It is strongly recommended that for any event requiring
a ticket, tickets should be purchased through advance
registration. Only a very limited number of tickets, if
any, will be available for sale on site. If you must cancel
your participation in a ticketed event, you may request
a 50% refund by returning your ticket(s) to the Mathematics
Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by December 30.
After that date no refunds can be made. Special meals
are available at banquets upon advance request, but this
must be indicated on the Advance
Student Hospitality Center,
Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., organized by Richard Neal,
University of Oklahoma.
Welcoming Reception for Undergraduate
Students, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Student
Graduate Student Reception,
Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., organized by Betty
Mayfield, Hood College, and Shawnee McMurran,
California State University San Bernardino. Mathematicians
representing a wide range of disciplines will join interested
graduate students at an informal reception. Complimentary
food and beverages will be served. NOTE: This event is
only for students who sign up on the Advance
Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday,
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are warmly invited to the come
to the "Mathematical Institutes Open House"
reception at the 2004 Joint Mathematics Meetings. Representatives
of the sponsoring institutes will be on hand to tell you
about some of the exciting things happening in their mathematics
programs, and opportunities to participate. This Open
House reception precedes the AMS Josiah Willard Gibbs
Lecture by Eric Lander (at 8:30 p.m.). Click here
for Sponsoring Mathematical Institutes..
Reception for First-Time Participants,Wednesday,
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The AMS and the MAA Committee on
Membership are cosponsoring this social hour. All participants
(especially first-timers) are encouraged to come and meet
some old-timers and pick up a few tips on how to survive
the environment of a large meeting. Refreshments will
All participants are invited to a dinner to honor
AWM's Noether Lecturer on Wednesday. A sign-up sheet
for those interested will be located at the AWM table
in the exhibit area and also at the AWM panel discussion.
AWM Reception: There is an open reception on Wednesday
at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This has been
a popular, well-attended event in the past.
Science 5K Fun Run/Walk and Breakfast, Thursday, 7:00
a.m.to 8:00 a.m. Join your colleagues for this healthy
Lehigh University Reception, Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. All friends and graduates of the Lehigh Math
Program are invited to attend.
The NSA Women in Mathematics Society (WIMS) will
host their annual networking session on Thursday, 5:45
p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Wyndham Hotel. Please stop by
the NSA exhibit booth #203-205 for the room number of
the suite. Everyone is invited to attend.
MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:45
p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is open to all meeting participants,
particularly two-year faculty members. This is a great
opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones.
There will be hot and cold refreshments and a cash bar.
Sponsored by Addison Wesley Longman.
Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. All are welcome to attend this open reception.
University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics Alumni
Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
MER Banquet: The Mathematicians and Education
Reform (MER) Forum welcomes all mathematicians who are
interested in precollege, undergraduate, and/or graduate
educational reform to attend the MER banquet on Thursday
evening. This is an opportunity to make or renew contacts
with other mathematicians who are involved in education
projects and to engage in lively conversation about educational
issues. The after-dinner discussion is an open forum for
participants to voice their impressions, observations,
and analyses of the current education scene. There will
be a cash bar beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each, including tax and gratuity.
Knitting Circle, Thursday,
8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.)
and chat with other mathematical crafters.
University of Michigan Alumni Reception, Friday,
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reception for Mathematicians in Business, Industry,
and Government, Friday, 5:00 p.m . to 6:00 p.m., organized
by Philip E. Gustafson, Mesa State College. This
welcome reception is open to all conference participants
and in particular those interested in the mathematics
of business, government, and industry (BIG). The reception
will be a great opportunity to interact with BIG mathematicians
and learn more about BIG mathematics. The reception is
sponsored by the BIG SIGMAA.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department
of Mathematics Reception, Friday, 5:15 p.m. to 7:15
University of Wisconsin-Madison Reunion Reception,
Friday, January 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information:
New Mexico State University Mathematics Association
Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All members
and friends are invited; there will be a no-host bar available.
NAM Banquet, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The
National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet
on Friday evening. A cash bar reception will be held at
5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. The
Cox-Talbot Address will be given after dinner. Tickets
are $46 each, including tax and gratuity.
MAA Authors' Reception, Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. The MAA is pleased to host this event to honor the
more than 200 book authors who have made an enormous contribution
to the overall success of its publication program. The
Classic String Quartet, an ensemble of members of the
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, will play the world premiere
performance of a work by Peter Hamlin that builds on the
mathematical idea of commutators. All participants are
invited to light refreshments and a cash bar.
Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday,
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends of Mathematical
Reviews (MR) are invited to join reviewers and MR
editors and staff (past and present) for a reception in
honor of all the efforts that go into the creation and
publication of the Mathematical Reviews database.
Refreshments will be served. The prize in an exhibit booth
contest will be awarded.
MAA Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:30 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m. All MAA Project NExT national and Section
NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of MAA Project
NExT are invited.
AMS Banquet: As a fitting culmination to the meetings,
the AMS banquet provides an excellent opportunity to socialize
with fellow participants in a relaxed atmosphere. The
participant who has been a member of the Society for the
greatest number of years will be recognized and will receive
a special award. The banquet will be held on Saturday,
with a cash bar reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $44, including tax and gratuity.