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Niklas Mortensen
Aug 16, 2013
Amsterdamned

As we’ve just hit the one month mark for the submission deadline, we thought we’d give you an update on what’s going on in the Interaction Awards HQ.
 
After a (normal) slow start, we are starting to see the rate of submissions picking up. Traditionally we know that people like to wait up until the last minute before hitting the submit button, and in anticipation of this we have run our server hamsters through intensive training to prepare for the last-minute onslaught of submissions.
 
Last weekend the Interaction Awards joined the IxDA Board of Directors and the Interaction14 committee for a 3-day full-on planning & strategy session in Amsterdam, the host city of next year’s conference, and of course the 2014 Interaction Awards ceremony.
 
The rich history of Amsterdam, combined with its innovative design and architecture scene, equals a unique location for the international interaction design community that’s gathering come February. 
 
Although we’ve been sent pictures and elaborate planning schematics from our esteemed crew on the ground in Amsterdam, the value of eyeing the possible event venues in person has really started to get our creative juices flowing in terms of the execution of the event itself. The conference crew has done a great job securing some of the most exiting and creative spaces in the city. You are truly in for a treat!
 
Although we are not able to disclose all the goodness that will meet you in Amsterdam in February next year, we can reveal that the Awards ceremony will take place on February 8th and will be the final event on the conference program. The Awards Ceremony is seen as the culmination of the conference and the celebration of both the finalists as well as the community. Even though you may not end up with a trophy in your hand, we can guarantee you that you will have an unforgettable time, in a unique location with some of the best, brightest and most interesting minds in our industry. 
 
A big shout out goes to the volunteers that are making this possible, both on the ground in Amsterdam, and elsewhere around the globe. We can proudly say we’re on track for an incredible conference, and the best Interaction Awards to date. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
 
Seriously… Don’t… 
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