2019 PMA Conference

The Pacific Math Alliance will host its annual conference on October 12th, 2019 at California State University, East Bay. In line with the mission of the PMA, the goals of the conference are to:

(i) provide an avenue for sharing narratives of the diverse experiences that lead individuals into the mathematics profession;

(ii) share best practices for creating community within the mathematical sciences;

(iii) provide students from underrepresented groups with access to live mentoring from faculty, and an opportunity to present their research in a supportive and growth mindset environment, and

(iv) afford participating faculty with opportunities for professional development focused on understanding how to best mentor and support underrepresented students of the PMA in their academic training, as well as in achieving their career and professional goals.

Location: California State University, East Bay. Hayward, CA

Date: October 12th, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Please register, and request travel support (if needed) at the link below

There are two deadlines to register:
(1) If you (student or faculty) will request travel support, the deadline is Friday, September 6th, 2019.
(2) If you will not request travel support, the deadline is Friday, September 27th, 2019.

If you want to submit an abstract for either the student or the faculty session, please do so here by Friday, September 27th, 2019.

Travel support will be in the form of lodging and transportation. Participants who receive travel support will be expected to arrange their own transportation. Lodging for supported participants will be arranged by the conference organizers at a hotel near the Cal State East Bay campus. Students will be paired in a double room and faculty will be placed in a single room.

For conference schedule and more information, please use the links on the left.

Questions? Please contact
Andrea Arauza Rivera (andrea.arauzarivera@csueastbay.edu)
Carmen Caprau (ccaprau@csufresno.edu)
Jessica De Silva (jdesilva1@csustan.edu)
Tamas Forgacs (tforgacs@csufresno.edu)

Safe and Inclusive Meetings

The Pacific Math Alliance (PMA) is committed to and benefits from, the full and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership, in its activities, and in the audiences that it serves. Hence, The Pacific Math Alliance is committed to safe and inclusive meetings for all attendees.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at any meeting or event associated with the meeting.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination include, but are not limited to, offensive comments and actions related to age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, marital status, veteran status, and citizenship status. Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual comments or remarks towards individuals, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Please be inclusive and respectful.
  • Those who violate the standards of professional and respectful conduct may be asked to leave the meeting immediately (and without refund, if applicable), may not be considered for service on PMA boards and committees, and may be subject to additional legal action.
If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify any of the members of the organizing committee, in person, by phone, or email. You can also contact Cal State East Bay Police at 510-885-3791. If you witness or experience behavior that constitutes an immediate and serious threat, please call 911.

Also, California State University, East Bay has the following Note on Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (DHR):

Title IX and CSU policy prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence. Cal State East Bay encourages anyone experiencing such behavior to report their concerns immediately. Cal State East Bay has both confidential and non-confidential resources and reporting options available to you.  Non-confidential resources include faculty and staff, who are required to report all incidents and thus cannot promise confidentiality.  Faculty and staff must provide the campus Title IX coordinator and or the DHR Administrator with relevant details such as the names of those involved in an incident. For more information about policies and resources or reporting options, please visit the following websites: Link 1, Link 2.

In addition, every professional mathematics association has a policy on non-discrimination and strives to create an inclusive environment for all: AMS, AWM, MAA, SIAM.

This conference is sponsored by NSF conference grant  DMS-1931009 and the Department of Mathematics at Cal State East Bay.