When you walk into any meeting, you should know who the conductor is.
More often than not, it isn't the person with the fanciest title.
So listen and read the room until you figure out who it is. That's the person you want to address and learn from.
And if there isn't a conductor sitting at the table, you have three choices:
Either take on the role yourself, excuse yourself from the room, or suffer through a waste of time.