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Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Boise Extravaganza in Set Theory will take place online during June 17–20, 2021.

BEST is an international conference featuring talks on a broad range of recent advances in research in set theory and related fields. Researchers from all areas of set theory and logic are welcome. BEST particularly aims to support the careers of young researchers. The conference is organized by the Set Theory group at Boise State University.


Organizers Liljana Babinkostova (Boise State University), John Clemens (Boise State University), Samuel Coskey (Boise State University), Marion Scheepers (Boise State University) Scientific support Natasha Dobrinen (University of Denver)

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Plenary speakers

  • David Fernández-Bretón (UNAM)
  • Victoria Gitman (CUNY Graduate Center)
  • Jun Le Goh (University of Wisconsin)
  • Lynne Yengulalp (Wake Forest University)
  • Joseph Zielinski (North Texas)

Additional confirmed speakers

  • Filippo Calderoni (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Thomas Gilton (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Osvaldo Guzmán González (UNAM)
  • Randall Holmes (Boise State University)
  • Nick Ramsey (UCLA)
  • Aristotelis Panagiotopoulos (Munster)
  • Riley Thornton (UCLA)
  • Kameryin Williams (Hawaii)
  • Jenna Zomback (UIUC)
  • … and more to come!

Speak at BEST

We are currently welcoming applications to speak at BEST from researchers in set theory and related fields. We hope to receive your application by May 1, but we will continue accepting applications as long as there is space. To apply please send your name, institution, career status (and if student, advisor name), talk title, and abstract to

Attend BEST

We will post Zoom info for the meeting closer to the conference dates. Anyone is welcome to attend. In addition to the schedule of talks, we will announce several Zoom social hours sprinkled throughout the conference.

While formal registration is not necessary, if you wish to receive announcements in advance of the conference, please send a message to

Schedule of talks