This isn't the first time I've posted about this conference, but it's important, so I'm going to climb up on my soapbox again.
Putting on conferences is hard. If the first one doesn't sell well, it's even harder to get the next one going. Skills Matter and RubyCentral have worked together to set up a RailsConf at the TUC Congress Centre in London on September 14 & 15. The line up of speakers looks great (hey, any lineup that includes DHH, Dave Thomas, Kathy Sierra, and Why the Lucky Stiff has to be good). It's a lot easier than heading to the States. Best of all, you won't have to deal with monolingual american hotel/convention staff.