Inaugurated in 2014, Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) is a joint BIRS-UNAM-CIMAT initiative, supported by CONAHCYT, the Mexican Council for Humanities, Science and Technology. Its operation began in 2015 and the primary activities of CMO are its BIRS workshops and an extensive regional program of educational and outreach activities.
For the moment the operation of CMO is carried over by UNAM´s Instituto de Matemáticas. Soon the operation of CMO will be run by an independent association already founded by UNAM, CONACYT, the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the Mexican Mathematical Society.
Casa Matemática Oaxaca is located in the city of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico; Oaxaca is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. Currently the BIRS/CMO workshops, 25-26 yearly, are being held at the hotels Hacienda Los Laureles and Angel Inn, in the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca. The construction of the new facilities is already on its way. These will be located in the charming village of San Sebastian Etla, in the outskirts of Oaxaca´s city.
The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative that seeks to bring together people from a wide range of mathematical, scientific and industry backgrounds and to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and methods between these specialists.
For information relating to the history, mandate, governance, and program descriptions of BIRS, feel free to explore our website at: http://www.birs.ca/about.
Please note that while BIRS provides logistical support for the activities at CMO, is not responsible for any aspect of its local operations. Participants assume responsibility for their own travel and well being as is customary for conferences of this nature.