Crayon a New Media Marketing company is holding panel discussions in their Second Life amphitheatre. Today they had some executives from Coca Cola and Campfire. I came in late but really enjoyed the talk plus the interaction between the audience. The panelists used the voice feature while the audience used chat during the presentation.
As you usually sit in a conference and ask questions at the appropriate times to the panelists, here in Second Life you can discuss the topic with the other attendees any time. Either one on one or as a group. But this can make for some interesting situations. As the topic of censorship in Second Life came up on the panel and how technology is sometimes moved along by adult entertainment, it was pointed out that one of the panelists was sitting in a not so flattering pose ball on her chair. That with censorship she might be able to be on the panel. The panel obviously was reading the chat because they started to laugh at the comment.
When can you get that interaction at a conference? Do you have another example of how New Media helps communications?