WICA Conferences

On this page you will find a list of conferences related to commutative algebra. To submit a listing, please use this link. Note that updates to the table via the link will take several minutes. Also, the table does not automatically wrap the text inside cells of the table, so sorting and formatting will be done on a quarterly basis.

Upcoming Conferences

Women in Commutative Algebra, BIRS in Alberta, Canada, October 20-25, 2019.

Organizing committee

Travel to the conference is supported by NSF DMS 1934391 and as well the AWM ADVANCE Grant NSF-HRD 1500481.

About the Workshop: BIRS will provide lodging and meals for all forty-two participants, and the organizers plan to apply for external funding that may provide travel support.  Participants will work in small groups on cutting edge topics in commutative algebra. Each group, led by a pair of experts in the area, will have a dedicated topic. Tentative topics and group leaders appear below. Additional information can be found here.

If you are interested in the program, please fill out the interest form by April 1. Women at all stages of career are welcome to apply, though one must have a Ph.D by October 2019.

*Workshops run from Monday morning to Friday at mid-day.  Participants are expected to arrive Sunday afternoon or evening and to depart on Friday afternoon.

Combinatorics and rings of differential operators.
Christine Berkesch, University of Minnesota
Laura Matusevich, Texas A&M University

Methods in prime characteristic.
Karen Smith, University of Michigan
Emily Witt, University of Kansas

Combinatorial commutative algebra.
Sara Faridi, Dalhousie University
Susan Morey, Texas State University

Rees algebras.
Elisa Gorla, Université de Neuchâtel
Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame

Resolutions and complexes.
Claudia Miller, Syracuse University
Alexandra Seceleanu, University of Nebraska

Tropical commutative algebra.
Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick
Josephine Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology



Past Conferences

Commutative Algebra Workshop for Graduate Student Women and Other Gender Minorities, University of Minnesota, April 12-14, 2019.

Organizing Committee

  • Christine Berkesch (University of Minnesota)
  • Juliette Bruce (University of Wisconsin)
  • Patricia Klein (University of Kentucky)

Confirmed speakers

  • Ayah Almousa (Cornell University)
  • Jenny Kenkel (University of Utah)
  • Kuei-Nuan Lin (Penn State Greater Allegheny)
  • Haydee M.A. Lindo (Williams College)
  • Whitney Liske (Notre Dame University)
  • Aida Maraj (University of Kentucky)
  • Rebecca R.G. (George Mason University)
  • Alexandra Seleceanu (University of Nebraska-Lincoln).

Priority will be given to graduate students in their first through third years of PhD programs.



AWM Research Symposium, Rice University, April 5-7, 2019.

Special Session in Commutative Algebra, co-organized by:

  • Sandra Spiroff (University of Mississippi)
  • Adela Vraciu (University of South Carolina).

Confirmed speakers

  • Susan Cooper (University of Manitoba)
  • Haydee Lindo (Williams College)
  • Rebecca R.G. (George Mason University)
  • Liana Sega (University of Missouri Kansas-City)
  • Alexandra Seleceanu (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Hema Srinivasan (University of Missouri-Columbia)
  • Janet Vassilev (University of New Mexico)
  • Oana Veliche (Northeastern University).