There's nothing magical about an hour. Volunteers
to do other things
I personally think an hour is way too long for a standard talk. Most
conferences seem to go for 25min + 5m questions and change over.
I really like the idea of a session of rapid fire short talks. Some
conferences have an "outrageous opinions" session structured like
that. We could have a session of 5-10 min anything goes talks. Give
an idea, an experience, a spoof, anything you want the audience to
hear. The only rules being sit down after 10 min and wear the flak
for anything you say yourself.
But, all things are possible at this stage. If think you're
interested in giving a talk, let us know what you'd like to talk on
and for how long. No commitment needed at this stage, just ideas.
Also if you'd like a topic to be covered either as a talk or a
tutorial, let us know that too. Any feedback is useful at this stage.