After 30 minute we were still on the second slide. By 1230 we had only finished 7 slides. A first world alternative to torture. AFter a break for lunch the torture moved on to a different subject and the Gorse Fox was able to sit at the back and get some work done whilst listening to the interminable debates going on up front. By 1600 he was able to escape as he had a call with Starfleet Research... and somehow was not able to rejoin the meeting in a timely fashion - given that he had to head for the airport.
Now he sits an awaits some food in the airport prior to his journey home.