Donald, thanks for putting this out there. You’ve been more help than you know.
This is exactly the sort of feedback I was hoping to get. Thanks for being transparent. Just to be clear, I used the incorrect term in the pull quote. These sessions have been billed as workshops in the proposal for exactly the reason you alluded to. The word “seminar” carries with it a sense of only observing, whereas “workshop” connotes a hands-on, interactive experience. (See original announcement.)
Thanks again and watch this space.