Perspectives on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory    

Workshop, Queenstown, New Zealand, 6-10 April 2021

Overview : Venue : Participants : Schedule : Travel : Accommodation : Social programme : Registration : Sponsors : Other info :


This workshop will be held at
Queenstown from the evening of Tuesday 6 April to the afternoon of Saturday 10 April 2021.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in various inter-related fields, introduce their approaches and discoveries to one another, and to promote joint research in and between these fields. To achieve this we will have a small number of invited short lectures and open discussions, including a special session on teaching and learning in undergraduate maths education.


All lectures and discussion will take place at the Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel, which is on the lakefront, just 5 to 10 minutes walk from the centre of Queenstown.

Click here for maps and visitor guides for Queenstown. The address of the Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel is 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown.

Participants should aim to arrive in Queenstown by the evening of Tuesday 6 April (or early on the morning of Wednesday 7 April), and the meeting will finish at lunchtime on Saturday 10 April.

Wifi access will be available free of charge all day to all participants in the venue where the workshop takes place.


Here is a list of expected participants (as at 28 February 2021):

If you believe you have registered but your name is not on this list, then you should contact
Marston Conder immediately.


Here is the workshop schedule, with all sessions in the Rees Room, on the 7th floor of the QT Hotel (above the Rydges):

Wednesday 7 April

Thursday 8 April

Friday 9 April   (Note earlier start)

Saturday 10 April

A copy of the Schedule and Abstracts can be downloaded here.


The quickest way to reach Queenstown is by air. There are regular direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Queenstown airport is approx. 8 km from the workshop venue, and there are numerous transport options: bus, shuttle, taxi or rental car.
here for details.


A very good range of accommodation has been arranged at the workshop venue, the Rydges Lakeland Resort Hotel, and at its partner hotel, the QT Hotel Queenstown.
Both hotels have spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.

All room rates arranged include breakfast for one occupant, and include NZ Goods & Services Tax (GST).
Breakfast for each additional occupant is available at the time of booking for NZ$25 per person per day.

If you wish to book accommodation at the special conference rate, then you should contact Marston Conder immediately.

For other accommodation possibilities in Queenstown, click here.

Social Programme

The following events are planned:

In addition, provided the weather is good, there may be some afternoon walks organised
- e.g. Queenstown Gardens (Wednesday), the Queenstown Hill Loop (Friday) and the Tiki Trail or the Ben Lomond Saddle Walk (Saturday).
If you are interested, then bring suitable walking shoes and a jacket, etc.

For a weather forecast, click here.


The number of places at this workshop is limited. If you wish to take part and have not yet been invited, then you should contact Marston Conder immediately.

Organising Committee


We are grateful to the following organisations for their support of this workshop:


Other info

There are lots of things to do in and around Queenstown, which is a popular tourist location.
For the adventurous, there's sky-diving, bungy jumping, jet-boating, canyon swinging, whitewater-rafting, parapenting, heli-skiing, ...
Other outdoor activities include walking, sailing, hiking, climbing, fishing, cycling, golfing, off-roading and mountain-biking.
There are also some very good wineries, well known for their Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris,
and many locations where parts of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy were filmed, as well as the historic gold-mining site at nearby
See the Destination Queenstown website for more details.

Queenstown is also close to Fiordland, which is a large region of unspoilt mountains, lakes and forest, with World Heritage status.
Fiordland is home to the renowned Sutherland Falls, Mitre Peak and the fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound,
as well as three great walks: the 4-day Milford Track, the 3-day Routeburn Track, and the 3- to 4-day Kepler Track.

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