PRIMA Congress 2022

The 2022 Pacific Rim Mathematical Association Congress took place in Vancouver, Canada, between December 4-9, 2022. The fourth meeting was hosted by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

Every four years, mathematical scientists from around the Pacific Rim converge to discuss the latest developments in Mathematics. The Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) was established to bring a well coordinated and concerted effort among our institutions and countries to stimulate a vibrant and interconnected mathematical community whose activities have an unprecedented impact on our economic, social, and cultural development.


Caroline Colijn

Simon Fraser University

Isabel Hubard

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Kathryn Mann

Cornell University

Ciprian Manolescu

Stanford University

Andres Navas

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Narutaka Ozawa

Kyoto University

Sylvia Serfaty

New York University

Yang Wang

The Hong-Kong University of Science and Technology

Minhyong Kim

University of Warwick

Katherine Stange

University of Colorado

Special Sessions

Early Career Research Showcase

The PRIMA Early Career Researcher’s Showcase is a short session for early career participants (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars) to highlight their areas of research. This will be done through the poster session on Wednesday morning in the Junior Ballroom Foyer (North Tower, 3rd floor).

Topics for presentations at the showcase are open, and should focus on research accomplishments of the researcher.

Scientific Sessions

Summer Schools

A number of summer schools will be run in advance of PRIMA 2022, please see the individual summer school pages for more details and to register.

Summer School in Arithmetic Geometry: Theory and Computation

August 2nd-4th, 2021

In advance of PRIMA 2022, a number of summer schools will take place prior to the main event at the end of the year. The first summer school on Arithmetic Geometry: Theory and Computation will take place August 2-4th, 2021. Please see the event webpage for more information and to register.

Summer School on Algebraic Geometry and High Energy Physics

August 23-26, 2021

The second in a series, this four-day virtual summer school aims to provide early-career researchers with new perspectives on algebraic geometry in high-energy physics. The summer school features four mini-courses by emerging and established researchers working at the interface of these two fields. The topics range from derived geometry, to twisted TQFTs, to N=2 supersymmetry, to BPS algebras, to elliptic fibrations. Please see the event webpage for more information and to register.


*All Plenary and Public lectures will take place in the Grand Ballroom. The Port Hardy room on the 4th floor, North Tower is available throughout the conference as an informal collaboration space.

Sun Dec 4thMon Dec 5thTue Dec 6thWed Dec 7thThu Dec 8thFri Dec 9th
9:00Opening RemarksPlenary LecturePlenary LecturePlenary LectureScientific Sessions
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Scientific SessionsScientific SessionsEarly Research Showcase
Scientific SessionsScientific Sessions
11:30Plenary Lecture
13:00Industry Career Fair
  • Junior Ballroom C & D

14:00Registration and Package Pickup: Sheraton Hotel Grand Ball Room.
*Please note, registration will also be available throughout the conference at the front desk.
Plenary LecturePlenary LecturePlenary LectureScientific Sessions
15:30Scientific SessionsScientific SessionsScientific Sessions
17:30PRIMA Scientific Organizers MeetingBreakBreakBreak
17:45Plenary LecturePublic LectureConference Banquet.
Before the banquet, there will be a short Presentation on the Quantum Algoritms Institute by the CEO of QAI, Louise Turner
Public Lecture


Registration for PRIMA 2022 is now open!. Discounted rates are available in the following periods:

Early Registration
May 5th - July 31st
Regular Registration
August 1st - October 15th
Late Registration
October 16th - December 9th
Postdoctoral Researcher175200225
Graduate Students75100125
Special Session Speaker300300300
Career Fair Exhibitor300300300
Conference Dinner/Banquet757575

*All dates and times are in the Pacific/Vancouver timezone and amounts are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Early Career Participant Support

  • Graduate students at the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba and University of Washington sites may also be eligible for a $50 discount, please contact your PIMS Site administrator for more details.

  • Limited funding is available to support PRIMA participants. To apply, please complete the application form. Priority for funding will be given to graduate students, postdocs, and those without access to other sources of funding. For US-based participants, there is the possibility of support thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, please indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered for this support.

    People from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants should try to find alternative sources of funding to complement the amounts they may receive from the congress. The application deadline is September 30th. Applicants will be informed of decisions via email.

