We discussed some stats like divorce rates in the US have climbed to 50% of all marriages and girls from broken homes are 3 times more likely to become teenage mothers while their boys are twice as likely to end up in jail. Then, she said what is your 'call to action'. I said do nothing. She was quite perplexed and said "but all our speakers ask us to do something, like call your congressman, recycle more, etc". I said, "yes, my message is to take time to do nothing". At that point she sounded like this was a lost cause and asked me to submit an abstract for review by the board. I did, and to my surprise I got a response back the next day that it was accepted!
Lesson learnt from this episode - Don't be shy of spreading the light, no matter how ridiculous people think you are :)