People keep talking how academic events should be more accessible to undergrads, but the reality is that you're supposed to pay 400€ for a three-day workshop and there's no way around it.
I thought I could be smarter than this and stay at friends place going to the venue just for the workshop, but lo and behold:
they don't allow you in unless you pay 60€ per day.
I was able to get to a major conference in the summer because of the volunteering program, but this was just ~20 volunteers out of ~600 attendants. And half of those were phd students who had funding for the conference anyway.
I guess that's enough for today.
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