*** SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 ** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ***
G4G14 Conference Official Event Dates:
We are pleased to announce the rescheduled G4G14 in-person meeting is now expected to take place in Atlanta, April 6-10, 2022. We have confirmed these dates with the Ritz-Carlton, and we have been working with Georgia Tech for our planned offsite on Saturday, April 9. We look forward to gathering in person once more and enjoying the opportunities that make G4G special for all of us.
Information about booking Ritz-Carlton rooms for the new event dates and updated talk submission deadlines will be forthcoming. Please bookmark this web page and keep an eye out for email updates in the coming weeks.
G4G14 Refund Policy:
As with previous postponements, all current G4G14 registrations will automatically be transferred to the new conference dates. However, if you would prefer NOT to transfer your registration, we will extend a full refund*. If you plan not to attend, but would like to donate your registration fee (all or in part), rather than receive a refund, your donation will provide much needed support for G4G. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please submit your registration cancelation request here:
*In order to make refunds as efficient as possible, we will only be processing them via PayPal so we need the email address associated with your PayPal account. Please note that refunds will be issued in US dollars, and any conversion fees would come out of the refund amount.
If you have already made a reservation with the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, please be sure to cancel directly with them at 1-800-241-3333. G4G is not responsible for hotel cancelations.
October Week of CoM Virtual Events!
We will have 21 presentations for an enhanced CoM experience spread over 7 days, October 18-24 (Monday to Sunday). Click the button below for more information:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about registration and check back on this page for periodic updates.
14th Gathering 4 Gardner Conference (2022)
From April 6-10, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, G4G participants will assemble, in Martin Gardner’s name, to celebrate recreational mathematics, magic, puzzles, skepticism, science, art, literature, and the intersections of these subjects. Participants will offer presentations, performances, original papers, and exhibits. Countless exchanges of ideas and examples of magic will inspire and delight. Unlike many other conferences, G4G is participatory in nature; all attendees are encouraged to contribute, whether that be a 5-minute presentation, an original paper, a unique exhibit, or a novelty item for the gift exchange.
- Registration for G4G14 is OPEN!
- Eleusis Express Tournament tribute to Robert Abbott
- Featured Presenters announced for G4G14
- What, When, Where info about the conference
- 4 Days of Presentations in the Ritz-Carlton grand ballroom
- Offsite Activities & sculpture-building event
- Evening Entertainment featuring magic and illusion
- Gift Exchange, participants exchange Gardner-inspired gifts
- Sales & Exhibit Rooms, sign up to share your passion
- Nominate Attendees for G4G14 invitation
- G4G14 Logo, download files & the design background
Registration for G4G14 is OPEN!
Invitation emails were sent to past attendees. If you have attended a past Gathering and did not receive an invitation, please check your Spam folder and email email@example.com if you did not receive the invite.
For information about nominating yourself or others for attendance CLICK HERE.
Eleusis Express Tribute Tournament
Come join the fun, the mystery, and the challenge of playing a variation of Robert Abbott’s card game Eleusis! (pronounced el-you-sis) Featured in the Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns of the June 1959 and of the October 1977 Scientific American. We’ll play Eleusis Express, a quick-play adaptation approved by Robert, led by John Golden (the adapter).
G4G is pleased to announce three Featured Presenters for the 2021 Gathering conference. Each presenter will give two talks: one private talk as part of the regular programing of the conference for G4G attendees exclusively and one free talk open to the general public (no tickets needed).
Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA)
Mark Burstein is a lifelong Carrollian, a dire condition he inherited from his father, along with their world-class collection. A book editor by profession, over the years he had created, edited, or contributed to twenty-one books by or about Lewis Carroll, including updating, editing, and art directing Gardner’s The Annotated Alice for the “150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” (W. W. Norton, 2015), and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dalí (Princeton, 2015). He has served the Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) as its president, publications chair, and longtime editor of its magazine, Knight Letter. He also created and edited A Bouquet for the Gardner: Martin Gardner Remembered (LCSNA, 2011), among whose contributors are Douglas Hofstadter, David Singmaster, Raymond Smullyan, and many others.
“What IS It about Alice?”
G4G14 Program Talk:
“A Literary Englishman and the Scientific American: Lewis Carroll’s Appearances in ‘Mathematical Games”
Location/Date/Time: Open to G4G14 Conference Attendees Only
(talk schedule TBA)
G4G14 What, When, Where
- WHAT: The 14th Gathering 4 Gardner Conference
- WHEN: April 6-10, 2022
- WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Who usually attends? Our participants include professional and amateur mathematicians, magicians and performers, artists, educators, scientists, and anyone who is inspired by the same interdisciplinary curiosity that excited our namesake, Martin Gardner. Due to high demand at the previous event, the cap for G4G14 has been raised to 400 attendees.
