Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018

March 8 - 10, 2018


688-Latinos-in-MathOn March 8-10, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latinx in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to encourage Latinx to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latinx currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latinx at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests. The conference will be held on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA. It will begin at noon on Thursday, March 8.

This conference is sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Initiative, with funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences.

Pre-Conference Activity for Students: On Thursday, March 8, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, several math professors will lead a session for undergraduates and graduate students only. The students will learn how to communicate their research effectively, including both posters and oral presentations. Students selected to present a poster at the Latinx in Mathematics Conference are required to attend this activity; if you are not presenting a poster and wish to attend the activity, please let us know.


Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, UCLA
Please check-in at the front registration desk for room assignments of concurrent sessions.

Latinx in Math 2018: Community Agreement

A rewarding experience for all.
The Latinx in Math Conference 2018 aims to offer a rewarding, enlightening, supportive, and fun experience to every participant. We will build that rich experience together by devoting our strongest available effort to all activities. Please be prepared to take an active, patient, and generous role in your own development and that of the other participants.

A welcoming experience for all.
Latinx in Math is committed to creating a professional and welcoming environment that benefits from the diversity of experiences of all its participants. We aim to offer the same respect, opportunity and value to the contributions of every participant regardless of their mathematical experience, identities and orientations. We ask you to contribute to this positive environment, and to use extra care to ensure that your words and actions communicate respect for others. Discriminatory or harassing behavior will not be tolerated. If any participant feels uncomfortable with the way they are being treated or has concerns, please contact Federico Ardila or María Martínez  by e-mail (anonymously, if you wish) at,, or (which only Federico and María have access to.) All reports will be handled in the strictest confidentiality.

Acknowledgment: This agreement is based on similar agreements by the Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria, the Association for Women in Mathematics, and the XOXO Festival.

Organizing Committee

Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University, Mathematics)
Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University)
Tatiana Toro (University of Washington, Mathematics)
Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis (UC Davis), Mathematics)