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No-Show Conference Panelists: a New Trend?

Today's featured speaker (photo by Flickr CC user Brett Jordan)

How do you know if somebody who says he or she delivered a paper at a conference— whose paper was accepted, whose name appears in the conference schedule, who includes the item on an official c.v,–actually wrote and presented the paper?

Over the last two months, I have heard of six people who canceled their appearances at the last moment and it left me wondering: If a hiring, or tenure and promotion, committee were evaluating these …