Here is a great idea that can improve the interaction and dialog of any event you organize - conversation starter tags. A simple but compelling question that begets concise answers, worn on your lapel during the event - adding so much more value than old-school name tags. They are awesome!
The practice was started by the Creative Mornings crew who organizes shared office seminars for independent creative workers who could not otherwise participate in such a rich seminar series. We covered this group about a year ago in this workalicous entry.
So kudos to them for a great idea. It would not be as good without follow through however, and of course they have great follow through - a photo record of many if not all of the responses posted at Flickr. A separate set for each question no less, and compiled into a collection for easy browsing.
Conversation Starter Tags on Flickr