All events listed are open
to all registered participants. 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 22. 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
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 Monday, with a cash bar reception at
6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are US$49.50, including
tax and gratuity. The reception will be located in the Acadia
Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor, Marriott and the banquet in Acadia Ballroom,
3rd Floor Marriott.
Association of Christians in the Mathematical
Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Banquet, Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m., located in the Napoleon Ballroom B3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton.
This annual dinner will be followed by an after-dinner talk. Tickets
must be purchased by December 1; to do so, please visit www.acmsonline.org.
ACMS Worship Service, Sunday, 7:00
a.m. to 7:50 a.m., located in the Gallery Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton.This
nondenominational service will be conducted by ACMS members and
is open to all meetings participants.
Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m., located in the Maurepas Room, 3rd Floor, Sheraton.
Everyone is welcome to attend this open reception. Meet some new
friends or get together with some old friends. Please join us!
Association for Symbolic Logic Reception,
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in Salon 817, 8th Floor,
Sheraton. All are welcome at this open reception.
AWM Reception: There
is an open reception on Friday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs
Lecture. It will be located in the Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor, Sheraton.
This has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.
All participants are invited
to a luncheon to honor AWM's Noether Lecturer, Karen Vogtmann.
Those interested may email firstname.lastname@example.org; a sign-up sheet for
those interested will also be located at the AWM table in the exhibit
area and also at the AWM panel discussion and Business Meeting.
Brigham Young University Mathematics Alumni and Friends Reception,
Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in Salon 817, 8th Floor,
Sheraton. All friends and alumni of BYU are invited to attend. During
the meetings or you can contact Michael Dorff at email@example.com.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Program, Saturday, 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located in Salon 825, 8th Floor, Sheraton. There
will again be a reception/reunion for all BSM alumni (and their
families), future BSM participants and their parents, BSM Regional
Representatives, etc. Also be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall.
Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program
for Women Reunion, Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., located
in Salon 829, 8th Floor, Sheraton. All former participants and friends
Claremont Colleges Reception, Saturday,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located on Balcony M, 4th Floor, Marriott.
All alumni and friends of the Claremont Colleges are invited.
Early Music Sing: All
interested Joint Meetings participants and their guests are invited
to join us for an informal sight-reading session of Renaissance-era
a cappella vocal music (madrigals, etc.). We will meet on Sunday
at 8:15 p.m. in Rhythms Ballroom I, Sheraton 2nd floor. We will
go over parts where necessary, so dont be scared off if your
sight-reading isnt perfect! There will be no auditions and
no public performance (unless perhaps we turn out to be so amazingly
good it would be a sin to waste us. but were not counting
Please contact John McCleary or Kim Plofker
by email (firstname.lastname@example.org
in advance if possible (and let us know what part(s) you sing, we
well have an idea of which songs and how many copies of them
well need to prepare) or on the message board at the meeting.
Feel free to provide the sheet music for a favorite song of your
own if you like, and well sing it if we can fit it in. See
Reception for Graduate
Students and First-Time Participants, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m, located in the Armstrong Ballroom, 8th floor, Sheraton. This
informal social gathering, co-sponsored this year by the MAA, AMS
and Springer, provides mathematicians with the opportunity to welcome
graduate students and first time attendees to the Joint Mathematics
Meetings community. While enjoying complimentary refreshments, graduate
students and first time attendees have the chance to talk informally
to mathematicians representing a wide range of interests. This year
we welcome ten young Mathematicians from Germany.
Institute in the History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching
(IHMT) Reunion, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., located in
the Iberville Room, 4th Floor, Marriott. This was a MAA project
funded by the NSF from 1995 to 2001. Although there will not be
a formal program, all participants who wish to speak about their
IHMT experiences should notify Victor Katz at email@example.com.
The reunion will include a memorial to Karen Dee Michalowicz, who
died in July. All Institute participants, including those who participated
in the Historical Modules Project, are welcome to attend. If you
are planning to do so, please notify Herb Kasube at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Iowa Mathematics Department
Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in the
Bacchus Room, 4th Floor, Marriott. This event features snacks and
a cash bar.
Saturday, 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., located in La Galerie 1, 2nd Floor,
Marriott. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.)
and chat with other mathematical crafters!
Lehigh University Reception, Saturday,
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends and graduates of the Lehigh Math
Program are invited to attend.
MAA - Project NExT Reception, Sunday,
8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., organized by T. Christine Stevens,
St. Louis University, Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota,
Duluth, and Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton. All
Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project
NExT are invited. This reception will be located in Grand
Ballroom D, 5th Floor, Sheraton.
MAA Two-Year College Reception, Saturday,
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. This reception
will be located in the Mardi Gras Ballrooms F/G, 3rd Floor, Marriott.
Mathematical Reviews Reception,
Sunday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in the St. Charles Suite
41st Floor, Marriott. 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.
Institutes Open House, Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, located
in the Gallery Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton. Participants are warmly
invited to attend this open house cosponsored by several North American
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 Saturday 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 US$46 each, including tax and gratuity. This banquet
will be located in the Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Sheraton.
Reception for Mathematicians in Business,
Industry, and Government, Saturday, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.,
organized by Michael Monticino, University of North Texas.
This welcome reception is open to all conference participants and
in particular those interested in the mathematics of business, industry,
and government (BIG). The reception provides a great opportunity
to interact with BIG mathematicians and learn more about BIG mathematics.
The reception is sponsored by the BIG SIGMAA. It will be
located in the Napoleon Ballroom C1, 3rd Floor, Sheraton. (Please
note this is a change from the program.)
Michigan Mathematics Alumni and Friends
Reception, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in the
St. Charles Suite, 41st Floor, Marriott. Those interested should
send email to email@example.com.
NAM Banquet, Sunday,
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., located in the Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd Floor,
Sheraton. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a
banquet on Sunday evening. A cash bar reception will be held at
6:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are US$46
each, including tax and gratuity.
Conference for Undergraduate Women Open House Reunion,
Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. located in the Iberville Room,
4th Floor, Marrott
New Mexico State University Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m.
to 7:45 p.m., located in Salon 821, 8th Floor, Sheraton
NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking
Session on Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this annual networking session
on Saturday evening. Please stop by the NSA booths (501, 503) in
the exhibit area for additional information and the exact location
of the session in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Ohio State University Friends and Alumni Reception, Sunday,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located in the Bacchus Room, Marriott.
Center, Friday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., organized by Richard and Araceli Neal,
American Society for the Communication of Mathematics. The Hospitality
Center will be located at the Sheraton, Gallier Room on the 4th
Floor. The Welcome Reception for Undergraduate
Students will be held in Salon 816 on the eighth floor of the
Sheraton on Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tulane University Department of Mathematics,
Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
located in the Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Sheraton. All meeting
participants are invited to this reception in recognition of the
effort of the U.S. mathematics community on our behalf in the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina, and the support of the Deutsch Mathematiker-Vereiningung
and the Deutsch Forschungsgemeinschaft through travel fellowships
awarded young mathematicians from Germany.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics,
Alumni Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located
on Balcony N, 4th Floor, Marriott. Everyone ever connected with
the department is encouraged to get together for conversation and
to hear about mathematics at UIUC.
CHANGE University of Chicago Department
of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00
p.m., located in the Napoleon Suite, 41st Floor, Marriott.
University of Maryland Department of Mathematics and Friends
Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located in Salon
828, 8th Floor, Sheraton
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department
of Mathematics Reception, Saturday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
located on Balcony L, 4th Floor, Marriott.