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Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference

The Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference is held annually during the fall semester on the UL Lafayette campus. The conference is named in memory of Lloyd Roeling who was instrumental in establishing and nurturing this regional conference. The conference has been held annually, save two hurricane years, since 1970. The topic of the conference rotates among algebra, applied mathematics, statistics, and topology.

The topic for 2018 is algebra. Since this conference is also the Southern Regional Algebra Conference it will be held April 5-7, 2019. Details will be posted as they become available.

Roeling Conference 2018 / Southern Regional Algebra Conference 2019

This year we are dedicating the Southern Regional Algebra Conference to the memory of Professor Henry Heatherly who passed away on September 23, 2018. Professor Heatherly with Professor Temple Fay founded the Southern Regional Algebra Conference.

Please address inquiries about the conference to a member of the organizing committee:Gary F. Birkenmeier, Arturo Magidin, Justin Lynd, Ping Wong Ng.

Location and Dates

The conference will be held in Maxim Doucet Hall on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. The Conference will begin at (approx.) 1:00 pm on Friday April 5, 2019 and end at (approx.) 12:00 noon on Sunday April 7, 2019.

Registration and Meals

There is no registration fee for the conference. However, at your earliest convenience, please email Gary F. Birkenmeier if you will be attending the conference and whether or not you would like to give a presentation. Presentations will be 25 minutes in length. The deadline to submit abstracts for SRAC 2019 is March 1, 2019. Send your title and abstract in an email and attach a TeX file if possible.

For all attendees and their significant other, we are providing a free catered dinner on both Friday and Saturday evenings (April 5 and 6) on campus. Vegetarian dishes will be available by request. We need an accurate head count for both of these dinners and an indication by those who are requesting a vegetarian meal. Water, soft drinks, wine, and beer will be provided at both dinners.
So please email Gary F. Birkenmeier no later than March 20, 2019:

  1. If you will be attending one or both dinners;
  2. If you are bringing a guest;
  3. If you and/or your guest will be requesting a vegetarian meal.


We have arranged for a conference rate at the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome and a few additional hotels reasonably near campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome
2350 West Congress Street
30-40 minute walk
Reservations: 337-291-1977
(to get the conference rate mention SRAC 2019)

Comfort Suites
(located off Pinhook Road behind Chilli's Restaurant)
114 Rue Fernand
30-40 minute walk
Reservations: 337-456-8390
(ask for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (conference) rate)

Doubletree by Hiton Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
30-40 minute walk
Reservations: 337-235-6111
(ask for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (conference) rate)

Visit the Roeling Conference archive page to view schedules for the last few conferences.