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.

Intelligence of Low Dimensional Topology, KURIMS, Kyoto, May 30- June 1, 2018.

Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry and Topology, Temple University, June 2–3, 2018.

Characters in low-dimensional topology: a conference celebrating the work of Steven Boyer, UQAM, Montreal, June 2-6, 2018.

Topology Students Workshop, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, June 4-8, 2018.

AMS MRC workshop on Number Theoretic Methods in Hyperbolic Geometry, Rhode Island, June 10-16, 2018.

Special Session on Algebraic and Geometric Topology, Joint AMS-CMS meeting, Fudan University, June 11-14, 2018.

Geometric structures on 3- and 4-manifolds, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 11-15, 2018.

Princeton Summer School in Low-dimensional Topology and Symplectic Geometry, June 11-29, 2018.

35th Workshop in Geometric Topology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 14 – 16, 2018.

Hyperbolic 3-manifolds and related topics, POSTECH, June 18-22, 2018.

International Conference on Manifolds, Groups and Homotopy, Isle of Skye, June 18-22, 2018

Low-dimensional topology and its interactions with symplectic geometry, Princeton RTG mini-conference, June 20-22, 2018.

Topology in Dimensions 3, 3.5 and 4, University of California, Berkeley, June 25-29, 2018.

Symplectic geometry and its interactions with low-dimensional topology, Princeton RTG mini-conference, June 28-29, 2018.

Glances@Manifolds, Krakow, July 2-6, 2018.

Young Topologists Meeting, University of Copenhagen, July 9-13, 2018.

The topology and geometry of low-dimensional manifolds: a celebration of the mathematics of Bob Gompf, University of Texas at Austin, July 12-15, 2018.

Summer school on gauge theory and applications, University of Regensburg, July 17-20, 2018.

Conference on gauge theory and applications, University of Regensburg, July 23-27, 2018.

Braid groups, configuration spaces, and homotopy theory, ICM Satellite Conference, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, July 23-27, 2018.

William Rowan Hamilton Workshop, “Group actions and ergodic theory in geometry and topology,” Trinity College, Dublin, July 28–Aug 3, 2018

33rd British Topology Meeting (BTM33), The Open University, Milton Keynes, 4-6 September 2018.

Knotted surfaces in 4-manifolds, 26-28 October 2018, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Tech Topology Conference, December 7-9, 2018.

Virginia Topology Conference, December 12-14, 2018.

Classical and quantum 3-manifold topology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 17-21 December 2018.

Spring Trisectors Meeting, University of Georgia, April 5-8, 2019.

Arches Topology Conference, Springdale, UT, April 24-27, 2019

Georgia Topology Conference, Athens, GA, May 22-26, 2019.

Nemethi60: Geometry and Topology of Singularities, Budapest, 27-31 May 2019.

Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry and Topology, June 1–2, 2019 at Temple University.

Smooth concordance classes of topologically slice knots, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, June 3-7, 2019.

Park City Math Institute on Quantum Field Theory and Manifold Invariants, June 30-July 20, 2019. Research Program and graduate summer school.

Perspectives on Dehn Surgery, graduate summer school, ICERM, Providence, July 15-19, 2019.

Swiss Knots 2019, ETH, Zurich, July 15-19, 2019.

Research Collaboration Conference for Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology Workshop, at ICERM, Providence, July 22–26, 2019.

Young Topologists Meeting, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland July 22-26, 2019.

Check the comments below for additional events that haven’t been added to the list yet!

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. Could you please add the following event?

    Young Topologists Meeting 2019
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
    July 22-26, 2019

    Comment by YTM 2019 Organizers — September 6, 2018 @ 3:59 am | Reply

  2. Hello, I was wondering if the following announcement could be posted. Many thanks for your time.

    First announcement: Research Collaboration Conference for Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology Workshop (WiSCon) is happening July 22 – 26, 2019 at ICERM, Brown University.

    Applications have just opened:

    We will be able to offer some funding for travel, accommodation, and childcare. Senior graduate students and early career researchers (including TT) are strongly encouraged to apply! Help us spread the word.

    Participants will work in teams on research projects, with researchers leading the projects including:
    Penka Georgieva, Eli Grigsby, Tara Holm, Jen Hom, Ailsa Keating, Christine Ruey Shan Lee, Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu, Allison Moore, Emmy Murphy, Yu Pan, Ina Petkova, Ana Rita Pires, Olga Plamenevskaya, Radmila Sazdanovic, Laura Starkston, Lisa Traynor, Vera Vértesi, Katrin Wehrheim.

    When applying, please make sure to rank your top three project choices in your personal statement.

    This meeting is partially supported by NSF-HRD 1500481 – AWM ADVANCE grant.

    Comment by Catherine Cannizzo — September 20, 2018 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

  3. Could you please add:

    Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry and Topology
    June 1 – 2, 2019 @ Temple University

    Many thanks!

