Please note that
the deadline for Advance Registration for the Joint
Meetings, Employment Center, Short Courses, Minicourses,
and Tickets has been extended to December 15, 2004.
After this date please register at the meeting. The
Registration Desk will be located in the Grand Hall
Foyer, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Hours of operation will
be: January 4: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; January 5, 6, 7:
7:30 am to 4:00 pm; and January 8: 7:30 am to 2:00 pm.
The importance of advance registration
cannot be overemphasized. Advance registration fees
are considerably lower than the fees that will be charged
for registration at the meeting. Participants registering
by November 5 will receive their badges, programs, and
tickets purchased in advance by mail approximately three
weeks before the meetings, unless they check the appropriate
box to the contrary on the Advance Registration/Housing
Form. Because of delays that occur in U.S. mail to Canada,
advance registrants from Canada must pick up their materials
at the meetings. Because of delays that occur in U.S.
mail to overseas, materials are never mailed overseas.
There will be a special Registration Assistance Desk
at the Joint Meetings to assist individuals who either
do not receive this mailing or who have a problem with
their registration. Please note that a $5 replacement
fee will be charged for programs and badges that are
mailed but not taken to Atlanta. Acknowledgments of
registrations will be sent by email to the email addresses
given on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. If you
do not wish your registration acknowledged by email,
please mark the appropriate box on the form.
All mathematicians who wish to attend
sessions are expected to register and should be prepared
to show their badges if so requested. Badges are required
to enter the exhibit area, to obtain discounts at the
AMS and MAA Book Sales, and to cash a check with the
Joint Meetings cashier.
Advance registration forms accompanied
by insufficient payment will be returned, thereby delaying
the processing of any housing request, or a $5 charge
will be assessed if an invoice must be prepared to collect
the delinquent amount. Overpayments of less than $5
will not be refunded.
For each invalid check or credit card
transaction that results in an insufficient payment
for registration or housing, a $5 charge will be assessed.
Participants should check with their tax preparers for
applicable deductions for education expenses as they
pertain to these meetings.
If you wish to be included in a list
of individuals sorted by mathematical interest,
please provide the one mathematics subject classification
number of your major area of interest on the Advance
Registration/Housing Form. (A list of these
numbers is available by sending an empty email message
include the number 983 as the subject of the message.)
Copies of this list will be available for your perusal
in the Networking Center.
Where Your Registration Dollars Go:
The AMS and MAA make every effort to
keep participant expenses at meetings and registration
fees for meetings as low as possible. We work hard to
negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best
use of your registration dollars to keep the meeting
affordable for you. When you pay the registration fee,
you are helping to support a wide range of activities
associated with planning, organizing, and running a
major meeting of this size.
Planning involves such activities as site
selection which begins more than five years before the
meeting. This encomapsses looking for the best hotel
and convention center facilities at reasonable rates.
The staff also attends to the needs of other organizations,
such as the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Association
for Women in Mathematics, and the National Association
of Mathematicians. Processing over 1600 abstracts and
scheduling all sessions, speakers, over 100 committee
meetings, and more than 50 social events requires a
great deal of precise planning and coordination. These
activities along with the production and printing of
the meetings program and timetable, the handling of
over 4,000 advance registrations, making over 2,000
hotel reservations, preparing badges for advance registrants,
and the mailing of advance registration materials are
just a part where your registration dollar goes. At
the meeting site some of the major expenses are room
rental, audiovisual equipment and services, the email
center, and support personnel (such as freight handlers
While the AMS and MAA work hard to make
the best use of registration dollars and keep the meetings
affordable, your suggestions on how to keep costs down
are welcome. While at the meeting please enter your
comments in the log at the Transparencies section of
the Registration Desk. After the meeting is over, you
may forward your suggestions to the Director of Meetings,
AMS, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940, or send email
If you do not wish to be included in any
mailing list used for promotional purposes, please indicate
this in the appropriate box on the Advance
Email Advance Registration: This
service is available for advance registration and housing
arrangements by requesting the forms via email from
VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are
the only methods of payment that can be accepted for
email advance registration, and charges to credit cards
will be made in U.S. funds. Completed email forms should
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All advance registrants will receive acknowledgment
of payment prior to the meetings.
