Bill Thurston was very interested in how mathematical ideas are communicated from one person to another. Panelists Benson Farb, Etienne Ghys, Curt McMullen, Steve Strogatz and Jeff Weeks explored this question, June 25, 2014 at the Bill Thurston Legacy Conference.

The conference, "What's Next? The mathematical legacy of Bill Thurston," held at Cornell June 23-27, 2014, brought together mathematicians from a broad spectrum of areas to describe recent advances and explore future directions motivated by Thurston's transformative ideas.