This year’s Maple Conference will be presented online in an interactive virtual environment, and will provide a mixture of live, ondemand, and interactive components.
Below, you will find information about the event format, presentations, and workshops. More details will be available closer to the conference date.
Attend for free! Register now to gain access to a mix of live and ondemand sessions throughout the conference, including keynote presentations, recorded talks, live sessions with presenters, and discussions with colleagues.
The presentations fall within three broad categories: Maple in Education, Algorithms and Software, and Applications of Maple.
Each day, the conference will begin at 8 am and end at 1pm EDT, with the main presentations and the majority of live sessions happening between 9 am and 12 pm EDT.
Mon. Nov. 1  Tues. Nov. 2  Wed. Nov. 3  Thurs. Nov. 4  Fri. Nov. 5  
8am9am  Networking  Networking  Networking  Networking  
9am10am  Workshop 
Keynote Dr. Veselin Jungic TwoEyed Seeing: Mathematics and Indigenous Traditions and Cultures 
Keynote Dr. Laurent Bernardin Math in Changing Times 
Discussion Panel Another Famous Unsolved Problem: Improving Diversity in STEM 
Keynote Dr. Evelyne Hubert An Integral View on Dimensional Analysis: Scaling Invariants for Parameter Reductions in Dynamical Systems 

10am10:15am  Break  Break  Break  Break  
10:15am11:05am 





11:05am11:20am  Break  Break  Break  Break  
11:20am12:10pm 

Discussion Panel Meet the Developers 



12:10pm1pm  Networking and Maple Ambassador Meeting 
Networking  Art Gallery Event 

