SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers 
East Tennessee State University
March 10-11, 2018



The SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers (SERMON) is a series of conferences in number theory held annually at colleges and universities in the Southeast.  It is held in coordination with PaNTS, a similar conference held twice in the fall of every year.  The core members of the PANTS consortium are Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

We are grateful for support from the National Science Foundation and the ETSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


For a list of registered participants click here.

If you plan to attend, please register here. Be sure to include:

  • Your name and affiliation.

  • Your web site, if you would like to have a link to your page from the on-line list of participants.

  • Whether you would like to give a 20 minute contributed talk (please send the title and abstract by February 28).

A form for requesting support is available here and copies will be available at the conference too. Please complete the form and submit it with your receipts at the conference, or shortly thereafter. In order to receive reimbursement you will need to first register as a vendor with Clemson University. You will receive an email from Clemson University providing to with instructions for completing this process. Make sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive this email. If you would like to verify that the email is genuine, you may contact Janice Brucke in the Clemson Math Department. 

**If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, it is absolutely essential that you receive authorization for support at least two weeks before attending the conference.**  


Coffee and snacks will begin at 9:00a on Saturday and the first talk will be at 9:30a. You can find a complete schedule here.

For a list of talk titles and abstracts, click here.                                                                                                   

Travel, Parking, and Conference Location

  • East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, TN. Situated along I-26, the campus is approximately a two hour drive from Knoxville, and a three hour drive from Charlotte, NC.

  • The closest airport is in Blountville, TN (TRI) which is about 18 miles from ETSU. Both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) have have flights to and from TRI.

  • All talks will be held in Rogers-Stout Hall, Room 102. For a campus map, click here. If you will be needing a visitor parking pass, please click here and log in as a guest.


If you plan to request support, please share accommodations so that we can make the best use of grant funding.

Local hotels 

The Carnegie Hotel is directly across the street from the ETSU campus. We have a block of rooms (Double and Single). You will need to let them know that you are with the conference and that you would like the "ETSU Friends and Family Rate".

The Hampton Inn is 1.7 miles from campus. 

The Quality Inn is 1.6 miles from campus.

The Doubletree is 2.6 miles from campus.


Just a few suggestions for local dining:
-    Freiberg's (203 E. Main St.)
-    The Firehouse (627 W. Walnut St.)
-    The Label (112 Tipton St.)
-    Tupelo Honey Cafe (300 Buffalo St.)
-    White Duck Taco (126 Buffalo St.)

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