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The Householder Symposium XX on Numerical Linear Algebra will be held June 18 23, 2017, at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

This meeting is the twentieth in a series, previously called the Gatlinburg Symposia, but now named in honor of its founder Alston S. Householder, a pioneer of numerical linear algebra. As envisioned by Householder, the meeting is informal, emphasizing an intermingling of young and established researchers. The sixteenth Householder Award for the best PhD thesis in numerical linear algebra since January 1, 2014 will be presented.

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only, and participants are expected to attend the entire meeting. Applications are solicited from researchers in numerical linear and multi-linear algebra, matrix theory, including probabilistic algorithms, and related areas such as optimization, differential equations, signal and image processing, network analysis, data analytics, and control. Each attendee is given the opportunity to present a talk or a poster. Some talks will be plenary lectures, while others will be shorter presentations arranged in parallel sessions.

Conference applications will be due in Fall 2016, and nominations for the Householder Prize will be due in late 2016 or early 2017. Deadlines will be announced in due course.

It is expected that partial support will be available for some students, early career participants, and participants from countries with limited resources.

Blacksburg is a town of 45,000 inhabitants set in Virginia's New River Valley, a scenic location between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Plateau. The Inn at Virginia Tech is located on the edge of campus, a pleasant walk to the nearby Duck Pond and historic Smithfield Plantation. With the Blue Ridge Parkway just to the east and the Appalachian Trail just to the west, Blacksburg offers great natural beauty and many outdoor amenities. The town is easily accessible from interstate I-81, with Roanoke a 45 minute drive to the north. The weather in mid-June is typically pleasant, with the temperature ranging from 57F/14C to 79F/26C degrees.