Arthur rather knowingly reminded me that I managed to thank about everyone in the world from the stage apart from him and Anne. So my first move has to be to put that right. Anne has been a complete brick about the whole thing, being willing to let me lose quite a pile of money on this whole venture and it wouldn't have been possible without her. So thanks Anne. (She only reads this every couple of months or so, but Anne, when you come across this - thanks.) And you too Arthur, if you come across this when you can read.
And now to the thanks that did get mentioned from the stage, but should be repeated here.
Sarah and Charly are now Foskett Massey, they organise things. And they organised the hell out of me and Interesting, all for free, and happily. They're complete stars and you should get them to do stuff for you.
Also brilliant were all the folks from Imagination; Louise, Chris and Crispin especially, they provided all the AV stuff and came and ran stuff on the day. And completely got into the spirit of it.
I also need to say big thanks to Ricky from Ogilvy PR's Digital Influence group who came and filmed everything at the behest of John. That was very decent of them and hopefully we'll have some lovely film to show you soon.
Do I need to thank The Design Conspiracy again? Probably. Lovely design stuff. Lovely.
The folks from Folksy were splendid too, apparently they sold quite a bit of stuff, but I also think it just added to the atmosphere, like knowing your eccentric uncle is out in the shed doing interesting stuff. If you're doing a conference you should ask them along.
And we should add Innocent for supplying the smoothies, Will and Steve at King Of Shaves for donating class-leading shaving oil, IDEO for paying for the apples, w+k for paying for the scones and Paul for making them. Then I must also say thanks to Jez at Sledge for paying for those rather excellent vegetable matter cups, spoons and plates, and to Love for paying for the Yorkshire Tea and Yorkshire Tea Biscuits, to Dino for making that fantastic mix for us, to Simon and Curtis for the recording/soon-to-be-podcasting, to Penguin for bringing books (what did everyone get?), to Russell for the portraits which are going to look brilliant and to my OIA colleagues for supporting the whole thing in innumerable ways. Have I forgotten anyone? I bet I have. Sorry. I'll update with additions soon.
But I must say, to everyone who came; thank you for delivering on this:
and sometimes this:
Just, you know, generally, thanks.