Middlebury College

Mathematics Department

Discrete Mathematics Day

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Middlebury College
Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton,

(NOT the main Middlebury Campus!!!)
Photo by Robert Keren

We are pleased to announce that the Discrete Mathematics Days of the Northeast Conference will occur on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Middlebury College, Vermont.

The meeting will be held at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College. Home to the college's celebrated Writer's conference and situated in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest, the campus provides an ideal spot for the Discrete Mathematics Days Conference - an idyllic surrounding for stimulating mathematical conversations. This year's meeting on September 15 will occur at the start of the fall foliage season in Vermont. The campus is close to the Long Trail, Vermont's north-south hiking trail.


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General Information:

Registration will begin at 9:00 am (first talk at 10:00 am) and continue through to 5:00pm.  There will be 5 talks during the day. Talks will be held at the BREAD LOAF CAMPUS (NOT THE MAIN CAMPUS - here is a campus map ). A complimentary lunch will be served. Dinner will be available at the inn - details are forthcoming. Here is a page of the full schedule and abstracts.

As with the other Discrete Math Day conferences, there is no registration fee, and preregistering is strongly encouraged (especially if you want to be guaranteed meals).  To preregister, send an email to John Schmitt (jschmitt@middlebury.edu). When pre-registering please include: name, affiliation, status (faculty or student), and, if staying on the campus, a lodging request (one night or two and number of occupants). Also, please indicate if you wish to have (a nice and reasonably priced) dinner at the inn. For information on financial support, please see below and indicate in your e-mail if you will apply for support. Please help advertise with the Conference Poster.

Directions, Accommodations, and Restaurants:

Breadloaf InnPhoto by Robert Keren

Accommodation will be available at the historic Bread Loaf Inn (the site of the conference) at the rate of $35 per person per night. Payment will be due at the start of the conference, and is payable in check (to "Middlebury College") or cash. You MUST register at least THREE DAYS in advance to secure a room (but the earlier the better). Accommodation is rustic, but pleasant! (The bottom of this webpage shows photos of lodging and floorplans.) Here is a link to a page with pictures of lodging at the Bread Loaf campus. Please indicate if you need a handicapped accessible room. Please indicate if you wish (or do not wish) to share a room. WARNING: THERE IS LIMITED CELL PHONE SERVICE AT BREAD LOAF. The telephone number at the front desk (which is not staffed 24hrs) is (802)443-2700, and in the inn lobby is (802)443-2752. You should be informed of room assignment prior to the conference. In case of emergency, Public Safety may be reached at (802)443-5911.

Here is a link to a page with driving directions to the Bread Loaf campus.

Here is a link to a page with the bus schedule from Middlebury to the Breadloaf campus.

Here is a link to a page with information on tourism and local accommodations (in case you don't want to stay at the Bread Loaf Inn).

Financial Support:

We will be able to offer some financial support to participants (who are US citizens or permanent residents). Priority will be given to students and postdocs. Students and postdocs traveling more than 50 miles (each way) may apply for a $50 travel stipend.

Participants traveling more than 100 miles can apply for lodging reimbursement.

Please indicate when you register if you are applying for travel support.

About Discrete Mathematics Days in the Northeast:

As you may know, this is part of a series of one-day conferences, titled "Discrete Mathematics Days in the Northeast" and styled after the earlier "CoNE" meetings.  Information on previous meetings can be found here.

In the past, Discrete Math Days have been held at Skidmore College, U Mass Amherst, Dartmouth College, SUNY Albany, University of Rhode Island, WPI, SUNY Binghamton, and Bard College. Future events are scheduled for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dartmouth College, and Bard College.

Discrete Mathematics Days are funded in part by the National Security Agency. This meeting is also being supported by the Mathematics Department and the Dean of the Faculty's Office of Middlebury College.

If you attended the meeting, are a US citizen or permanent resident, and wish to apply for financial support, here are links to the appropriate forms:

If you would like to receive announcements of future Discrete Mathematics Days, please email Seth Chaiken at sdc@cs.albany.edu.

Members of the Steering Committee:

Elizabeth Beazley, Williams College

Seth Chaiken, University at Albany (SUNY)

Karen L. Collins, Wesleyan University

Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College

Jo Ellis-Monaghan, St. Michael's College

William Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rosa Orellana, Dartmouth College

Lauren Rose, Bard College

John Schmitt, Middlebury College

Local organizer:

John Schmitt.

Middlebury College, Department of Mathematics