This conference will also be an occasion for a celebration of Tom Goodwillie’s 60th birthday. Tom Goodwillie has made fundamental contributions to algebraic and geometric topology.  His ideas have been especially influential in the study of smooth manifolds, algebraic K-theory, and homotopy theory.  The goal of this conference is to bring together leading researchers who will report on the latest important developments in these fields.

Plenary Speakers

Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford)
Michael Ching (Amherst)
Ralph Cohen (Stanford)
Bjørn Dundas (Bergen)
Tom Goodwillie (Brown)
Kathryn Hess (Lausanne)
John Klein (Wayne State)
Nick Kuhn (Virginia)
Ib Madsen (Copenhagen)
Randy McCarthy (Illinois)
Charles Rezk (Illinois)
Hiro Lee Tanaka (Harvard)
Ulrike Tillmann (Oxford)
Nathalie Wahl (Copenhagen)
Michael Weiss (Munster)

General Information

Here is the basic information about the conference.  For more details, please follow the links here or above.


The dates for the conference are Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 2014.  The schedule will feature a combination of plenary and contributed talks.  Wednesday afternoon will be free for sightseeing, including an organized tour of Dubrovnik.  There will be a conference banquet Thursday evening.

Contributed Talks: 

If you are interested in giving a talk and/or would like to apply for funding to attend the conference, please be sure to tell us on the registration form.

Conference Location: 

All lectures will take place at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik. 


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at Hotel Lero and the Dormitory of the Inter-University Center. Visit the housing page for more details.


Greg Arone (Virginia)
Pascal Lambrechts (Louvain-la-Neuve)
Brian Munson (U.S. Naval Academy)
Ismar Volić (Wellesley)


The organizers would like to thank the following organizations for their financial support:

                 The National Science Foundation                    The Humboldt Foundation                           Clay Mathematics Institute