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Created On: 18 April 2013 11:03 AM
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 18 April 2013 11:03 AM
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aroscoe

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I've just been alerted to the IET CIRED 2003 conference fees.

€1250
€35 x 3 (3 lunches)
€89 (dinner)
€35 (1 technical visit)
€175 (tutorial)

Potentially €1654 unless you decide to skip certain options.

Does anyone else think this is off-the-scale and will deter people from attending, perhaps even withdrawing papers?

It is at least double, almost 2.5 times the cost of other conferences ...?




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 18 April 2013 04:14 PM
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jarathoon

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Ask for a breakdown of delegate types from the organising committee. e.g. undergraduate students, university researchers, large corporate commercial, public sector financed, charity, SME sector, unemployed, independent consultants etc.etc

If they don't tell you, then don't go.

If there are a pausity of all delegate types apart from big corporate commercial attendees and public sector financed, then ask them why. (that is if you don't think you already know).

I worry when events become so expensive and that they end up, in the limit, as "group think fests" where big corporates set out lazy self-serving visions of the future to a captive group of mainly public sector financed attendees.

James Arathoon

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