We are pleased that you will be attending our Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory conference in conjunction with The 21st Annual Shanks Lecture. The conference is in honor of Alexander Yu. Olshanskii's 60th birthday.


Olshanskii's lecture will be on Friday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. in Stevenson Center (SC) 4309.


The Shanks lecture by Alex Lubotzky will be held at 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, in SC 4309. A short reception will follow his lecture at 6:00 p.m. on our campus, and a dinner party at the Holiday Inn Select Vanderbilt is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. that evening.


If you have not already submitted your payment, you can avoid long lines during registration by paying early. You can either mail a check or send your credit card information to the address below. To pay by credit card, we will need the card type (Visa or MasterCard), card number, expiration date, the zip code or postal code where your credit card billing is mailed, and the amount you are authorizing us to charge. We will keep this information confidential.


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When you arrive, please stop by our registration desk in the Department of Mathematics. Registration will begin on Thursday, May 4, in the lobby area outside SC 1326, and will continue the next day in SC 1312 until all visitors are checked in.


If you have no hotel reservation at this time, it is very important to make a reservation as soon as possible. It may be very difficult to book a room later anywhere near Vanderbilt. The list of hotels is available on the conference Web site: http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~msapir/cggt/travel.html


All 45-minute talks (see the list here: http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~msapir/cggt/people.html) will occur in SC 4309. The sectional talks will be in Rooms SC 1308, SC 1431, SC 1432.


We look forward to seeing you in May.


Mark Sapir

For the organizing committee of CGGT