Over the last 30 years, the Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics has remained a small and friendly conference. Those attending range from students to new PhD's to established researchers. For young researchers, the conference has provided support and encouragement. For accomplished researchers, it has provided the opportunity to mentor as well as a forum for exchanging ideas.

The workshop has become internationally recognized for both its high-quality research talks and its supportive atmosphere for junior researchers. Participants present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms. These include mock modular forms, Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, applications of modular forms, and many other topics.

In addition to research talks, the workshop has, in the past years, featured panel discussion sessions on the topics of grant writing, mentoring and research partnerships, REUs and outreach, and opportunities for international collaborations. Based on the success of these sessions, we have similar panel sessions this year as well.

This year, the 2018 Automorphic Forms Workshop will be held in Medford, Massachusetts at Tufts University. The workshop is being organized by faculty at Tufts University, Amherst College, and Williams College.

Each participant is strongly encouraged to give a talk which is typically 20, 30, or 40 minutes in length. This year, due to extraordinary demand, the vast majority of talks will be 20 minutes. In addition, for the first time, the Automorphic Forms Workshop will be holding a graduate student bootcamp on March 18, 2018.

Get ready to attend! Weather in the Boston area can be variable in March, so plan ahead. It might be worth looking at a ten-day forecast to plan your trip.

We are looking into having a conference proceedings published through the Journal of Number Theory. If this goes ahead, we will ask speakers whether they wish to submit anything.

The organizers of this workshop believe in the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange, and in equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, disabilities, or any other aspect of identity. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, supportive and safe environment in which all participants are treated with dignity and respect.