Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

June 3-4, 2017


This conference aims to expose graduate students in algebra, geometry, and topology to current research, and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their own research. It also intends to provide a forum for graduate students to engage with each other as well as expert faculty members in their areas of research. Most of the talks at the conference will be given by graduate students, with four given by distinguished keynote speakers.

This event is sponsored by the NSF and the Department of Mathematics at Temple University.

View the conference poster.

Keynote Speakers

Student Talks

In addition to the keynote speakers above, the weekend will be filled with 30-minute graduate student presentations. These talks may be expository or on original research, and will help graduate students share and learn exciting mathematics in the subjects of algebra, geometry, and topology. A preliminary schedule of talks is available here.


Conference Venue

All talks will be held in SERC, located at 1915 N 12th St. For location and parking information see the campus map.


We will be providing participant housing at Morgan Hall on campus. More details to follow...

Getting to Temple by mass transit

SEPTA is the public transportation authority in Philadelphia. They run all the trains, buses, subways, etc.

Conference Banquet

There will be a banquet Saturday night at Ocean Harbor. Here's the menu (v denotes the meal is vegetarian):

If you plan on attending the banquet, please bring $10 when you register on Saturday morning. You will receive two tokens, which can be used Saturday night to get to the restaurant and back. They can be used either for the subway (Broad Street Line) or the bus (route 23). For the subway, get of at Race-Vine. For the bus, get off at Race St.


A more detailed schedule is available here. Note: This schedule is tentative.

Saturday, June 3

Time Event
8:30am-9:10am Registration
9:10am-9:20am Opening remarks
9:20am-10:20am Plenary Speaker 1
10:50am-12:40pm Graduate student talks (block #1)
12:40pm-2:20pm Lunch
2:20pm-4:10pm Graduate student talks (block #2)
4:30pm-5:30pm Plenary Speaker 2
7:00pm-9:00pm Conference Banquet

Sunday, June 4

Time Event
9:00am-10:50am Graduate student talks (block #3)
11:15am-12:15pm Plenary Speaker 3
12:15pm-1:40pm Lunch
1:40pm-2:50pm Graduate student talks (block #4)
3:00pm-4:00pm Plenary Speaker 4


Note: The deadline for registration submission is May 11. However, we will give funding priority to participants who register by May 1.

Title/Abstract Submission

Note: The deadline for title and abstract submission has passed. Abstracts received at this time might be accommodated via a waitlist, but we make no promises.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at: templegscagt[at]temple[dot]edu