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2017 Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference: Topology

10-12 November 2017

Maxim Doucet Hall

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers and students in topology (including both geometric topology and homotopy theory) and related fields to come together, present their research, and learn from each other.

The conference will begin on Friday afternoon (about 1 pm) and continue through midday Sunday.

The conference budget is modest: our annual tradition since 1970 is that, while there isn't funding for the travel and lodging expenses of speakers and participants, there will be nice (perhaps "classical and contemporary") Cajun-style dinners on Friday and Saturday nights (respectively) provided for by the Lloyd Roeling Conference Fund and the UL Lafayette Mathematics Department.

Details, including titles and abstracts, will be posted here as they become available.

The invited speakers are:

  • Ettore Aldrovandi (Florida State)
  • Shaun Ault (Valdosta State)
  • Scott Bailey (Clayton State)
  • Jeremy Brazas (West Chester University)
  • Saul Glasman (Minnesota)
  • Shelly Harvey (Rice) - to be confirmed
  • Jennifer Hom (Georgia Tech)
  • Rafal Komendarczyk (Tulane)
  • Samuel Lisi (Mississippi)
  • Duane Randall (Loyola University New Orleans)
  • Mentor Stafa (Tulane)
  • Nathaniel Stapleton (Kentucky/Regensburg)
  • David Shea Vela-Vick (LSU)

In addition, there will be 7 student talks that are 15 or 20 minutes long. There will be 3 prizes of $125, $100, and $75 for these talks. Planning for the student talks is underway, with priority given to students at speakers' institutions.

The Organizing Committee members are: Scott Bailey (Clayton State), Daniel Davis (UL Lafayette), Robin Koytcheff (UL Lafayette), and Peter Oman (Southeast Missouri State).


All talks will be in room 208 of Maxim Doucet Hall

Maxim D. Doucet Hall faces Johnston Street. Map links are posted above.


The schedule will be posted here.

Titles and Abstract

Titles and abstracts will be posted here as they are submitted. Please send your title and abstract (as plain text in an email; with some TeX code is fine) to Daniel Davis or Robin Koytcheff as soon as possible.


There is no registration fee. However, to aid in planning please complete the registration form as soon as possible. Please try to meet the target date of 23 October 2017 so that we can create a preliminary schedule and still have time for fine tuning.


A few hotels reasonably near campus are listed below.

Travelodge Lafayette
1101 West Pinhook Road
20-30 minute walk
Reservations: 337-234-7402
Rate: from $48.00

The Chateau Hotel
1015 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA, 70503
Reservations: 337-291-1088
Rate: from $97.00

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
Reservations: 337-235-6111
Rate: from $109.00

Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome
2350 West Congress Street
30-40 minute walk
Reservations: 337-291-1977
Rate: from $124.00

Comfort Suites
(located off Pinhook Road behind Chili's Restaurant)
114 Rue Fernand
Lafayette, LA 70508
30-40 minute walk
Reservations: 337-456-8390
Rate: from $89.00

Wyndham Garden Lafayette, Lafayette
1801 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA, 70508
Reservations: 337-233-8120
Rate: from $93.00

Best Western Plus Vermillion River Suites Hotel
125 East Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
Reservations: 337-235-1367
Rate: from $90.00

Discovery Inn & Suites Lafayette
120 East Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
Reservations: 337-235-0858
Rate: from $65.00


Look here for parking information.