CT 2017: International Category Theory Conference

  • Start Date: 07/16/2017
  • End Date: 07/22/2017

University of British Columbia


This conference is intended to bring together those researchers in mathematics, physics,computer science and foundations who have an interest in the application of categoricalmethods to their work. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend and to give brief talks on their research.


Conference Schedule:
The conference begins with a "meet and greet" on Sunday July 16th and ends on Saturday July 22nd at 1pm. In addition to the formal program there will be social events including an excursion Wednesday afternoon July 19th and a banquet Friday evening July 21st.



Invited Speakers: 

Dirk Hofmann, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal) 

Rory Lucyshyn-Wright, Mount Allison University (Canada)

Matias Menni, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)

Robert Paré, Dalhousie University (Canada)

Tim Van der Linden, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)




Scientific Committee

George Janelidze (chair), University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Maria Manuel Clementino, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Marino Gran, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

Peter Johnstone, University of Cambridge (UK)

J. Lauchie MacDonald, UBC, Vancouver (Canada)

Sandra Mantovani, Universitá degli Studi di Milano (Italy)

Ross Street, Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia)

Walter Tholen, York University, Toronto (Canada)


Organizing Committee

Maret Christiansen (chair), Vancouver (Canada)

J. Lauchie MacDonald, UBC, Vancouver (Canada)

Jorge Picado, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Other Information: 




Conference Schedule

Abbreviated/ Short Version 

Full Version (includes abstracts).





Limited and Best Rate Option: Available until March 6 (SOLD OUT!)

Totem Park Dorm Rooms, Twin or Single: Budget priced with inclusive a daily breakfast. $48/ night/ per person. For this option only, full payment for the room must be made at the same time as payment of the conference registration fee. This option is now fully booked.



Other blocks reserved for CT2017 particpants: July 16- July 22 STILL AVAILABLE! 

- Ponderosa Premium Single rooms: $66 per night (Private and secured single room with a shared bathroom) 


- Ponderosa Premium Studios: $136 per night (private suite with a furnished Kitchen).  



Participants are advised to book early as the number of rooms is limited. Please book here.






Registration for this event is now closed. Should you have any queries, please email ruths@pims.math.ca




Submission of abstracts:

Please prepare your abstract using the following latex template:abstract latex template (pdf file

To submit an abstract, please name it as "lastname_f.tex", where "f" is your first initial, and send both the tex source and the resulting pdf file to ct2017@mat.uc.pt, indicating "CT2017 submission" in the subject line. 

Important: if you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours after submitting your abstract, please contact Jorge Picado. Deadline May 31, 2017.




Local Information:

Local Transit: UBC is transit friendly and Bike friendly. Check information on arriving on campus by transit and getting transit tickets here; rent-a-bike to get round campus here.

Taxis: Taxis are available outside UBC Ponderosa Residence or by phone at 604-681-1111.

Local Weather: Check current conditions here.

Food Outlets and their hours of operations: On Campus; Off campus such as UBC VillagePoint Grey Village and Westbrook village offer an array of restaurants and food outlets.

On Campus Activities: UBC recreation and UBC’s top attractions.  




Upcoming Deadlines:

March 6: Accommodation in Totem Park Dorms- only 2 spots left (done together with registration).

May 15: Early Bird registration closes at 3:59PM PST

May 31: Deadline for submission of abstracts 


 Participation Guide 1: see here.  

 Participation Guide 2: see here


Contact Us: 

For logistical queries or any other concerns, please contact the PIMS Program Manager at ruths@pims.math.ca or the local organizers Maret Christiansen at maret723@gmail.com and J. Lauchie MacDonald at johnm@math.ubc.ca





Final Scientific Report available here