Mail Advance Registration
To register by U.S. Mail, please print
out a copy of the pdf
version of the form
and mail a completed copy to MMSB, P. O. Box 6887, Providence,
RI 02940. You may also fax it to the attention of the
You can register on the internet by clicking
on the Advance
Registration/Housing Form here. VISA, MasterCard,
Discover, and American Express are the only methods
of payment which are accepted for Internet advance registration,
and charges to credit cards will be made in U.S. funds.
All Internet advance registrants will receive acknowledgment
of payment upon submission of this form.
Cancellation Policy: Those who
cancel their advance registration for the meetings,
MAA Minicourses, or Short Courses by December 31
(the deadline for refunds for banquet tickets is December
27) will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. No refunds
will be issued after this date.
are four separate advance registration deadlines, each
with its own advantages and benefits:
and employer forms must be received by October
25 in order to be reproduced in the Winter
Lists for the Employment
who register by the early deadline of
October 29 will be included in a random drawing
to select winners of complimentary hotel rooms
in Atlanta. Multiple occupancy is permissible.
The location of rooms to be used in this lottery
will be based on the number of complimentary rooms
available in the various hotels. Therefore, the
free room may not necessarily be in the winner's
first-choice hotel. The winners will be notified
by mail prior to December 17. So register
who register by the ordinary deadline of
November 5 may elect to receive your badge
and program by mail in advance of the meetings.
Extended to November 10.
who register after October 29 and by the
ordinary deadline of November 5 may
use the housing services offered by the MMSB but
are not eligible for the room lottery. Extended
to December 7. We will take reservations until 4:00
pm on December 8. Please contact the MMSB before
4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 8 at email@example.com
if you want a reservation. Starting on December
14, you may call the hotels directly to get a room.
Based on availability, our convention rate will
be available. If you get a higher rate, please contact
Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
who register after October 29 and by the
ordinary deadline of November 5 will
be entered into a special lottery. The winner will
receive a new HP Graphing Calculator. This lottery
is held in appreciation for using our housing service
(MMSB). Extended to November
to December 15
Those who register after November 10 and
by the final deadline of December 10
must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets
for social events at the meetings. Unfortunately,
it is not possible to provide final advance
registrants with housing after November 5.
Please note that the December 10 deadline is
firm (extended to December
15); any forms received after that date
will be returned and full refunds issued. Please
come to the registration desk in the lobby of the
Grand Hall on the exhibit level of the Hyatt Regency
Fees and Categories
(of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM)
Employed: Any person
currently employed but who will become unemployed
by June 1, 2005, and who is actively seeking
AMS or MAA
Persons who qualify for emeritus membership in either
the Society or the Association. The emeritus status
refers to any person who has been a member of the
AMS or MAA for twenty years or more and who retired
because of age or long-term disability from his
or her latest position.
currently working toward a degree or diploma.
Students are asked to determine whether their
status can be described as graduate (working toward
a degree beyond the bachelor's), undergraduate
(working toward a bachelor's degree), or high
school (working toward a high school diploma).
Any person currently unemployed, actively seeking
employment, and not a student. It is not intended
to include any person who has voluntarily resigned
or retired from his or her latest position
Any librarian who is not a professional mathematician.
Countries Special Rate
Countries: Any person employed in developing
countries where salary levels are radically noncommensurate
with those in the U.S.
Member (onsite only)
(of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM)
Nonmember (onsite only)
Any family member or friend who is not a mathematician
and who is accompanied by a participant of the meetings.
These official guests will receive a badge and may
attend all sessions and the exhibits.
