30th Coast Combinatorics Conference

February 11-14, 2019

East-West Center

University of Hawaii, Manoa


The Coast Combinatorics Conference Series began in 1999.  
There are usually two meetings per year, one on the Canadian west coast in mid-February, and one on the Canadian east coast in early May.  Both meetings feature a collegial, collaborative, workshop-style atmosphere, and a diverse collections of talks on topics in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.  A meeting is considered a success if all participants have some interesting talks to attend, and some colleagues to work with.

The 2013, 2015 and 2017 west-coast conferences were held on the island of Hawaii.  The 2014 west-coast conference was held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.  The 2019 meeting will be held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa (Honolulu), and is being co-organized by Ruth Haas and Gary MacGillivray. 

Conference Registration. 

Participation in the 2019 conference is limited to 60 registrants, of whom 32 can be speakers.  Registration is a process with several steps.  First, email the organizers using the information below to make sure a space is available.  If there is, next send a cheque payable to the University of Victoria for $120 US (or the equivalent is Canadian dollars) to

Gary MacGillivray
Mathematics and Statistics
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada   V8W 2Y2

Online registration is not available.


Some speaking slots are currently available.  Please contact the organizers (details below) to request one.  Talks are usually 25 minutes in length, including time for questions.  The meeting rooms will have a computer, video-data projector and screen, but not a board to write on.


We do not have an arrangement with any specific hotel.  Individuals are responsible for making their own arrangements.

There are some rooms available at the East-West Center, on campus, which is also the conference venue. 
For a list of possible room types and rates see https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing/conference-housing.   To reserve a room  contact  the East-West Center directly at (808) 944-7805, or Housing@EastWestCenter.org.

We expect that rooms
will fill up quickly as there are other conferences happening on campus at the same time. The group code needed to reserve is  Coast Combinatorics  Conference. 
Alternatively, participants may choose to stay in one of the hotels near Waikiki Beach, which is 2.8 miles away (about an hour by foot, and 35 minutes by bus).

Travel Information. 

Uniglobe One travel agency is offering to help arrange travel and accommodation for conference participants.   If you are interested in using this optional service, please fill out their online form.

Conference Organization. 

The organizers are Ruth Haas and Gary MacGillivray.  To contact them, email  gmacgill (curly a) math (dot) uvic (another dot) ca.