Because--I kid you not--Bill Clinton and George W. Bush would be sharing the hotel with us today.
So I arrived early, as instructed, to this:
In case you can't make it out in the pictures, there are protestors galore (and I'm not going to repeat the things they are yelling!), TV, cameras, there are police in neon jackets everywhere and secret-servicey guys-- complete with the dark suits and little earpieces--throughout the hotel. In our usual "pitch" room, they're right now having the Mayor's lunch with the presidents.
This is just my arrival and it's already very exciting! Can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the conference!!