The first comment ever to a post on this blog yesterday (thanks Mark!) got me thinking: I've never found a place, a network, dare I say it, a social network dedicated to conference organizers (in the broadest sense of the term).

I think it would be really useful to share ideas, problems, approaches and models, discuss what's hot (format wise...) and what's not. But also to build that kind of rich relationship with other people with the same interest that one day, out of the blue, might help in sorting out a big problem or might generate a creative, new and challenging idea.

Thought, done! As of today the Conference Organizers Network exists and is open to anyone who has some kind of stake in conferences. Doesn't really matter whether you organize them, speak at them or market them: join us and share your experience :-)