Program Schedule

Talks will take place at the University of Texas at Austin, Room TBA. The first talk will be at 9am on Thursday July 12, and the last talk will end at noon on Sunday, July 15. Schedule and abstracts coming soon.


  • Inanc Baykur (Umass Amherst)*
  • Yasha Eliashberg (Stanford)
  • John Etnyre (Georgia Tech)
  • Shelly Harvey (Rice)
  • Rob Kirby (Berkeley)
  • Tian-Jun Li (Minnesota)
  • Tye Lidman (NC State)
  • Gordana Matic (University of Georgia)
  • Allison Miller (UT-Austin)
  • Tom Mrowka (MIT)
  • Danny Ruberman (Brandeis)
  • Hannah Schwartz (Bryn Mawr)
  • Laura Starkston (Stanford)
  • Andras Stipsicz (Renyi Institute)
  • Bulent Tosun (Alabama)
  • Jeremy Van Horn-Morris (Arkansas)
  • Jonathan Williams (Binghamton)
  • Kouichi Yasui (Osaka)

Local Information


The conference will take place in the RLM building at the University of Texas at Austin. RLM is located on the southeast corner of the intersection at Speedway and Dean Keaton, at the north end of Campus.


The University of Texas at Austin is served by many local buses. For more information please refer to CapMetro for public transportation information.


If you chose to drive to campus, avoid parking in the expensive garages. There is plenty of metered street parking along Dean Keaton and many free parallel parking spots on the residential streets directly north of campus.
Here you can find a map of street parking. Highlighted streets (e.g. Dean Keaton, Harris Park) have metered parking with the rate of $1 per hour. Non-highlighted streets (e.g. 30th, 31st, Elmwood, Bellevue) may have free parallel parking (please check the signs).
If you must, the Speedway garage (southwest corner of Speedway and 27) charges $18 for the day.



If you plan to come, please register for the conference even if you are not requesting funding. This page requires Javascript.


This conference will bring mathematicians together to discuss recent developments in smooth and symplectic low-dimensional topology and geometry, and celebrate the first anniversary of Bob Gompf's 60th birthday. Speakers will include:

*To be confirmed

We expect to be able to support a limited number of graduate students and early career mathematicians. You can apply for support on the Registration page. We especially encourage members from underrepresented groups in mathematics to apply. Priority will be given to people who apply before April 15th.

The first talk will be at 9am on Thursday July 12, and the last talk will end at noon on Sunday, July 15.



University of Texas Department of Mathematics