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All lectures and activities will be held in the Integrated Science Building (ISB 135 Auditorium) except for the reception, poster session, and conference dinner, which will be held in the Campus Center (Marriott room, 11th floor). Map 

Some talks are preceded by a 30 minute "pre-talk" for graduate students.

Friday November 4.

16:00-17:00. Registration and coffee
17:00-18:00. Giancarlo Urzúa. On geography and moduli of surfaces of general type.

Saturday November 5.

8:00-9:00. Registration and breakfast
9:00-9:30. Pre-talk
9:30-10:30. Daniel Huybrechts. The global Torelli theorem for cubic fourfolds via Kuznetsov's K3 category.
10:30-11:00. Coffee break
11:00-12:00. Aaron Pixton. Graph-counting relations in the tautological ring.
12:00-14:00. Lunch
14:00-14:30. Pre-talk
14:30-15:30. Colleen Robles. Characterization of Gross's Calabi-Yau type variations of Hodge structure by characteristic forms.
15:30-16:00. Coffee break
16:00-17:00. Nicolas Addington. Some new rational cubic 4-folds.
17:30-19:00. Reception and Poster session
19:00-21:00. Dinner

Sunday November 6

8:00-9:00. Breakfast
9:00-10:00. David Treumann. Betti spectral curves.
10:00-10:30. Coffee break
10:30-11:00. Pre-talk
11:00-12:00. Ana-Maria Castravet. The derived category of moduli spaces of pointed stable rational curves.
12:00-13:00. Lunch
13:00-14:00. Asher Auel. Stable rationality of conic bundle fourfolds.