BEST conference, June 16-19, 2013

BOISE EXTRAVAGANZA IN SET THEORY (BEST)

We are happy to announce that the twentieth meeting of the Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory (BEST) will be hosted as a symposium at the annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Initial details of BEST 2013 are below. For much more information, please consult the BEST 2013 website.

DATES: June 16 – 19, 2013

PLACE: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Please consult the conference webpage at URL   http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/index.html

The 20-th meeting of BEST will be hosted at University of Nevada Las Vegas as a AAAS-PD symposium during  June 16 (Sunday) – June 19 (Wednesday), 2013

It is organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andres Caicedo, Sam Coskey  and Marion Scheepers.

Contributed and invited talks will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

BEST PLENARY SPEAKERS:

The four invited plenary speakers are:

Todd Eisworth (Ohio University)

 Masaru Kada (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)

 Thilo Weinert (University of Bonn, Germany)

 Lynne Yengulalp (University of Dayton)

 

In addition to these four plenary talks, the program has ten reserved speaking slots for students, four reserved slots for post-docs and 2 reserved slots for pre-tenure tenure track faculty.

POTENTIAL TRAVEL AWARDS:

We have applied for funding from the NSF to assist with travel costs for speakers for these reserved speaking slots. The grant proposal has been recommended for funding, but the final award decision has not yet been made. We strongly recommend that speakers from the categories of student speaker, psot-doc speaker or pre-tenure tenure track speaker, interested in presenting at BEST 20, apply as soon as possible to the BEST selection committee for potential travel assistance to participate in BEST 20. Application requirements for these funds are as follows:

 

Student speakers:

1. Prior to April 16, 2013 submit an abstract for the proposed 14 minute presentation at the abstract submission site.

2. Prior to May 15, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, advisor name and stage of study, and a separate statement of goals.

3. Prior to May 15, 2013 have the advisor separately submit a recommendation letter, outlining the benefit of participation in the conference via presentation to the student.

Please note that student speakers are eligible for a AAAS-PD award of excellence for their presentation at BEST 20. Winners of these awards will be announced at the AAAS-PD banquet on June 18, 2013. Student participants will be guests at this banquet.

 

Post-Doc speakers:

1. Prior to April 16, 2013 submit an abstract for a proposed 25 minute presentation at the abstract submission site.

2. Prior to May 15, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, post-doc mentor  name, and a list of publications, and a separate statement of goals.

 

Pre-tenure tenure track faculty:

1. Prior to April 16, 2013 submit an abstract for a proposed 25 minute presentation at the abstract submission site.

2. Prior to May 15, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, years towards tenure, a current list of publications, and a separate statement of goals.

 

Please note that the AAAS-PD also offers up to 20 travel awards of up to $150 to students to help defray travel expenses to participate in the AAAS-PD annual meeting: This includes BEST.

 

CONTRIBUTED TALKS:

 

In addition to these speakers there will also be a number of slots for contributed talks. Anyone wishing to speak at BEST 20 should submit an abstract as soon as possible (preferably prior to April 16) at the abstract submission site. It is strongly recommended to also contact one of the organizers as soon as possible to indicate interest/intention in presenting a talk at BEST 20.

 

 

Important deadlines:

 

DEADLINE 1: REGISTRATION: Please consult http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/registration.html  Early registration ends May 31. After that only on-site registration will be possible.  Registration fees are dependent on date of registration. We kindly request that tenure track mathematicians planning to participate in BEST 20 consider acting as judges for the student presentations. The registration form has a place where willingness to act as a judge can be indicated. There are also a number of excursions available that can be indicated on the registration form. Also please consider attending the award banquet – meal choices are available on the registration form.

 

DEADLINE 2: ABSTRACTS: Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract services for BEST 20. Abstracts submitted by the deadline will appear in the proceedings of the annual conference of the AAAS-PD. The deadline for submitting an abstract is APRIL 16. The url for the abstract submission website is http://atlas-conferences.com/cgi-bin/abstract/submit/cbgn-01.

 

LODGING: Las Vegas offers many lodging options. Please see the conference website http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/lodging.html for lodging suggestions by the AAAS-PD.

 

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