I got my speaker book for the Freethought Festival in Madison this weekend and on page three I saw the following sentence.
Seats will be reserved for speakers in the front row of the lecture hall.
Ugh, class distinction. So I wrote back and asked the organizers if I could give up my seat. They said sure. So I’m going to go sit in the audience and let other people sit up with the superstars (and there will be a lot of them there).
There will be lots of talks. If multiple people want the seat, we can work something out for who gets it and when. Leave a request for it in the comments here and I’ll work something out.