Nick Proudfoot and I are organizing a week long workshop in June 2011 on connections between Cluster Algebras and Canonical Bases. Our target audience is graduate students and postdocs who would like to get up to speed on the many fields which overlap here, including cluster algebras, representation theory of Lie groups and quantum groups, and perverse sheaves. Roughly speaking, Nick is handling logistics, I am handling math, and we are going to try to rope Ben in one way or another.
To quote from Nick’s description of the workshop:
The workshop will be aimed at graduate students and postdocs, with most of the talks given by the participants. We do not expect any of the participants to be experts in all of the subjects that are represented in this workshop. Rather, we hope to bring together participants with diverse backgrounds, and to weave these backgrounds together into a coherent picture through a combination of lectures and informal discussion sessions.
This is a really fun family of subjects, and one which is leading to a lot of exciting research right now, so it should make an excellent workshop.
Some financial support is available, see our webpage for details.