Bahar Acu


Here you can find a list of mathematical events and useful links related to geometry and topology, specifically, contact and symplectic geometry.  Some other useful resources:


  • Geometry Listserv to which you can subscribe to receive notifications of various events in geometry and topology.
  • I have been administering two FB groups since 2012: Geometry Topology World and Women in Geometry Topology World. You're welcome to join these groups to stay up to date or make announcements of relevant upcoming events/jobs/news you're aware of.


Feel free to email me to let me know of more conferences or if you'd like me to add upcoming events that you're organizing.



    Save the date     Research Collaboration Conference for Women in Symplectic & Contact Geometry, July 22 - 26, 2019, ICERM



Some Upcoming Conferences in Geometry and Topology:


Topology Students Workshop, June 4 - 8, 2018, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


Georgia Topology Conference, June 6-10, 2018, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia


Geometric structures on 3- and 4-manifolds, June 11-15, 2018, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Workshop in Geometric Topology: Principal Lecturer András Stipsicz, June 14 - 16, 2018, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan


RIEMain in Contact, June 18-22, 2018, Cagliari, Italy


String Math 2018, June 18 - 22, 2018, Tohoku University, Japan


Low-dimensional topology and its interactions with symplectic geometry, June 20-21, 2018, Princeton University


Symplectic geometry and its interactions with low-dimensional topology, June 28-29, 2018, Princeton University


ThompScharby Birthday Fest, June 25-29, 2018, University of California, Berkeley


Summer Graduate School: MSRI H-principle, June 25 - July 6, 2018, Tambara Institute, Tokyo, Japan


Glances at Manifolds 2018, July 2 - 6, 2018, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland


Young Topologists Meeting 2018, July 9–13, 2018, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Topology & Geometry of Low-dimensional Manifolds: A Celebration of the Mathematics of Bob Gompf, July 12-15, 2018, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas


Singularities and Symplectic Topology, July 14 - 20, 2018, Jersey, United Kingdom


Gauge Theory and Applications Conference Summer School, July 17 - 27, 2018, University of Regensburg, Germany


Summer Graduate School: From Symplectic Geometry to Chaos, July 23, 2018 - August 03, 2018, MSRI, Berkeley


Gauge Theory and Applications, July 23 - 27, 2018, University of Regensburg, Germany


ICM 2018: International Congress of Mathematicians, August 1 - 9, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Connections for Women: Hamiltonian Systems, from topology to applications through analysis, August 16 - 17, 2018, MSRI, CA


Yasha Fest: Geometric methods in symplectic and contact topology, August 20-24, 2018, Asilomar Conference Grounds, CA


Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory IX, August 25 - 31, 2018, University of Augsburg, Germany


Symplectic Geometry and Homotopy Theory Workshop, December 12-14, 2018,  IPAM UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Classical and quantum three-manifold topology, December 17 - 21, 2018, Monash University,  Melbourne, Australia




Geometry and Everything, Fukaya 60th Birthday Conference,  February 17 - 22, 2019, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


CAST 2019: XIII Workshop on Contact and Symplectic Geometry, and Interactions, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, March 7 - 9, 2019


Categorical Symplectic Topology, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, March 25 - 29, 2019, UK


The AWM Research Symposium 2019, April 6-7, 2019, Rice University, Houston, Texas


Némethi 60th, Geometry and Topology of Singularities, May 27-31, 2019, Budapest, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungaria


Smooth concordance classes of topologically slice knots, June 3-7, 2019, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, CA


Current trends in symplectic topology: the 58th Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures, CRM, Montreal, July 1 - July 13, 2019.


QFT and Manifold Invariants in Park City, July 1-20, 2019, PCMI, Utah


Research Collaboration Network Conference for Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry, July 22-26, 2019, ICERM




Some Past Conferences:




Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, June 2-3, 2018, Temple University, Philadelphia


Characters in Low-Dimensional Topology, June 2-6, 2018, UQAM, Montreal, Canada


Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers, January 16 - May 25, 2018, MSRI, Berkeley, CA


Gokova Geometry Topology Conference, May 28 - June 2, 2018, Mugla, Turkey


Kylerec Workshop: A workshop for graduate students in symplectic topology, May 25 - 31, 2018, Washington, USA


Crossing the Walls in Enumerative Geometry, May 21 - June 1, 2018, Snowbird, Utah


Symplectic 4-manifolds through Branched Coverings, May 14-18, 2018, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California


Perspectives on Bordered Heegaard Floer Theory, May 8 - 13, 2018, CIRGET, Montreal, Canada


Topological Data Analysis meets Symplectic Topology, April 29 - May 3 2018, Tel Aviv University, Israel


