The conference I’m chairing, the Interaction Design Association’s first annual conference, Interaction08, is having a call for submissions until September 15, 2007. The conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia, USA on February 8-10, 2008.
Submissions are for Lightning Session slots, each of which is 25 minutes in duration around a single topic. Single or duo speakers are allowed, but no panels, please. Please submit only one idea per person. There are 14 open Lightning Session slots. Lightning Session speakers will receive free admission to the conference.
Topics for Lightning Sessions can be around anything relating to the field of interaction design; that is, anything focused on the behavior of products and services in response to human action. Our potential attendees are particularly interested in tactical, practical information around methods, prototyping techniques, documentation, mobile, physical computing, and information
visualization. We are interested in fields related to interaction design (e.g., information architecture, visual and industrial design, coding), but only as they relate to interaction design.
Lightning Session speakers will be determined by the IxDA Conference Committee and announced on October 31, 2007. I really hope some of my O Danny Boy readers will submit session ideas!
Just FYI, this conference is going to be great, if I do say so myself. Check out the line-up: Alan Cooper, Bill Buxton, Sigi Moeslinger, Malcolm McCullough, Jared Spool, Regine Debatty, Dan Brown, Molly Wright Steenson, Aza Raskin, Sarah Allen, and Matt Jones. We will also host pre-conference workshops taught by Marc Rettig and Jenna Date, Darja Isaksson, Jeff Patton, and Todd Warfel.
See you in Savannah!