I don’t think it is just about being “lame”. Although, you are not incorrect.
I think the word you used describing how you felt is more accurate: invisible.
This conference should have one focus and only one focus:
What the heck are we going to do when there are twice as many people in America over age 65? (That’s 40.6 million MORE than 2012, if you don’t want to look up the stat.)
Kudos on a great post!