Joint Mathematics Meetings - January 6 - 9, 2008 - Sunday - Wednesday - San Diego Convention Center

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Miscellaneous Information

Audio-Visual Equipment: Standard equipment in all AMS Special Session, AMS Contributed Paper, and MAA Contributed Paper rooms is one overhead projector, one laptop projector with VGA cable (you must bring your own laptop and any special adaptors) and screen. (Invited 50-minute speakers are automatically provided with two overhead projectors, and a laptop projector.) Blackboards are not available. Internet access will not be provided because of the exorbitant access fees charged by hotels and convention centers.

Equipment requests made at the meetings most likely will not be granted because of budgetary restrictions. Unfortunately no audio-visual equipment can be provided for committee meetings or other meetings or gatherings not on the scientific program.

Videotaping: The videotaping of any Joint Mathematics Meetings sponsored events, including but not limited to special sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops, mini-courses, short- courses and colloquia, is strictly forbidden without the explicit written permission of the Director of Meetings and Conferences for the Joint Meetings.

Childcare: The American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America will again offer childcare services at the Joint Mathematics Meetings to registered participants. Read all about it here.

Email Services: Limited email access for all Joint Meetings participants will be available. The hours of operation will be published in the program.

Information Distribution: Tables are set up in the exhibit area for dissemination of general information of possible interest to the members and for the dissemination of information of a mathematical nature not promoting a product or program for sale.

If a person or group wishes to display information of a mathematical nature promoting a product or program for sale, they may do so in the exhibit area at the Joint Books, Journals, and Promotional Materials exhibit for a fee of US$50 (posters are slightly higher) per item. Please contact the exhibits manager, MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940, for further details.

The administration of these tables is in the hands of the AMS-MAA Joint Meetings Committee, as are all arrangements for Joint Mathematics Meetings..

Petition Table: At the request of the AMS Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians, a table will be made available in the exhibit area at which petitions on behalf of named individual mathematicians suffering from human rights violations may be displayed and signed by meetings participants acting in their individual capacities. For details contact the director of meetings in the Providence office at 401-455-4137 or by email at

Signs of moderate size may be displayed at the table but must not represent that the case of the individual in question is backed by the Committee on Human Rightsunless it has, in fact, so voted. Volunteers may be present at the table to provide information on individual cases, but notice must be sent at least seven days in advance of the meetings to the director of meetings in the Providence office. Since space is limited, it may also be necessary to limit the number of volunteers present at the table at any one time. The Committee on Human Rights may delegate a person to be present at the table at any or all times, taking precedence over other volunteers.

Any material that is not a petition (e.g., advertisements, rsums) will be removed by the staff. At the end of the exhibits on Monday, any material on the table will be discarded, so individuals placing petitions on the table should be sure to remove them prior to the close of exhibits.

Telephone Messages: The most convenient method for leaving a message is to do so with the participants hotel. Another method would be to leave a message at the meetings registration desk from January 5 through 8 during the hours that the desk is open. These messages will be posted on the Math Meetings Message Board; however, staff at the desk will try to locate a participant in the event of a bona fide emergency. The telephone number will be published in the program and daily newsletter.


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