporters of the research community and share our vision of a world where UX research is essential. They’re home to a growing team of researchers and research leaders.

About the conference.

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

Day one tracks

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 designer who does research, we’ll have something just right for you. These will be hosted at various venues throughout the city.

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. This will be hosted at Roy Thomson Hall.

Gatherings and breaks

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

Our speakers.

Speaker applications
are closed.

Our program.

As researchers, we were naturally curious to hear your feedback after last year’s conference. And we heard it loud and clear: a call for more content dedicated to specific points in your journey in UX research.

That’s why this year we’re holding a two-day conference.

On June 6, we have our day one tracks: tailored sets of talks with something for everyone — whether you’re just starting out, deepening your expertise, leading a team or doing research as a designer. We also have our full-day Research Ops workshop, for those who are building a research practice from the ground up.

On June 7, we have a full day of talks, featuring best in class speakers talking about groundbreaking new ideas and timely issues in UXR.

When you purchase your ticket, you can opt to come for either both days or just one. Tracks have a limited number of spaces available.

Main stage only: $499+HST

Main stage + tracks: $698+HST

Main stage + workshop: $998+HST


This year, we’ve added an additional day of talks held on June 6.

These talks will have limited space to create an intimate environment for conversation and connection at different venues across downtown Toronto.

Research Foundations


Venue – TELUS Digital, @telusdigital, 3rd floor, 25 York Street, Toronto M5J 2V5

Hosted by – Roy Olende, @RoyOlende

Dive deep into lesser-known methods and emerging perspectives to build and shape your UX research toolkit.

Who's it for? Students and newer UXRs looking to strengthen their execution skills, broaden their technical competencies, and make steps to level up.

Research Through Design


Venue – TWG, @TWG, 425 Adelaide St W #300, Toronto, ON M5V 3C1

Hosted by – Danielle Klein, @kleindaniellej

Learn from practitioners who are rooted strongly in the context of design practices and include design methods within their research toolkit.

Who's it for? Designers who have one foot in both the world of UXR and design that are looking to hear stories about how they’re uniquely positioned to be catalysts for change.

Advancing Your Practice


Venue – CBC, Main Floor Atrium, 250 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G5

Hosted by – Dani Juneau

Learn how well-developed methods are being adapted in challenging contexts and innovative ways.

Who's it for? Intermediate and senior UXRs looking for fresh perspectives and ideas.

Leadership in Research


Venue – OCAD U CO, @OCADU_CO, 4th floor, Unit 4R, 130 Queens Quay East, Toronto ON M5A 3Y5

Hosted by – Matt Gallivan, @mgallivan

Hear stories from research leaders about how they manage their teams and elevate the role of research in their organizations.

Who's it for? Research Leads and Managers looking for perspectives on leadership in UXR.

ResearchOps Workshop.


Venue – OCAD U CO, @OCADU_CO, 4th floor, Unit 4R, 130 Queens Quay East, Toronto ON M5A 3Y5

Hosted by – Tara Franz

Alongside our tracks, we'll also be having our full-day Research Ops workshop, for those who are building a research practice from the ground up.

Student tickets.

About us.

UX Research Collective is an organization that aims to provide a platform for UX Researchers to build community, share knowledge and promote the practice in Toronto and beyond.
What does that mean? Well, we do a lot of stuff!

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Our partners.

We've got a lot of love for these companies. Join us in thanking them for helping make #UXRConf magic.

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