Making panel discussions not suck.
Let's face it. Most panel discussions suck. And they're often ego amplifiers where participants feel the need to say smart stuff and share cool things they've done. The moderator is usually a willing accomplice to this charade. Other times, a panel discussion is death by powerpoint - a series of mini-ppts, really. A lot of folks at stream often speak at, and moderate panel discussions. Let's brainstorm towards making these useful and unconference-ish. Let's un-suck our panel discussions. Starting with this one.