Although I dislike the term moderator, I use it here in the sense of the feature provided by the software to review posts and flags, and edit posts in a category. We used to have “conference hosts” (aka. category moderators), but the plugin was abandoned and replaced by a similar category feature allowing to grant moderation powers to a group.
So I just moved conference hosts out of the automated moderators group that grants access to the #staff conference, and created relevant groups (e.g.,
public_hosts) to affect those people and groups to specific categories instead.
If you have your own conference here and not yet the relevant moderation privilege, feel free to ask!
I also created the #conference-hosts category for members who have their own conference here, to discuss issues and help each other without cluttering the public conversation.