Benefits of online meetings for the MathArt community: experiences from two events

Martin Skrodzki*, Milena Damrau

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Recent years saw a rapid increase in conference formats that take place either fully online or in a hybrid fashion with some people on-site and others online. While these formats brought new challenges, they also opened up new opportunities. In the present article, we first outline advantages and disadvantages of different conference formats as discussed in the literature. We then share our own experiences based on two mathematics and art events that occurred during the respective annual meetings of the German Mathematical Society in 2020 and 2021. This is to illustrate the main benefits of online formats, in particular for the MathArt community. We conclude by highlighting two specific aspects–the facilitated presentation of large artworks and the availability of talk recordings–and give a brief outlook on hybrid events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mathematics and the Arts
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • inclusiveness
  • mathematics and arts community
  • Online meetings


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