Open Call for Chair of Interaction 15

4 Mar 2013 - 5:37am
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Steve Baty

The IxDA Board of Directors is pleased to put out this open call for Chair of the Interaction15 conference, to be held in North America in February 2015. Applications of interest are due by 30 April, 2013, 11:59 PM EST. We will confirm the successful person by 31 May, 2013.

Nominate yourself or someone else:

The annual Interaction conference is the premier event for the interaction design community, and one of the major gathering points for the Interaction Design Association. 

We are excited to open up this role as a key way the community can engage in shaping the Interaction conference and in IxDA leadership. From 2008-2012, at least one Chair for each Interaction conference has been a sitting director on the IxDA Board of Directors. Since 2013, the IxDA Board has opened up this opportunity to allow others in the IxDA community to take on this leadership position.

You will be required to name a Co-chair to work with you. We leave this choice to you as you must have flexibility to find the right partner on this challenging project.

Interaction15 will be held in North America in 2015. We will be putting out an open call for location nominations within North America in March 2013. The Chair will be selected prior to the location evaluation, allowing all interested locations to know who is leading the way. The Chair, along with a small review team, will submit the recommended location, along with a second back-up location, to the Board of Directors for confirmation in August 2013.

As a part of your (and your Co-Chair's) role, IxDA will fly and accommodate your stay at Interaction14 in Amsterdam from 5-8 February 2014, where you will be launching the location for Interaction15.

Are you interested? Or is there someone you'd like to suggest we contact? Complete the Application process below.

Application process

  1. Review the outline of Chair responsibilities:
  2. Provide your contact information and a brief response about your vision and interest (or nominate someone you feel would be a strong candidate and we'll reach out to them). 
  3. We will send you the conference principles for review, outlining things such as important dates, location requirements, suggested committee structures and planning requirements. 
  4. We will request further information and conversations from you as necessary to understand your position. 
  5. We will let you know by 31 May 2013 who has been selected as Chair. 


If you have any questions please contact steve.baty (at)

Thank you for your consideration.
Steve Baty‚Ä®
President, IxDA

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