Interaction 15 conference: Los Angeles

4 Jun 2013 - 7:38pm
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shaunrance
2010

Who's up for supporting the 2015 IxDA conference coming to the Los Angeles area?  There is an open call for proposals for any North American city and I think that LA would be a great destination for this international event.  A proposal is already underway but we'd love your support.  Let me know if you're interested in contributing or would like to throw your support behind the proposal.

http://www.ixda.org/node/33999

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4 Jun 2013 - 8:12pm
Chris Becker
2009

I think you are right. And by 2015 LA with be have tripled its UX community :)  I would be in for contributing and throwing in support. 

Chris

4 Jun 2013 - 11:30pm
shaunrance
2010

Hi Chris,

Hi Chris, good to hear from you, it's been awhile.  I should have a good sense of our proposal outline finished by sometime next week and will be in touch.

We can use all the support we can get so please let everyone know about the efforts to bring the conference to LA.  I'll be in touch in the next few days as to next steps but in the meantime I invite everyone to view the successful proposal prepared by the Netherlands for Interaction 2014: http://www.ixda.nl/interaction/

 

 

4 Jun 2013 - 11:38pm
joddo
2010

Hey Sean and Chris,

 

I'm down as well. Would live to see the LA community get the spotlight it deserves.

5 Jun 2013 - 10:45am
Richard Gaskin
2009
Any interest in considering Pasadena? It's close to all the LA attractions, but much easier to get around in, far more affordable for the sponsors, and arguably the emerging epicenter of SoCal's tech scene.
5 Jun 2013 - 11:42am
benjabennett
2008

I agree with most of the comments made here. LA is on the cusp of establishing itself as a UX power player. I'd be willing to help. 

5 Jun 2013 - 1:15pm
shaunrance
2010

Thanks joddo, Richard, and benjabennet!

I'm happy to hear that there is interest in bringing the community to the Los Angeles area.  The proposal I'm currently working on is focusing on Santa Monica at the moment due to it's attractiveness as a destination close to the beach, the density of the startup and tech scene (Yahoo!, MySpace), the alternative venue spaces that exist, and the willingness and support of the local Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  I'm hoping that the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) will be able to act as our educational partner and should have more information later today.  Affordability in Santa Monica may be an issue but I think it's a bit more walkable than downtown.

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