The 12th annual meeting of CombinaTexas will be held on the campus of Sam Houston State University on April 16 and 17, 2011


Plenary Speakers:

Federico Ardila San Francisco State University
Chris Godsil  University of Waterloo
Gregg Musiker  University of Minnesota
Rosa Orellana  Dartmouth College
Michael Orrison Harvey Mudd College
Bernhard Schmidt Nanyang Technological University
Catherine Yan  Texas A&M University

Contributed Talks: There will be sessions of contributed talks, for which we welcome submissions on all topics closely related to combinatorics or graph theory. All the academic activities will be held in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building at Sam Houston State University in lecture rooms 140, 206, 220, 226, and 232. The conference will begin Saturday morning, April 16, and end Sunday, April 17. We anticipate to terminate activities early Sunday afternoon.

Undergraduate Student Poster Session: Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit a poster to the Undergraduate Student Poster Session scheduled on Saturday afternoon. Please submit poster proposals under the talk submission section in the registration form.

Registration: Please register by filling out the on-line form. There is no registration fee for the conference. The form includes information for applying for support and submitting a contributed talk or a poster, but please fill out the form even if you do not want to apply for support or contribute a talk.

Support: The CombinaTexas Conference is dedicated to the strengthening and enrichment of the mathematics personnel base. We will have limited support of up to $250 to partially cover domestic travel and local expenses for some participants. Preference will be given to those contributing a 20-minute talk or a poster. Udergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support.

If you wish to apply for support, please fill out the request for support section on the registration form. Please indicate your support needs. Early application is encouraged. The deadline for applying for financial aid is March 7, 2011.

Please note the following deadlines:

Lodging

We have blocked off 55 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express and 15 rooms at the Best Western Huntsville Inn, at the conference rate of $85/per night plus tax. To make a reservation call 936-295-4300 (Holiday Inn) or 936-295-9000 (Best Western), you must mention that you are attending CombinaTexas to reserve a room and obtain the special rate.

Directions - Transportation

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, Texas, 65 miles north of Houston on I-45. The closest airport to Huntsville is Houston International Airpot (IAH) which is approximately an hour drive away. Further away is Houston Hobby Airport on the south side of Houston.

All the academic activities will be held in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building at Sam Houston State University in lecture rooms 140, 206, 220, 226, 232. Parking on weekends at Sam Houston State University is free on all parking areas, apart from reserved areas (handicap parking and fire zone spaces).

Acknowledgements: CombinaTexas 2011 is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, The College of Arts and Sciences and by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sam Houston State University.

Organizing Committee