Several of us have been talking about holding events. It's amazing the logistics involved in holding a good one. Several questions have come up, and a few new ideas as well.

It's often challenging to look at the event listing for specific information. People often write that they won't be attending and it adds more info. to process.

On several sites I belong to, you often have the event listing and brainstorming area, then there's a separate listing for the logistical information. Many of them offer a database or spreadsheets where people can list attendance and what they're bringing for the event. That way there you can quickly reference and know how best to serve the event/community.

The Geo Rallye coordinators have done well to offer some of this, though off-site. Is there an easier way to do similar w/in the site?