Topology Festival

3–5 May 2024

You are cordially invited to the 59th annual Cornell Topology Festival, which will be held in Ithaca, Friday May 3 – Sunday May 5, 2024. The program will have an emphasis on the topic of non-positive curvature in group theory, will feature several one-hour talks, and will offer much opportunity for conversation. The meeting will begin with workshop talks aimed at introducing some of the main themes of the conference. The invited speakers will also participate in a panel discussion on recent developments in topology and related fields. Social activities will include two working luncheons and a picnic.

Registration and financial support

We ask all participants to register here:

Registration link →

Registration includes an option to apply for financial support towards travel and accommodation expenses. Registration will close on 21 April. However, to be considered for financial support, you must register by 22 March. Decisions on financial support will be made by 29 March. Early-career mathematicians and those from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Travel to Ithaca

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Festival Poster

Workshop speakers
Brannon Basilio, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Tomas Mejia Gomez, Johns Hopkins University
Colby Kelln, Cornell University
Jeremy West, University of Oklahoma


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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.