Conferences are changing. Instead of an event of a few days, we now see conferences fostering dialogue months in advance (and, in some cases, following the event…but post-conference dialogue is generally harder than pre-conference). ONLINE EDUCA is a good example of extending conferences. They provide articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources in advance. I’m not sure about how many people take time to engage with the resources…but for those that do, it is a great way to get to know the ideas of speakers and presenters (or even just current trends).
A few recent resources posted:
Wikis in Education: Public, Semi-Public, or Private – Which Is Best?
Graham Atwell provides interviews with Seb Schmoller, Stephen Downes, Vijay Kumar, Toru Iiyoshi , and others.
Internet and Radio Teaching in Greece