The 47th Dutch Mathematical Congress will be organized on the campus of the University of Twente on Thursday April 14 and Friday April 15, 2011. This conference attracts a large part of the Dutch mathematical community.

Prominent mathematicians will deliver key-note speeches, and young talented mathematicians will deliver speeches in parallel sessions. In addition, there is substantial attention for the future generation of mathematicians via sessions on teaching (for this part the preferred language is Dutch) at high school and university and sessions dedicated to MSc and PhD students. There will also be an opportunity for students to present posters. The program aims at finding balance between mathematics for the beauty of mathematics and mathematics for the beauty of its applications.

Thursday April 14 the Brouwer Medal is awarded to a prominent mathematician.