Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium
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Know what's happening. Join the WAGS Google group.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.
While the Spring WAGS conference was postponed due to COVID-19, Jarod Alper, Daniel Litt, and Isabel Vogt hosted a virtual version of WAGS called WAGON (short for WAGs ONline) during the weekend of April 18-19. There was a great lineup of speakers, 2 panels, and social events. http://wagon.wagsymposium.org/
The next WAGS will take place at Pomona, virtually, via Zoom, Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14, 2020. http://fall20.wagsymposium.org
Feedback: For our NSF reports and for future planning we are always interested in feedback about WAGS. For feedback on the current edition of WAGS, please fill out the feedback form linked from that page. 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 around 100 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, Edray Goins, Dagan Karp, Sándor Kovács, Ravi Vakil, Bianca Viray, and Burt Totaro.
The Diversity Committee for WAGS consists of Edray Goins, Jose Gonzalez, and Bianca Viray.