The Cascadia Combinatorial Feast

Since 1982

Speakers, Seattle U, 2022

SFU participants at the 1985 conference

Hays Whitlatch, Cynthia Vinzant and Imre Barany
Seattle University, 2022

The Cascadia Combinatorial Feast (formerly the Combinatorial Potlatch) is an international one-day conference, usually held on the Saturday preceding US Thanksgiving. It has been held for many years at various locations around Puget Sound and southern British Columbia, and is an opportunity for combinatorialists in the region to gather informally for a day of invited talks and conversation. While most who attend work in, or near, the Puget Sound basin, all are welcome. Typically there are three talks given by speakers who are visiting or new to the area, along with breaks for coffee and lunch. Many participants remain for dinner at a local restaurant or pub.

News about the next conference

The 2023 edition of the conference will be in person at the University of Victoria.

Thanks to Cynthia Vinzant, Hays Whitlatch and Imre Barany for excellent presentations at the November 2022 meeting, hosted by Seattle University.

Conference Photo, Seattle U, 2022
Conference Photo, Seattle University, November 2022

Announcements of upcoming conferences

Gary MacGillivray (gmacgill at uvic dot ca) maintains an email list of people interested in receiving announcements of upcoming meetings. Contact him via email to have your name added.

History of the Cascadia Combinatorial Feast

The first Cascadia Combinatorial Feast (then known as the Potlatch) was held in 1982 at the University of Washington. From that time, through 1997, Brian Alspach was the prime mover and organizer. After a few years' hiatus, Nancy Neudauer and Rob Beezer resurrected the tradition in 2002. Amites Sarkar succeeded Rob Beezer for the 2017 edition. There have been at least 39 meetings over the past 40 years. A history, as best as can be reconstructed, is available here.

Photo Archives

Old Conference Photos and Speakers Photos are available also.

Cascadia Combinatorial Feast Web Pages

The Past is a Foreign Country

Organizing Committee

Nancy Neudauer, Pacific University (nancy at pacificu dot edu)
Amites Sarkar, Western Washington University, (amites dot sarkar at wwu dot edu)

This is: http://faculty.wwu.edu/sarkara/ccf_index.html   Last updated: November 21, 2022