An amplified conference is a conference or similar event in which the talks and discussions at the conference are 'amplified' through use of networked technologies in order to extend the reach of the conference deliberations.
Institutional Web Management WorkshopInstitutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW)
this was an early example of an "amplified conference" with the provision of a number of networked technologies being used to support the event.
Increasing numbers of amplified conferences are being provided which exploit the potential of WiFi networks and mobile devices in order to enable remote participants to contribute to discussions and listen to ideas.
The website has become a useful tool for amplified conferences.
The term was originally coined by Lorcan Dempsey in a blog post.