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2018 Infinite Possibilities Conference

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IPC 2015 Attendees

April 14-15, 2018

Howard University (Washington, D.C.)

The Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) is a national conference that is designed to promote, educate, encourage and support women of color interested in mathematics and statistics, as a step towards addressing the underrepresentation of African-Americans, Latinas, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders in these fields.

“[Meeting] so many women of color who earned PhDs in math and statistics... blew me away and kept me coming back for more.”- Past IPC participant

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Organizing Committee:  Alejandra Alvarado (U.S. Navy),  Hélène Barcelo (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute),  Rebecca Garcia(Sam Houston State University), Katharine Gurski (Howard University), LEAD  Lily Khadjavi (Loyola Marymount University),  Candice Price (University of San Diego),  Kimberly Sellers (Georgetown University),  Talitha Washington (Howard University), Kimberly Weems (North Carolina Central University),  Ulrica Wilson (Morehouse College; Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM))


IPC 2018 will be held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (Google Maps)

A block of hotel rooms have been made available for reservation by March 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Reservations may be made, modified or canceled by individuals online using this link. When booking your hotel, be aware that conference programming will run for a full day Saturday through lunch on Sunday.

**If you are applying for funding, please do not make a reservation at the hotel on your own, as this will be booked on your behalf if you receive funding.

The Hyatt Regency is located just a few minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The hotel offers a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, as well as from the hotel to the Crystal City Metro Station (10-15 minutes' walk away).


IPC 2018 attendee registration information is collected by the conference organizer, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). If you have any questions about the registration process (see link above to register online), please contact 893@msri.org and we are happy to answer or assist.

Conference Registration Fee (if paid by March 15, 2018): 

  • Students (Undergraduate or Graduate): $20
  • Postdocs: $30
  • Faculty, government, and industry professionals: $50

Please note that there is a fee to attend this workshop. Once you register online, you will be sent a confirmation link by email to complete the registration process and pay the attendance fee.

View a list of registered participants to date.


Funding is available for conference applicants (funding application deadline: March 2, 2018). To apply, fill out the conference registration form

What funding is available? The conference organizers will reserve and pay for one double-occupancy hotel room on your behalf, as well as reimburse up to $500 in travel. Meals included: breakfast and lunch each day, and the conference banquet on Saturday night (April 14). 

If you are applying for funding, please do not make a hotel reservation, as this will be booked for you if your funding request is approved. Questions? Please contact 893@msri.org.


Keynote Speakers

Chelsea Walton (Temple University)

Maria Mercedes  (Queensborough Community College CUNY)

Featured Panelists

Carla Cotwright-Williams (U.S. Department of Defense)
Maria Garcia (U.S. Census Bureau)
Leona Harris (University of the District of Co
Karoline Pershell (Association for Women in Mathematics / Service Robotics and Technologies)

Research Talks & Poster Sessions · Mentoring & Career Breakout Sessions · Professional Development · Community 

The full IPC 2018 program schedule will be announced in late February 2018. Programming will run for a full day Saturday through lunch on Sunday.

Presentation Opportunities:  The conference will include oral presentations and a poster session on the first day.  A request for titles and abstracts will be sent to registered participants in advance of the meeting.


IPC 2018 is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California. 

Funding provided by:

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Mathematical Sciences Diversity Initiative is a collaboration among the mathematical sciences institutes to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, including women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.