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Topology Festival

May 11–13, 2018

Save the Date

Please save the date: The 55th Topology Festival will be May 10–12, 2019.

The information below and under Talks, Schedule, Housing, and Poster pertains to the 2018 Topology Festival. Details about the 2019 Festival will begin to appear in late October or early November.


The 54th Topology Festival will be held May 11–13, 2018.

The program will feature a dozen one-hour talks, including two introductory workshop talks which will focus on interactions between representation theory and topology. On the afternoon of Friday May 11th we will have the two introductory talks, and an Oliver Club talk (i.e. colloquium) given by a Festival participant. The Festival will end late Sunday afternoon.

We are awaiting a decision on a grant application to support participants. Subject to its approval, financial support towards travel and accommodation expenses may be available. Early-career mathematicians and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event or advice on sources of child care and other types of family care during the conference, please e-mail

Key Dates

We encourage participants to book hotel rooms as early as possible as there will be many visitors in town for the Law School convocation.

April 1Deadline for applications for funding
April 9Tentative date of email notification of funding decisions
April 10Earliest deadline for group rates on hotel bookings
May 1 Registration closes



Cornell University stands for civil discourse, reasoned thought, sustained discussion, and constructive engagement without degrading, abusing, harassing, or silencing others. We will not compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We believe that scientific events must be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We affirm that registration at the Topology Festival is open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. At the Topology Festival, all participants will be treated with dignity and respect.

At this time, we can provide letters of invitation to scholars who wish to attend. We are investigating the possibility of live streaming the meeting for participants who cannot physically attend; please contact us if you are interested.


The Topology Festival gratefully acknowledges the continuous support of the National Science Foundation since the Festival’s inception. Special thanks to Acme Klein Bottle, purveyors of “the finest closed, non-orientable, boundary-free manifolds sold anywhere in our three spatial dimensions,” for donating a prize every year for many years.