One of my favourite discussion list is IxDA. It's a great place for interaction designers to ask design questions, share best practices, and virtually network with each other. Some members have met each other at various ID and web conferences, but this year IxDA had its very first conference in Savannah College of Arts and Design. I didn't get a chance to go but heard great feedback about it.
IxDA recently announced Interaction|09 with Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. February 5-8, 2009. That's something I'm not planning to miss. 🙂
"The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is pleased to announce Interaction|09, to be held February 5-8, 2009 in conjunction with Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts + Technology, and the Faculty of Business, located in lovely Vancouver, B.C. Mark your calendars now for what promises to be another exciting and informative conference centered around the design of interactive systems of all types, from web and desktop applications, to mobile devices, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments, and more. This will be our growing community's second annual opportunity to gather with several hundred other Interaction Design professionals from around the world.
About IxDA: http://ixda.org
Founded in 2003, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member- supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community. With the help of thousands of members worldwide, we provide a forum for the discussion of interaction design issues. IxDA's mission includes evangelism of our field, innovation in our discipline, professionalism in our standards of practice, support for interaction design education in academic programs, and community building for our growing global community of interaction design professionals."