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How should I prepare my presentation?

You should prepare you presentation in PDF format on a flash drive.

The project I want to present has been done with X student collaborators and they all want to join the presentation and come to the conference.

We will fund only one or two students per presentation - with the exception of 10min talks for which we will fund only one speaker. This means, every funded participant must be responsible for at least half of a presentation.

I am a student and want to come, but my mentor will not. Can I apply? I am a mentor, but have no students applying. Can I still apply?

All applications are welcome and there are no constraints that students and mentors need to come together. In the past, typically only a quarter to a third of all invited student participants have come with their mentors. Mentors have almost always been accompanied by students of theirs. In the application and scheduling process we take into consideration (as best as we can) the fact that mentors and students applicants/participants may belong to the same research groups.

I will be graduating this year. Can I still apply for the conference?

Yes, you're still eligible to apply for a presentation and for funding. We tend to give preference, however, to underclassmen.


I have been working on a research project while still in high school/before entering college. Can I already apply for the conference?

We have funded and invited recent high school students in the past. We would thus encourage you to apply.

My collaborator and/or my mentor also wish to come to the conference. Do we all need to complete the online application and confirmation/pre-registration forms jointly or separately?


The forms for applications and confirmations/pre-registration for students are separate from those for mentors. Mentors apply and pre-register independently, whether they have one, several or no applying mentees.


All applications for YMC are by presentation. That is, one joint application has to be submitted for every presentation conforming to the conditions stated in Note on Joint Presentations. Make sure that you carefully communicate with your copresenter before submitting your application. In the application form you will also be asked to list mentors or collaborators, who may still apply for separate funding for an additional presentation.


All confirmation/pre-registration forms (sent with the invitation email) must be completed separately by each individual invitee. They will collect a variety of personal data such as travel schedule, lodging/dinner preferences, and presentation needs, and give another opportunity to update conference abstracts.


Please observe the deadlines with all forms! Most deadlines for this conference are very close to the actual dates of the event so that there is not much leeway, and we often need to move on with the organization on the same day of the deadline.

What is the expected attire for presenter? Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for the conference. Most students dress casually, and many wear the conference T-shirt. Keep in mind the main purpose of the event, namely to exchange mathematical ideas between young people.