I wrote a few days ago about the limits and opportunities of the "camp" model for meetings. But how to do it?
The Sunlight Foundation's other Scott -- Scott Stadum -- wrote this blog post calledÂ "Tools for Transparency: A Look at #TCamp11." Call it a tool catalog if not a tool box for this kind of conferencing.
Let me especially promote Eventbright, which would make registration of small- and medium-sized conferences so much easier that it's worth every penny of the (reasonable) fee. (A $100 registration, using PayPal, would cost $6.69; $25 registration would cost $2.37.)
And while I didn't touch it directly, Google Moderator made it possible to pre-seed the conference program slots -- the rest are decided on site -- by asking the opinion of participants.