Jason - great questions. This being the 3rd panel in which I've been a participant, I've got a couple of opinions. There will always be great input when you've got people like Shally, Mendoza, Gretchen, and Levy on the stage. The problem? One hour just isn't enough to cover all pertinent topics.
I think it would be great to have a less formal session - even if held in the lounge area where we had my laptop set up. People could sit in a less formal environment and we could have 3-4 bloggers with their laptops going, and we could talk about everything from how to start a blog (for those true beginners) to RSS Feeds - Linking - Blog format - ROI - Risk - etc...
I actually think attendees would benefit from the smaller group, and we'd have the opportunity to provide "hands-on" instruction.
Think we could pull this off for the Nov Kennedy session in Orlando?