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Annual Geometry Festival
April 25-27, 2008
FESTIVAL DATES, TIMES, AND LOCATION
Annual Geometry Festival was held at the Mathematics Department
of Duke University
from Friday, April 25, to Sunday noon, April 27, 2008.
Everyone was invited
to the Geometry Festival, and graduate students were especially
encouraged to attend. This year's edition attracted close to 65
delegates from 29 institutions spread out from Santa Barbara,
California, to Montreal, Quebec.
This web page remains in place as a testimony of this event and to help future organizers plan a similar event.
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If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact us at:
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A list of speakers at previous Geometry
Festivals can be found here.
Check-in will begin
at 12 noon on Friday in the lobby of the Physics Building. The first
talk will be at 3PM on Friday, followed by tea,
followed by a second talk at 4:30PM that will be followed by a wine-and
lectures will take place Saturday, and Sunday.
On Saturday morning, continental breakfast will be served during
8:30–9:30 AM, followed by two talks, and two more talks in
the afternoon. There will be a
banquet Saturday night (see below).
Of course, coffee and
other refreshments will be available during
the hours of the conference.
On Sunday morning,
breakfast will again be served from 8:30–9:30 AM,
followed by two talks. The Festival will end at noon on Sunday, to
allow for travel home that day.
Click on program in the menu on the left for a more detailed schedule.
| MILLENNIUM HOTEL
The Millennium Hotel
is located at 2800 Campus Walk Avenue, just a few minutes away from
Duke Campus and the Physics Building.
This is the hotel
that we recommend, and we have reserved
a block of rooms for participants in the festival at $129
per room per night (plus tax). Our group rate is guaranteed for
reservations until March 25. After that date, the rooms are released
back into the hotel room pool, we cannot guarantee that you'll be able
a room in a nearby hotel.
To make a
reservation at the Millennium, call the hotel directly at
1-800-633-5379. Please be sure to ask
for a room under the Duke University Department of Mathematics Geometry
Festival Room Block.
Shuttle or Taxi: The Millennium offers a shuttle
service from Raleigh/Durham International Airport for a flat rate of
$24 per adult. Airport transportation
for children is complimentary when traveling with adult. Please contact
the hotel from the courtesy telephone in the luggage claim area upon
your arrival, or call 919-383-8575 from your cell phone.
Of course, there are also taxis, which will run about $35–40
for a one way trip between the airport and the hotel (or Duke).
Thus, if you have a group of 2 or more, you might consider taking a
For more information
about transportation alternatives
and a list of alternative accommodations, click here:
Transportation and Other Accommodations.
AND BANQUET INFORMATION
asked to register in advance. A secure electronic Registration
is available. The registration fee is $35 for tenured and tenure-track
faculty members and $15 for
graduate students and postdocs. For those attending the banquet on
be a fee of $35 per person ($15 for graduate students and
Please check this
site from time to time for updates.
Participants will pay
for their own travel, hotel accommodations, and meals not provided by
the Festival. Some financial support will be
available for those without travel funds (see below).
Festival is supported by grants from The
National Science Foundation, UNC
Chapel-Hill, and Duke
From the funds
remaining after conference expenses are paid, partial reimbursement of
travel and hotel costs will be made to some participants, with
preference given to graduate students and younger faculty who do not
have NSF or other grant or school support. Please check the appropriate
boxes and provide the indicated information on the registration form to
help us with this.
Those interested in
applying for travel funds should be ready to provide a vita,
including list of publications, at the time of registering.
will need to know whether other NSF grant or school
support is available.
Requests for travel support will be accepted up to the time of the
THIS WEB SITE
This web site will be
updated from time to time. Please check it once again for last minute
changes, just before you come to the Geometry Festival.
The web site will
remain in place for a while after the Geometry Festival is over, so
that you can refer to it for information about, and links to, future