TED like conference or a FOO camp for just for those people working as innovators in the Educational Technology field. The location is great as well, since Woodside High School is one mile from Sand Hill Road the cradle of Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firms and the weather during the Summer months is great. San Jose and San Francisco are 25 miles away in opposite directions.
The idea came from a connection I had over the past year after having been a participant in the Google Teacher Academy (November '06) as an attendee and as a Lead Learner (June '08) and seeing the large whiteboard in the lobby at Google with all of the ideas on it and how employees were using their 20% time to create new and innovative projects that interest them, which have become new Google products. The image stuck with me again last summer when I saw the movie 'Accepted,' where two High School seniors create a ficticious college to accept them and then create the college to keep the charade going. What the students found out in the process was that they were more motivated to learn when the constraints placed on them by traditional educational institutions were removed. Although it doesn't exactly fit, one of Clay Shirky's quotes comes to mind. "Social Tools don't create collective action, they merely remove the obstacles to it."
Attendance would be limited to 600, with 500 receiving invites and the other 100 being selected through an application process. Participants would be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The cost for attendees is $0.
Call me crazy? Maybe crazy enough to make it work?