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Warwick Economics Summit 2009

Warwick Economics SummitThe 8th annual Warwick Economics Summit takes place later this month and with over 400 students expected to attend is the largest student-run academic conference of its kind in Europe.

Organised by the Warwick Economics Society, the student-only summit takes place between Friday 13th and Sunday 15th February and tickets are selling fast.

Held in the Ramphal building, the summit will include lectures from such distinguished speakers as Ewald Nowotny, governor of the Austrian Central Bank and John Authers, investment editor of the Financial Times.

In the current climate of economic uncertainty this year’s event comes at an exciting time in which students at the summit can not only challenge themselves but also contemporary economic theory.

The Summit provides an opportunity for students to gain inspiration from people who think differently and use the starting points put forth by the guest speakers to engage in debate and discussion in the student-led workshops, which this year also includes a cartoon workshop with Kevin Kallaugher of The Economist.

As well as the more serious work in the lecture theatres and workshops there is also a strong social schedule including a Valentine’s themed ball on the Saturday evening and ample opportunities for students to network with each other.

The annual event has only grown in popularity and in addition to external students from other prestigious UK universities, delegates from all over Europe attend in their droves, last year accounting for a quarter of the attendees.

Standard tickets cost between £15 and £22 and provide entry to all the Summit lectures and workshops as well as the Saturday night ball and are on sale until the event begins.

Premium tickets for external students which also include accommodation are only on sale until the 25th January and cost between £60 and £75. However, external visitors may also buy Standard tickets and arrange to stay with Warwick students on campus.

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