The Montreal Graph Theory Workshop is an informal and friendly research workshop, where people can exchange ideas and pursue new research ideas while learning about recent developments or forgotten conjectures which deserve attention. The 2023 edition continues in the tradition of arguably the first iteration of the workshop in 2017, entitled Beauty of Discrete Mathematics. Participation is by invitation only.  All invited participants are encouraged, but not required, to give talks of lengths either 20 minutes or 40 minutes. Given the nature of the workshop, we especially encourage talks which promote future research. The structure of the week-long workshop will include ample time to conduct research in self-directed groups.


The workshop will be held May 29 – June 2, 2023.


The workshop will be held at Dawson College, centrally located at the edge of downtown Montreal. It is easily accessible by Metro (Station Atwater, which provides direct access to the college from the station platform) and by bus (many routes have nearby stops, notably line 24 from downtown).

Directions: Google Maps

Confirmed participants

This list will continue to be updated as participants confirm their attendance.

Name Affiliation Talk
Chen, Guantao Georgia State University, USA  
Clarke, Nancy Acadia University, Canada  
Ellingham, Mark Vanderbilt University, USA  
Fujisawa, Jun Keio University, Japan  
Hahn, Geňa Université de Montréal, Canada  
Haxell, Penny University of Waterloo, Canada  
Kardoš, František Université Bordeaux 1, France  
Kingan, Sandra Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA  
Lafond, Manuel Université de Sherbrooke, Canada  
Lesniak, Linda Western Michigan University, USA  
Luo, Rong West Virginia University, USA  
Maezawa, Shunichi Toyko University of Science, Japan  
Marshall, Emily Arcadia University, USA  
Meger, Erin Queens University, Canada  
Messinger, Margaret-Ellen Mount Allison University, Canada  
Ndiaye, Ndiamé McGill University, Canada  
Paardekooper, Victor Université de Montréal, Canada  
Seamone, Ben Université de Montréal and Dawson College, Canada  
Tabarelli, Gloria University of Verona, Italy  
Turcotte, Jérémie McGill University, Canada  
West, Douglas B. U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Zhejiang Normal U., PR China  
Zamfirescu, Carol Ghent University, Belgium  


The registration fee for the conference will be officially announced soon, but anticipated to be at most $200 Cdn.  This registration fee covers attendance of the event, all morning/afternoon coffee breaks, and the conference dinner (May 31, 2023 at La Prunelle). Information regarding payment of the registration fee will be provided as soon as it is available.


Preferred rates are available to workshop attendees at the nearby Hotel 2170.  Studios with one queen bed (max 2 occupants) are available for $149/night plus applicable taxes.  This rate includes internet access and buffet breakfast.  Participants may book rooms directly through the hotel’s website or by phone (1-800-678-6323), but will require a code to receive the discounted rate.  Please contact the conference organizers if you do not have the code.  Note that the preferred rate is available only to those who book no later than May 1, 2023.

Dawson College is conveniently located in relation to Montreal’s subway system (Metro), so any accommodations in downtown Montreal are worth considering through the usual booking sites.  Note that some Montreal hotels now give better rates when booking with them directly.

About the city

Montreal is a vibrant tourist destination year-round, but is especially pleasant during summer months. Here are some links which you may find relevant during your stay.

  • Tourisme Montreal is the official tourism bureau for the city.
  • Montreal is well-known for its food. Eater Montreal is an excellent general resource for where to eat in the city.
  • For those looking for history and culture, here is a (subjective) list of Montreal’s top museums.
  • If you are particularly interested in the performing arts, Place des Arts is the marquee destination; among other things, it houses the world class Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. However, the total options are too numerous to list (you can start searching/browsing for events here).
  • You may wish to check out our Public Markets.
  • Parc Mont Royal, located in the heart of the city, offers hiking trails and year-round events.


Coordinators: Gena Hahn (Montreal), Ben Seamone (Montreal), Carol Zamfirescu (Ghent)

We are grateful to Dawson College for their financial support of this event.

Last Modified: March 22, 2023