The MathJax group will host a live, on-line panel discussion on open source math texts with guests Kathi Fletcher (OERpub), David Farmer (AIM), Rob Beezer (University of Puget Sounds), Kent Morrison (Cal Poly), David Lipmman (Pierce College), and Phil Schatz (conneXions).
They will be using the Google+ Hangout OnAir technology. I wasn't familiar with this so I read a bit about it. For the uninitiated, let me build up in steps. If you have a Google account, then you are automatically part of Google+ (Google's social networking attempt to usurp Facebook). One nice feature of Google+ is free video calling (I use it regularly to chat with my daughters in college). It's like Skype, but seems to perform better.
A video call on Google+ is called a "Hangout" and can involve multiple people. Normally a Hangout is a private conversation between parties that have been invited to the conversation. A Hangout OnAir is a public version of this. There are principals that control the discussion, and observers that may ask questions of the principals in some kind of moderated way.
This particular Hangout OnAir will occur April 7, 2014, 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT / 9pm CEST / 7pm UTC. At the appointed hour, login to your Google account (necessary?) and then direct your web browser to https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb5ecsm3f9689l9s3df6l5rbmuk. If you visit this link now, you can express your intent to participate. I encourage all of you to join this discussion, let's recapture the spirit of Baltimore. ;)