Geometry: Education, Art, and Research (Online) (21w2240)


(University of Toronto Scarborough)

(University of Waterloo)

(University of Toronto Mississauga)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Geometry: Education, Art, and Research" workshop online from February 19, 2021 to February 21, 2021.

Geometry is all around us. The circles and triangles of the Ancient Greeks have never left us. Film, art, and architecture have all been touched by mathematics and geometry. 3D printing, robotics, and origami are a new wave of geometry. At Geometry: Education, Art, and Research, leading researchers pair up with educations and artists to push the boundaries of contemporary geometry.

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 disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering 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).

Talks, Workshops, Mini-Courses, and Poster Session - Zoom

We will hold the conference on Zoom. For the poster session, you will need the most recent version of Zoom. To get the most recent version of Zoom, click here:

Group Collaboration - Slack

We will have a Slack channel for chatting during the conference.

Poster Sessions

At GEAR 2021, poster presentations will occur in parallel “virtual rooms” on Saturday, February 20th between 15:45-17:00 (MST). Each presenter will prepare a poster in PDF format. Similar to a regular ‘physical’ conference, presenters can expect attendees to enter and leave virtual rooms, given the parallel nature of the session. The presentation descriptions and meeting links will be included in the Conference Program. The details for the posters and the virtual rooms are as follows:

Preparing your poster in PDF format: while there are no particular formatting requirements, we advise you to keep in mind that attendees will be looking at the posters on a screen. You may find the following resources helpful: