I was looking at this interesting list of speakers for an upcoming ISIL conference, when I noticed with surprise that one of them was … me.
I dont know whether the other speakers on that list were actually contacted and asked to speak, but apart from seeing my name on that list Ive heard nothing about it and at $600 a pop have not been planning to attend.
Ive dropped them a puzzled note, and will report more when I learn more.
Update: Ive learned more
Poking around on the same website I discover that one woman close up is worth two guys farther away. Or at least so I interpret this.
The polite way to resolve this unfortunate confusion is for you to graciously accept the honour of the invitation and for the organisers to graciously offer to compensate you for your unexpected trouble by coverage of conference, travel, and incidental expenses, as well as any relevant opportunity costs. Anything less would be rude, given the promises they’ve made on your behalf to the libertarian public.
It must be done for the good of the public. And for the kittens. Think of the kittens!
I invited you to speak in my biology/history class but forgot to tell you!