Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium

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WAGS is a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada that traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989.

For information about how to participate, visit the Next WAGS webpage, and join the WAGS Google group.

You can also subscribe to the WAGS calendar.

The next WAGS will be March 17-18, 2018 at San Francisco State University.

After that, WAGS will be held in Fall 2018 at the University of Oregon.


Feedback: For our NSF reports and for future planning we are always interested in feedback about WAGS.  Please fill out the Fall 2017 feedback form.  For previous WAGS, or for general feedback, please fill out the WAGS feedback form.


Background: The Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium traces its origins back to the Utah-UCLA Algebraic Geometry Seminar started in 1989 by H. Clemens, D. Gieseker, M. Green, J. Kollár, R. Lazarsfeld, Z. Ran and M.-C. Chang.  Later on, it became the Utah-UCLA-Chicago Algebraic Geometry Seminar.  Sadly, as senior figures moved east, the original WAGS faded away.

In 2002, WAGS was resurrected.  Our goal is to have a twice-yearly meeting of algebraic geometers in the western half of the United States and Canada, with ample time for chatting, as well as a good number of research talks.  The conference has been consistently attracting over 50 participants.  

WAGS is partially supported by a grant from the NSF.  Our policy is not to fund senior participants; we hope that the conference will be attractive enough that senior algebraic geometers will come of their own volition.  However, we try to fund all graduate students and unfunded post-docs (from the western two time zones of the continent).

A list of past speakers is available on the webpages to the left, as well as here.

Long term planning for WAGS is currently being organized by Aaron Bertram, Sebastian Casalaina-Martin, Renzo Cavalieri, Sándor Kovács, Ravi Vakil, and Bianca Viray.