Low Dimensional Topology


Here are some upcoming conferences related to low dimensional topology. More conference listings are available on Mark Brittenham’s site, Jon McCammond’s home page, the AMS conference calendar and the UTK geometry listserv.   If you notice any conferences missing from this list, please add a comment at the bottom of the page.

Fall 2013 Midwest Topology Seminar, Detroit, Michigan, USA, October 5-6, 2013.

Geometry, Groups and Topology, Karslruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, German, October 7-11, 2013.

Topology, Geometry, and Group Theory: Informed by Experiment. October 21-25, 2013.

Cascade Topology Seminar Nov 2-3, U.Washington, Seattle.

Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference on Topology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, November 8-10, 2013.

NRW Topology Meeting, Nov 8-9, 2013. MPIM-Bonn.

Geometric Structures in Low-Dimensional Dynamics, November 18-22, 2013.

Workshop on Knot Theory- presented by women in mathematics, Zurich, November 18-29, 2013.

Tech Topology Conference, Georgia Tech, December 6-8, 2013.

Three special sessions at the CMS Winter Meeting (See comments for links), Ottawa, Canada, December 6-8, 2013.

Mathematics of Knots VI, Nihon University, December 18-21, 2013.

Six crash courses on Mapping Class Groups, (MAA session at the JMM), January 17-18. 2014.

Texas Undergraduate Topology and Geometry Conference, UT Austin, February 21-23, 2014.

48th Annual Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, University of Richmond, March 13-15, 2014.

Computational and Algorithmic Topology, University of Sydney, Australia, April 2-4, 2014.

12th Annual Graduate Student Geometry & Topology Conference, UT Austin,  April 5-6, 2014.

Redbud Topology Conference, University of Oklahoma, April 11-3, 2014.

Chico Topology Conference, CSU Chico, May 2-4, 2014.

Geometric Structures and Discrete Groups, UT Austin, May 2-4, 2014.

Georgia Topology Conference, University of Georgia, May 21-15, 2014.

GEAR Junior Retreat, University of Michigan, May 23-June 1, 2014.

Teichmuller theory and surfaces in 3-manifolds, Centro di Ricerca Matematica, Pisa, Italy, May 26-June 14, 2014.

GGTM Research School on Geometry, Topology and Mathematical Physics, Rabat, Morocco, June 3-6, 2014.

Topology Students Workshop, Georgia Tech, June 9-13, 2014.

What next? The mathematical legacy of Bill Thurston, June 23-27, 2014.

Geometric Topology, Bilbao, Spain, June 30-July 2, 2014.

29th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications, CUNY Staten Island, July 23-26, 2014.

Combinatorial Link Homology Theories, Braids, and Contact Geometry, ICERM, Providence, August 4-8, 2014.

The Thin Manifold; A conference on knots and 3-manifolds, University of Iowa, August 5-7, 2014.

Geometry on Groups and Spaces (ICM Satelite), KAIST, Seoul, Korea, August 7-12, 2014.

Knots and Low Dimensional Manifolds, Satellite conference of ICM, Busan, August 22-26, 2014.

Yamabe Symposium: 3-manifold Geometry, University of Minnesota, October 17-19, 2014.

If you know of other conferences that would be appropriate for this page, or have noticed an error in one of the listings, please leave a comment below. Because this is a permanent page, comments may be deleted after they have been addressed.


  1. I’ve cleaned-up the comments. A little sad I can’t make it to Rolfsenfest!

    Comment by Ryan Budney — April 9, 2013 @ 12:55 am | Reply

  2. Could you add the following event to the list? Thanks!

    GEAR Junior Retreat, University of Michigan, May 23-June 1, 2014.


    Comment by Michelle — October 3, 2013 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

    • Done.

      Comment by dmoskovich — October 6, 2013 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

  3. Can you please add Tech Topology Conference, Dec 6-8, 2013, http://ttc.gatech.edu Thanks!

    Comment by Dan Margalit — October 11, 2013 @ 8:06 am | Reply

  4. Can you also please add Topology Students Workshop, June 9-13 2014, GaTech, tsw.gatech.edu Thanks!

    Comment by Dan Margalit — October 11, 2013 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  5. One more (for now): Six Crash Courses on Mapping Class Groups, Joint Mathematical Meetings, Baltimore, Jan 17-18 http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2014/2160_program_mipmapag.html#title Thanks!

    Comment by Dan Margalit — October 11, 2013 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  6. Hello,

    During the 2013 CMS Winter meeting, Dec 6,7 and 8, there are three special sessions intersecting topics in geometric group theory and low dimensional topology:

    Dec 2013 Ottawa, Canada – Special session on Geometric Group Theory and Low Dimensional Topology

    Dec 2013 Ottawa, Canada – Special session on Groups and Algorithms

    Dec 2013 Ottawa, Canada – Special session on Random Walks and Geometry

    Eduardo M.

    Comment by Eduardo Martinez-Pedroza — November 2, 2013 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  7. Here’s another one:

    14th Chico Topology Conference. May 2-4, 2014. CSU, Chico, California
    Invited Speakers include: Carmen Caprau (CSU, Fresno), Moon Duchin (Tufts University), Logan Hoehn (Nipissing University), and Marcus Marsh (CSU, Sacramento).
    Call for contributed talks: Researchers at all levels are invited to present 30-minute contributed talks in any area of topology. Send Title and Abstract to TMattman@CSUChico.edu

    Web SIte: http://www.csuchico.edu/~tmattman/CTC.html

    Comment by Thomas Mattman — November 8, 2013 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  8. Could you add: Geometry on Groups and Spaces, ICM satellite conference, Daejeon, Korea, August 7 – 12, 2014.


    Thank you! – Sam

    Comment by Sang-hyun Kim — November 12, 2013 @ 11:48 pm | Reply

  9. Could you add the Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference, University of Texas at Austin, April 5-6, 2014 http://ma.utexas.edu/conferences/gstgc14/
    Thank you!

    Comment by Laura Starkston — December 8, 2013 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  10. The Georgia Topology conference will be from May 21-25, 2014 and it will focus on automorphisms of surfaces and mapping class groups. http://www.math.uga.edu/~topology/

    Comment by Will Kazez — January 29, 2014 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  11. Please add the 2014 Redbud Topology Conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman. April 111-13, 2014.
    Thank You.

    Comment by Noel Brady — February 10, 2014 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  12. The event in Pisa “Teichmüller theory and surfaces in 3-manifolds” at CRM De Giorgi, Pisa, 9 – 13 June 2014, has a new webpage with updated information: http://www.dm.unipi.it/~frigerio/degio/Intensive_period_2.html
    Can you replace it? Thank you very much!

    Comment by Gabriele Mondello — February 11, 2014 @ 4:51 am | Reply

  13. The second GEAR network retreat will take place March 17-21, 2014. Website, http://gear.math.umd.edu/

    Comment by Christian Zickert — February 16, 2014 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  14. I would be grateful if you could add a link to the following event:
    “Geometric Topology”, Bilbao, June 30 – July 2, 2014, special session organized by Carlo Petronio and Joan Porti
    within the First Joint International Meeting RSME-SCM-SEMA-SIMAI-UMI.

    Comment by Carlo Petronio — March 12, 2014 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  15. The Thin Manifold: a conference on knots and 3-manifolds will be held at University of Iowa from August 8-10, 2014. It will be preceded by a workshop for graduate students led by Jessica Purcell from August 5-7. There is travel funding available. For more information and to register visit: http://www.colby.edu/thinmanifold

    Comment by Scott Taylor — March 29, 2014 @ 6:32 am | Reply

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