Noguchi_WWU_022.jpgPacific Northwest Number Theory Conference

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

May 7 and 8, 2011
“Skyviewing Sculpture”, 1969   

© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum                                       

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Stephanie Treneer (WWU) and William Stein (UW)


Any questions may be directed to Stephanie Treneer (stephanie.treneer[at]


The PNWNTC began at Reed College in 1997, and was held annually through 2007.  After a hiatus, it resumed last year at Simon Fraser University (program). We aim to bring together number theorists from the northwestern United States and Western Canada.  The conference will consist of invited talks which will run from Saturday morning until midday on Sunday.


We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: Microsoft Research, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and Western Washington University. 


Please complete and return the registration and funding request form by April 22, so that we can get an accurate count of participants in advance of the conference.  There is no registration fee.


Bellingham is located on I-5 about 90 miles north of Seattle and about 83 km south of Vancouver, B.C.  We have a small regional airport (BLI) served by Alaska Airlines and Allegiant Air.  The closest large airports are Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Vancouver (YVR).  You can take a train or bus from either Seattle or Vancouver to Bellingham via Amtrak. There is also a shuttle from YVR to BLI via Quick Coach.   Hopefully participants will also carpool. 


The deadline for the reserved block of rooms at the Best Western has passed.  There are also several budget motels like Motel 6 and Days Inn along Samish Way, which is close to WWU. Unfortunately there is no on-campus housing available as school will still be in session.

Getting to campus:

You will most likely want to drive to campus, as it is about a 2 mile walk from the Best Western.  Exit the Best Western onto Lincoln Street, and follow Lincoln south to Samish Way.  Take a right onto Samish Way, going across I-5, then a left onto Bill McDonald Parkway.  Follow this for about a mile and it will take you right to the free parking area (see below). 

If you do want to walk, then the most direct route is to head west on Lakeway Drive under the freeway, continuing along Holly Street (slight right), then left onto Indian Street.  You can follow Indian Street southwest (and up the hill) all the way to campus.


You can park for free on Saturday and Sunday in the C lots on Bill McDonald Parkway at the south end of campus (parking map).  On the same map, the talks are located in the building numbered 42.