1pm4pm  Workshop 
All contributed talks will be prerecorded and available on demand. In addition, there will be live Q&A sessions where each presenter will first deliver a brief summary of their full presentation, and then answer questions from attendees. View the list of contributed talks in the Event Guide.
Registration Now Closed
Two optional addon workshops are available to attendees of the conference. These workshops take place on Monday November 1, the day before the conference begins. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Maple Programming: Beyond the Basics
Mon. Nov. 1, 1:004:00 pm EDT
Instructors: Matt Calder and Paulina Chin, Maplesoft
Are you already familiar with the basics of the Maple programming language, and looking to take your skills to the next level? If so, this course is for you! In this handson workshop, we will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help you write more effective and powerful Maple code. Topics will include: building larger programs and applications, sharing your code with other Maple users, writing more efficient code, and using tools such as the debugger to aid in programming. Attendees should have at least a basic familiarity with Maple programming before attending this workshop.
Advanced Problem Solving with Regular Chains
Mon. Nov. 1, 9:00 am 12:00 pm EDT
Instructor: Marc Moreno Maza, Western University
Regular chains were originally introduced to solve systems of polynomial equations over the complex numbers, or, to be more technical, over algebraically closed fields. One algorithm, called "Triangularize" decomposes the zero set of a polynomial system into geometrically meaningful components, each of them encoded by a regular chain.
Over the past twenty years, regular chains have proven to be versatile as they can also be used to solve systems of polynomial constraints over the real numbers, possibly in the presence of infinitely many solutions or parameters. The algorithm "Triangularize" could be adapted to perform cylindrical algebraically decomposition (CAD) in a novel way (proceeding incrementally, one constraint after another), yielding quantifier elimination (QE) based on regular chains.
The RegularChains package in Maple provides a collection of tools for dealing with systems of polynomial equations, inequations and inequalities. These tools include the functionalities mentioned above, as well as more specialized functionalities, such as counting solutions without computing them, performing set theoretical operations on constructible set or semialgebraic sets, etc.
This tutorial will start with a tour of these functionalities before diving into some of the RegularChains subpackages and related libraries, dedicated to applications. With the latter, we will cover parametric linear systems, computations of limit points, real branches of space curves, intersection multiplicities and more.
From disruptive advancements in technology to the sudden increase of remote learning and working, how we teach, learn, and do math is evolving rapidly. In this presentation, Dr. Laurent Bernardin will discuss some of the ways Maplesoft is working to ensure that everyone who touches mathematics doesn’t just cope, but thrives in these changing times.
Dr. Laurent Bernardin is President and CEO of Maplesoft. He has been with Maplesoft for over 20 years and prior to his appointment to his current role, he held the positions of CTO and COO. Bernardin is a firm believer that mathematics matters. Under his leadership, Maple has grown from a research project in symbolic computing to a complete environment for mathematical calculations used by hundreds of thousands of engineers, scientists, researchers and students around the world.
Dimensional analysis, also known as parameter reduction, is a recommended practice before analyzing a dynamical system, such as a physical system or biological model. The Buckingham Pi Theorem shows how linear algebra can be used to bring out dimensionless variables, as power products of the original variables, which simplifies the analysis. One issue that arises, however, is that the powers provided by the Pi Theorem can be fractional, resulting in roots, and thus they require some care when determining the regions of positivity of the variables.
In this talk, I will present an algorithm involving scaling invariants that performs a similar transformation into dimensionless variables, but the results only involve integer powers and so are much easier to work with. I will also provide a simple rewriting algorithm, in the form of substitutions, that can be used to find the induced equations in the dimensionless variables.
This talk is based on:Dr. Evelyne Hubert is a research scientist at INRIA Méditerranée (France), with previous appointments at University of Waterloo, MSRI Berkeley, IMA Minneapolis, and Fields Institute Toronto. Her interests lie in algebraic computations and how to preserve and exploit symmetry. Her contributions are in nonlinear differential systems, differential invariants and moving frames, invariant theory, approximation, as well as geometrical modeling. She is an editor of the Journal of Symbolic Computation and Foundations of Computational Mathematics. She also enjoys hiking, snorkeling and outdoor activities in general.
Elder Albert Marshal of the Mi’kmaw Nation describes “twoeyed seeing” as the ability to see with the strength of Indigenous knowledge from one eye while seeing with the strength of Western knowledge from the other. This dual perspective can be applied to many aspects of life, including mathematics.
In this presentation, I will explore the concept of “twoeyed seeing” and the field of ethnomathematics, the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture first introduced by Brazilian educator and mathematician Ubiratan D'Ambrosio. I will address some of the dynamics between these two concepts and illustrate them with several examples. These examples will include a brief analysis of the geometry evident in a traditional Haida Nation hat, as well as the work of contemporary Salish artist Dylan Thomas.
In addition, I will discuss a project that used mathematical modeling of a traditional Tla’amin Nation stone fish trap to communicate cultural, engineering, environmental, and mathematical ideas. This project was a collaboration with the Tla’amin Nation and the Callysto Program, an online education tool that helps students in elementary and high school learn about and apply data science skills.
Dr. Veselin Jungic is a Teaching Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University. He is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and a recipient of both the Pouliot Award and the CMS Teaching Award. Most of his research is in Ramsey theory and the field of mathematics education and outreach. Veselin has been an active promoter of mathematics among broad academic and nonacademic communities. He has developed the Math Catcher Outreach Program, which aims to promote mathematics and scholarship in general by encouraging elementary and high school students to recognize how math is used in everyday life and how it forms the basis for many of our daily decisions and lifelong choices.
The lack of diversity in STEM fields has long been recognized as a concern. Decades ago, the focus was on trying to improve the gender balance (with some, but still insufficient success). Today, our understanding of the scope of the problem has evolved to recognize that many more groups are also missing from our classrooms, our lecterns, and our workforce. But for most people, it’s still very difficult to know what we, as individuals, can do about it, or even to recognize barriers that may be outside our own lived experiences.
For some insights into this complex issue, join our discussion panel to hear from colleagues whose experiences include indepth study of the issues, creating and supporting programs to improve diversity, and personal experiences being a minority in the STEM world. Obviously, this is not a problem to be solved at a single discussion panel, but increased understanding is always useful, and you may even pick up some ideas you can use in your own schools and workplaces.
Want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes at Maplesoft? This is your opportunity ask questions of senior members of the Maplesoft R&D team. The panel will include people who are highly involved with the development of various aspects of Maple, the Maple Calculator app, and Maple Learn. Between them, this panel has many (!!) years of experience developing products for doing, learning, and teaching math. This is meant to be an interactive session, so come with lots of questions!