[FOM] BEST 2010 - Second Announcement

Andres Caicedo caicedo at diamond.boisestate.edu
Mon Mar 1 17:24:07 EST 2010


                 Announcement 2

The 19-th annual meeting of BEST will be hosted at Boise State University 
during the weekend of March 27 (Saturday) - March 29 (Monday), 2010

It is organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andres Caicedo, Billy Hudson, 
Masaru Kada and Marion Scheepers.

Contributed and invited talks will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 
at the Department of Mathematics, Boise State University. The invited 
speakers currently include:

Justin Moore (Cornell University)
Dilip Raghavann (Fields Institute)
Frank Tall (University of Toronto)
Toshimichi Usuba (University of Bonn)

The conference webpage is available at URL


There are three important deadlines regarding the conference:

Lodging: The Hampton Inn & Suites is providing rooms at a reduced rate for 
BEST participants. To take advantage of the reduced rate, reservations 
must be made online before MARCH 12. After March 12 rooms will be 
available at prevailing rates. Please visit the conference web site to 
obtain the link to the Hampton Inn's online reservation site for BEST.

Abstracts: Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract services for BEST 
19. The deadline for submitting an abstract for invited or contributed 
talk is MARCH 25. Links are available at the BEST 19 web site.

Financial Matters:

There is no registration fee for participatin in BEST.

Limited financial support is available to partially offset lodging 
expenses of up to eight participants, and to partially offset lodging plus 
airfare expenses of up to two participants. In order to optimize the 
impact of the support the criteria applied to applications for support 
include whether the participant has access to alternative financial 
support for the conference, whether the participant is presenting a talk 
at the conference, and the career stage of the participant. Preference is 
given to graduate students and early career researchers. University 
accounting regulations require completing certain forms appropriately, 
submitting original receipts of expenses and completion of the conference 
before issuing reimbursement checks.

To apply for support, email the organizers at best at diamond.boisestate.edu 
with a request for support. Include the following information:

Current Position:
Career stage: (years past Ph.D.)
Support requested: (Lodging (8 available), or both lodging and airfare (2 

Applications from graduate students must be supported by a separate email 
from their thesis advisor. To be assured of consideration, apply by March 
15, 2010. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after March 15 
about the status of their application.

Anyone interested in participating should contact the organizers as soon 
as possible by sending an email to

     best at math.boisestate.edu

The conference is supported by a grant from the National Science 
Foundation. Abstract services are provided by Atlas Conferences, Inc. 
Reduced lodging rate is provided by The Hampton Inn & Suites. Support from 
these entities is gratefully acknowledged.

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