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I want to typeset some notes I'm taking at talks within a conference. These are not lecture notes, and are taken online without being filled in later with information from textbooks or interaction other talk attendees. (Although I guess it's not a completely dissimilar kind of document class than for lecture notes.) Has anybody written such a class I could use/play with?

To be more specific about relevant features:

  • Ability to properly describe the speaker (incl. affiliation, invited or note, etc.)
  • Indication of track / parallel session info
  • Differentiation between notes from speakers actual talk, notes from the following Q&A, links section or some other graphically-pleasing way to present links
  • Commands for interruption, pause, interchange with audience member, non-verbal actions, unintelligible bit, etc.

Answers such as "use another document class X and adapt in Y-ishly" are also appreciated.

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    This is highly specific and i guess everybody would suggest to simply use article and define a few own commands. Maybe writing a wrapper class using article. – Johannes_B May 20 '15 at 9:19
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    @Johannes_B, that was my first thought, I prefer to keep to routine LaTeX use when using it to take notes. Rather than article and a \section per talk you might want to use a class that allows a \chapter{} per talk, keeping section clear for the major parts of the talk plus discussion, and subsection for individual slides or Q&A questions (I would put the question as the subsection heading in case I generate a TOC. However the OP is asking for something quite specific and at the very least would need a (per-chapter) group of fields for author(s) affiliation, session/talk ID. – Chris H May 20 '15 at 10:28
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    @Johannes_B: Well, it's less specific than per-academic-institute thesis classes... anyway, I thought maybe someone might have created one. – einpoklum May 20 '15 at 19:20
  • I do this, but do not have a specific class. I just have a "template" .tex file that has the formatting I like, that I copy for each speaker and include in my main .tex file. Then I fill in the blanks. I have it set up to create indices for speaker, conference, location, topic, etc. – Paul May 21 '15 at 0:55

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