What a great learning opportunity. I actually had to host my first web conference/meeting this last Monday (29th) for the YWI regional staff. I was in charge of creating the meeting, setting the invites, and hosting it for about 2 hours. It went really well and I even used my webcam so others could see me live!!! Although I had participated in many over the past few years, I had never hosted one myself and overall it was a good learning experience (made a couple mistakes, fixed them, and everything went smoothly).
I have participated in courses taught via UMConnect with colleagues and students in Mexico and other Latin American countries...I believe that in my work this will be a great tool.
Also...YWI will be hosting the Howland Symposiums this fall over UMConnect...if you can't make it to campus, feel free to join us online!.