Another idea, for the long term: Annual conference for the Azimuth Project. I'm picturing a forum with lots of intellectual content, without academic formality. If the registration fee was low, and it was well publicized in advance, then it could attract new swaths of people.

An issue here is that it sounds like a full time job to organize a conference (never done it), and many of us are employed full-time. On the other hand, if we had a budget...