(picture from tim)
Interesting2007 wouldn't have been possible without the support of lots of very nice sponsors. Well, actually, that's not true, it would have been possible, it just wouldn't have been as nice. The list of people who helped out is here. I'm massively grateful to all of them, so this is dedicated to the sponsors who was down from day one.
And there's been a load of similar generosity this year. Imagination, again, are providing all the AV stuff and people we need. And they're going to film the whole thing. The Guardian are going to host the videos, do all sorts of podcastery, provide some fun in the lobby and sponsor a mysterious thing. Innocent are sending smoothies again, Love are sending Yorkshire tea (and hopefully biscuits). Sledge are providing those excellent eco cups and plates, Moo are providing an afternoon treat and Penguin are hopefully sending some books. And The School Of Everything and Rememble are also going to be doing interesting things in the lobby.
But there's still time to be a sponsor if you'd like to, and can think of something you'd like to contribute. I don't want any money from anyone, that would just confuse things, if you'd like to be a sponsor you just need to provide something that would make the day nicer. Last year, for instance Ideo agreed to pay for apples for everyone to eat and W+K to pay for the afternoon scones. (Though since I forgot to invoice them for it I guess they got quite a good deal.)
(picture from Roo)
As a sponsor you'll get very little reward; a few mentions on this blog, huge thanks from the stage and the gratitude of about 400 people. But if you're looking for ROI then you're at the wrong conference.
If there's anything you'd like to contribute (especially if you'd like to supply apples) give me a shout and we'll work it out. russell at russelldavies.com. And bless you for even thinking about it.