The Sixth G. J. Butler International Conference on Differential Equations and Population Biology will be held on the University of Alberta campus, Edmonton, during July 23-27, 2018. This conference in the memory of our late colleague, Geoffrey James Butler, follows five highly successful previous such conferences. The Butler conference series has developed into a premier international event in the highly active research field of differential equations, nonlinear dynamics, and mathematical biology, with a distinct Canadian character.
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1
The scientific program of the Butler Conference consists of a variety of formats.
The Butler Memorial Lectures
Each Butler Conference will feature a Butler Speaker, a distinguished researcher who will deliver three Butler Memorial Lectures throughout the conference. The Butler Speaker for 2018 will be Professor Yang Kuang of Arizona State University. Previous Butler Speakers were Professors Paul Waltman, Jean Mahwin, Jack Hale, Gail Wolkowicz, and Jianhong Wu.
One-hour plenary lectures are given by leaders in differential equations and mathematical biology. They represent a broad spectrum of research expertise with emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
Jifa Jiang (Shanghai Normal University, China)
Rachel Kuske (Georgia Tech)
Mark Lewis (U Alberta)
Shigui Ruan (U Miami)
Gauthier Sallet (University of Lorraine, France)
Pauline van den Driessche (U Victoria)
Howie Weiss (Georgia Tech)
Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster)
Xiaoqiang Zhao (Memorial U of Newfoundland)
Xingfu Zou (Western Ontario)
These include 20-40 minute invited and contributed talks on original research in any area of differential equations, mathematical biology and their
interactions. We hope that, by bringing together researchers from these two broad research fields in close contact for a concentrated period, the
Butler Conference will help to promote and nurture cross-disciplinary collaborations and interdisciplinary research.
The deadline for submission of talk abstract is June 30, 2018.
We welcome poster presentations on original research within the scientific scope of the Butler Conference. Accepted posters will be displayed at the
conference venue through the conference. Participants will view and discuss the posters during coffee breaks.
The deadline for submission of poster abstract is June 30, 2018.
As a tradition, the Butler Conference will provide a variety of social activities to facilitate exchange of ideas among participants and foster research collaborations. In addition to morning and afternoon coffee breaks, there will a welcome reception on July 22, 2018 (Sunday), the conference banquet and an open afternoon on July 25, 2018 (Wednesday). These social activities will come at no extra cost to participants who have paid their registration fees.
Welcome reception at the Aurora Room of Lister Centre at 5:30PM - 9:30PM on Sunday, July 22
*Food and drinks will be provided in welcome reception
All talks will be given in ED N 2-115 and ED 254
Banquet at the faculty club (downstairs) on July 25, 2018, Wednesday
*Time: 7:00 pm dinner, 6:30 cash bar
The conference lasts for five days. However, the afternoon of Wednesday is for free activities including social activities and tourism. The last talk will end at noon of Friday, so it is OK to leave in the afternoon of Friday.
Instructions: Fill out the the Online Registration Form
Payment by credit card. If you do not wish to submit credit card information in the online form (nonsecure), you may provide the credit card information using the hard copy Credit Card Form, and fax the completed form to:
2018 Butler Conference (Att'n: Hao Wang)
Both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options are available for G. J. Butler Memorial Conference participants. On-campus accommodation are student residences at the Lister Center. Single room, two-bedroom/four bedroom apartments are available.
Many off-campus hotels on the Whyte Avenue or in downtown are connected to the campus by direct buses or LRT (subway), within a 15-minute ride. We have reserved blocks of rooms at several hotels to secure group rates.
Schaffer Hall at the Lister Centre
Lister Centre is the main student residence on campus. It is within 10 minutes walk to all on-campus facilities. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Schäffer Hall residence for Americas Conference participants.
Schäffer Hall offers fantastic value with bright, comfortable single rooms with private washrooms. Each room features windows that open and black-out blinds and a work desk for your convenience. It offers the following complimentary services:
， High-speed internet access (Wi-Fi)
， Refrigerator & sink (in shared kitchen)
， Cable television (in shared lounge)
， Free local calls (in shared lounge)
Schäffer Hall also offers common areas featuring lounges with comfortable seating, kitchens, and laundry machines.
For more details and contact information, visit the UofA Guest Services website:
We have retained a block of rooms at the Lister Centre for participants of the Butler Conference with special rates (in Canadian Dollars):
， Hotel Guest Room: $99.00 + tax
， Private Dorm Room with 1 Single Bed - single occupancy: $72.00 + tax
， Traditional Dorm Room with 1 Single Bed: $52.00 + tax
， Traditional Dorm Room with 2 Single Beds - twin occupancy: $62.00 + tax
To reserve a room, download the reservation form:
Send the completed form to the UofA Guest Services either by fax: +1 (780) 492-5597 or by email: email@example.com.
Contact number for the Lister Centre front desk is: +1 (780) 492-6056.
Please identify the group name "G.J. Butler Memorial Conference" when making reservations.
Reserve as soon as you can (before June 22, 2018) to ensure availability.
Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown
10425 100th Ave, +1 (780) 423-5611
Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, hotel guests at the Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown Edmonton can enjoy the very best that Alberta's Capital City has to offer. Within walking distance of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the University of Alberta the hotel is the perfect place for your trip to Edmonton. The hotel is also connected to the UofA campus by our subway: LRT (within 10 minutes). Get off at the University Station in the direction of Century Park. Visit the hotel website for more information and specials:
We have reserved a block of rooms under the group name "G.J. Butler Memorial Conference" with the following special rates (in Canadian Dollars):
， 1 Queen Bed, No Smoking: $97 + tax
， 1 King Bed, No Smoking: $97 + tax
， 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking: $107 + tax
Note: The above rates are for one or two persons in each room. For the third person, extra $10 will be charged.
， Delux breakfast
， Wifi internet
， Parking is only extra $5/night/car
To reserve a room, call the hotel TOLL FREE NUMBER 1888-384-6835, and mention group name "G.J. Butler Memorial Conference". Please book as soon as you can (before June 29, 2018) to ensure availability.
Varscona Hotel on Whyte
8206 106 St, +1 (780) 434-6111.
The hotel is located on the Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) in the historical Old Strathcona area near the campus, where there are many nice restaurants, bars, and shops. The hotel is on the routes of several direct buses to campus within 10 minutes bus ride. It is also within 30 minutes walk to campus.
We have reserved a block of rooms for our participants under group name "GJ Butler Memorial Conference".
Group Rate: $150 + tax per night.
Use the online link below to make quick & easy reservations:
Check out our property www.varscona.com
The following services are complimentary with your stay to ensure your comfort and convenience:
Valet or Self-Parking
Executive Breakfast Buffet
Hosted Evening Wine & Cheese Tasting
Unlimited Local phone calls & toll free calls
*Note: Rate is based on availability. If you are unable to book into the block at the preferred rate, please contact Pat Smith, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Callers MUST mention they are with the GJ Butler Memorial Conference to receive the group rate.
Reserve as soon as you can (before June 22, 2018) to ensure availability.