G4G 2018 Autumn Newsletter


Dear Gathering 4 Gardner Community,

Happy Birthday, Martin Gardner! Today, October 21st is Martin Gardner’s 104th birthday! We celebrate Martin and what he shared with the world and take this as a good opportunity for us to share with you what's new with G4G.

Newsletter Topics:

  • Celebration of Mind
  • G4G13 Recap | Save the Date for G4G14
  • New Board Members Jade Vinson and Robert Crease
  • Upcoming Events
  • Support G4G

Celebration of Mind

There are more than 50 Celebrations of Mind events this year in countries including Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, South America, Spain, UK, and the USA. Help spread the word and please share photos of your Celebration by emailing them to us at

G4G13 Recap | G4G14 Save the Date

Gathering 4 Gardner 13 (G4G13) at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta was a huge success. During the four days of the conference, there were more than 400 participants attending 100+ talks, with feature presenters including Doris Schattschneider, Ernö Rubik, and Manjul Bhargava; multiple public sessions including the off-site afternoon of sculpture building in Decatur; three magical evenings of shows, bar bets, and the G4G13 Gala with performers from all over the world; a dedicated exhibit and sales room; and lots of time for people to speak and share their interests.
G4G13 Full Event Recap
G4G13 Press Coverage


If you were not able to attend or if you want to revisit some of the events, the presentations are online; you can find them on our page or on our YouTube channel. And make sure to save the date for G4G14 which will be held in Atlanta, March 25–29; 2020, the offsite is planned for Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Decatur.

New Board Members

We are happy to announce that during G4G13, we officially welcomed Jade Vinson to the Board of Directors. Shortly thereafter Robert Crease joined the board. Jade has taken over as Treasurer and Robert as Secretary.
Meet the Board

Upcoming Events

The Annual MathsJam meeting will take place in Coventry, UK, on November 17–18, 2018. The weekend is a get together for people of interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics of all types. More information can be found at

The Recreational Mathematics Colloquium VI | Gathering for Gardner Europe, as it has been customary in odd-numbered years, will take place January 26–29, 2019, at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon. The submission deadline is December 1, 2018. For more information visit

The National Math Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Walter. E. Washington Convention Center In Washington, DC. The festival offers a wide range of activities for schools and the general public. For more information visit

The Bridges Conference on mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education and culture will be hosted by Johannes Kepler University, in Linz, Austria, July 16–20, 2019. Submissions for proposals are currently open. More information can be found here

The MoMath Moves Conference will be held August 4–6, 2019, at National Museum of Mathematics in New York City. Focus is the mathematical art of origami featuring, Eric Demaine and Robert Lang as invited speakers. You can find information about the event here

Support for G4G

The G4G Foundation is supported around the world by companies, organizations, and people like you who want to foster curiosity. With support from our generous sponsors, we are able to fund initiatives such as:

  • sending Welcome Packs to Celebration of Mind event hosts;
  • sharing the G4Gn presentation videos with the world;
  • creating Youth and Diversity scholarship programs for G4G13 and future G4Gn.

Please consider supporting us either by donating or by spreading our initiative through the various media and social networks.

Donate Now
Tiago Hirth
The Gathering 4 Gardner Board of Directors:

Nancy Blachman, Chair
Erik Demaine, President
Colm Mulcahy, Vice President
Robert Crease, Secretary
Jade Vinson, Treasurer
Jim Gardner, Board Member
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