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32nd Annual Geometry Festival

Duke University, Durham, NC
March 31 to April 02, 2017

(NEW: Special Rate available at the Hilton Garden Inn ---> Please use the code GFDU when making the reservation). See more below in the Hotels section.


The thirty-second Annual Geometry Festival will be held at the Mathematics Department of Duke University from Friday, March 31, to Sunday noon, April 02, 2017.  Everyone is invited to the Geometry Festival. Graduate students and young researchers are especially encouraged to attend, see the section for financial support below. 

The Geometry Festival is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  This year's festival also received support from the mathematics departments at Duke University and UNC who co-sponsored this event.

Duke Mathematics Department

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact



Lucas Ambrozio (Imperial College)
Otis Chodosh (Princeton U)
Mark Haskins (Imperial College)
Chi Li (Purdue U)
Marco Radeschi (U of Notre Dame)
Christina Sormani (CUNY GC and Lehman College)
Jeff Streets (UC Irvine)

Abstracts of the talks are here.  

A list of speakers at previous Geometry Festivals can be found here.


Check-in will begin at 2:30 pm on Friday in the lobby of the Physics Building. On Friday there will be one colloquim talk - at 4:30 pm, with refreshments after the talk.

All remaining lectures will take place Saturday (4), and Sunday morning (2).

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).

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.

(NEW: Special Rate available at the Hilton Garden Inn ---> Use the code GFDU when making the reservation)


1. The Hilton Garden Inn is a short bus ride (10 min) to the campus. You will have however to walk other 30 minutes to the department. The hotel is also close to 9 street which is a lively area in town. The hotel also has a shuttle which can take you to campus.

2. The Cambria hotel & suites, also only a 15-20 minute walk to the Physics Building.

3. The Millennium Hotel is located at 2800 Campus Walk Avenue, just a few minutes away from Duke Campus and the Physics Building by car or a 15-20 minute walk.  Internet is free and you may purchase a Shuttle ticket to and from campus for $5 per day.

4. The Durham Marriot City Center is in downtown Durham and close to many restaurants and bars. It is a15-20 minute bus ride to campus. There is also a shuttle.

Airport Shuttle or Taxi: There are taxis, which will run about $35–45 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 taxi.

For more information about transportation alternatives and a list of alternative accommodations, click here: Transportation and Other Accommodations.


Participants are asked to register in advance by emailing oliveira@math.duke.edu. The registration fee (to be paid during the check in) is $35 for tenured and tenure-track faculty members and $15 for graduate students and postdocs. For those attending the banquet on Saturday night, there will be a fee of $35 per person ($15 for graduate students and postdocs). 

Please check this site from time to time for updates.

Participants with travell funds 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).


This Geometry Festival is supported by grants from The National Science Foundation, UNC Chapel-Hill, and Duke University.

Please email oliveira@math.duke.edu in advance if you intend to apply for financial support.

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.  We 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 Festival.

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 Festivals.

Web page: http://www.math.math.duke.edu/conferences/geomfest08/ Started: Oct 31, 2007. Updated: May 1, 2008.
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