Even ministers were forced to join the same queue for security as ordinary delegates yesterday.
There does appear to be one exception, however.
A man who occasionally pulls up in a dark car is reportedly ushered straight into the conference, no questions asked.
Whether or not it is Nick Clegg, we could not possibly speculate.
Delegates could be forgiven for occasionally thinking that they have turned up at the wrong party's conference. Labour's defence spokesman Jim Murphy popped up as a speaker at a fringe yesterday speaking on populism and politics.
And today independent MSP Margo MacDonald will take part in a debate on assisted dying.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is a 'big tent' this week, apparently.
The length of the shadow that the Iraq war casts over the whole issue of intervention was clear at the conference.
At a fringe event on Trident, Baroness Falkner, the LibDem foreign affairs spokesman in the Lords, tried to explain how Western leaders had lined up against the Syrian regime last month, saying that they had put pressure on "Saddam Hussein, er, Bashar Assad".
At the same event the chair had fun describing Trident as one of the most unusual policies in politic today - "where the LibDems don't want to spend money and the Tories really do".