I promised the guys in Feasta that I would give their forthcoming conference a plug. Check out the details here.
The speaker line up includes two of my favourites: Richard Douthwaite - consistently one of the most original thinkers in the country - and Dmitry Orlov. Dmitry is a leading exponent of what has been jokingly called 'pessimism porn': you can get a sense of his style from his recent talk at The Long Now Foundation. Scary and funny (in a Russian black humour sort of way).
I'll be going along myself - hopefully see you there.