If you are interested in children, technology, and new methods of interaction design, take a look at the web site for IDC 2009: The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. It will be held in Como, Italy Jun 3-5, 2009.
"For young people today, technology is pervasive in many aspects of life. From childhood onwards, they learn and play using computers and other technological devices; as they grow, they build and maintain friendships using computers and mobile phones; they interact with one another virtually; and even find critical interpersonal support and therapy using computers, the web, and other technology-enhanced artifacts. The IDC 2009 conference will continue IDC's tradition of better understanding children’s and youngsters’ needs in relationship to technology, exploring how to create interactive products for and with them, and investigating how technology-mediated experiences affect their life. IDC 2009 will present and discuss the most innovative contributions to research, development, and practice in these areas, gathering the leading minds in the field."
The deadline for the call for workshop proposals is January 12, 2009, full papers, January 19, 2009, and short-papers & demos, March 6, 2009.