Since 2009 we are helding a conference in South America called Interaction South America (ISA). This year´s edition of ISA ´11 had 600 subscriptions, 200 people on the waiting list. It happened in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil., making clear that this is the Interaction Design time for South America.
The South American version of the Conference has also an academic part. In 2011, we had more than 100 papers to select. Academics from all over the world helped us to select the 48 ready to presentation.
We created our conference in 2009 with a 50% pro and 50% academic enphasis because we believe that a profession can´t be recognized without an academic production.
2012 Conference will be held in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. The call for papers is already open @ http://isa.ixda.org/2012/
If you are an academic, send us your paper. If you are a professional, come to São Paulo to interact with people from South America.
We are hoping to see you in São Paulo next November.