Web Coferencing the Way to Go!
I've been able to be on several web conferences, primarily for staff development, but also for some work groups. Just last week I was able to get a research update that was broadcast from Minneapolis. In the past, I wouldn't have taken time/resources to drive 9 hours for a 2-3 hour event. This way I was able to hear the presentation plus send questions down via chat for the panel discussion.
When I set up my test conference I really liked being able to change the boxes around. I'm hosting a site for a research update at the end of the month and this information will be very useful!