At its meeting in Helsinki, Finland, in July 2022, the 19th IMU General Assembly voted to accept the bid from the United States of America to host ICM 2026 and the 20th IMU General Assembly, with Philadelphia as venue for the ICM and New York City for the General Assembly.
ICM 2026 will be hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia over 22–29 July 2026.
The 20th IMU General Assembly will convene at the Marriott Marquis Times Square over 19–20 July 2026.
Further information regarding ICM 2026 will be made available in due course.
At the 2018 General Assembly of the IMU in São Paulo it was decided on the recommendation of the Executive Committee to establish the ICM Structure Committee (SC). Up to ICM 2018, the responsibility to determine the scientific program (sections and the number of talks in each section), appoint panel members who recommend the speakers, as well as decide all speakers for the forthcoming ICM, had resided with the omnipotent Program Committee (PC). It is a fact that the sections varied very little over time. The aim now is to keep pace with and reflect the development of all fields of mathematics in order to the make the ICM a showcase of modern mathematics. The first ICM for which the ICM Structure Committee conducted its work was ICM 2022.
The next ICM Structure Committee will be responsible for the scientific program of the ICM in 2026, while leaving the selection of the speakers with the PC.
Membership of the ICM Structure Committee for 2026 will be announced shortly.
The ICM Structure Committee is encouraged to interact with the mathematical community worldwide.
The IMU Executive Committee will appoint the ICM 2026 Program Committee (PC) at its meeting in March 2023. The chair of the PC is to be appointed by the IMU President. The PC will decide all speakers at ICM 2026. With the exception of the chair, membership in the PC is not normally made public until the Opening Ceremony of the ICM. The reason for this secrecy has been to protect the members of the committee from personal or political pressure from outside. Invitations to lecture at the International Congresses carry such high prestige that individuals or groups have always made efforts to influence the decisions of the committee.
The roles the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee play are described in the PC/OC Guidelines.
The ICM 2026 Program Committee Chair will be announced here in due course.