2014 Summer IMO Training Camp (14ss172)



Bill Sands (University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "2014 Summer IMO Training Camp" workshop from to .

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the "world championships"
among high school math contests. It is held every year somewhere in the
world, with Canada and up to 100 other countries each sending up to six
high school students to compete. The contest lasts two days, and on each
day the students are given three very tough math problems to solve within
four and a half hours.

Each year, the Canadian Mathematical Society holds a Training Camp just
before the IMO, attended by the six students selected for our Team, plus
a few adult trainers. Once again this year, this Training Camp will take
place at BIRS. Here our six-student Team will receive intensive training
in the form of practice contests and lectures.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).