Internet has the nice feature of bringing together people. This has helped many open source projects in the past. But it is also a convenient and cheap way to have conferences. Next month, the ChemConf 2006 conference will be held, and interested people only need to subscribe to a mailing list to participate.
The topic of this years ChemConf is Web-Based Applications for Chemical Education. At least three posters will show the use of Java applets in chemistry education, using Jmol, JChemPaint and JSpecView. I am (co-)author of two of them.
Again, participation is free. So join in!