Why did you go to [other conference] instead of Interaction08?

Believe it or not, we’re already thinking about next year’s Interaction09, following the sell-out success of Interaction08. But we’re not resting on our laurels: One of the things I’m curious about is why some of you chose to attend other conferences—IA Summit, CHI, etc.—instead of (or in addition to) Interaction08.

Obviously, we’re not going to change the focus of the conference away from interaction design, but if there were other factors that caused you to instead go elsewhere, I’d be curious to hear them. Everything is up for grabs: location, program, etc. Email me at dan AT odannyboy DOT com or leave a comment.

2 thoughts on “Why did you go to [other conference] instead of Interaction08?

  1. For me it was just a matter of location: my employer probably wouldn’t sponsor the UK-US trip, especially if I was just attending and not presenting anything. If it was somewhere in Europe, and the registration fees were at the same reasonable level, I think I’d have no problem to do the trip even on my own funds.

  2. Timing! I had two conferences to attend in January, one at the end of February and, of course, SxSW in early March. I couldn’t add another in that same window. How about an April-June conference next year?

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