Oceania MathsJam Gathering 2021

31 Jul - 1 Aug 2021 | Geraldine, NZ

Oceania MathsJam Gathering (OMG for short) is an annual weekend get-together for like-minded maths enthusiasts to discuss interests, share maths puzzles, games, insights, ideas, network and generally have fun in a relaxed atmosphere. We welcome all abilities and backgrounds, regular MathsJam attendees, teachers, recreational puzzlers, and professionals. In short, anyone who enjoys maths! It’s also a good professional development opportunity for teachers.

At the gathering, attendees are invited to give an informal 5 minute talk about an area of interest. These are given in scheduled blocks over the weekend, interspersed with activities, and opportunities to share (maths, crafts, hobbies, games, curios areas of interest) in a more social setting. The gathering also features a keynote talk. Check out the programme for OMG21, or see our archives from the 2019 OMG to get an idea of what we get up to.

Event Details

Who’s OMG for?

We welcome maths enthusiasts of all abilities and backgrounds: regular MathsJam attendees, teachers, recreational puzzlers, and professionals. In short, anyone who enjoys maths!

I’m a teacher, can OMG count as a PD opportunity?

We think MathsJam is an ideal professional development opportunity for teachers. If required, we can offer a certificate of attendance. Find out more and make the case to your principal.

When/where is OMG held?

The Gathering will be held over the weekend of Saturday 31st July - Sunday 1st August. Our venue is the 1066 Medieval Mosaic building at 10 Wilson St in central Geraldine [Google Maps], a township in New Zealand’s South Island.

How much does it cost to attend OMG?

The cost of attending OMG is $60 per person.

Accommodation is not covered in the base registration fee, but there is an option to book to stay in shared motel cabins with other attendees at the Geraldine Top10 Holiday park for an additional $35. Find out more.

If travelling from Christchurch, you may also opt to carpool / bus for an additional $20 return. Further details.

What if there’s a COVID-19 Lockdown?

We will first aim to postpone the event. If this is not possible, we will do our best to refund attendees as much as possible on their registration. Please see our detailed refund policy.

More Questions?

If you have any further questions we'd love to hear from you. Email us at nzgathering@mathsjam.com .

Spread the word!

Help us out by letting your friends and colleagues know about OMG21. The more attendees the merrier. Share the link on your favourite social media or download our poster for a noticeboard near you.