2021 Field of Dreams Conference



2021 Field of Dreams Conference to take place

Virtually on November 5&6

After a thorough discussion considering many factors, our Field of Dreams Agenda Committee recommended we hold the conference in a virtual format again this year.  The recommendation was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Council and Math Alliance Leadership. Our partners at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications expressed their full and enthusiastic support for this decision.  To paraphrase one leader’s comments, this is an affirmation by the Math Alliance that Black and Brown Lives Matter.  While there has been significant progress fighting the pandemic, there are still good reasons to be cautious, including the significant increase in risk posed to the communities we serve, the concern for whether vaccinations will reach these communities in a timely fashion, the continued reluctance of some to travel, and the reality that many campuses will continue to restrict faculty travel for budgetary reasons. We are announcing this decision now in order to allow for participants to plan accordingly and also to apply the lessons learned from last year’s conference to improve and enhance our events for this fall. The Agenda Committee provided us with an announcement of the event:

We are pleased to announce this year’s Field of Dreams Conference will take place on Friday November 5 and Saturday November 6.  The IMA has graciously agreed to a renewed partnership for this year’s Field of Dreams Conference which will allow us to apply their technical expertise as we plan an interactive virtual conference.  Come join us at a particularly impactful moment as we all navigate a crisis that has disproportionately impacted people of color.

We look forward to a great conference with all of you in November!!

This Year’s Conference Hosted By:

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  • Conference Agenda: TBD
  • Dates: November 5-6, 2021
  • Location: To be held virtually

For more information contact:

David Goldberg or Rebecca Lank