Here is some more information regarding where we are with plans for the coming interaction'09|vancouver conference.
We still have slots open to attend the conference. We are pretty flexible with the space we have so we can add numbers....but it makes it harder for us to plan things like catering etc. So if you are planning on coming please try to sign up soon. It will help the planning team immeasurably!!!
Workshops Update: Workshops are discounted to $200 USD until December 31. January 1st they go up to $250.00 each.
Most of the workshops have a ceiling of 45 participants and most are about 50% sold so far. Dan Saffer and Bill DeRouchey's "Designing for Touch screens and Interactive Gestures" is sold out.
You can see the schedule for the conference at: http://interaction09.crowdvine.com/calendar
We are starting to get the abstracts in from our Invited Speakers, some highlights:
* Dan Saffer's Keynote: Carpe Diem: Attention, Awareness, and Interaction Design 2009, http://interaction09.crowdvine.com/talks/show/2617
* John Thackara's Keynote: Experiencing Sustainability, http://interaction09.crowdvine.com/talks/show/2579
* Robert Fabricant's Session Talk: Irrational Behavior, http://interaction09.crowdvine.com/talks/show/2595
We have a twitter id you can follow for the conference: @interaction09
Venue Information, Conference Hotels:
New This year will be the addition of a Tangible Interaction Café. This will be a place to hang out and experience different types of new interactive experiences. We will have a Microsoft Surface Table and some other surprises there.
If your coming and have not made your travel arrangements please sign up with our 2 conference hotels if you can. Both Hotels are great and all of our activities will happen between them. We will be providing Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and Sunday as part of your conference registration.
The Four Seasons Vancouver: rate of $190.00 CDN/night. Ask for the IxDA conference to reserve.
791 West Georgia Street
Canada V6C 2T4