Chris McGuffin and I have been dialoguing on how to accommodate all the people who want to attend the roundtable and still keep the meeting manageable and productive. How about this? We limit the seats "at the table" to 20, and further limit that to one person per church. These 20 would be the real, official, roundtable attendees who would actively be involved in the roundtable discussions. At the fall roundtable, Jason allowed a little over 20, and that worked, but it was also clearly approaching the limit.
Jason also allowed vendors in the room, but not to actively participate, and that worked great. Well, why don't we take that same idea and open it up a bit? There's plenty of space in the room to allow for at least another 20 people. So, beside the 20 "at" the table, we can have a gallery of vendors and additional people. That provides participation/involvement, but at a somewhat lesser level. Perhaps we can even allow those at the table to pass control to someone not at the table (I don't think that's part of Robert's rules of order, but somehow I don't think that matters).
This seems workable, so perhaps I haven't looked hard enough. Please, shoot holes in it -- tell us what we've not considered. Please post any comments in the general roundtable info area.