Hosted by:

New Zealand Mathematical
Society Colloquium

Run by the New Zealand Mathematical Society

» Other Colloquia

4 – 6 December 2018 : University of Otago, Dunedin

University of Otago

St Margaret’s College

Larnach Castle

Carey’s Bay

Dunedin Railway Station


The 2018 Colloquium will be hosted by the University of Otago from Tuesday 4 December to Thursday 6 December, with a welcome reception and registration on the Monday evening, 3 December.

The annual Colloquium brings together the mathematical community of New Zealand while welcoming overseas visitors to join us.

Time will be dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Talks will be given by internationally recognized leaders in the field and also by emerging researchers and postgraduate students.

The conference programme is now available.

NZMS Colloquium Code of Conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

A participant who experiences harassment or hostile behaviour may contact the following representatives:

These representatives will be available in person and via e-mail. Be assured that if you approach them, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence and they will consult with you on any actions taken. In case of a formal complaint, they will speak to all parties involved to try to resolve the issue – without presupposition of guilt.

More details can be found here.

Plenary Speakers

Education Day

The Education Day is planned for Wednesday, December 5, and will include sessions of interest to mathematicians, mathematics teachers, and mathematics education researchers. In the morning we will run parallel sessions, for which we encourage you to submit a contributed talk, and in the afternoon we will run ‘Engaging with Educational Issues in Mathematics Unconference’ where we will discuss issues and strategies related to education depending on the interest of the attendees. The Education Day is organised by David Bryant (david.bryant AT and Cami Sawyer (C.Sawyer AT

The current draft programme can be found here.

Local organising committee

Contact us

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Web-related issues: Email John Shanks


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations for this event:

University of Otago
The New Zealand Mathematical Society
Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, NZ branch