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Brigham Young University
Math Department

Western Number Theory Conference, 2010

December 15 (Evening Banquet) through December 18

held at Utah Valley University in Orem Utah


A schedule for the conference is now available.
A participant list for the conference is also available.

  1. Contact Information
  2. Registration
  3. Lodging
  4. Directions to UVU
  5. Financial Support
  6. Problem Sets
  7. Format of the Conference

1. Contact Information

Darrin Doud    David Cardon    Machiel van Frankenhuijsen
322 TMCB    326 TMCB    LA 017
Department of Mathematics    Department of Mathematics    Department of Mathematics
Brigham Young University    Brigham Young University    Utah Valley University
Provo, UT 84602    Provo, UT 84602    Orem, Utah 84058
doud@math.byu.edu    cardon@math.byu.edu    vanframa@uvu.edu

2. Registration

Please let us know if you plan to attend the conference as soon as possible (especially if you plan to attend the banquet) The registration fee this year will be $50.00 per person, and will pay for refreshments and facility fees. Please fill out the registration form and send it in as soon as possible.

3. Lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Orem, Utah at a rate of $84.00 per night (plus tax). This hotel is located across the street from Utah Valley University, and is in easy walking distance from the meeting rooms. The reserved block will be held until December 1, after which they will be available to the general public, and might not be available. The address of the hotel is 851 West 1250 South, Orem, UT 84058. To reserve a room, call them at (801)426-8500, and mention that you are with the Western Number Theory Conference or visit the conference hotel web site. We anticipate that most people will arrive on Wednesday afternoon and leave on Saturday night or (preferably) Sunday morning. Other hotels in the area include:

La Quinta Inn & Suites, 521 W. University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058
801-226-0440 (rates from $79.00 per night, still very close to UVU)

Comfort Inn & Suites, 427 West University Parkway, Orem UT 84058
801-431-0405 (rates from $75.00 per night, about 1 mile from UVU)


4. Directions to UVU

Participants should plan to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, December 15th, and leave Saturday night or (preferably) Sunday morning.

The workshop will be held in Orem, Utah. Most participants will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Once there, there are a number of ways to reach Orem, which is about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Express Shuttle is a professional shuttle service which serves the Salt Lake Airport. Rates from the airport to Orem are $33.00 one way, and $66.00 round trip. Shuttles run every hour from the airport, and the shuttle will drop you off and pick you up at your destination hotel. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make reservations, visit their website at http://www.expressshuttleutah.com or call them at 800-397-0773.

Driving directions: From the airport exit, follow signs to Interstate 80 Eastbound. Once on Interstate 80, take the first exit to Interstate 215 Southbound (towards Provo). As you proceed south, you will merge with Interstate 15 Southbound. Proceed to Exit 269 (University Parkway), and exit the freeway. Turn left, cross over the freeway, and proceed to the first light. Turn left at the light to enter the UVU campus.


5. Financial Support

Thanks to generous donations from the Number Theory Foundation and Brigham Young University, we anticipate being able to fund graduate student attendees, some postdocs, and junior faculty. To apply for funding, send an e-mail to David Cardon with the following information:

6. Problem sets from Previous Meetings

Here are PDF's of the problem sets from previous meetings.

2009 Asilomar

2008 Fort Collins, Colorado

2007 Asilomar

2006 Ensenada

2005 Asilomar

2004 Las Vegas

2003 Asilomar

2002 San Francisco

2001 Asilomar and 2001 Cover Page

2000 San Diego and 2000 Cover Page


7. Format of the Conference:

We will begin with an opening banquet on the evening of Dec. 15 at 7 pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 575 East University Parkway, Orem . Attendance at the banquet is optional, After dinner, we will have a quick meeting where titles are submitted and a schedule of talks is hastily assembled. Tentatively we'll schedule this meeting for 8:30 pm. If you plan to attend the banquet, please let the organizers know as soon as possible.

The length allowed for all talks is usually about 15 or 20 minutes, including time for questions. Dec. 16 and 18 will be full days of talks, while Dec. 17 will have talks in the morning, leaving the afternoon for our "afternoon off" for sightseeing and recreation. Two problem sessions will be scheduled during the conference, where unsolved problems are presented. The results from previous problem sessions are given above. A computer projector will be provided for talks, and is the preferred method of presenting. An overhead projector will also be available. Note that the meeting room does not have a built in chalkboard, but we will provide a white board on wheels. Participants should plan to give talks using computer or overhead slides, as the board facilities will not be adequate for a talk.

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