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    Conferences - student exclusion

    I recently saw the advertisement for the National Regeneration Conference at the end of march, and I am seriously wanting to go.

    However, looking at the price tag, there's no way I'd be able to go and my university dpt cant sponser me, how many other students have had this problem when it comes to conferences that you want to go to?

    I know there are conferences that are relatively cheaper out there and I have been to a couple beforehand, but in general, rather expensive.

    Also, who knows of any other ways to get to the conferences?

    Daniel

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    You may want to see if there is a 'scholarship' for the conference. Maybe a student paper that you can write or a poster session, sometimes that will get you reduced costs. You may even see if there are student rates. If anything tell the organizers that the conference is cost-prohibitve for students, and maybe they can work soemthing out with you or be more responsive in the future.

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    Call them up, tell them your situation. They'll probably help you out. They may say something like, "we'll let you come for $50 without food" or some such. If you play the poor student card you should be able to register on the cheap or free. Then take that $$ figure to the department and see if they can help you offset that a little.

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