2017 Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the National Math Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.! You can find videos and photos from 2017 Festival presentations and activities below.

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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

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

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 2017 Festival sponsors and program collaborators

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!

Organizational Presenters

Selected Activities

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!