2018 Redbud Conference, April 28–29, 2018, Oklahoma State University


Facets of Symplectic Geometry & Topology, Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, April 21-22, 2018, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


TQFT and Categorification: A Conference at IESC Cargèse, April 15-20th, 2018, France


Graduate Student Geometry and Topology Conference, April 6 - 7, 2018, University of Illinois at Chicago


Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS), April 6 - 8, 2017, Reed College, Portland, OR


Workshop on Immersed Lagrangian Cobordisms, April 6 - 9, 2018, University of Ottawa, Canada


Midwest Women in Mathematics Symposium, April 7, 2018, Purdue University, IN


Eastern Illinois Integrated Conference in Geometry, Dynamics, and Topology, April 6 - 8, 2018, Eastern Illinois University, IL


Annual Symposium for Women in Mathematics in Southern California, March 24, 2018, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA


Arborealization of Singularities of Lagrangian Skeleta, March 26 - 30, 2018, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California


Building Future Faculty Program, March 14 - 16, 2018, North Carolina State University


AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry, January 12, 2018, JMM, San Diego, CA


XII Workshop on Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry, and Interactions, January 11 - 13, 2018, Uppsala University, Sweden


UCLA Topology Workshop, January 3-5, 2018, UCLA IPAM, Los Angeles, CA




Tech Topology Conference, December 8-10, 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology


58th Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, November 17-19, 2017, University of Texas at Austin


The Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Topology Conference, November 10-12, 2017, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Symplectic Geometry in Lyon, A conference in honor of Jean-Claude Sikorav,  November 2-4, 2017, Lyon, France


GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) Conference, October 13 - 15, 2017, Northwestern University, IL


No Boundaries: Groups in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, October 27 - 29, 2017, University of Chicago


Swiss Knots 2017: Low Dimensional Topology and Knot Theory, June 7 - 9, 2017, Bern, Switzerland


Polyfold Theory towards the Fukaya Category, June 12-16, 2017, University of California, Berkeley


Young Topologists Meeting 2017,  July 3 - 7, 2017 Stockholm University and the  Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Floer Homology and Homotopy Theory, July 10 - 21, 2017, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


MAA MathFest 2017, July 26 - 29, 2017, Hilton Chicago, IL


Holomorphic Curves and Symplectic Topology, August 7 - 11, 2017, Mittag--Leffler Institute, Sweden


Summer School on Legendrian Contact Homology, and a Variety of Augmentations, August 14 - 18, 2017, Krusenberg Herrgård, Knivsta, Sweden,


Symplectic Geometry - Celebrating the work of Simon Donaldson, August 14 - 18, 2017, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK


Topology Ecuador, August 14 - 18, 2017, Galápagos Science Center, San Cristóbal, Galápagos, Ecuador


International Early Summer School on Knot Theory, University of Freiburg, June 5-10, 2017


Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, June 3-4, 2017, Temple University


Homological Mirror Symmetry and Higher Genus Invariants: May 22 - 26, 2017, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics


The 2017 Georgia International Topology Conference, May 22 - June 2, 2017, University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia


KYLEREC 2017 – Symplectic fillings of contact manifolds, May 19-25, 2017, Truckee, CA


The 32nd Annual Shanks Lecture: Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry, May 15 - 19, 2017, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN


2017 Program for Women and Mathematics, May 15 - 26, 2017, Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University


The 53rd Cornell Topology Festival, May 12 – 14, 2017, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Quantitative Symplectic Geometry May 8 - 12, 2017, Simons Center,


AIM Workshop on Engel Structures, April 17 - 21, 2017, American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California


Gauge Theory and Low Dimensional Topology: April 24 - 28, 2017, Simons Center, NY


Redbud Geometry/Topology Conference, April 27 - 29, 2017, University of Arkansas


Analysis, Dynamics, and Symplectic Geometry: A Conference in Memory of Kris Wysocki, April 29 - 30, 2017, Penn State University


Gauge Theory and Categorification, March 6 - 10, 2017, UCLA IPAM, Los Angeles, CA


Geometric Groups on the Gulf Coast Conference, March 23 - 25, 2017


Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS), March 31 - April 2, 2017, Amherst College


British Isles Graduate Workshop "Higgs bundles: Algebraic and Differential Geometric Perspectives", April 2 - 8, 2017, Isle of Wight,


Young Women in Geometry, April 3 - 5, 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany


2017 AWM Research Symposium, April 8 – 9, 2017, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Graduate Student Geometry and Topology Conference, April 8 - 9, 2017, Michigan State University


Spring School in Convex Symplectic Geometry, February 20 - 24, 2017, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany


Winter Braids VII, School on braids and low dimensional topology, February 27 - March 2, 2017, Université de Caen, France


CAST - Contact and Symplectic Topology, January 26 - 28, 2017, The Lebesgue Center of Mathematics, Nantes, France


