Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics (MAAGC) Workshop

geometry problems scrawled in chalk on a chalkboard

Dates: Friday, Dec 1, 2023 – Saturday, Dec 2, 2023

Location: Temple 1160

The MAAGC Workshop aims to bring together senior researchers and junior mathematicians from the region to exchange ideas and forge collaborations in algebra, geometry, and combinatorics. The conference is funded by National Science Foundation grant DMS-1728937.


Jonah Blasiak (Drexel University)
Linda Chen (Swarthmore College) 
Laura Colmenarejo (North Carolina State University)
Aaron Pixton (University of Michigan)



3:00pm – 4:00pm: Linda Chen
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Aaron Pixton


9:00am – 10:00am: Jonah Blasiak
11:00am – 12:00pm: Laura Colmenarejo
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Panel on Best practices for AI integration in research and teaching 
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Poster session
6:00pm: Social Event 


Registration is free, but helpful for planning purposes (space and refreshments). Junior participants (undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs) are encouraged to participate in the poster session. Please include a tentative poster title during registration if you wish to be considered.

Register Here

Financial Support

There is funding for regional travel and housing, especially for junior participants participating in the poster session. Register by November 1 to receive full consideration for funding for travel and housing. Some funds for childcare are available - please contact the organizers as soon as possible if childcare is requested.


Linden Row Inn

The Linden Row Inn is 0.7 miles from the Academic Learning Commons. Depending on room type, the discounted rate is $119 - $139/night plus tax. If you would like to receive the group discount, please make your reservation with one of these options:

  1. Direct booking link that populates an access code.
  2. Booking via the hotel reservations website.
    To make a reservation at the Group Rate, please follow these instructions:
    1. Go to our Reservations Page.
    2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
    3. Enter the following Access Code for your Group to view your discounted rate: MAAGC 
  3. Telephone Reservations with the Front Desk.
    You can call the front desk at 804-783-7000 and ask for the MAAGC at VCU Group Block to receive the group discount.

Holiday Inn Express Richmond - Downtown

The Holiday Inn Express Richmond - Downtown is 0.8 miles from the Academic Learning Commons. The discounted rate is $139/night plus tax plus a 2% service fee. If you would like to receive the group discount, please make your reservation using our booking link.


Elizabeth Milićević (Haverford College)
Jennifer Morse (University of Virginia)
Amy Myers (Bryn Mawr College)
Nicola Tarasca (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Event contact: Nicola Tarasca, tarascan@vcu.edu