I'm helping to organize a symposium, and I'd like to generate the event programs with LaTeX. Is there an appropriate package for this, or should I do it by hand? Thanks in advance!
Years ago I created a conference programme manual with the help of LaTeX. We used a self-developed online tool for the different sessions, so I asked the developer to give me a list of all days, rooms, session and presentations. I fed this list into my own MySQL database and with the help of PHP generated a series of SQL statements querying the days, rooms, sessions, etc. I generated then the necessary LaTeX code and pasted this directly into the programme. The big advantage was that with any change in the original database I just had to rerun my scripts.
If you are interested, have a look at the file http://uweziegenhagen.de/compstat/final8.pdf