Having retired, I’m very fortunate to no longer be bombarded with meetings.
I do have an annual general meeting to attend next month. Some AGMs can be excruciating, especially when they involve complex and occasionally vitriolic debates about articles of association and rules of membership (not to forget financial matters).
Anyway, I came across a couple of articles about meetings that you might find very useful:
Meet is Murder - They’re boring. They’re useless. Everyone hates them. So why can’t we stop having meetings? (Also read the other articles, via tabs at the top of this one.)
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule - One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more.