One further detail courtesy of Frank Braun. The 2012 Bitcoin conference is coming to London, the world’s premier finance hub (for the time being):
We plan this conference to be the hub for bitcoiners wishing to learn, meet, do business and expand their minds. This will bring bitcoin to a global financial centre, and be a turning point bringing bitcoin to the fore of the mainstream. It is here that bitcoin will leave its perilous infancy, as the new world briefly meets the old before displacing it.
Ticket’s cost 70 euros, payable in Bitcoin, and for your money you get acces to talks by Richard Stallman, Max Keiser and others.
The conference takes place on the 15th and 16th of September at the Imperial, Russell Square.