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Event Planning: What can I do to protect myself from a keynote speaker not showing up?

My answer to Event Planning: What can I do to protect myself from a keynote speaker not showing up? on Quora

My hunch is that if a keynote speaker doesn’t show up it won’t be for financial reasons—and they wouldn’t expect their fee to be paid. Much more likely it would be a family emergency or unexpected travel problem.

Have you investigated event insurance?

This is Event Planning: What can I do to protect myself from a keynote speaker not showing up? by Simon Willison, posted on 15th September 2013.

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