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Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory (BEST) Conference

The Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory (BEST) conferences are organized by the Boise State University set theory group. From 1992 to 2010 the conference was held in Boise in March. From 2013 to 2016 the conference was hosted as a symposium of the AAAS Pacific Division in June.

Two conference proceedings volumes have been published in the AMS Contemporary Mathematics series: #192 (1992–1994) and #533 (1995–2010).

Archive of capsules of past BEST conferences

BEST 23, 2016

June 14–17, 2016
A symposium of the AAAS Pacific Division annual meeting
University of San Diego
Organized by: Liljana Babinkostova, Samuel Coskey and Marion Scheepers

Plenary speakers

  • Erin Carmody, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Natasha Dobrinen, University of Denver
  • Simon Thomas, Rutgers University
  • Martin Zeman, University of California Irvine


  • Shehzad Ahmed, Ohio University
  • Liljana Babinkostova, Boise State University
  • Kyle Beserra, Boise State University
  • William Chan, California Institute of Technology
  • John Clemens, Boise State University
  • Paul Corazza, Maharishi University of Management
  • Cody Dance, University of North Texas
  • Paul Ellis, Manhattanville College
  • Monroe Eskew, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Daniel Hathaway, University of Denver
  • Jared Holshouser, University of North Texas
  • Paul McKenney, Miami University, Ohio
  • Kaethe Minden, City University of New York
  • Daniel Soukup, University of Calgary
  • Douglas Ulrich, University of Maryland at College Park
  • Kameryn Williams, City University of New York

Other known participants

  • Samuel Coskey, Boise State University
  • Samuel Dworetzky, Boise State University
  • Thomas Forster, University of Cambridge
  • Stephanie Potter, Boise State University
  • Marion Scheepers, Boise State University

Abstracts of talks

Original BEST 23 site