It’s true that if I were presenting there the front half of the room would be empty, too. I’d point out how much they’d all lost on mining stocks since the last conference, ask those present why they spent U$800 on the ticket this year, then burst out into sustained laughter until they all left.
It’d take about a minute.
UPDATE: The man himself, Arthur Richards Rule IV, send in shots of today’s hall to show it’s now SRO. Ta muchly, Rick.
And here’s why: Robert Friedland the Floor Filler. Bless his heart.