March 27-29, 2010 (Saturday - Monday)

organized by

     Scientific Committee:

              Social Committee:

       Liljana Babinkostova                   Billy Hudson
       Andrés E. Caicedo  
       Masaru Kada  
       Marion Scheepers  


Department of Mathematics
Boise State University

Funded by NSF grant DMS 0503444

Invited Speakers:
Frank D. Tall (University of Toronto)
Justin T. Moore (Cornell University)
Dilip Raghavan (University of Toronto, Fields Institute)
Toshimichi Usuba (University of Bonn)

Participants (that we know of):


If you wish to participate or if you are not on the mailing list for the conference and wish to be, please contact the organizers at

Contact Information: To contact the organizers, email:

best (at) diamond (dot) boisestate (dot) edu


Location: Boise State University: Mathematics-Geology Building, Room 139.

Abstracts: We gratefully acknowledge the abstract services provided by Atlas Conferences Inc. The deadline for submitting an abstract is March 25, 2010.

Schedule: Follow this link please.
                Schedule Updates:
                March 26, 10:30 a.m.: Note the update on the second talk for Saturday, and the first talk for Monday.
                                                  Note the update in session chairs. The initials in the last column of the schedule indicate the chair for that session.

Lodging: The Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown will provide lodging at a reduced rate for BEST participants. To take advantage of this reduced rate participants should make reservations before March 12. After March 12 lodging will be available at prevailing rates. The Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown has also created a specific online reservation site for BEST participants. Please use the following link: 

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown: BEST Conference Reservation Site

Transportation: The Boise Shuttle Service provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel. Please see their web site for more details.

Financial Support: There is no registration fee for participating in BEST.

Limited financial support is available to partially offset lodging expenses of up to eight participants, and to partially offset lodging plus airfare expenses of up to two participants. In order to optimize the impact of the support the criteria applied to applications for support include whether the participant has access to alternative financial support for the conference, whether the participant is presenting a talk at the conference, and the career stage of the participant. Preference is given to graduate students and early career researchers. University accounting regulations require completing certain forms appropriately, submitting original receipts of expenses and completion of the conference before issuing reimbursement checks.

To apply for support, email the organizers at with a request for support. Include the following information:

Current Position:
Career stage: (years past Ph.D.)
Support requested: (Lodging (8 available), or both lodging and airfare (2 available).)

Applications from graduate students must be supported by a separate email from their thesis advisor. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2010. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after March 15 about the status of their application.

Social Event: Billy and Kris Hudson will host a social get together after the talks on Sunday, March 29 at their home. Billy's e-mail address is More details will be given during the conference.

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