Given that so many conventions and meetings are in locations where food and other necessities are not easily available to purchase near the venue, I think that logistics should get more consideration. Folk crab about delegates who are no shows – I think a reasonable focus on basic human needs [food, water, access] would lead to fewer no-shows.
There should be some level of food/water available for the post-convention work shops.
Delegates should be able to bring in simple food like peanut butter sandwiches. There has not been “enough” food at any convention I have been to – vendors who stock good food at a reasonable price will sell out even if delegates can bring in peanut butter sandwichs! I promise!!
I also ate a stale, bitter lettuce ham sandwhich which cost $6.00 and was the most disgusting bit of concession food I have ever eaten in four decades of attending events [I will be 60 in July].
Like many others, I cannot stand in line for an extended period. I won’t bore you with my health issues, but “cannot” is accurate.