Algebra Extravaganza!

A Conference in Honor of

Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University) and Martin Lorenz (Temple University)

July 24-28, 2017 at Temple University

Speakers | Participants | Registration | Schedule | Location | Practical Information | Sponsored By | Organizers


Jason Bell (Waterloo)
Georgia Benkart (Wisconsin-Madison)
Ken Brown (Glasgow)
Andrew Conner (Saint Mary's)
Simon Crawford (Edinburgh)
Jason Gaddis (Wake Forest)
Ken Goodearl (Santa Barbara)
Ed Green (Virginia Tech)
Robert Guralnick (U. Southern California)
Rhonda Hughes (Bryn Mawr)
Birge Huisgen-Zimmermann (Santa Barbara)
Ryan Kinser (Iowa)
Gail Letzter (US Government)
Susan Montgomery (U. Southern California)
Donald Passman (Wisconsin-Madison)
Ami Radunskaya (Pomona)
Manuel Reyes (Bowdoin)
Dan Rogalski (UC San Diego)
Anne Shepler (U. North Texas)
Sue Sierra (Edinburgh)
Lance Small (UC San Diego)
Toby Stafford (Manchester)
Gordana Todorov (Northeastern)
Michaela Vancliff (U. Texas Arlington)
Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A&M)
Quan-Shui Wu (Fudan)
Milen Yakimov (Louisiana State)


Names of registered participants can be found [here].


The registration form can be found [here] . (Note that the deadline for guaranteed funding has passed.)


Please see [here]. Titles and abstracts can be found [here].


Temple University
College of Science and Technology
Science Education and Research Center
1915 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

For location and parking information see the campus map.

Practical Information

We recommend staying in one of the locations below due to the food (and fun!) options in the area. All are close to the Broad St subway line which goes to directly to Temple. You can purchase subway tokens at the subway; they are around $2 each. Make sure to take the **Local line** if heading north to Temple. Temple's stop is "Cecil B. Moore". Please see the campus map above for walking directions to the conference site.

Many participants will stay at the DoubleTree in Center City, Philadelphia. We have reserved an additional block of hotel rooms at this location for the nights of Sunday July 23, 2017 to the night of Friday July 28, 2017. The discounted rate is $168 per night + tax. Please email Chelsea Walton to receive the hyperlink to make a reservation there. The reservation must be made by June 15th.

There are other great hotel options in Center City; one that we recommend is Club Quarters.

Philadelphia also has a wide variety of AirBnb options. Chelsea has tried many of these and she recommends the Washington Square, Bella Vista, and Ritterhouse neighborhoods-- near Broad St for easy access to the Broad St. subway to campus.

The flat cab rate between the Philadelphia International Airport and Center City is 28.50. The Septa train between the airport and Center City (or Temple) is $8.00 one way **cash**. Uber and Lyft also operate in Philly.

The conference banquet will held at Estia on evening of Wednesday July 26, 2017. The discounted price will be posted later. There will be a cash bar.

Sponsored by

The US National Science Foundation (grant no. DMS-1712663) and Temple University


Vasily Dolgushev (Temple U.)
Ed Letzter (Temple U.)
Frank Moore (Wake Forest U.)
Chelsea Walton** (Temple U.)
James Zhang (U. Washington-Seattle)

** Contact organizer

Speakers | Participants | Registration | Schedule | Location | Practical Information | Sponsored By | Organizers