Short Course: The Radon Transform
and Applications to Inverse Problems
Short Course - member of AMS or MAA
Short Course - nonmember
Short Course - student, unemployed, emeritus
Short Course: Seven Lectures on
Short Course - member of MAA or AMS
Short Course - nonmember
Short Course - student, unemployed, emeritus
Center-1st Table (computer or self-scheduled)
Center-2nd Table (computer or self-scheduled)
Center-Posting Job Description Only
Center-Applicant (all services)
Center-Applicant (winter list & message center
(all fees apply before and during the meeting)
Minicourses 1-6 (Computer
minis): $95 (limit 30)
Minicourse 7-9, 11, 12, 14-16: $60 (limit 50)
Minicourse 10: $60 (limit 40)
Minicourses 13: $70 (limit 30)
Minicourse #1: Visual
Linear Algebra SOLD
Minicourse #2: Teaching a Galois Theory
Minicourse #3: Creating Interactive
Workbooks Using MS EXCEL
Minicourse #4: Java Applets in Teaching
Minicourse #5: Hands-On Discrete Mathematics
Minicourse #6: WEBWORK, An Internet-Based
System for Generating and Delivering Homework
Problems to Students
Minicourse #7: Developing Your Department's
Minicourse #8: Mathematical Finance
Minicourse #9: Infusing Connections
Into Core Courses for Future Secondary Teachers
Minicourse #10: Bridging the Gap Between
Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
Minicourse #11: Fair Enough? Mathematics
Minicourse #12: Getting Students Involved
in Undergraduate Research
Minicourse #13: Origami in Undergraduate
Minicourse #14: Euler
Minicourse #15: Conceptests and Peer
Instruction: Active Learning in the Calculus Classroom
Minicourse #16: Music and Mathematics
Nonmathematician Guest: Any family
member or friend who is not a mathematician and who
is accompanied by a participant in the meetings. These
official guests will receive a badge and may attend
all sessions and the exhibits.
Participants Who Are Not Members of
the AMS and who register for the meetings as nonmembers
will receive mailings after the meetings are over with
a special membership offer.
All hotels are sold out except for the Hyatt and Marriott.
Please choose one of these 2 hotels.
We will take reservations until 4:00
pm on December 8. Please contact the MMSB before 4:00
pm on Wednesday, December 8 at email@example.com if you want
a reservation. Starting on December 14, you may call
the hotels directly to get a room. Based on availability,
our convention rate will be available. If you get a
higher rate, please contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for a roommate? Please check the bulletin
Participants should be aware that the
AMS and MAA contract only with facilities who are working
toward being in compliance with the public accommodations
requirements of the ADA.
Participants requiring hotel reservations
should read the instructions on the following hotel
pages. Participants who did not reserve a room during
advance registration and would like to obtain a room
at one of the hotels listed on the following pages should
call the hotels directly after December 13. However,
after that date the MMSB can no longer guarantee availability
of rooms or special convention rates. Participants should
be aware that most hotels are starting to charge a penalty
fee to guests for departure changes made before or after
guests have checked into their rooms. These hotels are
indicated on the hotel page at http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2091_hotelpage.html.
Participants should also inquire about this at check-in
and make their final plans accordingly.
Participants should also be aware that
it is general hotel practice in most cities to hold
a nonguaranteed reservation until 6:00 p.m. only. When
one guarantees a reservation by paying a deposit or
submitting a credit card number as a guarantee in advance,
however, the hotel usually will honor this reservation
up until checkout time the following day. If the individual
holding the reservation has not checked in by that time,
the room is then released for sale, and the hotel retains
the deposit or applies one night's room charge to the
credit card number submitted.
If you hold a guaranteed reservation at
a hotel but are informed upon arrival that there is
no room for you, there are certain things you can request
the hotel do. First, they should provide for a room
at another hotel in town for that evening at no charge.
(You already paid for the first night when you made
your deposit.) They should pay for taxi fares to the
other hotel that evening and back to the meetings the
following morning. They should also pay for one telephone
toll call so that you can let people know you are not
at the hotel you expected. They should make every effort
to find a room for you in their hotel the following
day and, if successful, pay your taxi fares to and from
the second hotel so that you can pick up your baggage
and bring it to the first hotel. Not all hotels in all
cities follow this practice, so your request for these
services may bring mixed results or none at all.