Conformal and symplectic geometry are rapidly developing areas of mathematics, each offering a host of interesting and challenging problems. There are well known common directions including the use and study of gauge theory and integrable systems. Classical conformal geometry is a special case of the broader class of parabolic geometries which includes many structures where symplectic and contact structure is a main feature.

The aim of this conference is to explore the interactions between these core fields and in particular investigate whether tools and ideas from one area can be transported across to the other. By bringing together leading experts to discuss the recent progress in their fields, we hope to create an informal atmosphere where both experienced and young researchers can benefit from the opportunity to learn the new results in these subjects.

Plenary Speakers

Anton Alekseev (University of Geneva)

Henrique Bursztyn (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)

Andreas Cap (University of Vienna)

Boris Doubrov (Belarusian State University)

Claude LeBrun (Stony Brook University)

Rui Loja Fernandes (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Vladimir Matveev (Friedriech-Schiller-Universität Jena)

Andrew Swann (Aarhus University)

Gang Tian (Princeton University)

Invited Speakers

David Baraglia (University of Adelaide)

Jesse Gell-Redman (University of Melbourne)

Peter Hochs (University of Adelaide)

Thomas Leistner (University of Adelaide)

Heather Macbeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Thomas Mettler (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Michael Murray (University of Adelaide)

Katharina Neusser (Charles University)

Yuri Nikolayevsky (La Trobe University)

Hang Wang (University of Adelaide)