Present: David Jordan (Chair), John Hunton (LMS rep), Sarah Rees (LMS rep), Elizabeth Fisher (LMS), Richard Pinch (AGM delegate), Rachel Camina (Cambridge), Andrew Lobb (Durham), Lynne Walling (Bristol), Stuart White (EdMS rep, by telephone).
Apologies: Tom Fisher (Cambridge), Behrang Noohi (QMUL), Ivan Tomašić (QMUL), Phil Rippon (LMS rep), Tim Dokchitser (Bristol), Alexander Stasinski (Durham).
Stephen Hawking and Michael Green will jointly give a public lecture on the Tuesday evening. It is anticipated that this lecture will be very popular with the citizens of Cambridge, for whom 350 tickets will be available, 150 tickets will be reserved for conference delegates.
Eleven of the anticipated twelve BMC morning speakers have also been confirmed: Arend Bayer, Tim Browning, Eugenia Cheng, Adrian Constantin, Yaroslav Kurylev, Brita Nucinkis, Neil O'Connell, Dmitriy Rumynin, Richard Thomas, Ye Tian and Ulrike Tillmann. It is worth noting that the BAMC have very few invited speakers, with the majority of the talks coming from delegates.
In line with the LMS's wishes Scheme 3 grant holders have been invited to host work- shops and six such schemes have agreed to do so. We hope to host them all on the special Wednesday and they will all have an additional session on another day.
The conference dinner will be held at Churchill College on the Wednesday evening. The location was chosen primarily due to its large capacity. Philip Nelson, the Chief Executive of the EPSRC will give the after dinner speech (this is a BAMC tradition).
Additional events include a poster session, an opening reception on Monday evening, an LMS reception on Wednesday evening, a reception for women delegates hosted by CUP (held at the CUP bookshop), a panel discussion on collaboration hosted by Ursula Martin and hopefully a lunch or reception for students and plenary speakers, giving them a chance to mingle.
The conference will be capped at 500 delegates, accommodation has been booked for approximately 270, mostly at Robinson College, the hope being that this can be amended upwards if needs be. Lunch will be included in the registration fee and will be at Robinson.
A website with pre-registration is online, delegates will be able to register fully from 1st Dec 2014. There will an early bird registration fee. There will be no reduced fee for students, but the organisers are hoping to source funding to provide bursaries for some students.
RC asked for advice regarding alternative funding streams, a useful discussion followed.