35th Annual Geometry Festival
Stony Brook University

Has Been Postponed!
Conference now to be held at Stony Brook in Spring 2021

   Confirmed Speakers:
Simon Donaldson (SCGP, Stony Brook University, and Imperial College, London)
Jean-Pierre Demailly (Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes)
Akito Futaki (Yau Center, Tsinghua University)
Tristan Collins (MIT)
Jim Isenberg (University of Oregon)
Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu (Columbia University)
Bing Wang (University of Science and Technology of China)
Joel Spruck (Johns Hopkins University)

The conference will take place at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and will be hosted by the Stony Brook Department of Mathematics.


Hotel arrangements for the speakers will be made by the conference staff.

All other participants should make their own hotel arrangements and bookings.

The preferred hotel for the conference is

  • Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
    1 Circle Road
    Stony Brook, NY 11794
    Rate:$219 per night
    Please use code "Geometry Festival" when making your reservation

    Note: The Hilton Garden Inn is located on campus. No vehicle is required to travel from the hotel to the conference.
  • Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook
    3131 Nesconset Highway
    Centereach, NY 11720
    (631) 471-8000
    Rate:$159.99 per night
    Please use code "MGF" when making your reservation

    Note: The Holiday Inn Express offers limited shuttle service to the campus, but arrangements must be made directly with the hotel.
  • The Three Village Inn
    150 Main Street
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    (631) 751-0555
    Rate: between $130 and $136 per night
    Please use code "Geometry Festival Group" when making your reservation

    Note: The Three Village Inn is located in Stony Brook Village's historic center. While they do not offer a shuttle service, the walk from there to the Simons Center is scenic and only two miles long, making it an attractive option in good weather. The Inn houses two excellent restaurants, and there are other notable dining options nearby.

The nearest airport is Long Island MacArthur, located in Islip, NY.  As Islip is primarily served by Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines, however, some participants may instead choose to use one of New York City's major airports for reason of price or flight schedule.  Among these airports, New York JFK has the advantage that it offers a connection to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) via the AirTrain from all terminals to Jamaica station; the Stony Brook campus can then be reached from Jamaica by taking a train bound for Port Jefferson. Stony Brook is the next-to-last stop on the Port Jefferson branch.  Flying through New York Laguardia is also possible, but, because this airport is currently undergoing extensive renovations, your experience there could be deeply unpleasant; Laguardia is not currently accessible by train, and travel to and from Laguardia by rented car or limo typically involves fighting enormous traffic jams caused by airport construction. Finally, you could fly through Newark Liberty International Airport; however, because this airport is located on the far side of New York City, reaching Stony Brook from Newark typically demands a lengthy train trip, consisting of segments on the Newark AirTrain, New Jersey Transit, and the Long Island Railroad. If you choose to use Newark Airport, details for taking the train from the Airport to Penn Station can be found here. Once at Penn Station you can take the LIRR to the Stony Brook station.

Information regarding visiting the Stony Brook campus and the surrounding area can be found here. If you are taking the LIRR to the Stony Brook station, walking directions to the Simons Center (adjacent to the Mathematics Tower) are available here.

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