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Topology Festival

May 10–12, 2019


The 55th Topology Festival will be held May 10–12, 2019.

The program will begin at 11:30am on Friday, May 10th with two introductory talks, followed by a 4 p.m. colloquium-style talk. The Festival will end late Sunday afternoon. There will be a panel discussion on Saturday afternoon.

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.

March 26Earliest deadline for group rates on hotel bookings
March 31Deadline for applications for funding
April 8Tentative date of email notification of funding decisions
April 30 Conference registration closes

Plenary Speakers

Introductory Talks


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At this time, we can provide letters of invitation to scholars who wish to attend.


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.