The Fall 2018 workshop will take place at Brown University, September 21-23, 2018.
Support is provided by NSF and Brown University.
Conference Administrator: Lori Nascimento (Brown University)
The conference talks will be held in MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Please use this helpful AGNES Map to navigate during the Conference.
Rooms will be provided upon request via the AGNES Registration Form.
Hotel Rates: Hampton $179/Night and Hilton $169/night
Since the conference is on the weekend, there should be plenty of on-street parking. While most on-street parking is 2-3 hour parking, there are some streets with all day parking.
There is also visitor parking in Lot 68, also called the Power Street Parking Garage (111 Power Street). Entrance to the garage is located at the intersection of Power and Thayer streets. The lot contains two Pay and Display parking pay stations. One is located at the Power Street entrance and the second is in the far corner of the lot by Brook Street. The Pay Stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and U.S. bills. The cost is $2/hour or $15/day. Make sure to place your receipt permit visibly on your vehicle dashboard.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BROWN WILL ONLY REIMBURSE COACH SEATING.
Kennedy Plaza is located just downtown. Click here for a map showing the conference site and hotels.
An exception is Go Busses, which stop at a different downtown location but also on college hill.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN ONLY REIMBURSE FLIGHTS ON A US CARRIER, OR COUNTRIES LISTED IN THE OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT***
Please note that funding is limited. We encourage graduate students and postdocs to share hotel rooms and carpool. We will try to cover travel costs for everyone (excluding air fares), with preference given to junior participants.
STEP 1. Please fill out the Supplier and Individual Payee Registration Form. Without this, I will not be able to process your reimbursement request.
STEP 2. Email a scanned copy of your original receipts to Lori@math.brown.edu. Please make sure all receipts show proof of payment.
***Please read the instructions below if you are a foreign national:
Due to IRS/Homeland Security requirements, Brown University now requires us to verify that foreign nationals have the appropriate visa to allow for travel reimbursement. Please note that due to Brown University's policies, we CANNOT reimburse anyone who traveled to the conference on a Tourist Visa (B-2 or VWT stamps).
We will need a copy of the following documents along with your receipts:
-Passport photo page
-Visa photo page
-Visa stamp (B-1, F-1, J-1, VWB, H-1B only)
-Most recent I-94
-Letter from institution (if on a J-1 or F-1)
-ESTA (if on a Business Waiver)
-Employment Authorization Card (if on OPT)
If you are already in the US and have a J-1 or F-1 visa, please note that you will need to obtain a letter from your home institution/department stating you are eligible for reimbursmenet before we can process your request.
Otherwise, it is required that you obtain a B-1 visa stamp or that you have a visa Business Waiver. In order to travel on the Visa Waiver Program, you will need to have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
To see if your country is on the Visa Waiver Program list please go to this website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html
Please contact the Conference Administrator, Lori Nascimento, if you have any questions.
About AGNES: AGNES is a series of weekend workshops in algebraic geometry. One of our goals is to introduce graduate students to a broad spectrum of current research in algebraic geometry. AGNES is held twice a year at participating universities in the Northeast.
Steering Committee: Melody Chan (Brown), Lev Borisov (Rutgers), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Antonella Grassi (Penn), Paul Hacking (UMass), Alina Marian (Northeastern), Sam Payne (Yale), and Christian Schnell (Stony Brook)