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2017 Festival

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The National Math Festival brings together some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants of all ages to see math in new and exciting ways. The 2017 Festival featured lectures, hands-on demos, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more for all ages.

Looking Back at the 2017 Festival

2017 Festival


Learn what drew 20,000 math lovers of all ages to Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2017!

→ View the 2017 Festival Schedule of Events

→ View Photos and Videos from the 2017 Festival, including dozens of recorded presentations

→ Download the 2017 Festival booklet (PDF)

→ View all 2017 Festival individual and organizational presenter profiles

→ Explore museums around the U.S. that hosted events in conjunction with the 2017 Festival

Explore 2017 Festival sponsors and program collaborators below!

Individual Presenters

The 2017 Festival program included lectures given by some of the country’s most interesting mathematicians, aimed at a general audience of high schoolers and above. Many talks showcased the playful side of math, illustrated the applications of math in daily life—or both!

View all 2017 Presenters

 Organizational Presenters

View all 2017 Organization Presenters

Celebrate math wherever you are!

The National Math Festival takes place in Washington, D.C., but for those located outside the U.S. capital region, science museums around the United States hosted satellite events as part of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month in April 2017.

Join us online—all year round! While you’re waiting for the next Festival, you can explore More Math! activities, with a curated collection of games, magic tricks, logic puzzles, videos, books, and more. We add new content each month, and there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

2017 Festival Sponsors


Logo for the Simons Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Carnegie Corporation of New York


Logo for the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund For Arts and Sciences




Logo for Eric + Wendy Schmidt






Logo for the Kavli Foundation


Logo for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation



Logo for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Qualcomm Foundation
Research Corporation for Science Advancement





Logo for Northrop Grumman
John Templeton Foundation





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