To meet interesting people is to become the kind of person they’d like to meet.
See who do cool people want to meet?
Other cool people.
How do you become one?
By doing cool and unusual things.
And, documenting what you are doing and make an effort to spread the word about it.
You can even plan to take it to interesting people.
A good way is to become friends with the people who work with or know those interesting people in advance of when you want to talk about your work.
When interesting people come across your work, they’d want to meet you and will seek you out.
How interesting would that be?