The Galway ILAS Conference, originally scheduled for June 2020, is now just a few days away.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Galway, and to the programme of 258 talks and posters!

Notice: Late Cancellations
In the event of needing to cancel you participation at a very late stage, please send an email message to In this case, please let us know if you have a colleague who will be attending the meeting and can give your talk on your behalf. We will consider requests from registered participants to give talks remotely following unavoidable late cancellations, but cannot guarantee that this can be facilitated.
Dinner bookings can be refunded if the cancellation is notified to us by 12.00 (Irish time) on Monday June 20. We will refund registration fees to the extent that we are able to, which is not yet clear. Campus accommodation bookings unfortunately cannot be refunded at this stage.

– An overview of the schedule is available. Also: List of all talks (PDF; updated 23 June 2022).
– Our abstract system lists all presentations, with their abstract and times.
– The draft book of abstracts also lists all talks, times, and venues.
– Registration and abstract submission for talks and posters have closed.
– Campus accommodation booking through this site is now closed.
– Updated information on excursions on Wednesday afternoon, including costs and how to sign up.

The 24th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society will take place in Galway, Ireland, June 20-24, 2022. The venue will be the beautiful riverside campus of the National University of Ireland, Galway. All talks will take place at the north end of the Arts and Science Building (see location on Google maps), all rooms are on the ground floor and close together. Please see this page for further details about the conference rooms (including photographs), and for some advice for speakers.

The programme will follow a similar format to recent ILAS conferences – lectures and minisymposia from Monday to Friday, with an excursion on Wednesday afternoon followed by a banquet on Wednesday evening. In addition to the plenary lectures, there will be a full programme of minisymposia and contributed sessions, with an early finish on Friday to facilitate travel. Minisymposium talks and contributed talks will be scheduled in 30-minute slots, with three or four talks in a session. The 30-minute slot includes 20 minutes for the talk, five minutes for questions and discussion, and five minutes for set-up and for participants to move between rooms.

The conference theme is “Classical Connections”. This will be reflected in the plenary programme and minisymposia, and all participants are encouraged to think about relating their themes to their historical roots. Contributions on all aspects of linear algebra and its applications are welcome. The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of Linear Algebra and its Applications.

It is the intention of ILAS, and of the local organizing committee, that the conference will offer a welcoming, respectful and friendly environment for all participants, free of all forms of harassment and discrimination, in keeping with the ILAS inclusiveness statement. If any participant has an experience at the conference that does not align with this description, they are encouraged to bring the matter to the attention of the local organizers (for example co-chair Rachel Quinlan), or one of the officers mentioned in the above link.

The campus is located within a 15 minute walk of the city centre, which is small but very lively, with options for dining, socializing and cultural activities to suit all tastes and budgets. We are within 2km of the nearest Atlantic beaches. We are on the edge of Europe and within easy reach of the spectacular scenery of Ireland’s west coast. Our city and hinterland are geographically and culturally special, and we are looking forward to welcoming the international linear algebra community to Galway.

Note to prospective participants: we have become aware that some intending participants have been contacted by a hotel booking agency, purporting to act on behalf of the conference and requesting confirmation of booking arrangements. We advise against engaging with such communications, which have no link to the conference and whose reliability we cannot confirm. Information on accommodation options, including on campus, can be found under “Galway” in the main menu.