International Conference on

Cycles in Graphs

in conjunction with the 27th Annual Shanks Lectures

General Information on Conference Participation

  • Dates and times: The conference will begin on the morning of Wednesday, May 30, and is expected to finish some time in mid to late afternoon on Saturday, June 2.

  • Location: The conference will take place in the Stevenson Center (SC) on the Vanderbilt campus near the intersection of 21st Avenue South and Scarritt Place. Registration will be in the lobby of the math building (SC building 1). Talks will be in the Stevenson Center lecture hall building (SC building 4) just south of the math building. To locate the math building, find the building "SC MATH" in either the interactive campus map or the PDF campus map (with SC MATH circled in blue).

  • Registration: A small registration fee will be charged to cover refreshments and miscellaneous expenses. Registration fees (in US dollars) are
    • $80 for regular registrants,
    • $60 for retired researchers or early career researchers (within 3 years of Ph.D.), or those without employment or with limited employment, and
    • $40 for graduate students or other students.
    (An early registration discount (deduct $20 from the above amounts) ended on Friday, April 20.) Please see the Registration page to register.

  • Submission of talks: Talk submission is now closed.

  • Support: We have some funding from the US National Science Foundation to help support travel expenses of participants. Please see the Support Requests page to apply.

  • Transportation: Information on transportation to hotels and Vanderbilt is available here.

  • Accommodation: The conference organizers have negotiated special rates at the hotels listed below. Participants are responsible for making their reservations by communicating directly with the hotel. See the Accommodation page for details. Due to tourist travel to Nashville during the summer months, hotel rooms near Vanderbilt may be difficult to find so please make reservations as soon as possible.

  • Social events:
    • The first Shanks Lecture will be in the late afternoon on the first day, Wednesday, May 30. It will be followed by a reception.
    • There will be a party at the home of Mike and Sara Plummer in the evening on Thursday, May 31.
    • There will be a conference dinner on campus on Friday, June 1.

  • Further information: If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers by emailing shanks2012 at