    Comment by Khanh Le — October 18, 2018 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  4. Can you please add:

    Quantum Field Theory and Manifold Invariants
    June 30 – July 20, 2019
    Park City, UT

    Research program:

    Graduate summer school:


    Comment by Ciprian Manolescu — December 1, 2018 @ 10:11 am | Reply

  5. Could you please add:

    Spring Trisectors Meeting
    April 5-8, 2019
    University of Georgia

    Thank you!

    Comment by Alex Zupan — January 1, 2019 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  6. The following conference may be of interest to some followers of this blog:

    2019 Arches Topology Conference
    April 24-27, 2019
    Springdale, UT (at the entrance to Zion National Park)

    2019 Focus: interactions between geometric group theory and the algebraic topology of locally non-trivial spaces.

    Comment by Jeremy Brazas — January 2, 2019 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  7. Could you please add a link to the 2019 Swissknots conference, July 15–19 at ETH in Zurich

    Comment by Hans Boden — January 3, 2019 @ 10:04 am | Reply

  8. Could you please add the following conference to your list?

    2019 Georgia Topology Conference
    Athens, GA
    May 22-26, 2019

    The focus of this year’s conference is 3-dimensional topology, and in particular, topics related to codimension-1 foliations.

    Comment by Will Kazez — January 5, 2019 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  9. Could you please add the following conference.

    New Developments in Quantum Topology
    University of California, Berkeley
    June 3-7, 2019

    Comment by Nathan Geer — January 17, 2019 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  10. Could you please add the following conference.

    Moab Topology Conference
    Moab, Utah
    May 9-11, 2019

    Comment by Nathan Geer — January 17, 2019 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  11. Could you please add the following conference?

    Redbud Topology Conference
    University of Oklahoma
    April 26 – 28, 2019

    Comment by Justin Malestein — January 22, 2019 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  12. Could you please add:

    Knot concordance and low-dimensional manifolds
    June 17–21, 2019, Le Croisic, France.

    Many thanks!

    Comment by Anthony Conway — February 1, 2019 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  13. Could you please add:

    Four Manifolds: Confluence of High and Low Dimensions
    Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
    July 8 – 12, 2019,

    Thank you!

    Comment by Arunima Ray — February 5, 2019 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  14. Could you please add:

    Computational Problems in Low-dimensional Topology II
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    16 – 18 April, 2019.


    Comment by Robert Tang — March 9, 2019 @ 7:56 am | Reply

  15. Could you please add:
    Floer Homotopy Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology
    University of Oregon
    August 5 – 7, 2019


    Comment by Robert Lipshitz — March 11, 2019 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  16. Could you please add:

    Workshop on 4-manifolds
    Max Plank Institute for Mathematics
    Bonn, Germany
    September 16-20, 2019


    Comment by Jeffrey Meier — March 28, 2019 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

  17. Could you please add:
    Quantum Topology and Hyperbolic Geometry Conference
    Da Nang, May 27-31, 2019.


    Thang Le

    Comment by Thang Le — April 13, 2019 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

  18. Can you add the following event please:

    Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Zimmer’s Conjecture
    Oberwolfach, Germany
    13 October – 18 October 2019

    Application deadline: May 31

    Comment by Sebastian Hurtado — May 21, 2019 @ 1:10 am | Reply

    • I forgot to say Thanks!!

      Comment by Sebastian Hurtado — May 21, 2019 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  19. Could you please add the following event? Thanks!

    One-dimensional actions of 3-manifold groups
    4 – 8 November 2019
    Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne of Université of Bourgogne (Dijon, France)

    Comment by Sang-hyun Kim — June 12, 2019 @ 2:30 am | Reply

  20. Algorithms in Complex Dynamics and Mapping Class Groups, ICERM, Nov 2-3 2019. ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Graduate students who apply must have their advisor submit a statement of support in order to be considered.

    Comment by Dan Margalit — July 13, 2019 @ 1:34 pm | Reply

  21. 9th annual Tech Topology Conference, December 6-8, 2019, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, http://ttc.gatech.edu To register, apply for funding, and/or to apply to give a lightning talk, see the web site listed above. This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation.

    Comment by Dan Margalit — September 5, 2019 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  22. Could you please add the following event:
    Winter school on Cremona Groups, Geometric Topology and Algebraic Geometry.
    Cuernavaca, Mexico.
    January 6-10, 2020.

    Comment by Sebastian Hurtado — September 23, 2019 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  23. Can you please add the following event?

    UCLA Geometry and Topology workshop, January 2-4, 2020


    Comment by Sucharit Sarkar — October 4, 2019 @ 3:59 pm | Reply

  24. Topology Students Workshop 2020 is being planned for June 8-12, 2020 at Georgia Tech.

    Comment by Dan Margalit — October 18, 2019 @ 3:53 pm | Reply

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