I think one of George's points was that even when the opportunity presents itself within the person's dojo people just brush it off. We all have responsibilities and obligations but his point is well taken when there is considerable advanced notice. I used to see this lassitude in one organization I trained in among instructors. I hit the seminars a lot when living in the southern California area. I would rarely seen any of my instructors at seminars with top people like Saotome, Ikeda, etc. It was discouraging.
Thanks for the plug John