Wouldn't it be great to have access to all of the sessions via podcast?
Others have been working on this. The Conversations Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to record and preserve events, meetings and other happenings:
Every day scores of educational, inspirational and entertaining conference sessions, lectures and other spoken-word presentations are lost. They simply evaporate because no one records them. Some of these presentations are by the greatest and most inspiring minds of our time, and many would be important to people in the far reaches of the planet, if only they could hear them.For news and resources about podcasting and other emerging technologies, see IT Conversations.
The Conversations Network (a California non-profit corporation) captures presentations, processes the recordings, and publishes them online for free under Creative Commons licenses. >>Continue Reading
Also of interest: In April, Boston University hosted the Podcast Academy. You can read more about it here. The next Podcast Academy event will take place this September in conjunction with the Podcast and Portable Media Expo.