NSFCBMS Conference on Additive Combinatorics from a Geometric Viewpoint
Jozsef Solymosi
University of British Columbia http://www.math.ubc.ca/~solymosi/ 

Abstract 
The geometry of Cartesian products
SzemerediTrotter type incidence bounds for Cartesian products. Complex lines. Gridlike Cartesian products are easier to work with than with general pointsets. They offer to state and prove toy versions of harder to prove general theorems. Still, in several applications the Cartesian product structure appears naturally, so the results can be used in additive combinatorics directly. 