Announcing Dublin, Ireland as the host city for Interaction 12
31 Aug 2010 - 6:27am
2 years ago
It is with great pleasure that I announce Dublin and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) as the co-hosts for Interaction 12, the annual conference of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Dublin was one of five submissions received during our open call for proposals, alongside Berlin, Delft, Helsinki and Paris. A small evaluation panel reviewed and assessed each proposal.
On August 8th I met with the Board of Directors of IxDA to propose Dublin as the preferred city from a shortlist of three locations - Berlin, Dublin and Helsinki. After a review of the submissions the Board unanimously endorsed this choice, based on the strength of Dublin's coordinated, city-wide support for the conference, the strength of the local interaction design community, and the quality of the conference facilities on offer.
I've spent the past few weeks working with the Dublin submission committee - which includes members from IADT, IxDA Dublin, and the Dublin Convention Bureau - to refine our draft budget to ensure the conference can be staged at a quality and cost that compare favourably to previous Interaction conferences. I can say with confidence that Interaction 12 will be a conference experience not to be missed!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the committees from Berlin, Helsinki, Delft and Paris for their submissions, and the obvious effort that went into them. The decision was not an easy one to make and this speaks well to the strength and quality of the interaction design community in Europe.
On behalf of the Interaction 12 conference committee, the Board of IxDA, and the Dublin coordinating committee, I hope you'll join us in Dublin in February 2012 for Interaction 12.