Press Release:

2017 IMO Summer Training Camp

The Banff International Research Station will host the "2017 IMO Summer Training Camp" workshop from July 2, 2017 to July 16, 2017.



The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the "world championship" among high school math contests.
It is held every year somewhere in the world, with Canada and about 100 other countries each sending up to
six high school students to compete. The contest lasts two days, and on each day the students are given three
very tough math problems to solve within 4 1/2 hours.
Each year just before the IMO, the Canadian Mathematical Society holds a Training Camp, usually at BIRS,
attended by the Canadian students selected for our IMO Team, Math Team Canada, plus their adult leaders
and trainers. Here Math Team Canada will receive intensive training in the form of practice contests and lectures.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disc iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri ng Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

BIRS Scientific Director, Nassif Ghoussoub
E-mail: birs-director[@]birs.ca
http://www.birs.ca/~nassif