About the Conference

The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) is hosting its Third International Curriculum Conference on the theme "Mathematics Curriculum Development, Delivery, and Enactment in a Digital World", November 7-9, 2014, in Ida Noyes Hall on the campus of The University of Chicago.

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The Setting

Chicago is a beautiful city of 2.7 million people (metropolitan area 9.5 million) situated along Lake Michigan, the 4th largest freshwater lake in the world. The University of Chicago, one of the great universities of the world, is situated in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, a stable diverse neighborhood 7 miles south of the center of the city and 1 mile from Lake Michigan. Ida Noyes Hall is located along Chicago's historic Midway Plaisance, site of the 1893 World's Fair.

Chicago boasts world-class museums and cultural institutions. Among the sites in Hyde Park are the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the Chicago home of Barack and Michele Obama.

The Conference

The conference features speakers from four continents and is designed to promote the presentation and interchange of ideas and programs. There will also be demonstrations of the latest in digital products for teaching mathematics. The conference is open to all and will be of particular interest to leaders in education, researchers, school teachers, and school administrators who are interested in digital curricula in mathematics. Attendees will be able to interact with the speakers at every session, in discussion groups, at breaks, meals, and the conference reception.

Speakers include:

Loretta Asay, Clark County Schools, NV
Jeffrey Choppin, University of Rochester
Jere Confrey, North Carolina State University
Phil Daro, Pearson and SERP (Strategic Education Research Partnership)
Chad Dorsey, Concord Consortium
A. J. Edson, Michigan State University
Josephus Johnson, Battle High School, MO
Jean-Marie Laborde, Cabri and University of Grenoble, France
Brian Lemmen, Holland Christian High School, MI
Hee-Chan Lew, Korea National University of Education
Valerie Mills, NCSM and Oakland County Schools, MI
David Moursund, University of Oregon and Information Age Education
Mogens Niss, Röskilde University, Denmark
Janine Remillard, University of Pennsylvania
Kenneth Ruthven, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nathalie Sinclair, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kaye Stacey, University of Melbourne, Australia
Michal Yerushalmy, University of Haifa, Israel

Registration Information

Registration for the conference is now closed.

If you would like to be considered for the wait list, please contact Laurie Thrasher at csmcintlconf@uchicago.edu or at (773)-702-0421.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required. There is no on-site registration.

Registration for the conference is $290 if received by August 15, 2014; $340 afterward. Students may register at any time for the reduced rate of $250. Registration includes all sessions at the conference; a reception and dinner on Friday; lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; refreshments during morning and breaks; and conference materials and published proceedings.

Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of completed registration form and payment by check or credit card. The conference is expected to fill up. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the conference reaches capacity, or by October 25.

Registration fees are fully refundable until Monday, October 25, 2014. After that date, fees are not refundable.


Participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging and transportation. The block of rooms that had been reserved at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center is now full for Nov. 6, 7, and 8. Some additional rooms may become available in mid-October. However, there are downtown hotels that will accept reservations now and offer discounted rates for the conference. Reservations for these hotels must be made by phone to receive the discounted rate. When registering, simply ask for the "University of Chicago rate." Below is a list of hotels in the University of Chicago Preferred Hotel Program. There will be no transportation provided by the CSMC Conference for these hotels.

Club Quarters - Wacker at Michigan
75 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-357-6400

Comfort Suites Chicago
320 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-384-1208

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown
216 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-787-3777

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-922-4400

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-787-1234

Hyatt Regency Chicago - McCormick Place
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-567-1234

InterContinental Chicago
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-944-4100

Swissotel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-565-0565

The Silversmith Hotel & Suites
10 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-372-7696



Chicago has two airports: O'Hare and Midway. During non-rush hours, the airports are about 45 and 30 minutes from the university by car, respectively.


Shuttle service from either airport to hotels or to campus is available from Omega Airport Shuttle, Inc., www.omegashuttle.com, or from Airport Express. The campus pickup/dropoff closest to the conference venue at Ida Noyes Hall is across the street at Rockefeller Chapel. For transportation to or from Midway Airport you usually need to call to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Taxis are also available at the airports. Taxi fares to the university from O'Hare are typically $50-65, and from Midway $20-30, but there is only a $1.00 fee for each additional passenger.


The University of Chicago can be accessed via the 55th, 56th, 57th, and 59th St. Stations off the Metra (Metra Electric District line). For directions via the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) or other transportation methods, check here.


Participants traveling to Ida Noyes Hall by car may want to visit The University of Chicago website (http://maps.uchicago.edu/index.shtml) for directions. On Friday, on-street parking is likely to be difficult and the campus parking map (http://maps.uchicago.edu/directions/parking) should be consulted. On Saturday and Sunday, there should be ample on-street and campus parking spaces nearby.