I was in the audience for Eleanor's speech & thanked her for clearly articulating her experience of commissions 'with conditions'. It was the first speech of the symposium that really got to the heart & drove the point about how classical musicians of colour have been treated differently & held at arms' length. I felt Eleanor's clear, honest openness set some of the commitment & agenda for the day, in that people should no longer beat about the bush, & that today was the best opportunity to tell it as it is. Many leaders across the industry were in attendance, so this was a perfect opportunity. Needless to say there were moments following where one could sense the discomfort in the room, but as Susanna Eastburn (Sound & Music) said in her speech, "we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable." References were often made to 'who are the gatekeepers across the industry', & how that also needs to diversify. In the 'break-out' session I attended Vanessa Reed (Performing Rights Society) commented "who defines what quality is?!"