The program for the FOCS 2010 has an excellent set of selected papers and in addition has tutorials on Saturday by Ketan Mulmuley, Mihai Patrascu, and Tim Roughgarden, a memorial for Avner Magen, and an invited talk by recently announced Nevanlinna Prize winner Dan Spielman.
Through two different sources, NSF and IEEE TCMF, there is substantial support for student and postdoc travel and registration for FOCS 2010.
Travel awards ($15K from NSF) Students and some postdocs at US institutions.
One travel award per institution
Up to $750 per attendee
Student registration awards (>= $3K from IEEE TCMF)
Apply by September 23
Notification by September 28
No requirement for US institution or limit per institution
See the Travel-Support pagefor how to apply. The hotel reservation deadline and the early registration deadline for FOCS 2010 are both September 30.