Virtual Spring 2021

Friday April 23 - Saturday April 24, 2021

Virtual Meeting


Samir Canning (University of California San Diego)

Javier González Anaya (University of California Riverside)

Giovanni Inchiostro (University of Washington)

Lena Ji (Princeton) 

Haydee Lindo (Harvey Mudd College)

Kris Shaw (University of Oslo) 

Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez (University of Kentucky) 

Lori D. Watson (Wake Forest University) 

Link to abstracts.


Linda Chen (Swarthmore College) 

Jake Levinson (Simon Fraser University)

Julie Rana (Lawrence University)

Ravi Vakil (Stanford)

Office Hour Hosts

Christine Berkesch (University of Minnesota)

Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

Laure Flapan (Michigan State University)

Angela Gibney (Rutgers)

Dagan Karp (Harvey Mudd College) 

Álvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut) 

Link to introductions.


WAGS will be held virtually on Friday afternoon, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, 2021.  

For this iteration of WAGS, we are especially interested in highlighting and promoting early career mathematicians and their research.  The conference will include:

We are asking interested participants (regardless of career stage) to submit information for virtual introductions that will play as a slideshow during the conference.  Please fill out the following form:

Virtual Introduction Submission 

Friday, April 23: all times in Pacific Daylight Time

2:00-2:50 pm : "How to get the most out of a conference" with panelists Linda Chen, Jake Levinson, Julie Rana, Ravi Vakil

3:00-3:50 pm : Haydee Lindo

4:00-4:30 pm : Break

4:30-5:30 pm : Lena Ji & Samir Canning

5:30-6:30 pm : Break

6:30-8:00 pm: Social time and online games

Saturday, April 24: all times in Pacific Daylight Time

9:30-10:20 am : Kris Shaw

10:30-11:00 am : Andrés R. Vindas Meléndez 

11:00-12:00 pm : Break

12:00-12:30 pm : Javier González Anaya

12:30-1:00 pm :  Office Hours with senior mathematicians

1:00-2:00 pm : Break

2:00-2:50 pm : Mathematical social event

3:00-4:00 pm : Lori D. Watson & Giovanni Inchiostro

About WAGS

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. 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. For more information about WAGS, please visit


We hope to broaden the community of algebraic geometers. All are welcome to attend. We especially encourage participation from women and members of groups traditionally under-represented in mathematics. The Diversity Committee for WAGS consists of Edray Goins, Jose Gonzalez, and Bianca Viray.

Community Agreement

WAGS aims to create an environment that is stimulating, supportive, and welcoming to all participants.  We build that through our community, with each of us playing an active role in creating a positive environment.  We ask you to be welcoming, respectful, and generous towards all attendees and recognize that it is your responsibility to ensure that your actions match your intent.  Discriminatory, exclusionary, or harassing behavior has no place at WAGS.  If you have experienced or witnessed behavior that makes you uncomfortable, please contact Renzo Cavalieri at  All reports will be handled in the strictest confidentiality.


The meeting will take place virtually.  All talks will be held over Zoom and the social events will be held over Gather.Town.  The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the start of the conference.


WAGS is partially supported by the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University.  We ask that all participants fill out the registration form to help us with NSF reporting and note that registering for WAGS is free.

This conference is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1636713. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Local organizers

Local organization is by Juliette Bruce, Kristin DeVleming, and Isabel Vogt

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