SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers 
James Madison University 
April 2-3, 2016

Jimmy Madison

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, the National Security Agency, and the James Madison University Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


Plenary Speakers

-     Bob Hough, Institute of Advanced Study

-     Katherine Stange, University of Colorado, Boulder


Graduate Student Invited Speaker


-     Jaclyn Lang, University of California, Los Angeles

Schedule of Talks



Currently registered participants.

If you plan to attend, please email John Webb. Be sure to include:

There is registration fee has been paid by the NSA.

form for requesting support is available, 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. Note that you must register as a vendor with Clemson University before payments can be processed. Please complete this registration before submitting for your reimbursement. Details appear on the form.

**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.** 

Travel, Parking, and Conference Location


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

Local hotels

We have reserved blocks of rooms at the Hampton Inn (Harrisonburg University location) and the Courtyard Harrisonburg.

- Hampton Inn - University (1.2 miles from SERMON) -- Group rate is $129 for a standard king or double queen room.  You can reserve a room online by going to and using the group code SER under "special rate codes", or you can call 540.432.1111 and ask for the SERMON group.  The cutoff for the group rate is March 14.

- Courtyard Harrisonburg (1 mile from SERMON) -- Group rate is $99 for a standard king room (includes sofa bed) or $105 for two queens.  Group rate cutoff date is March 11.  Link takes you to a site to book at the group rate, or you can call 540.432.3031 and ask for the SERMON group.

Other local options: All of the following hotels are within two miles of the conference location, are near many chain food options, and several are within walking distance of each other or the conference site.  Prices listed are the standard price from their corporate website; better deals are certain to be had on any discount site (Orbitz,, Priceline, etc).

- Comfort Inn (1.6 miles from SERMON) -- 540.433.6066 (~ $117 per night)

- Holiday Inn Harrisonburg (1.4 miles from SERMON) -- 540.433.2521 (~$127 per night)

- Sleep Inn and Suites (1 mile from SERMON) -- 540.433.7100 (~$105 per night)

- Quality Inn (0.9 miles from SERMON) -- 540.442.1515 (~$115 per night)

- Fairfield Inn and Suites (1.2 miles from SERMON) -- 540.433.9333 (~$152 per night)

- Best Western (1.2 miles from SERMON) -- 540.433.6089 (~$95 per night)

Coffee and Dining

-    Black Sheep Coffee (217 S Liberty St #104b) -- Open 7am to 7pm everyday
-    Greenberry's Coffee ( 400 S High St) -- Open 7:30am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays
-    Shenandoah Joe Coffee (64 S Mason St) -- Open 8am to 8pm on Saturdays and 8am to 5pm on Sundays

You can find information Harrisonburg restaurants at the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.  

Other Information


Last modified March 31, 2016.