This conference will be held at the same facility as were the previous conferences and will again focus on low dimensional topology and combinatorial group theory. There will be hour lectures by the main speakers and a program of shorter talks (not competing with the main talks). The conference will begin at 5:00 Friday, October 8 with the first of the main talks and will end mid-afternoon on Sunday, October 10.
The conference center, The Rensselaerville Institute, is located in the hills southwest of Albany (about 45 minutes by car) in a very rural setting with fine facilities for both work and recreation. There are two main lecture halls as well as four small seminar rooms in the main building and lounges in the residence lodges. Small working sessions can be easily accommodated. Adjacent to the grounds are a lake with a 2.5 mile jogging trail and a state preserve with many miles of fine hiking trails: on the grounds are tennis courts and recreation rooms with pool tables and ping pong tables. The conference center fee is $400, which covers all food, lodging and use of the facilities. Support will be provided to the extent that funds allow.