Last Thursday afternoon the Detroit event’s press conference took place, the day before the main conference started. The lengthy video is here. I was introduced by Paul Elam, founder and publisher of AVfM, at 1:36:40, and my initial contribution ends at 1:42:35. The lady to my right is Anne Cools, a Canadian Senator, and to her right is Erin Pizzey. Both were very engaging characters, and it was the first time I’d ever met Erin face-to-face. She’s a most remarkable woman who was clearly regarded with awe by speakers and delegates alike. During the Friday night dinner she was presented with a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award by AVfM and – of course – received a standing ovation.