October  5, 2022

August 16-19, 2006
Workshop on Geometric Methods in Group Theory
held at Carleton University


Inna Bumagin, Carleton

Benjamin Steinberg, Carleton


A map of the Carleton Campus is available here.
Confirmed Participants Accommodation Resources
Registration On-site
Fee $75 , Students: $30
$35 for additional banquet tickets
(fee waived for invited speakers)

Directions to Carleton


The workshop will consist of a series of mini-courses over the course of the first three days followed by a one-day conference. The goal of this workshop is to bring top specialists in this area to Carleton to give introductory courses that should be accessible to graduate students and of use to researchers in group theory, low-dimensional topology, analysis, algebraic geometry and related areas. These talks should prepare the audience for the more specialized talks of the last day.

All the meetings will be held in the room HP 4351 (Macphail Room), in Herzberg Laboratories. The room is next to the Main Office of the School of Mathematic and Statistics. The phone number of the Main Office is 613-520-2155.On WEDNESDAY, Aug 16 the registration begins at 9:00, in the Main Office of the School of Math and Stats (HP 4302), Herzberg Labs.

Invited speakers:

Jon McCammond
(UC Santa Barbara)
The geometry of groups defined geometrically
Topics include Coxeter groups and buildings, Artin groups and Garside structures, Lie groups and continuous braids.
Zlil Sela
(Hebrew University)
Diophantine geometry over groups and the elementary theory of a free group
Daniel Wise
(McGill University)
Nonpositively Curved Cube Complexes in Geometric Group Theory
Nonpositively curved cube complexes have come to occupy an increasingly important role in geometric group theory. Surprisingly many of the groups traditionally studied by combinatorial group theorists are turning out to act properly on CAT(0) cube complexes. This is leading to an increased and more unified understanding of these groups, as well as the resolution of some of the algebraic problems that were first raised in combinatorial group theory but were unapproachable without geometric methods. We will survey groups acting on CAT(0) cube complexes with an eye towards these recent developments.

Registration fees include banquet:

Non-students the fee is $75 or $60 for early registration(before July 17/06);
Students the fee is $30 or $25 for early registration (before July 17/06)
$35 for additional banquet tickets

Travel support for students deadline for funding request submission was June 30, 2006.

Accommodation Resources

Participants are asked to make their own accommodation reservations. We are happy to provide the information below to assist in your selection.

Carleton Residences:
To make a reservation, call Reservation Desk +1-613-520-5611 or +1-613-520-5609, or fill a reservation form and fax it to ++1-613-520-3952.
The reservation form in the MS Word format can be found at, and in the
PDF format can be found here.

2006 Pricing, all prices are per person (unless otherwise is stated), per night and include breakfast:
- Single room with 1 single bed (Prescott): $58.52
- Double room with 2 single beds (Prescott): $82.08 (for 2 people)
- One room with 1 double bed (Leeds): $58.52 ($82.08 for 2 people)
- Family Rate in Leeds House - 4 Guests - 2 adults and 2 children 12 and under - $110.00
- Two rooms with 1 double bed in each room (Leeds): $126.49 (for up to 4 people).
Parking is available on campus for $8.00 per day (free on weekends).

For more information on the the Residences visit

B&Bs in the Glebe:

    A Rose on Colonel By
    9 Rosedale Ave., Ottawa (At canal, close to Carleton)
    Tel: (613) 291-7831
    Rates: From $95.00 single, $110 double/ night
    By the Way
    310 First Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 232-6840
    Rates: $70.00 single, $85.00 double/ night
    Alanbury House Bed & Breakfast
    119 Strathcona Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 234-8378
    Rates: From $109.00 to $159.00
    Echo Bank House
    700 Echo Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 730-0254
    Rates: $85.00/night

Hotels (none within walking distance)

    Monterey Inn Resort
    2259 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 226-5813, 1-800-565-1311 (CAN/USA)
    Rates: From $125.00/ night
    Lord Elgin Hotel
    100 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8
    Tel: 613-235-3333, toll-free: 1-800-267-4298
    Fax: 613-235-3223
    Rates: $ 113, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: Wnterlude in February, Jun 29/03 - Jul 02/03
    Delta Ottawa
    361 Queen Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
    Tel: 613-238-6000, toll-free: 1-800-268-1133
    Fax: 613-238-2290
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy
    Crowne Plaza Ottawa
    101 Lyon Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9
    Tel: 613-237-3600, toll-free: 1-1-800-227-6963
    Fax: 613-237-2351
    Rates: $ 132, single/double occupancy
    The Westin Ottawa
    11 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9H4
    Tel: 613-560-7000, toll-free: 1-800-937-8461
    Fax: 613-560-2707
    Rates: $ 179, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: December 31
    Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
    130 Besserer Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
    Tel: 613-232-2000, toll-free: 1-800-267-1989
    Fax: 613-232-1242
    Rates: $ 134, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: July 1
    Arc The Hotel
    140 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1P 5H6
    Tel: 613-238-2888, toll-free: 1-800-699-2516
    Fax: 613-235-8421
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy

    Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel
    141 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Phone 800/563-5634, 613/236-7500
    Fax 613/563-2836
    210 units
    Prices C$99-C$159 (US$71-US$114) double
    Credit Cards AE, DC, MC, V
    In Room Amenities A/C, TV w/pay movies, dataport, kitchen
    facilities, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron
    Parking Parking C$10 (US$7.20)

    Cartier Place Suite Hotel
    180 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Ottawa, Ontario,
    From Canada and U.S.: 1-800-236-8399
    In Ottawa: (613) 236-5000
    Fax: (613) 238-3842


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