A conference in Helsinki with Nassim Taleb, goes by the flimsy slogan:
"If you don't like what’s being said, change the conversation."
Cheapest ticket is 385 EUR + 24% VAT.
100 Students can go in for free by sending a convincing 100 word email.
My email application:
I am a PhD Student at Aalto University on "Architectural Democracy".
I do not agree "what is being said", and what you are saying is that, rich people can have access to such discussion and will, by charity, allow some students in!
You want to "change the conversation" indeed, to fool the hoi polloi over and over. People who can afford these prices are definitely happy with “what is being said”, but are looking for trendy ways to reinvigorate their status.
If this is not the reason to let me in, then the premise of this talk is phoney!