- How much does the conference cost? Registration is $400 with add-ons available for dinners, performances, and the traditional offsite social and sculpture-building event. The registration fee covers four days of presentations in the Ritz-Carlton’s grand ballroom but does not cover food or lodging.
- What was the previous event like? View some of the papers and presentations from past events:
- How can I attend? G4G14 is an invitation-only conference; however, you can nominate yourself or others for attendance. If you are interested, please fill out the nomination form and be sure to mention the nominee’s background, passion for Martin Gardner’s legacy, and/or desire to engage with the community. We will be reviewing nominations periodically and will let you know if your nomination is accepted.
- When does registration open? Registration for G4G14 is now OPEN!
- Other questions? For all other questions about G4G14, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the complete G4G14 Frequently Asked Questions webpage here.
Four Days of Presentations
G4G offers opportunities for participants to share their passions and discoveries. The core of the conference consists of 4 days of brief presentations (generally 5 to 6 minutes).
PLEASE NOTE: There are no presentations on the afternoon of the offsite event. All G4G14 attendees may participate in the offsite event with a purchased ticket.
Sarah Garvin Rodgers invites the G4G community to her art gallery, Different Trains, in the artistic Old Depot District of Decatur. On Saturday the 9th, we are pitching tents in the street, serving lunch, building mathematical sculptures organized by George Hart, and creating opportunities for participants to socialize and explore this vibrant community.
Description of Activities
A Mathematical Walk Around Downtown Decatur
Join Ron Lancaster for a walk in downtown Decatur to experience viewing the world through a mathematical lens while getting some exercise. This offsite event will be an opportunity to work with others to answer questions and solve puzzles related to daily life, design, art, architecture, science and recreational mathematics.
Ron is an Associate Professor (Teaching Stream) at the University of Toronto where he teaches mathematics courses for pre-service middle and high school teachers. He has over 20 years of experience teaching grades 7 through 12 mathematics. Ron’s professional activities include consultations and conference presentations in North America, Asia, England, the Middle East, Africa, India and Europe. Ron is an author for the NCTM (The Mathematical Lens) and member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education awarded by the Fields Institute.
More offsite activities to be announced.
Thursday and Friday evenings at the conference are times to further connect. A buffet dinner will be served followed by entertainment featuring eclectic performances. Past shows have included close-up and stage magic and variety-style acts from juggling to feats of strength and mental math. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet the other attendees.
Traditionally, every Gathering conference includes a Gift Exchange in which attendees swap puzzles, magic tricks, artwork, papers, novelty items, books, etc. Participants in the exchange must submit an item for the physical Exchange Bag or a document for the Exchange Book. If you’re looking for inspiration, think of the exchange as something you would be excited to share with Martin Gardner himself. We recommend something original or unique, something made by hand, or something other attendees would enjoy or value.
Everyone who participates in the Exchange will receive:
- G4G14 Exchange Bag
- G4G14 Exchange Book
Sales Room & Exhibit Room
At G4G14, attendees will have the option of setting up a table in the Sales Room and/or the Exhibit Room.
Sales Room: If you are a vendor and wish to sell items to other G4G attendees (examples: books, sculptures, puzzles, mathy toys, etc.) consider reserving a Sales Table. Only attendees registered for a Sales Table will be permitted to sell their inventory at the conference.
Exhibit Room: If you have something special to share with the G4G community that is either too large or complex to be reproduced for the gift exchange, consider reserving an Exhibit Table. Past exhibit examples include: surprising 3D-printed objects, unusual musical instruments, kinetic sculptures, historical collections, and special edition books, toys, and games.
For both the Sales and Exhibit Room, space is limited and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales and Exhibit Room participants are required to staff their table during Happy Hour on EVENT EVENING TBA (from the end of the final talk of the day until the start of dinner).
You are welcome to nominate new attendees (including yourself) for invitation to G4G14. Please let us know how your nominee will enrich the G4G community. Fill out the form once for each person being nominated.
The official G4G14 logo was designed by Scott Kim. Below is a link to download the logo files for use on gift exchange items and a separate link to view Scott’s background information about the design of the logo.
If you would like to submit an unofficial logo for G4G14, please email email@example.com.