“The Future of Mathematics Engagement”

Saturday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 4

Hosted by the SwissMAP Research Station
Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Registration officially closed on July 15, however, a few spots remain.  Please register if you are interested, and we will confirm if your registration can be accommodated.

If you work with a math museum or want to create one; if you design, create, or operate math exhibits; or if you are involved or want to be involved in math outreach or creative math programming, then this is the conference for you!  Join us for four days of sharing, networking, and learning — plus an amazing glacier walk with views of natural formations and sweeping vistas — as we gather in Les Diablerets, Switzerland for the fifth biennial MATRIX (and third joint MATRIX x IMAGINARY conference), from August 31 to September 4.

Program Highlights

  • Keynotes by Cedric Villani, the winner of the Simon Norton Math Outreach Prize, and another speaker to be announced
  • A panorama of new math museums
  • Panels on funding and accessibility
  • Award ceremony for the first winner of the EMS Simon Norton Prize for Mathematics Outreach
  • Lightning talks by participants
  • Masterclasses and co-creation workshops
  • A glacier walk with dinner on top of the glacier
  • Many networking options (joint lunch, dinner, etc.)
  • A permanent project showcase available to all participants
  • You can also join us in the Math’émerveille math festival in Geneva, on September 5, and even showcase your project

All-Inclusive Registration

Registration for MATRIX x IMAGINARY is all-inclusive, providing for full lodging and meals.  Conference fees cover: conference access; four nights of accommodation; three meals per day (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with lunch on Day 4); coffee breaks; social activities; and a special dinner atop the glacier.

Registration Deadline

Registration will close on July 15.  Space is very limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Venue

Maison des Congrès
Chem. des Grandes Isles 7,
1865 Ormont-Dessus
Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Conference Hotel

A block of hotel rooms in Les Diablerets has been set aside at preferential prices for conference attendees.  There is a limited number of rooms, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please register early.



The conference is organized jointly by the SwissMAP Research Station, the National Museum of Mathematics, and IMAGINARY.


Previous MATRIX Conferences