IxDA’s Interaction11 Conference February 9-12, 2011 (Wednesday
through Saturday) Boulder, Colorado, USA
presented by IxDA in
partnership with Boulder Digital Works (BDW)
========== IMPORTANT DATES [Note: All dates are
different from Interaction’10]
August 1, 2010 Presentation
15, 2010 Student Design Competition Submissions Due
1, 2010 Acceptance Notices Sent
September 15, 2010 Full
========== CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
IxDA Interaction conference is the premier annual event for interaction
designers, with content and activities relevant to practitioners,
managers, educators, and students. Now in its fourth year, the
Interaction conference has hosted leading speakers from consultancies,
agencies, corporations, and universities around the world. All have
provided inspirational content related to web and desktop software
applications, mobile devices, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced
environments, service and system design, and more. You may not have
the press or the patents, written a book or been asked for your
autograph, but you have an important voice in the IxDA conference. We
want to hear from you.
This year we are asking for community
submissions for lightning (20 minute) sessions and pre-conference
workshops around a variety of themes, ranging from design practice
(including guidelines, methods and processes) to design theory and new
applications of design solutions. IxDA is proud to represent a diverse
and multidisciplinary community; we encourage submissions from the
fringes of interaction design and beyond. Check out content from
previous IxDA conferences — available online at http://www.ixda.org/resources — to
get a flavor of the types of material presented and to understand the
precedent for content and style.
Presentation proposals are due
August 1, 2010. Shoot any questions to email@example.com. We are
waiting to hear from you… what have you got to say for yourself?
A LIGHTNING SESSION
Lightning Sessions are 20 minutes each. This
year, Lightning Sessions will be curated into groups of related or
complementary themes. Lightning Session speakers within a group will
then form a panel for moderated Q&A with each other and attendees.
More detail on this new format will be available closer to the
To submit a Lightning Session proposal: - Provide a
short title and description of your talk (approximately 250 words).
Describe the focus of the session, the communication goals, and intended
audience. - Optionally, submit a short video of yourself to
illustrate your presentation abilities (up to three minutes in length).
The conference committee is actively attempting to integrate new
speakers into the program — particularly speakers who have not presented
at IxDA before — and a video will be useful in assessing presentation
Accepted Lightning Session presenters will enjoy a
complimentary conference registration and a speaking honorarium of $400.
Pre-Conference Workshops are an
opportunity to share a particular idea, method, or process with a
smaller group of IxDA attendees for a longer period of time. All
workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, and are three
hours long. Pre-Conference Workshops participants pay $250 per workshop
in addition to the standard conference registration. For each workshop,
total revenues are split between the presenter and IxDA. Registration is
capped at 40 participants per workshop.
To submit a
Pre-Conference Workshop proposal: - Provide a short title and
description of your workshop (approximately 250 words). Describe the
focus of the session, the communication/education goals, intended
audience (including an indication of what skill or experience level will
benefit most), and what participants will learn as a result of the
session. - Create an outline of the session describing how you will
use the three hours of workshop time Describe any special materials
or room arrangements that will be needed. - Optionally, submit a
short video of yourself to demonstrate your presentation and teaching
abilities to the selection committee (up to three minutes in length), or
notes or slides from a previous workshop, lecture, or teaching
Accepted Pre-Conference Workshop presenters will
enjoy a complimentary conference registration and the revenue share
described above (50% of the total revenue generated by your workshop).
Community Activities are an opportunity to
organize or lead a focused group interaction in or around Boulder. An
activity need not be directly related to the conference – consider a
broad view of “interactions” to include skiing, hiking, yoga, wine
tasting, gallery tour, or any other engagement that might occur in a
group setting. Consider this an opportunity to teach a group how to
paint, or to coordinate a biking tour, or to create a short film. All
Community Activities will take place on Friday afternoon, February 11,
2011, and must be at least 2.5 hours. Community Activities should have
no extra participation fee, but may require an equipment or registration
fee to be paid by participants (for example, a ski trip may require a
lift ticket purchase or equipment rental).
To submit a Community
Activity proposal: - Provide a short title and description of the
activity (approximately 250 words). Describe the focus of the session,
how it relates to “interaction”, and what attendees are expected to
experience. Describe how you will organize the activity details prior to
the conference. (Selected activities will have the opportunity to
coordinate with our logistics team ahead of time.) - Also, make sure
to include minimum/maximum number of participants, special materials or
transportation needed, and expected costs to participants.
Community Activity organizers will enjoy a complimentary conference
you interested in becoming a deeply-appreciated sponsor for
Interaction11? Contact Mark Schraad at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a
great opportunity to support the IxDA community and gain recognition for
your company, product or service.
========== ABOUT IXDA
in 2003, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a
member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the
international interaction design community. With the help of thousands
of members worldwide, we provide a forum for the discussion of
interaction design issues.
IxDA’s mission includes evangelism of our
field, innovation in our discipline, professionalism in our standards of
practice, support for interaction design education in academic
programs, and community building for our growing global community of
interaction design professionals.