The First Spectra Conference

Spectra is proud to announce that the first Spectra Conference will be hosted virtually by the Institute for Computation and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) on August 18th-20th, 2021. The goal of this conference is to create a meeting for LGBTQ+ mathematicians where all branches of the mathematics community (including applied, theoretical, and education) are represented and to create a space for LGBTQ+ mathematicians both to celebrate achievements and to spark conversations of challenges in our community. The conference will feature three plenary speakers as well as contributed sessions of short research talks and lightning talks. Additionally, we plan to have social hours via Gather.Town and a panel to discuss the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ math community.

1) To attend the virtual conference, please register through ICERM (use the “Apply with Cube” icon):

Registration is FREE!

2) If you would like to also give a contributed talk or lightning talk, please submit your application and abstract using the link below:

The deadline for submission is July 31st 5pm Pacific.

3) If you simply would like to know more about the program of the conference as it becomes available, please go to the conference page:

Titles, abstracts, and schedule for the three plenary speakers, Becca Thomases, Luis Leyva, and Dylan Thurston, are already accessible.


-For the organizing committee:

Rustum Choksi
David Crombecque
Alexander Hoover
Brian Katz
Freda Li
Claire Plunkett
Konstantina Trivisa
Alexander Wiedemann


Allies are welcome to attend as participants as long as they are committed to centering the needs of the LGBTQ+ community in this space.

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