### Confirmed Plenary speakers

-Alan Reid (UT Austin)

-Doug Ravenel (Univeristy of Rochester).

Each plenary speaker will give 1 talk each of 50-60 minutes.

### Confirmed Invited speakers

- Moon Duchin (UMichigan),

- Benjamin Schmidt (Michigan State University)

- Tom Fiore (UMichigan, Dearborn).

The invited speakers will NOT be giving "conventional"
talks, but rather will be hosting parallel "problem sessions"
in their respective areas of expertise, namely:

- geometric group theory

- differential geometry, and

- homotopy theory.

### Graduate Student Talks

There will also be a large number of graduate student talks, i.e.

- 24 _graduate student_ talks (30 mins each), which are run in

- 3 parallel sessions (so a total of 8 times slots).

NOTE: the conference explicitly welcomes and actively solicits
from all graduate students

- expository talks on a particular topic,

- introductory overview talks covering a broad area of study,
in addition to

- more 'standard' research-style talks.

We welcome all graduate students working in all fields of geometry-topology
to submit applications/proposals for these talks, in order to give
participants a broad taste of many areas of geometry-topology. In
particular, beginning graduate students who do not yet have PhD
supervisors or even advanced undergraduates would be considered
for giving expository talks, if they submit a good proposal for
such a talk.

### Funding for student participants

We have funding available for a small number of Canadian students
to participate in the conference. Some preference will be given
to students proposing to give a talk. Please use the `Travel funding
application for Canadian students' above (open shortly). The deadline
for application is February 14, 2010.

### List of Confirmed Participants as of
March 30, 2010:

**Full Name** |
**University Name** |

Al-Faisal, Faisal |
University of Waterloo |

Bailey, Michael |
University of Toronto |

Chen, Dezhong |
McMaster University |

Deshpande, Priyavrat |
University of Western Ontario |

Dragomir, George |
McMaster University |

Gonzales, Richard |
University of Western Ontario |

Gudim, Mikhail |
University of Toronto |

Haradyn, Jason |
McMaster University |

Liokumovich, Yevgeniy |
University of Toronto |

Malekan, Samaneh |
Brock University |

Matveev, Konstantin |
University of Toronto |

Wu, Enxin |
University of Western Ontario |

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