Welcome to the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018)

Dear Colleagues,

After so many months of work and expectation, the year of the Congress has finally arrived!

Preparations are well under way: the bulk of the scientific program has been defined, the proceedings are being finalized (the papers by plenary and invited speakers will be distributed to all the participants at the Congress), travel grants have been awarded to participants from the developing world, communications and posters are being selected as I write, and registration of participants is also taking place right now.

You can still benefit from a reduced rate! To take advantage of discounted registration fees, you must register by July 13, 2018.

Much of our effort over the last couple of years have been geared towards advertising the Congress, domestically and abroad, as we take the occasion as a historic opportunity to popularize mathematics ​in our society and, especially, ​ amongst the Brazilian youth.

​ I believe ​we are being very successful.

The Biennium of Mathematics 2017-2018, formally proclaimed by the Brazilian national parliament, ​encompasses a wide range of outreach initiatives throughout ​the country, and raised the profile of mathematics in mainstream media to ​totally unprecedented levels.

Thus after hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, and the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro is now equally proud to receive ​ the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.

​A welcome video has been produced and posted at the ICM 2018 official YouTube channel ​that provides a glimpse at the ICM in the Wonderfull City will ​be. ​

While much remains ahead of us, I assure you that the Organizing Committee is doing its very best to ensure that the first ICM ever held in the Southern Hemisphere will be a truly memorable event. Come and check!

See you in Rio!

Marcelo Viana
ICM 2018 Organizing Committee

Learn more about Rio de Janeiro and the infrastructure for ICM2018.


About ICM

The most important Mathematics event will be held in Brazil.


The late nineteenth century was a remarkable period in the history of the sciences. Mathematics, in particular, saw the emergence of a series of discoveries ranging from the logical foundations of the discipline to traditional areas, such as algebra and geometry.
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Previous Congresses

Learn when and where the previous ICM events occurred.
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The International Congress of Mathematicians is also the stage for bestowing the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
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Keep you current with news about the event.
Newsletter - edition 13
Deadline for reduced registration fees
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Newsletter - edition 12
Discounts for early registration
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Newsletter - edition 11
You can still get a discount registration for ICM
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About Rio de Janeiro

Conference venue Riocentro is 32 km away from Galeão–Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) and 35km away from the Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) There are more than 300 weekly direct flights between Rio and foreign cities. Rio is a must on the itinerary of all who visit Brazil.
There are options in all price ranges in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, which will host the ICM. Our conference center Riocentro is less than 18km away from some 10,000 hotel rooms.
Subway, buses and BRT are the main means of public transportation in the city. Conference venue Riocentro may be reached by the last two means. Rio’s yellow cabs are a cost-effective option for groups of people. The city also boasts a bike share system.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian cuisine is well represented with several regional specialty restaurants. Barra da Tijuca is one of Rio's largest culinary centers, with a wide selection of bars and restaurants offering the best of local and international cuisine.
Beyond the exuberant natural surroundings, you'll have the opportunity to visit museums, cultural centers and historical buildings, as well as enjoying the performing arts and shopping. Major musical and theatrical productions are always running, as well as the latest movies. By day or by night, Rio de Janeiro offers a wide variety of shopping malls, restaurants and tourist attractions. Rio's largest and most modern entertainment and leisure centers are located in Barra da Tijuca.
The Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center located in Barra da Tijuca is the largest convention center in Latin America and has hosted many major international events including The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the 17th World Petroleum Congress of 2002, and Rio+20. Learn more >