I'm a 2nd year grad student and I'm looking for conferences/summer schools to attend this summer. I checked out the AMS calendar but couldn't find anything I found relevant there. Anyone have any suggestions?
The Georgia Topology Conference will be largely focused on a geometric end of algebraic topology this year. As least, that what I suspect. The homotopy-type of embeddings of smooth manifolds, Goodwillie calculus, configuration spaces, etc, should be a major feature:
I think there's a big summer school / conference in Pisa, Italy for much of the summer but I haven't found much information on it on-line. I suspect it will be oriented towards configuration spaces but I don't know for sure.
Ah, I found a webpage for the Pisa meeting:
Sarah Whitehouse maintains a list of topology conferences at http://www.sarah-whitehouse.staff.shef.ac.uk/btconfs.html
The Talbot workshops are a great opportunity for PhD students and young researchers (this year's topic: twisted K-theory). I don't know if they still have places available.
I'd also recommend the Young Topologists' Meeting in Copenhagen (June 16-20) and, with a somewhat more focussed and advanced scope, the meeting at the Fields Institute (August 30-Sept 3)