Preliminary Information:
International Conference on
Groups, Rings, Group Rings and Hopf Algebras

This is a reminder that the International Conference on Groups, Rings, Group Rings and Hopf Algebras, celebrating the 75th birthday of Professor Donald S. Passman will take place at Loyola University in Chicago, on October 2-4 (Friday-Sunday), 2015.

The conference will work as a three-day extended special session of the AMS Meeting at Loyola, October 3-4, 2015. The talks for Friday, October 2, will be in rooms IES 123-124 of the same building complex as the Math Department at Loyola. The rooms for Saturday and Sunday will be assigned as a part of the regular AMS meeting.

There are several deadlines that we would like to bring to your attention:

July 24: Deadline for graduate students to apply for travel support. Details concerning eligibility and the application process can be found at

August 3: Online advance registration for the meeting begins. Due to the large size of the meeting, participants are encouraged to register in advance. Information will be posted at Note that online registration shuts down about 7-10 days prior to the meeting, so registration materials can be shipped to the meeting site.

August 11: Deadline for all abstract submissions for talks. To appear in the program, an abstract must be submitted by August 11 at No abstract can be uploaded into the system after that date.

Information about hotels, restaurants, and directions to Loyola are posted on the AMS website at Participants are encouraged to book their hotel room early due to a Northwestern Univ. football game on October 3. Marj and Don Passman are booked at the Hilton Garden Inn, arriving on October 1, 2015 and leaving on October 5.

Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Jeff Bergen, Stefan Catoiu, and William Chin

List of potential participants so far: