The goal of this event is to connect different communities around 'Higher representation theory' in the broad sense (tensor categories and module categories, 2-categories, categorification, …)

The first two days (Monday-Tuesday) of the event is a “school” consisting of 3 mini-courses that will introduce young participants and other interested researchers to the topics of the conference. During these days we also plan a poster session and short talks, to allow young researchers to communicate their results.

The next three days (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday) of the event is a conference, with lectures of the invited speakers in the morning and contributed talks in the afternoon.

You can download the poster here.




  • Steve Lack (Macquarie University, Australia)
  • Grégoire Naisse (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Sergey Neshveyev (University of Oslo, Norway)



  • Marcelo Aguiar (Cornell University, US)
  • Huanchen Bao (University of Maryland, US)
  • David Jordan (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Volodymyr Mazorchuk (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Dmitri Nikshych (University of New Hampshire, US)
  • Raphael Rouquier (UCLA, US)
  • Catharina Stroppel (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Daniel Tubbenhauer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Ben Webster (University of Waterloo, Canada)



The event will start on Monday morning (around 9am) and will end on Friday afternoon (around 16:00). The first two days consist of a “school" with 3 minicourses and poster session, the next three days consist of conference.

On Thursday evening, there will be a conference dinner. 

A detailed schedule will be available later.


Coming Soon!


The list of participants will be updated regularly and can be found here.


If you want to register please fill in the form here. Deadline for registration is November 15th 2018.


The school and conference will take place in the U-residence building at the VUB campus, Brussels.

Generaal Jacqueslaan 271
1050 Brussels