The Workshops in Geometric Topology are a series of informal research conferences that have been held each year since 1984. Most have been partially supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Previous workshops have been sponsored by Oregon State University, the Colorado College, Brigham Young University, Calvin University, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Texas Christian University.
Each workshop features a series of three lectures by one principal speaker. This format allows the speaker to give a substantial introduction to an area of current research in geometric topology.
Participants are invited to contribute talks on their own research; time is allotted each day for short talks by participants. In addition, there is ample time set aside each day for informal interactions between participants.
All previous workshops are listed below. Click on recent locations to see the websites for those workshops.
Year  Workshop  Location  Principal Speaker  Archival Materials  
2024  41st  Calvin University  Maggie Miller  Videos of principal lectures on the "Surfaces in 4manifolds"  
2023  40th  Colorado College  Andy Putman  Videos of principal lectures on the "The topology of the moduli space of curves"  
2022  39th  Held online  Jessica Purcell  All talks from the workshop can be found on a playlist on our YouTube channel  
2021  38th  Held online  Peter Bubenik  All talks from the workshop can be found on a playlist on our YouTube channel  
2020  37th  Workshop cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic  
2019  36th  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Ciprian Manolescu  Problem Session Notes  
2018  35th  Calvin College  András Stipsicz  
2017  34th  Provo, Utah (BYU)  Moon Duchin  
2016  33rd  Colorado College  Nathan Dunfield  
2015  32nd  Texas Christian University  Wolfgang Lück 


2014  31st  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Kevin Whyte  
2013  30th  Calvin College  Pedro Ontaneda  
2012  29th  Oregon State University  Benson Farb  
2011  28th  Park City Utah (BYU)  David Gabai  
2010  27th  Colorado College  Robert Ghrist  
2009  26th  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Mladen Bestvina 


2008  25th  Park City, Utah (BYU)  Cameron Gordon  
2007  24th  Calvin College  Ian Agol  
2006  23rd  Oregon State University  Ruth Charney  
2005  22nd  Colorado College  Thomas Farrell  
2004  21st  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Peter Teichner  Workshop Proceedings  
2003  20th  Brigham Young University  Martin Bridson  Workshop Proceedings  
2002  19th  Calvin College  Alexander Dranishnikov  Workshop Proceedings  
2001  18th  Oregon State University  Abigail Thompson  Workshop Proceedings  
2000  17th  Colorado College  Robert Gompf  Workshop Proceedings  
1999  16th  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Robert Edwards  Workshop Proceedings  
1998  15th  Park City Utah (B.Y.U)  Steve Ferry  Workshop Proceedings  
1997  14th  Oregon State University  James Cannon  Workshop Proceedings  
1996  13th  Colorado College  Michael Freedman  Workshop Proceedings  
1995  12th  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Shmuel Weinberger  Workshop Proceedings  
1994  11th  Brigham Young University  Michael Davis  Workshop Proceedings  
1993  10th  Newport, Oregon (O.S.U.)  John Bryant  Workshop Proceedings  
1992  9th  Colorado College  Mladen Bestvina  Workshop Proceedings  
1991  8th  University of WisconsinMilwaukee  Andrew Casson  Workshop Proceedings  
1990  7th  Oregon State University  Robert Daverman  Workshop Proceedings  
1989  6th  Brigham Young University  John Luecke  Workshop Proceedings  
1988  5th  Colorado College  John Hempel  Workshop Proceedings  
1987  4th  Oregon State University  Robert Edwards  Workshop Proceedings  
1986  3rd  Colorado College  John Walsh  Workshop Proceedings  
1985  2nd  Colorado College  Robert Daverman  
1984  1st  Brigham Young University  none  Workshop Proceedings 
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