> I really would like to provide a teleconference means for this meeting but our
> experiences have been that the nature of this kind of discussion, i.e. free form
> and spontaneous, does not allow a parade of people to the speakerphone to talk.
> We would need to have microphones in front of every two or three people in order
> for you on the other end of the phone to be able to hear.
Ok, I understand.
> Do you have any siggestions on how to leverage technology to make this workable
> without suppressing the discussion?
No, not really. Although video conferencing sure would be nice... ;)