Workshop on Homological Mirror Symmetry, January 26 - 29, 2017, University of Miami


Geometric Dynamics Days, February 3 - 4, 2017, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany


The 10th Annual Southern California Women in Math Symposium, February 11, 2017, University of Southern California, CA


2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 4-7, 2017, Atlanta, GA


Winter School on Homology Theories in Low Dimensional Topology, January 16-20, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK




Mini-school on Nonlinear Equations, December 3-4, 2016, Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications


Tech Topology Conference, December 9-11, 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA


Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, November 4-6, 2016, Texas A&M University


AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting, Special Session on Symplectic Geometry and Contact Geometry, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, October 28-30, 2016


Conference on 4-manifolds and Knot Concordance, October 17-21, 2016, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany


Yamabe Memorial Symposium, Symplectic Geometry and Complex Geometry, September 30 - October 2, 2016, University of Minnesota


Special Year on Homological Mirror Symmetry, September 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017, Institute for Advanced Study, NJ


Contact Structures, Laminations and Foliations, September 5 - 9, 2016, LMU Munich, Germany


Symplectic Techniques in Hamiltonian Dynamics, June 13-17, 2016, ICMAT, Campus de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain


ECSTATIC 2 (Early Career Stage Topologists AT Imperial College), June 13-14, 2016, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, UK


Developments in Contact and Symplectic Topology, June 20-24, 2016, LMS-CMI Research School, The Clay Math Institute, Peterborough, NH, USA


2016 IMJ-PRG Summer School on Symplectic Topology, Sheaves and Mirror Symmetry, June 27-July 8, 2016, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche (IMJ-PRG), Paris, France


Low Dimensional Topology Summer School, July 4-8, 2016, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


International Conference on Low Dimensional Topology and its Applications, July 17-23, 2016, International Olympic Academy, Athens, Greece


Symplectic Geometry and Topology: Conference in honour of Dusa McDuff, ICMS, July 25-29, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland


Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory VIII, August 6-12, 2016, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


The 12th William Rowan Hamilton Geometry and Topology Workshop on Low-dimensional topology, complex and symplectic geometry, August 22-26, 2016, The Hamilton Mathematics Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


The 2016 Georgia Topology Conference, May 25-29, 2016, University of Georgia, GA


Gokova Geometry Topology Conference, May 30-June 4 2016, Mugla, Turkey


Topology Students Workshop, June 6-10, 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA


Analysis in the Large - Calculus of Variations, Dynamics, Geometry… In honor of Helmut Hofer, June 6-10, 2016, ETH Zürich


Perspectives in Topology and Geometry of 4-manifolds, June 6-10, 2016, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Young Topologists Meeting, June 6-10, 2016, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


2016 Women and Mathematics: Curves, Loops and Words in Geometry, May 9-20, 2016, the Institute for Advanced Study, NJ


The 52nd Cornell Topology Festival, May 13–15, 2016, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology, May 14-15, 2016, Temple University, PA


The 41st Arkansas Spring Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences, Submanifolds in Contact Topology, April 15-17, 2016, University of Arkansas, AR


2016 Graduate Student Geometry Topology Conference, April 2-3, 2016, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


The 4th Midwest Women in Mathematics Symposium, April 2, 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL,


Redbud Topology Conference, April 1-3, 2016, University of Oklahoma, OK


N+8th Southern California Topology Colloquium, March 26, 2016, Caltech, Los Angeles, CA


Topological and Quantitative Aspects of Symplectic Manifolds, A Conference in Honor of Dusa McDuff's 70th Birthday, March 17-20, 2016, Columbia University, NY


X Workshop on Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry, and Interactions, February 25-27, 2016, Universität Augsburg, Germany


2016 Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar Winter School, January 25-29, 2016, University of California, Irvine, CA


XXII Southern California Geometric Analysis Seminar, January 30-31, 2016, University of California, Irvine, CA


2016 AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 6-9, 2016, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA




Flows, Foliations and Contact Structures Workshop, December 7-11, 2015, Institute for Advanced Study, NJ


Tech Topology Conference, December 4-6, 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA


The 9th Annual Symposium for Women in Mathematics in Southern California, November 7, 2015, Pomona College, CA


AMS Fall Western Sectional Meeting, October 24-25, 2015, California State University, Fullerton, CA


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________For people living in Southern California:


The Joint (USC-UCLA-CALTECH) Los Angeles Topology Seminar


The Graduate Joint LA Topology Seminar


USC Geometry Topology Seminar


UCLA Topology Seminar


USC Graduate Geometry Topology Seminar


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________For those who are part/full-time workers on Facebook:


Geometry Topology World


Women in Geometry Topology World


European Women in Mathematics