Backchannel for Blogtalk?

Alrighty then.

I’d like to set up a public ‘Blogtalk Backchannel’ (i.e. chat room) for people to use during the conference to discuss / ask questions / be all subversive while people are presenting.

People who aren’t attending might also find it interesting as all the papers are up and available for anyone in their completeness!

First up… do you reckon this is a good idea or will the presenters hate me for it?

Secondly… if it is a good idea does anyone have any recommended solutions?

Will happily accept a ‘donated’ environment for the conference (and obviously highlight whoever has donated it) and am equally happy to install php/mysql or other alternatives… the one thing I don’t want is ads.