The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media made some shoes for its own children, who now get to eat their own dog food. If you think that metaphor mashup is bad, I was trying to also fit in putting sauce on the gander, but couldn’t.
ICWSM has a blog and a flickr photo pool. One ideal I like is that as the talks are presented, the bloggers add a new item for each one. Conference attendees are invited to add their comments about the paper to the posts and use them to carry out conversations about them. This is a good idea and it will be interesting to see if the participants do use it.