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What:

The geometry of redistricting conference at UT-Austin will have two parts:
  • Thursday and Friday: hackathon and mapmaking sessions
  • Saturday and Sunday: public talks and discussions
The hackathon is by application, but anyone can register for the mapmaking sessions and the weekend conference. Click here to register.

(IMPORTANT: Applications for the hackathon are closed. We are still accepting registrations for mapmaking sessions (while space permits) and for the weekend conference. We'll send out emails roughly once a week confirming that we have received new registrations.)

We have invited speakers from mathematics, civil rights, political science, computer and data science, law, philosophy, and more... The schedule will be posted as soon as the speakers are confirmed.


When:

Thursday, February 1st --- Sunday, February 4th
We'll start both the hackathon and mapmaking sessions on Thursday morning at 9, and official sessions will end by 5 on both days, but you might want to work later into the evening on your own.

The conference will have official activities from 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday, followed by the final presentation of hackathon projects on Sunday from 4:30-6. (That's in time to catch the 7:55pm flights out of AUS to Dallas or Houston, which let you get most anywhere.)


Where:

UT Austin, Avaya auditorium (POB 2.302)

How:

HOTEL INFORMATION IS here.

We have funding to cover some travel and lodging expenses for the hackathon and mapmaking sessions. If you register/apply, we will contact you and ask for your funding request, and we'll let you know as soon as possible how much we'll be able to cover.


Who:

The local organizer is Andrew Blumberg (blumberg@math.utexas.edu).