I am not sure why the “celebrity couldn’t make it,” but I wish you had checked your facts on why “one of the speakers didn’t show.”
My wife is that speaker. She work hard to be ready for the meeting and did everything she could to be there. As a recent breast cancer survivor she has been through a lot. While the panel was going on, she was in Emerson Hospital fighting off an severe infection.
I’m sure the “celebrity” had something important to do that kept him from making it. My wife didn’t show up because of a 100 degree fever and the IV in her arm.