The Call for Proposals is now closed.
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While we will be offering a hybrid experience for Interaction 24, we would like to invite all presenters and workshop facilitators to be in person. Wherever this will not be possible, we are happy to consider hybrid solutions, and will work with you to curate an excellent speaking experience.
The first theme is about reflecting on what we’ve done so far as it relates to designers, our processes, and our solutions.
We will explore what has worked well in the past, and how we’ve improved and evolved our thinking.
This will allow us to harness our knowledge and experiences, and make sure we're not repeating the mistakes of the past, as we look to the future.
The second theme is about digging deeper, exploring ways to make sure that we are indeed understanding and solving the right problems.
We will explore how we use design to break down, rethink, and set goals for addressing the daunting and wicked problems facing us in 2024 and beyond.
The third theme is about looking beyond sustainability as our objective. It’s no longer sufficient to merely maintain the status quo. Instead, we need to focus on regeneration – fixing the damage we have created – as a critical part of moving forward.
We will explore how design can (and must) take a much broader perspective, embracing systems thinking and frameworks and constructs that extend beyond balancing users’ and business needs. We’ll get a sense of what the world can look like in the future.
Each Interaction Week, we consider many aspects when selecting our presenters and facilitators– elements that are important to our community, our audience, and our beliefs. This means that we have tough choices to make about the outstanding content our community has to offer. To give your presentation proposal its best shot, here is a list of what we will be looking for.
- Broad, diverse, different - we want ideas that speak to designers as a broad community, where anyone can take something away. Our application form asks for optional criteria that will not be shared with our peer-reviewers in the evaluation process, but will be useful for achieving diversity in the final program.
- New perspectives – we want presentations that are insightful. Similar to comedy routines; they might shine a light on something we might already know or believe in, in a way that challenges us and our perspectives. (Don’t worry, there’s no need to be funny. Seriousness is appreciated too.)
- New voices – if you’ve never presented before, we’re especially interested in hearing from you! First-time presenters and facilitators are welcome, as are non-native English speakers! If you’ve never spoken in public before, fret not. Our team is open to 1:1 coaching with you. We’re also open to you presenting your talk in your first language if it’s not English. Don't worry if you're not confident in writing your proposal in English. We'll handle the translation work.
We encourage you to think about the accessibility of your presentation and/or workshop as we will have closed captioning available. If your idea is selected, we will collaborate with you to refine your presentation to the highest level of excellence.
To recap, these are the questions we’ll be asking as we evaluate your proposal:
- Are there clear outcomes and key takeaways that participants will get out of the session?
- Does the session speak to one or more of our conference audiences?
- Does the session offer something interesting, useful, innovative, or important to the event?
- Does the session support presenting and amplifying diverse voices in our community?
- Does your idea align with the overall theme(s)?
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Note that we also help presenters in shaping their proposals so their content fits the conference and the audience.
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