Brown 2018

The Fall 2018
 workshop will take place at Brown University, September 21-23, 2018. 
Support is provided by NSF and Brown University.

Conference Administrator: Lori Nascimento (Brown University)

Funding provided by the National Science Foundation and Brown University.

Schedule:  TBD


Hotel Information:  
Rooms will be provided upon request via the AGNES Registration Form (coming soon).    


Since the conference is on the weekend, there should be plenty of on-street parking.  While most on-street parking is 2-3 hour parking, there are some streets with all day parking.  


There is also visitor parking in Lot 68, also called the Power Street Parking Garage (111 Power Street). Entrance to the garage is located at the intersection of Power and Thayer streets.  The lot contains two Pay and Display parking pay stations. One is located at the Power Street entrance and the second is in the far corner of the lot by Brook Street. The Pay Stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) and U.S. bills.  The cost is $2/hour or $15/day.  Make sure to place your receipt permit visibly on your vehicle dashboard. 


Kennedy Plaza is located just downtown. Click here for a map showing the conference site and hotels.  
Most inter-city bus lines stop here (Peter PanMegabus) as well as the airport bus
An exception is Go Busses, which stop at a different downtown location but also on college hill.
RIPTA City Buses: click here for a list of buses that travel from the station and up to the east side of Providence (where the conference will be held) and back. Click here for bus fare information. 

Providence Train Station - Click here to view the MBTA schedule, and here for Amtrak.

Air travel -  The T. F. Green airport serves many major locations. Alternatively, one can arrive at Boston's Logan airport and take bus or train to Providence. 

Reimbursement requests:

STEP 1.  Please fill out the Supplier and Individual Payee Registration Form (coming soon).  Without this, I will not be able to process your reimbursement request.

STEP 2. Email a scanned copy of your receipts to  Please make sure all receipts show proof of payment.

***Please read the instructions below if you are a foreign national:

Due to IRS/Homeland Security requirements, Brown University now requires us to verify that foreign nationals have the appropriate visa to allow for travel reimbursement.  

If you are already in the US and have a J-1 or F-1 visa, please note that you will need to obtain a letter from your home institution/department stating you are eligible for reimbursmenet before we can process your request.  Please bring this letter with you, or send it to the conference administrator by email with your receipts along with a copy of your visa stamp and photo page. 

Otherwise, it is required that you obtain a B-1 visa stamp or that you have a visa Business Waiver.  In order to travel on the Visa Waiver Program, you will need to have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Please forward a copy of both sides of your visa, (or a copy of your waiver stamp if applicable).

To see if your country is on the Visa Waiver Program list please go to this website:

Please contact the Conference Administrator, Lori Nascimento, if you have any questions.

About AGNES: AGNES is a series of weekend workshops in algebraic geometry. One of our goals is to introduce graduate students to a broad spectrum of current research in algebraic geometry. AGNES is held twice a year at participating universities in the Northeast.

Organizing committee: Dan Abramovich (Brown), Melody Chan (Brown), Brendan Hassett (Brown), Anton Leykin (Georgia Tech), Rohini Ramadas (Brown)

Steering Committee:  Melondy Chan (Brown), Lev Borisov (Rutgers), Maksym Fedorchuk (Boston College), Antonella Grassi (Penn), Paul Hacking (UMass), Alina Marian (Northeastern), Sam Payne (Yale), and Christian Schnell (Stony Brook)