Registration and Support Request

Important notes for non-U.S. residents:

  • Please see Traveling to the United States (The National Academies)U.S. State Department and U.S. State Department Visa Waiver Program for information about visas. Note that starting January 12, 2009 all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers are now required to obtain a travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the U.S. under the VWP. Please call your local U.S. consulate or embassy and inquire what the rules are pertaining to your country. If you are already in the U.S. on a visa (e.g. F-1, J-1, or H1B), please talk to the international office at your home institution and inquire about the rules pertaining to reimbursement.
  • All international visitors who will be receiving travel support are required to complete Vanderbilt’s online Business Visitor Questionnaire (BVQ) prior to arriving on campus.
  • Please provide these answers to the following questions on the BVQ:
    Purpose of visit to Vanderbilt
    : Shanks Conference
    Vanderbilt Department you will visit: Mathematics
    Department Contact Name: KT Griffis
    Department Contact Email Address:
    Checkboxes: Travel Costs Reimbursements
  • Please see the visa information for business visitors (including the BVQ).

General registration information:

There will a registration fee of $85, which will be used to defray some of the conference expenses (such as coffee breaks). There will also be a banquet fee of $35 (for those who wish to attend the banquet).

All fees are payable either by mailing a check in advance to the address below or in person upon arrival by check or cash. If you wish to pay in advance, please print out the confirmation document you will receive after you “Submit” your registration form and mail it to:

Organizing Committee of BLAST 2017
Department of Mathematics
Vanderbilt University
1326 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37240, USA

Make your check (in U.S. dollars) payable to: Vanderbilt University.

Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Priority consideration for support will be given to requests submitted by June 8, 2017.