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.
The conference will take place in the Stevenson Center (SC) on the
Vanderbilt campus near the intersection of 21st Avenue South and
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
PDF campus map (with SC MATH circled in blue).
A small registration fee will be charged to cover refreshments and
miscellaneous expenses. Registration fees (in US dollars) are
(An early registration discount (deduct $20 from the above amounts)
ended on Friday, April 20.)
Please see the Registration page to
- $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,
- $40 for graduate students or other students.
- Submission of talks: Talk submission is now closed.
We have some funding from the US National Science Foundation to
help support travel expenses of participants. Please see the
page to apply.
Information on transportation to hotels and Vanderbilt is available
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
- 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 vanderbilt.edu.