Interesting is an occasional series of conferences that I started in 2007. It was about short talks, low-cost, one day, stuff that was just interesting - not professionally useful. In 2007 that was quite a relatively new idea.
People seemed to like the idea and it spread, there have been 'Interestings' in Sydney, Vancouver, Sheffield New York and I'm sure other places too. And we did it again in 2008 and 2009. I took a year off in 2010 but we're doing it again in 2011. But slightly differently.