Local Information

PRIMA 2022 should be a safe and enjoyable event for all participants. As such, we will be following guidance and restrictions from the Province of British Columbia and the Federal Government of Canada around COVID-19.

Conference Accommodation

Conference Venue

The Sheraton Wall Center (the PRIMA conference venue) is providing a discount rate for those who were unable to reserve at the congress price. Participants can take will receive a 20% discount off the regular rate for bookings between December 1st and 15th, 2022. Book here.

: Cancellations must be processed at least 72 hours prior to arrival or charges will apply.

The Listel Hotel

The Listel hotel is also offering a discounted rate for conference attendees of until November 21st. Museum Floor Rooms are available for $179.00 per-night, based on single or double occupancy and subject to 23% taxes and fees††. The Listel is located in downtown Vancouver, around 10 minutes walk away from the conference venue. For more information or to make a reservation please contact the hotel directly

††: Cancellations within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date will be charged one night room and taxes. Cancellations within 5 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total committed room rate and taxes.


Air Canada are offering a promotional discount for flights to Vancouver for PRIMA 2022. A 10% discount is available on standard-fare international flights and flex-fare domestic flights, and a 5% discount is available on standard-fare domestic flights. The discount applies for flights to/from Vancouver airport (CYVR) between Sunday November 27th and Friday December 16th. To receive the discount, apply the code $\textrm{YJ8QNXF1}$, when booking flights on


  • We encourage participants to be fully vaccinated prior to PRIMA 2022. Participants should check Canada’s COVID-19 Travel web page regularly: To be considered a fully vaccindated person, the traveller must meet all of the following criteria
    • They must be without symptoms.
    • They must have received the full series of a vaccine (or combination of vaccines) accepted by the Government of Canada at least 14 full days (i.e. from day 15) propr to entering Canada. A full series is considered to be at least two doses of an accepted vaccine, a mix of two accepted vaccines (including booster shots) or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson vaccine.
    • They must have a digital copy of their vaccination documentation in English or French (or a certified translation).
  • Travellers who are considered fully vaccinated may be exempt from pre-entry testing, quarantine requirements and day-8 testing. However, they may be selected for mandatory random testing. If selected, travellers won’t be required to quarantine, unless the test result is positive. A positive result requires travellers to isolate for 10 days upon entry.
  • Arrival testing for all air travellers, regardless of vaccination status, is completed outside of airports, either through an in-person appointment/test kit pick-up at select testing locations or pharmacies, or a virtual appointment for a self-swab test. Travellers will receive an email notification within 15 minutes of completing their customs declaration. It’s important to follow the instructions provided in the email notification to help travellers arrange for their test. Please see the following news release for further details.
  • We encourage particpants to wear masks in all indoor shared spaces.

Additional Information


Free Wifi is available throughout the conference venue. In the meeting rooms, select the “Sheraton Meeting” network, once connected, open a web-browser and on the login page, use the code “prima22”. Free Wifi is also available in the guest rooms of the hotel by secting the “Sheraton Guest” network.

Code of Conduct

PRIMA 2022 is being organized as a welcoming and inclusive event for all participants. As such, all aspects of the event will adhere to the PIMS Code of Conduct. This document expresses the values and rules under which PRIMA 2022 will operate. We encourage all participants to read through the details before attending PRIMA 2022.

Online Security

PIMS will never contact you regarding travel reservations or accommodation payments. Please be vigilant should you receive any emails, calls or text messages claiming to assist you in making reservations for a PIMS sponsored event, including PRIMA. Do not provide any personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number as these requests are fraudulent in nature.

Organizing Committees

Jayadev S. Athreya

University of Washington

Ian Allison

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Kristine Bauer

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Denise Feighan

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Guodong Gai

University of British Columbia

Matt Spragge

Simon Fraser University

Lisa Sammoh

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Ruth Situma

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Özgür Yilmaz

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Jayadev S. Athreya

University of Washington

Koji Fujiwara

Kyoto University

Seonhee Lim

Seoul National University

Rafe Mazzeo

Stanford University

Paul Norbury

University of Melborne

Ruth Situma

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

JunWu Tu

ShanghaiTech University

Bobby Wilson

University of Washington

Özgür Yilmaz

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Have a question about PRIMA?

PRIMA 2022 has now concluded, if you have a question about the PRIMA organization, please contact