About the conference

The Gradute Student Topology and Geometry Conference is an annual conference in its 17th year running. It is organized by and for graduate researchers in geometry and topology. The purpose of this conference is to provide a venue for young researchers to be exposed to new research areas, and even present their own work in a productive and welcoming environment, while having the chance to meet with experts in the field.

For this reason, the majority of the conference talks will be given by graduate students, with nine other talks given by distinguished plenary speakers and young faculty. In the weeks leading up to the conference we will also host an online forum so that attendees can begin interacting with each other, and look forward to meeting in person. One hope we have is that this conference can be the beginning of many future learning seminars, online reading groups, and even research collaborations amonst the participants.

The 2019 GSTGC will take place March 30-31 at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Invited speakers

Plenary speakers:

Young faculty speakers:

Statement of inclusion

The organizers of GSTGC 2019 are committed to creating an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and safe. We support the rights of all attendees to fully participate in the conference regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity.

Conference Policy on Harassment and Discrimination

All participants at GSTGC 2019 will be treated with dignity and respect, and discrimination or harassment of any form will not be tolerated. Participants who do not comport themselves in keeping with the conference's statement of inclusion run the risk of losing both their travel and housing funding. Since all funding for participants travel and lodging has been made possible by an NSF Conference Grant, we take this opportunity to remind our participants of the NSF's zero tolerance policy on harassment:

“NSF will not tolerate harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual assault within the agency, at awardee organizations, field sites, or anywhere NSF-funded science and education is conducted.”

Previous conferences

Past editions of this conference were held at:

Sponsored by

The National Science Foundation