The National Museum of Mathematics held its second-ever conference on recreational mathematics from August 2-4, 2015. Conference highlights included a dessert reception and open house; a book signing and meet-n-greet with honoree John Conway and his biographer Siobhan Roberts; a special night of mathematical performances; two days of sessions on the mathematics of games, puzzles, and sports; and a special track of guided mathematical activities for the whole family.
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Keynote Addresses By
- Siobhan Roberts: Three Sides of the Same Coin: The Intertwined Lives of Berlekamp, Conway, and Guy
- John Conway, Princeton University: How Turning Triangles Inside Out Helps Us Understand Their Geometry
- Richard Guy, University of Calgary: A Triangle Has Eight Vertices
- Elwyn Berlekamp, University of California, Berkeley: The Mathematics of Amazons
The 2015 MOVES conference welcomed guests from 12 different countries including Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
There were 117 total cities and 24 US states represented.
The cities with the most attendees were New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Easton, PA.
The countries with the most attendees were the United States, Japan, and Canada.
The longest distance guests traveled was 9,643 miles from Paddington, Australia.
Guests also traveled 8,138 miles from Wakkerstroom, South Africa, and 6,896 miles from Hirakata, Japan.