I will be presenting a paper at a major conference in the Spring: this will be my academic debut!
The issue is that I have a permament teaching job (middle school) that does not permit time off to pursue academic pursuits: how ironic. This conference entails an inter-continental trip and hence, three "sick days" off. Cough, cough.
My name is already up on the conference website for anyone to Google, i.e. my employer.
How do I politely ask the convenor of my session to hide my name or alter it in some form? Withrawal is not an option.