Back in November 2013, I wrote a post called, "It's Written on the Wall" where I talked about Padlet.com for brainstorming. After the fantastic June ATD Lincoln meeting, Micah had us share pluses and deltas. He then took the paper and rewrote the information to keep and review. As always, I came up with some more after the meeting but had no easy way to share it. Then, I thought of Padlet!
You can easily create a digital board, share the link, and have people leave digital stickies. I used a background that had lines on it already, but there is no reason you couldn't create your own background and upload and use it instead.
As far as privacy goes, you can have the page be private, password protected, secret or public. If you need to have other contributors, just send them an email invite. You even have the option to require an admin or moderator to approve posts before they are published.
Because we live in a mobile world, you can even share a QR code to take them to your padlet. Of course, there is always a link, but you can also share via Facebook or Twitter just as easy. I'll add an embed of an example here for you to see as well. Feel free to play with it.
As far as saving the information for later, you can save the padlet as an image, pdf, csv, Excel spreadsheet, or print it.
Now, if you're sad about missing that great program you missed in June, talk to any Board member. It was great fun, lots of great information, and fantastic networking. I hope to see you at another meeting again soon.