WAGS Fall 2016

Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium
October 15-16, 2016
Colorado State University 



 Saturday  Sunday 
 9:00--9:15 Welcome 9:30--10:30Garcia 
 9:15--10:30 Mendelbaleko Lecture: Arbarello 10:30--11:00    coffee
 10:30--11:00 coffee 11:00--12:00 Di Rocco
 11:00--12:00 Ullery  
 12:00--1:45 lunch  
 1:45--2:45 Clader  
 5:00-7:30Poster session/reception  

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, Sándor Kovács, Ravi Vakil, and Bianca Viray.

For more information about WAGS, please visit www.wagsymposium.org


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 meeting will be held at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Everything will take place in the Plant Science building, 307 University Ave., room PLSCI C 101.  Click here for a campus map and locator; Weber is on the oval in the northeast corner of campus.

Colorado State University

The poster session and reception will be held early Saturday evening at the Fort Collins Brewery, 1020 E. Lincoln Ave..

Registration and Financial Assistance

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; if you need funding, please apply when you register.

We ask that all participants fill out the first form; you must fill out both forms in order to be reimbursed:
Important links for reimbursement:

Please help us keeping organized by mailing your reimbursement claims by Oct 31st. We may run into trouble allocating funds for late submissions!

Poster Session

WAGS Fall 2016 will include a poster session.  One of the main goals of the session is to increase the flow of information between participants. Postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students are warmly and strongly encouraged to participate.

  • Registration  As part of your registration, please let us know if you intend to contribute a poster.
  • Location and timing The poster session will be held in ***, 5:30PM-7:00PM on Saturday, after the last talk. We will make arrangements for you to hang your posters either during lunch or immediately before the poster session. 
  • Advice on posters With the help of previous WAGS participants and organizers, we have collated the following list of resources:

Design advice:

AWM - http://www.awm-math.org/workshops/posters.html
SIAM - http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/poster.php
HMC Math Department - http://www.math.hmc.edu/computing/support/printing/posters/goodposters/
CSU - http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/ 

Latex advice/templates:

HMC - http://www.math.hmc.edu/computing/support/tex/classes/hmcposter/
N. Johnston - http://www.nathanieljohnston.com/index.php/2009/08/latex-poster-template/
M. Coca - http://b0urpc.fnal.gov/~cmircea/poster-howto.html
P. Hirschfeld - http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~pjh/posters/poster_howto_UF.html


The following hotels are walking distance from the CSU campus:

  • Armstrong Hotel (mention that you are attending WAGS for CSU rate - but they are close to being fully booked so it may not work.)
  • Best Western University Inn (we have a small block of rooms reserved here with a special rate here, until Sep 29th.)

For slightly more adventurous travelers Airbnb has several good options near campus.


You can travel to Fort Collins by airplane or car:
  • By plane: Denver International Airport (airport code DEN, also known informally as DIA) is served by most airlines.  One at the airport, you can rent a car (driving time is a little over an hour) or ride the Green Ride Colorado shuttle to Fort Collins (reservation required).
  • By car: Major highways through Fort Collins are Interstate 25 and US 287.

Local information

It's fun in the Fort.

Local organizers

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