This series of workshops is hosted jointly by the University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A&M University with participation from other surrounding universities like Oklahoma State University and Baylor University.
The Algebra Symposium started under the motto "For the Graduate Students, By the Graduate Students" to give students experience organizing research conferences, developing new collaborations, giving research talks, and professional networking. Each workshop is organized entirely by graduate students and all talks are by graduate students and post-docs. The Algebra Symposium takes place each fall and each spring semester over a weekend with location rotating among the participating universities. Topics include representation theory, cohomology, ring theory, number theory, noncommutative algebra, deformation theory, Hopf algebras, combinatorics, and more.