West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar, University of Oregon, Saturday 20 Oct.--Sunday 21 Oct. 2012

The West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar was held Saturday 20 Oct.--Sunday 21 Oct. at the University of Oregon. The conference started on Saturday morning and finished in the early afternoon (before lunch) on Sunday.

This conference was partially supported by the US National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS-1246668. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US National Science Foundation.

Reimbursement Claims

Claims for reimbursement should be sent to:

Jeanine Anderson
Department of Mathematics
University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1222
My understanding is that the only thing we need the original of is the lodging receipt; everything else can be scanned and emailed.


The following people gave talks:

The scientific committee consists of Huaxin Lin, N. Christopher Phillips, Sorin Popa, and Marc Rieffel.

Schedule and location

The schedule is here, along with the location of the conference room and instructions on how to get there. This page has links to copies of the talk slides used by those who gave talks. A pdf file of the abstracts is here.

Accommodation and local information

A block of rooms was reserved at the Best Western New Oregon Motel, 1655 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1982, 541-683-3669, fax 541-484-5556, for the nights of Friday 19 Oct. and Saturday 20 Oct. Rates, including breakfast:

Mention that you are attending the WCOAS to get these rooms and rates.

The rooms were held until two weeks before the conference, but the rates will remained valid afterwards if any rooms were still available.

Information on some other possibilities for accommodation can be found here. This page also includes instructions for walking from the motel (and some other motels) to several locations on campus. The relevant location is Fenton Hall: The talks will be in 110 Fenton. A discussion of some restaurants near the campus and the motel is here (pdf). There are many more restaurants near downtown.


Eugene has frequent daily nonstop flights from the San Francisco, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Portland airports, on United, Delta, Horizon, and Alaska. One stop service is available from major airports in western North America and many other places. Allegiant Airlines has nonstop service several times a week from Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. (Beware of extra charges: Allegiant even charges for carry on bags.)

Airport shuttle: OmniShuttle, tel. 800-741-5097. Price for a group to near the University of Oregon: about $22.50 for the first person, $5.00 for additional people. Taxi fare (estimate): $25.00, not including tips. There is a list of taxi company phone numbers here. (Scroll down. The list might be out of date.) No motels near the University of Oregon have airport shuttles.

More detailed air transportation information is here. Detailed driving directions are here.


NSF funding has been approved (Grant Number DMS-1246668). We hope to cover full expenses for graduate students and postdocs, and partial expenses for others. Those expecting to request NSF support should make sure that their air travel is on US flag carriers, and should email N. Christopher Phillips as soon as convenient.

All people requesting support must fill out and return the WCOAS Expense Report and the Substitute W9 Form. All those who are neither US citizens nor permanent residents must also fill out and return the Form W8-BEN (more information).

Preliminary registration

Please email N. Christopher Phillips if you plan to attend.

This page maintained by N. Christopher Phillips, email.

Last significant change: 21 October 2013.