Operads and higher structures in Algebraic Topology and Category Theory

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



The event focuses on operads and other higher structures. Although it will be oriented on Algebraic Topology and Category Theory, all communities are welcome.

The first three days (29-30-31 July) is devoted to a summer school taught by three lecturers. It will introduce the topics of the conference to any participants, including young or less experienced researchers.

A workshop is organized the next two days (1-2 August) with talks given by invited speakers.

To register please send an email to the organizers: pjacqmin@uottawa.ca or pparent@uottawa.ca.


Summer School



First name Last name Affiliation
Marzieh Bayeh Dalhousie University, Halifax
Richard Blute University of Ottawa
Murray Bremner University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Urtzi Buijs Universidad de Málaga
Zhipeng Duan University of Copenhagen
Benoit Fresse Université de Lille
Xabier García‑Martínez Universidade de Vigo
Neeti Gauniyal Kansas State University
Mario Gonçalves Université Paris Diderot
Keely Grossnickle Kansas State University
Manfred Hartl Northeast Normal University - Université Polytechnique des Hauts de France
Simon Henry Masaryk University, Brno
Pierre-Alain Jacqmin University of Ottawa
Martti Karvonen University of Edinburgh
Jacob Kryczka Université d’Angers
Pascal Lambrechts Université catholique de Louvain
Yuxin Luo University of Rochester
Sanaa Madad Hassan II University, Casablanca
Udit Mavinkurve University of Western Ontario, London
Satyendra Kumar Mishra Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Samuel Nyobe Likeng University of Ottawa
Robert Paré Dalhousie University, Halifax
Paul-Eugène Parent University of Ottawa
Behnaz Refahi University of Ottawa
Ülo Reimaa University of Tartu
Alistair Savage University of Ottawa
Jonathan Scott Cleveland State University
Philip Scott University of Ottawa
Victor Turchin Kansas State University
Tim Van der Linden Université catholique de Louvain
Corentin Vienne Université catholique de Louvain
Li Wang College of New Caledonia, Prince George
Meizhong Wang College of New Caledonia, Prince George
Mark Weber Macquarie University, Sydney
David White Denison University, Granville
Daniel Zimmer Université catholique de Louvain


Titles and abstracts are available here.

Monday 29‑07 Tuesday 30‑07 Wednesday 31‑07 Thursday 01‑08 Friday 02‑08
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 10:00 Mark Weber Pascal Lambrechts Manfred Hartl Murray Bremner Benoit Fresse
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break David White Ülo Reimaa
11:30 - 12:00 Pascal Lambrechts Manfred Hartl Mark Weber
12:00 - 12:30 Victor Turchin Simon Henry
12:30 - 1:00
1:00 - 2:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:30 - 3:00 Manfred Hartl Mark Weber Pascal Lambrechts Xabier García‑Martínez Jonathan Scott
3:00 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:30 Break Break Break Urtzi Buijs
4:30 - 5:00 Exercise session Exercise session Exercise session
5:00 - 5:30
5:30 - 6:30
6:30 - 7:00 Conference diner
7:00 - ...

Local information

The event will take place in the University of Ottawa. More precisely:
    Learning Crossroads (CRX)
    100 Louis-Pasteur
    Room C307
Here are some campus maps.

From the airport, take the bus 97 and stop at "King Edward/Templeton" to reach the university. From dowtown, you can reach the conference place with bus 16 and stop at "Somerset E/King Edward".

To what concerns the accomodation, there are some university residences that you can book. If you prefer another type of room, you are of course free to book anything else. For instance, there is a hotel not far from the university at about the same rate than the university rooms.


Scientific committee

Organizing committee


uOttawa UCLouvain Fields NSERC