2018 Summer IMO Training Camp (18ss020)


(University of Toronto)

Bill Sands (University of Calgary)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "2018 Summer IMO Training Camp" workshop from June 24, 2018 to July 7, 2018.

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 about 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 4 1/2 hours.

Each year just before the IMO, the Canadian Mathematical Society holds a Training Camp, usually at BIRS, attended by the Canadian students selected for our IMO Team, as well as their adult leaders and trainers. Here the Math Team Canada 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 disc
iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri
ng 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).