I always mean to do a write-up of Interesting but others always beat me to it. Roo probably has the comprehensive collection of links, you should start there if you want to know more.
So, this post can concentrate on the thanks. Of which there are many.
Firstly, there are some behind the scenes thanks to Jez and Paul at Live Union who did all sorts of liasing with the Conway Hall for me which was lovely. (I'm too shy to do that stuff.) They are a great company who you should talk to about organising your event. I asked them if there was anything they wanted me to say about them on here and they sent me this:
"The thing that is opening corporate doors for us (and is in part inspired by interesting and other events of its ilk) is a new type of conference where the value is in bringing people together to do things. Events that make the most of physically having people in a room together and put the onus on the audience to collaborate, share hunches and generate new thinking. Creating these types of events, whether they’re agenda free Unconferences or US style Town Hall meetings is what we’re enjoying and looking to do more of"
Secondly there are the people who organised the four big sessions during the day - Leila, Chris, Alby and Stu. They all did huge amounts of work, organised loads of stuff, cajoled fine people into helping and all without any obvious reason or reward. I'm hugely, massively grateful. And big, big, big thanks to the Hack Circus contingent. That was excellent.
Then, there are the people who provided the other activities. Curtis and gang from Stanley James Press, Matt and the We Are Words + Pictures crew, Oli Shaw and his plasticene people and Matthew Solle and all his circuit-bending noiserers.
I'm sure there'll be lots more updates about all that - places where you can see the final results of things. But I wanted to save the rest of this to thank you lot, the audience. It honestly chokes me up a little bit every time; the willingness of people to give up their Saturday and come and join in with a badly organised, hardly thought-out, sketchily described event - just on the basis that it might be interesting. It gives me hope. So, big, big, thanks.
And, this time especially, look at what you did!