ICM Preparatory Workshop held 2012-08-21

"ICM Preparatory Workshop" was held on July 9, 2012 at COEX, Seoul in which Korean LOC members reported the status of various activities to examine ongoing preparations and to get feedback.

Special invitees include Professor Ingrid Daubechies, President of IMU and Chairs of 4 preceding ICMs' who are Professor Martin Grötschel from Germany, Professor Zhi-Ming Ma from China, Professor Manuel de Leon from Spain and Professor M.S. Raghunathan from India.

For the beginning of the workshop, Professor Hyungju Park, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Seoul ICM 2014 delivered a opening remarks and Professor Dong-Yup Suh, President of the Korean Mathematical Society delivered a welcome remarks.

For the main program, there was a very special time to hear the experiences from Chairs of 4 preceding ICMs' under the title of “Organizing an ICM, Fun Moments and Pitfalls”. Chairs of 4 preceding ICMs' advised ICM LOC what should be considered before the Congress, during the Congress, and after the Congress to hold a successful event.

After then, subcommittee Chairs of Seoul ICM 2014 reported on the subjects of travel assistance program to invite 1,000 mathematicians from developing countries and the status of preparations for the 17th General Assembly of IMU.

It was followed by a presentation on overview of status of preparations for Seoul ICM 2014 from Professor Hyungju Park, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Seoul ICM 2014. And, on the discussion, they got feedback, suggestions, and thoughts from 4 Chairs of past ICMs.

For the closing of the workshop, Professor Ingrid Daubechies, President of International Mathematical Union, gave a speech, and the ICM Reception was followed at the Oakwood premier coex center.