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Ancillary Events

IBL Conference 2016

The Inquiry-Based Learning Forum and 19th Annual R.L. Moore Conference, this year on “Expanding IBL throughout Higher Ed,” will take place Thursday, August 4, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM during MAA MathFest. All MathFest registrants are invited to attend, especially those who have not attended before and are wondering what IBL and “active learning” is all about. It is an opportunity to learn how to implement the teaching method shown to be most effective, share ideas, and be part of the community of IBL practitioners.

MAA President Francis Su will be the opening speaker. There will be a light food reception with  cash bar, sponsored by the Educational Advancement Foundation. For further information, please visit the registration portal.

EAF Workshop 2016

The Education Advancement Foundation is offering the Active Learning in Mathematics Instruction Practice and Assessment Workshop; the Workshop will be held on Tuesday afternoon, 2 August, and the morning of Wednesday, 3 August 2016, in Columbus, Ohio ahead of the MAA MathFest. Workshop details to follow on

UnKnot Conference

The third UnKnot Conference will take place this summer at Denison University in Granville, OH July 31-August 03, 2016. This gathering will serve as a satellite conference nearby to MathFest 2016. UnKnot III is aimed at undergraduate faculty and students who are interested in knot theory and research on knot theory. Additional information will be available at the conference website at

Denison is a short 30-minute drive from MAA MathFest in Columbus, Ohio. Shuttle services will be available to take UnKnot attendees to MathFest on Wednesday afternoon. In addition, there will be a special Invited Paper Session at MathFest on Open and Accessible Problems in Knot Theory.