Third time’s the unlucky charm. It’s been three Nas studio albums since the last t2. While in normal times having frequent releases from a one-time King of New York, and an overall legend, would make our day it does little to ease the situation.

My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.

— John Jurasek, 2017

Just December, when the t2 Advisory Board last met, we were confident in our ability to organize the event this May. In fact, we were so certain we started to contact potential special speakers. The CFP post was updated and polished for 2022 – everything was ready to go. Our mood was celebratory and festive, as expected after having to cancel two years in a row. Unfortunately all the grandiose plans were premature.

The reasons for nuking t2’22 are two-fold – first and foremost, the overall global health situation. Secondly, our desire to avoid irrational exuberance – organizing an event failing financially would be very close to betting the farm, and if nothing else, erasing two decades worth of gradually built safety nets.

We warmly welcome you to join us for t2’23. Clarion Hotel Helsinki, 2023-05-04 – 2023-05-05. The twentieth anniversary edition.