Inspired by his attendance at last year's TED conference, and using money he had saved to go to this year's, Russell Davies has decided to create an event of a similar nature in London.
The working title is ‘A Conference of Interestingness' and Russell has already booked a venue and set a date, 16th June. The speakers and performers will undoubtedly be very interesting and tickets are a bargain £20, although not on sale yet.
“The plan is to have all sorts of speakers speak about all sorts of stuff. Not brands, advertising, blogging and twitter but interesting, unexpected, original things. I'm hoping to find fascinating people and to just ask them to speak about something they care about. I want to replicate the experience of clicking from one really good blog to another, ranging across sciences, arts, musics, jokes and whatever. There will be 20 minute slots and 3 minute slots. Some people will play music or sing. And some people who can't be there will be asked to send three minute videos. Perhaps. I reckon we can squeeze a lot of interestingness into a day. And then have a party afterwards.”