2-7 February 2020 - Milan, Italy

Grab your ticket!

Join more than 1000 interaction designers in the global capital of design and fashion,
Wallpaper* magazine’s Best City.
A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now.

This year’s event features:

  • Interaction 20 Conference at MiCo: 5 - 7 Feb 2020
  • Workshops: 4 Feb 2020
  • Education Summit: 2 - 3 Feb 2020
  • Local Leaders Retreat: 3 Feb 2020
  • Student Design Charette: 4 - 7 Feb 2020
  • Interaction Awards Ceremony: 7 Feb 2020
...and many more events to be announced soon!

Credits: Lobster studio, Rocket Audio

Call for Proposals

Inspire a global audience and help shape the discipline of interaction design.
We are accepting proposals for talks and workshops until 8 September 2019.

Submissions for the Interaction Design Education Summit will open at a later date, as well as opportunities for other Interaction Week events.

A new dawn

As interaction designers, we have begun to design almost anything for anywhere. We are working in an era with ever-evolving contexts and boundaries. The results have far-reaching impact, unexpected benefits, and consequences. We will explore the meaning and evolution of interaction design by understanding the brightest minds not just in design, but also in mathematics, philosophy, psychology or even industry.

Interaction Week 2020 Conference Co-Chairs: Andrea Pedrina & Julie Blitzer
Education Partner: Domus Academy


MiCo - Milan Convention Centre
Our main conference venue will be nothing short of inspiring: MiCo, the Milan Convention Centre.

Right in front of the new CityLife district, MiCo is part of the urban project that re-shaped a district of Milan best known for its car-manufacturing heritage. You will walk through buildings and installations that are defining the future of architecture and design - such as the Cometa: the rooftop cover of the Convention Center designed by architect Mario Bellini (of Olivetti and Domus Magazine fame), as well as buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki.
MiCo is located at Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1, 20149 Milano MI. It is easy to reach with the Liliac Metro Line (M5), from either the Portello or Tre Torri stops.
[See on Google Maps]  [See on City Mapper]

Venues for other Interaction Week events will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Ciao da Milano!

Join us in Milan, recently crowned with the 2019 Design Award for Best City, by Wallpaper* magazine, citing an “exciting renaissance”. This ancient, sophisticated city is often described as the world capital for fashion and [furniture] design, but Northern Italy also played a key role in the advancement of interaction design. In 2003 Arduino was invented in nearby Ivrea, at the Interaction Design Institute, which later merged with Domus Academy, our education partner for the 2020 conference.

As Italy’s industrial and business center, Milan has many world-class attractions, from ancient ruins to cutting edge institutions. With the sartorially sophisticated locals, renowned restaurants, modernist architecture, and opulent museums and galleries, Milan is a surprisingly cool city.


Brenda Sanderson

IxDA Executive Director

Kim Mingo

Program Co-Director

Claudio Moderini

Program Co-Director

Jan-Christoph Zoels

Program Co-Director

Michele Aquila

Education Summit Co-Chair

Bel Berreiros

Education Summit Co-Chair

Mariateresa dell'Aquila

Service Experience Co-Director

Raffaella Citterio

Service Experience Co-Director

Laura Polazzi

Site Experience Co-Director

Marco Tagliavacche

Site Experience Co-Director

Amanda Lim

Communication Co-Director

Franco Papeschi

Communication Co-Director

Simone Costagliola

Digital Experience Director

Megha Damani

Volunteers Director

Fabrizio Lo Presti

Sponsorship Co-Director

Andréa Pellegrino

Sponsorship Co-Director

Marco Siccardi

Brand Manager

Carrie Rice

Conference Planner

Daniel Harvey

Student Design Charette Co-Chair

Jane Vita

Student Design Charette Co-Chair

FAQ - Top questions

I am interested in speaking or leading a workshop at Interaction Week 2020, who should I contact?

The Interaction Week 2020 Call for Proposals has been released.
Learn more

Is it possible to volunteer for Interaction Week 2020?

Yes! The Interaction Week events are made possible by numerous volunteers. Please fill out this form to let us know you are interested and we will follow up in Fall 2019: Volunteer Interest Form

What dates should I plan to be in Milan?

If you are attending the conference only, plan to arrive in time to enjoy the opening party on 4 February, and leave on 8 or 9 February.
Pre-conference events, including the Interaction Design Education Summit, Local Leaders Retreat and Workshops will be confirmed at a later date.