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Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference

The Lloyd Roeling UL Lafayette Mathematics Conference is held annually 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 and two pandemic years, since 1970. The topic of the conference rotates among algebra, applied mathematics, statistics, and topology.

The topic for 2024 is topology

The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. The conference will run from 15 March 2024 through 17 March 2024.

Conference web page

Visit the 2024 Conference web page for details  including registration, schedule, full speaker list, and abstracts.

Invited Speakers

Lafayette Weather

  • Humid subtropical climate
  • March is a great time to visit Lafayette, with mild temperatures and sunny days being very common.
  • Highs in March are typically around 72°F (22°C) and lows overnight are typically around 52°F (11°C).
  • The chance of a wet day over the course of March is essentially constant, remaining around 27% throughout.

Lafayette Location

  • On the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana
  • On Interstate 10 between Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Population: City 127,657, Parish (county) 250,000.



Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT)

Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) webpage

Lafayette Regional Airport is about 4 miles from the Hilton Garden Inn/Cajundome and 2.5 miles from the Double Tree Hotel.

Taxis: Courtesy Taxi & Transportation, (337) 577-9638, 5280, Transport Services, (337) 766-1326, Dixie Cab, (337) 237-3333.

Other car services, such as Uber or Lyft, are available as well.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

New Orleans Airport (MSY)

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) webpage

Note that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located in Kenner which is about 13 miles from downtown New Orleans. Transportation from New Orleans to Lafayette is only by bus or train.

Union Station (train)

Amtrak (passenger train service) webpage

The Amtrak (passenger train) station, Union Station, is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans.

The Sunset Limited provides service between Lafayette and New Orleans.

New Orleans to Lafayette (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
9:00 am (09:00) leave New Orleans - 12:24 pm (12:24) arrive Lafayette

Lafayette to New Orleans (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)
5:15 pm (17:15) leave Lafayette - 9:40 pm (21:40) arrive New Orleans

Greyhound Bus Station

Greyhound (bus service) webpage

The New Orleans Greyhound Station is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue (next to the train station).

Greyhound offers service between Lafayette and New Orleans. Greyhound also offers (on a limited schedule) service between the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Lafayette.

Enter "New Orlns Arpt" in the Greyhound site search box for details about connections between the New Orleans airport and "Lafayette, LA" or "New Orleans, LA".


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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
25-35 minute walk
Reservations: 337-235-6111

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
1606 W Pinhook Rd
Reservations: 337-233-5558
30 minutes, or less, walk (1.5 mile); 7 minutes by car

La Quinta by Wyndham Lafayette Oil Center
1321 W Pinhook Rd
Reservations: 337-366-8652
This is a little bit closer than Fairfield, and on the same road.

The Juliet
800 Jefferson St
Reservations: 337-230-5542
12–15 minute walk
This is located downtown and has restaurants, bars, coffee shops nearby.


If you have any questions about the conference please contact Daniel Davis, Philip Hackney, or Robin Koytcheff .

Conference Archive

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