BEST

BEST 2013 and NSF funded travel awards – Announcement 3

DATES: June 16 – 19, 2013

PLACE: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Please consult the conference webpage.
The 20-th meeting of BEST will be hosted at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as a AAAS-PD symposium during June 16 (Sunday) – June 19 (Wednesday), 2013. It is organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andrés Caicedo, Sam Coskey  and Marion Scheepers.

Contributed and invited talks will be held on Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

BEST PLENARY SPEAKERS: The four invited plenary speakers are:

  1. Todd Eisworth (Ohio University).
  2. Masaru Kada (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan).
  3. Thilo Weinert (University of Bonn, Germany).
  4. Lynne Yengulalp (University of Dayton).

In addition to these four plenary talks, the program has ten reserved speaking slots for students, four reserved slots for post-docs and 2 reserved slots for pre-tenure tenure track faculty, and several slots for contributed talks.

TRAVEL AWARDS:  Graduate students speakers, post-doc speakers and pre-tenure tenure track speakers are strongly encouraged to apply for to BEST for an NSF-funded travel award.  The travel expenses (airfare and lodging) of awarded speakers will be reimbursed up to the $700 maximum amount of the award, and registration fees of awardees will be reimbursed.

  1. There are ten (10) travel awards of up to $700 plus registration fee available for graduate student presenters.
  2. There are four (4) travel awards of up to $700 plus registration fee available for post-doc presenters.
  3. There are two (2) travel awards of up to $700 plus registration fee available for pre-tenure, tenure track faculty members.

STUDENT SPEAKERS: BEST seeks to promote student participation in the conference via short (20 minute) presentations. To this end there are ten (10) NSF funded BEST travel awards available for students. To apply for one of these awards,

  1. Prior to May 25, 2013 submit an abstract for the proposed presentation at the abstract submission site.
  2. Prior to June 10, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, advisor name and stage of study, and a separate statement of goals.
  3. Prior to June 10, 2013 have the advisor separately submit a recommendation letter, outlining the benefit of participation in the conference via presentation to the student.

In addition to the BEST travel awards, up to 20 travel awards of up to $150 each are also available from the AAAS-PD to help students (including students participating in BEST) defray travel expenses to participate in the AAAS-PD annual meeting.

Student speakers are also  eligible for a AAAS-PD award of excellence for their presentation at BEST 20. Winners of these awards will be announced at the AAAS-PD banquet on June 18, 2013. Student participants will be guests at this banquet.

POST-DOC and PRE-TENURE TENURE TRACK SPEAKERS: BEST also seeks to be a forum for early career set theoretic scholars. In particular there are four (4) NSF funded BEST travel awards available for post-docs, and two (2) NSF funded BEST travel awards available for pre-tenure tenure track faculty. To apply for one of these awards,

  1. Prior to May 25, 2013 submit an abstract for a proposed 25 minute presentation at the abstract submission site.
  2. In the case of an application for a BEST post-doc travel award, prior to June 10, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, post-doc mentor  name, and a list of publications, and a separate statement that addresses the applicant’s professional goals, and availability of travel funds.
  3. In the case of an application for a BEST tenure track, pre-tenure, travel award, prior  to June 10, 2013 submit a resume including current affiliation, years towards tenure, a current list of publications, and a separate statement that addresses the applicant’s professional goals, and availability of travel funds.

CONTRIBUTED TALKS:  The BEST schedule will also have a number of slots for 25 minute contributed talks. Anyone wishing to speak at BEST 20 should submit an abstract as soon as possible (prior to June 10) at the abstract submission site. It is strongly recommended to also contact one of the organizers as soon as possible to indicate interest/intention in presenting a talk at BEST 20.

Important deadlines:

DEADLINE 1: REGISTRATION: Please consult the registration page. Early registration ends May 31. After that only on-site registration will be possible. Registration fees are dependent on date of registration. We kindly request that tenure track mathematicians planning to participate in BEST 20 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 please consider attending the award banquet – meal choices are available on the registration form.

DEADLINE 2: ABSTRACTS: Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract services for BEST 20. Abstracts submitted by April 24 will appear in the proceedings of the annual conference of the AAAS-PD. The deadline for submitting an abstract is June 10. To submit an abstract, follow this link.

LODGING: Las Vegas offers many lodging options. Please see the lodging page on the conference website for lodging suggestions by the AAAS-PD.

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