There are many opportunities to participate
This is the LinuxFest Northwest mailing list. Discussion and Fest updates will be posted here. If you plan on attending, it's highly recommended you sign up!
You can usually find a few Fest organizers on #lfnw @ irc.freenode.net. On the days leading up to the Fest, and the day of, you'll find this channel to be quite active. You can also access IRC directly using our web interface.
Several online groups are set up for Fest communication and promotion.