I hadn't heard of FailCon until I read this Wired piece about it, which begins, "Failcon, a Silicon Valley conference focused on stories of failure, was so successful last year that’s it’s back again in 2010. Which means it either failed to fail or succeeded at failure, depending on how you look at it."
Which made me laugh, then really applaud the event organizers for coming up with this idea. We learn at least as much from our failures as we do from our successes. Brilliant.
Update: How serendipitous -- shortly after posting this I read Jeffrey Cufaude's Yoda post about how we need to get over our fear of failure and be open to experimenting until we get where we want to go. Yes, yes, yes.