Social Events

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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 Registration/Housing Form.

AMS-MAA-SIAM Joint Reception, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. All are cordially invited to this reception immediately following the AMS-MAA-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture and immediately preceding the AMS Banquet.


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 Thursday, with dinner served at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are US$52.50 including tax and gratuity. Please note there is a Joint AMS-MAA-SIAM Reception held immediately preceding the banquet beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Banquet, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. is preceded by a reception and will be followed by an after-dinner talk. Tickets must be ordered by November 30; see for details.

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this open reception cosponsored by NOGLSTP. Come and meet some old friends and allies and make new friends, too.


AWM Reception: There is an open reception on Monday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.

AWM Luncheon to honor Noether Lecturer, Fan Chung Graham, Tuesday. Those interested may email; 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 on Monday afternoon.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Reunion, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All alumni, family, and spouses are invited.


Brigham Young University Mathematics Department Reception, Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Alumni and friends of BYU Mathematics and its program (e.g., CURM, REU) are invited to attend a reception with light refreshments. Please contact Michael Dorff for more information at

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Claremont Colleges Alumni Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please join your fellow Claremont College math faculty, alumni, students, and special guests. Hors d'oeurves and drinks will be provided. Please send your RSVP to

Early Music Sing, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All JMM participants who enjoy a cappella singing of madrigals, motets, and similar art-music choral works of the Renaissance are invited to join us for informal sight-reading and practice of several classic pieces. (No auditions or solo singing required, but we do run through the parts fairly quickly and sing in other languages besides English.) If you are interested in participating, and especially if you would be interested in taking a turn at conducting during the Sing, please get in touch with one of the organizers, John McCleary or Kim Plofker (,, so that we can provide enough copies of the sheet music. We hope to see you there!

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Monday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The AMS and the MAA cosponsor this social hour. Graduate students and first-timers are especially encouraged to come and meet some old-timers to pick up a few tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Refreshments will be served.

George Washington University Department of Mathematics Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All alumni, students, and faculty are invited.


Hawkes Learning Systems Courseware Presentation, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All participants are invited to a presentation on Improving Student Performance with Mastery-Based Software. The demonstration of this interactive math software system will illustrate how it motivates students to succeed and promotes grade improvement. Students learn more efficiently and effectively through tutorials, unlimited practice, mastery-based homework, and error-specific feedback.

University of Kansas Alumni and Friends Reception, Wednesday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends and graduates of the University of Kansas Mathematics Department are invited to attend.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Everyone ever connected with the department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois. Please see

University of Iowa Mathematics Department Reception, Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Knitting Circle, Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters!


Lehigh University Reception, Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All friends and graduates are invited.

Luncheon in Honor of Retiring MAA Associate Secretary James Tattersall, Thursday, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. For ten years Jim has served the MAA community with flair and aplomb (and that bow tie!) as associate secretary, overseeing its extensive JMM and Mathfest programs. Join your colleagues in wishing Jim well in the next chapter of his life. Tickets are US$36.00 each, including tax and gratuity.

University of Maryland Mathematics Department Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the department are welcome.

MAA Open House, Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come see the MAA Dolciani Mathematical Center, the Halmos Carriage House, and the River of Bricks. Refreshments will be service. Special bus service has been arranged for every half hour to and from the MAA beginning at 3:00 p.m. The last bus back is at 6:00 p.m. Pick up/drop off is at the 24th Street entrance to the Marriott right next to Harry's Pub on the lobby level.


MAA-Project NExT Reception, Wednesday, 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.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Tuesday, 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 Pearson Education.


Mathematical Reviews Reception, Wednesday, 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.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Monday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants are warmly invited to attend this open house cosponsored by several North American mathematical institutes. Come find out about the latest activities and programs at each of the institutes that may be suited to your own research interests. Click here for details.

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 Tuesday 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$53 each, including tax and gratuity.


Millersville University Alumni Association, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All alumni and friends are invited to attend; light refreshments will be provided.

NAM Banquet, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet on Wednesday 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$52 each, including tax and gratuity.

National Association of Math Circles (NAMC) and NAMC and SIGMAA on Circles Joint Reception, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All current and potential Math Circles (and similar programs) organizers are invited to the second annual NAMC Reception. The newly appointed NAMC Board will present the NAMC mission and program structure and information about upcoming Math Circle projects including the Circle-in-A-Box wiki.


New Mexico State University Mathematics Association Reception, Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Current and former students and faculty as well as other friends of the New Mexico State University Department of Mathematical Sciences are cordially invited to this reception.

University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Reception, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm.

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All participants are welcome to this annual event. Please stop by the NSA booth in the exhibit hall for the exact location.

North Carolina State University Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All alumni, family, spouses, and friends of the Department of Mathematics are invited to come and meet old friends and to hear of recent events in the department.

The Ohio State University Friends and Alumni Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Student Hospitality Center, Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., organized by Richard and Araceli Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics.

Reception for Undergraduates, Monday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

University of Oregon Mathematics Department Reception, Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All alumni and friends are welcome.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Mathematics Reception, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All alumni and friends are invited to visit with new and old friends.