“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah, GA – Feb 8-10.

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is now accepting submissions for its first annual conference to be held in hip, historic Savannah, Georgia, USA on February 8-10, 2008.

Submissions are for Lightning Session slots, each of which is 25 minutes in duration around a single topic. Single or duo speakers are allowed, but no panels, please. Please submit only one idea per person. There are 14 open Lightning Session slots.

Lightning Session speakers will receive free admission to the conference.

Topics for Lightning Sessions can be around anything relating to the field of interaction design; that is, anything focused on the behavior of products and services in response to human action. Our potential attendees are particularly interested in tactical, practical information around methods, prototyping techniques, documentation, mobile, physical computing, and information visualization. We are interested in fields related to interaction design (e.g., information architecture, visual and industrial design, coding) , but only as they relate to interaction design.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2007. Lightning Session speakers will be determined by the IxDA Conference Committee and announced on October 31, 2007.

Submit a session title and abstract via this form:


Confirmed keynote and session speakers for the conference currently include Alan Cooper, Bill Buxton, Sigi Moeslinger, Malcolm McCullough, Jared Spool, Regine Debatty, Dan Brown, Molly Wright Steenson, Aza Raskin, Sarah Allen, and Matt Jones. We will also host pre-conference workshops taught by Marc Rettig, Darja Isaksson, and Todd Warfel. Further conference information and registration will be available shortly.

I hope you’ll submit a session and I’ll see you in Savannah!

(This was originally posted via the IxDA discussion list at http://beta.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=18636)

Please sign up at Upcoming and let the world know you’ll be in Savannah this February!

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