Zoom is pretty good for larger groups. Zoom automatically maximizes the screen of the person speaking and it minimizes those listening. As you said, let's see what happens
Maybe that continental video meeting idea might have some traction. I'll put that in the survey too. What are your guys' thoughts on recording the meeting and posting it to Youtube? It could be unlisted, public or whatever. If recording the meeting keeps people from joining we won't do it but it might be nice for folks in the forum to see what was discussed.