Interaction 19
4-10 February 2019
Seattle, WA
United States

Call for proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed

By October 13, we will inform workshop applicants if they have been selected. By November 3, we will inform talk applicants if they have been selected.

Thank you for considering submitting to Interaction 18.

Dissolving boundaries.
Building connections.

At Interaction 18 we want to engage a diverse group of speakers to come to Lyon and share their reflections and provocations on the value and potential of interaction design, shaping a collective point of view that looks at the maturity, meaning and evolution of our practice.
We propose three different levels for this deep conversation:

Micro: details that matter
Interaction design is always about sorting out the small details that make the overall experience better and unique.
What are our best practices? What technologies, tools and processes are mastering our craft?

Meso: systemic transformations
Interaction design is more and more often at the heart of transformation processes that invests companies, institutions and the entire society.
What are the most difficult challenges we should tackle? How can we apply design for strategic and systemic change?

Macro: identity and vision
Interaction design is playing an essential role in defining what human life could become, considering the potential of existing technologies and their endless applications.
What are our responsibilities moving forward? How can we evolve our thinking, skills and mindset to actively shape the long term vision?

Who is our audience?

We want to set a stage for advanced, more in-depth topics, so while the conference is open to every level, the majority of the audience is going to be senior designers, tech and creative directors, thought leaders, startup founders, teachers, and beyond.

Why should you submit to Interaction 18?

You will inspire people, and help shape the discipline of interaction design. You will also meet other design leaders from all around the world. More importantly, it will be fun!


Captivated audience at Interaction 16 in Helsinki

We are seeking different length talks to accommodate different scopes, approaches and insights.

From 7 minutes talks to describe one straightforward use-case or concept, to 15 minutes to expand over a single larger idea with examples, to 35 minutes with a very rich, full-fledged and well articulated concept or historical walkthrough.


Workshop happening at Interaction 16 in Helsinki

Go one step further and consider an already experienced audience and do deep-dives on a topic from the very beginning.

We will have a mix of short (4h) and long (8h) workshops. You’ll be guiding your class through a specific topic, with a strong mix of hands-on exercises and lectures.

How are we choosing?

Your proposal are peer reviewed by experts in the IxDA community or our workshop selection committee.

We are reviewing based on quality, the speaker’s experience, and how well it aligns with the conference themes and other presentations.


  • September 13, 2017 at 11:59pm CET (Central European Time): deadline for submitting the proposals for both talks and workshops.
  • October 13, 2017: we will inform all workshop applicants if they have been selected.
  • November 3, 2017: we will inform all talk applicants if they have been selected.

Diversity and Accessibility

We want Interaction 18 to truly represent the diversity and the multiple facets of interaction design. Each voice is important.

If you’d need support for translation, coaching, have any doubts or questions, or if we’ve missed something important, please reach out.

Speaker information

  • As a speaker, you will receive an honorarium, and a free ticket for the conference.
  • As a workshop speaker, you get 50% of the proceeds from your workshop ticket sales.
  • Please read our Code of Conduct.

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