[FOM] BEST 2014, First Announcement

Andres Caicedo caicedo at diamond.boisestate.edu
Wed Mar 26 12:25:05 EDT 2014

June 18 - 20, 2014
University of California, Riverside

The 21-st meeting of BEST will be hosted at University of California, 
Riverside, as a symposium of the 95th annual meeting of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science - Pacific Division (AAAS-PD). 
Contributed and invited talks at BEST will be held on Wednesday, Thursday 
and Friday.

In addition to four invited speakers, the conference program has reserved 
speaking slots for students, post docs and pre-tenure tenure track 
faculty. NSF supported funding to assist up to eight student speakers, 
four post-doc speakers and two pre-tenure tenure track faculty speakers is 
available. For details on applying to the BEST program committee for 
these, please visit the conference website at the URL provided above. In 
addition, the AAAS-PD provides up to $150 in travel funding for students. 
Please see the BEST conference website for more details on these also. 
There are a number of deadlines associated with applications for a travel 

The four invited speakers at BEST 2014 are:

Dr. Joel Hamkins, CUNY Graduate Center
Dr. Dima Sinapova, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Nam Trang, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Andrew Marks, Caltech University

Special features of BEST 2014 include:

The BEST 2014 conference marks the end of three weeks of intensive set 
theory meetings in California. In addition to the BEST symposium there are 
several other symposia and workshops of interest offered at the AAAS-PD 
annual meeting. On Thursday, June 19, the AAAS-PD hosts a banquet at which 
awards of excellence are given to student speakers selected by a panel of 
judges. On Friday, June 20, Dr. Joel Hamkins will deliver a plenary 
lecture from 12:15 to 1:15 about our field to the general audience of the 
AAAS-PD annual meeting.

Important deadlines:

http://diamond.boisestate.edu/~best/ for registration costs and deadlines. 
Registration fees depend on date of registration. We kindly request that 
tenure track mathematicians planning to participate in BEST 2014 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 consider attending the award banquet in support of 
our student speakers - meal choices are available on the registration 

DEADLINE 2: ABSTRACTS: Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract 
services for BEST 2014. 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 is 
available at the BEST 2014 website.

Organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andres Caicedo, Sam Coskey and Marion 

For any questions, please contact an organizer or e-mail 
best at math.boisestate.edu

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