As I’m sure you’re all aware, information about conferences circulates the mathematics world with less than perfect efficiency. In the bad old days before the internet, it seems to have been almost entirely word of mouth. Nowadays, we have some lovely things like the AMS Mathematics Calendar (which all mathematicans should read regularly, unless they are crackheads), but it is a sad fact of life that some conferences organizers don’t know about the mathematics calendar, don’t know how to submit a conference listing there, or are just criminally lazy (or perhaps don’t want that much publicity, though I find that hard to believe). Another venue, which is less well publicized where I hear about conferences is the geometry listserv at UTK. While this list slants a bit more topological/analytical than I do, it tells me about enough interesting conferences that I do appreciate it.
Which leads me to wonder: are there more of these secret (by which I mean, somewhat indifferently publicized) listservs out there? Should I be signed up for some of them? Is there hot, hot, conference action that I’m missing out on because I’m not?
Discuss amongst yourselves.
EDIT: At least 25 people clicked on the link that should have led to the AMS Math Calendar, and not a single one of them saw fit to mention that it linked to entirely the wrong place. Thanks guys. Anyways, link fixed.