Confirmed Speakers

  • Xuhua He (Maryland)
  • George Lusztig (MIT)
  • Carl Mautner (UC Riverside)
  • Ivan Mirković (UMass Amherst)
  • Mark Reeder (Boston College)
  • Laura Rider (MIT)
  • Cheng-Chiang Tsai (MIT)
  • Ting Xue (Helsinki)
  • Zhiwei Yun (Stanford)

There will be background lectures aimed at graduate students on Friday night, October 9, given by Amber Russell (Butler University) and the organizers. The research talks will be on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

Schedule & Abstracts

Click here for the schedule of talks, abstracts, and list of participants.

Travel Information

The closest airport is Hartford, CT (BDL). From there, you can take a shuttle operated by Valley Transporter (1-413-253-1350) or Seemo Shuttle (1-800-908-2829).

Flying to Boston (BOS) is also possible. Click here for more information.

Lodging Information

The closest hotel is the Hotel UMass ($165/night; 1-413-549-6000). To book a room at the group rate, use this booking code: WST15C. The deadline is September 11, 2015.

Other options are the Holiday Inn Express (1-800-315-2621) in Hadley, MA, and the Autumn Inn (1-413-584-7660) in Northampton, MA.

Registration & Funding

If you plan to attend the conference, please let us know by filling out the registration form. The deadline for funding has passed.

Local Information

Parking: Parking on Friday after 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday is free in the parking lots (unless otherwise specified). The Campus Center Parking Garage is also another possibility (but is not free). You can use this map to find parking lots and the Parking Garage.

Campus Map: Click here.