My response to this is - good! Not that I haven't enjoyed and benefited from the previous events, but it seems to me that the last thing anyone needs is - another conference!
But just because there isn't going to be a meeting in the traditional format doesn't mean that we have to discard the rationale for past sessions - a grass roots meeting which attracts participants beyond "the usual suspects". Why don't we organize something local, lightweight ("agile", if you prefer) and cheap, a sort of "flashmob meets unconference"?
To be successful, it would have to:
- Attract staff who don't normally attend on-campus teaching-themed events
- Be simple and cheap to organize
- Leave a lasting benefit in terms of changing and improving teaching practices at UoL