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2011 JMM, Jan 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans Marriott, Sheraton New Orleans, Largest Annual Mathematics Meeting in the World

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Audio-Visual Equipment: Standard equipment in all session rooms is one overhead projector and screen. Invited 50-minute speakers are automatically provided with one laptop projector and an ELMO Visual Presenter (Document Camera/projector); AMS Special Sessions and Contributed Papers, and MAA Invited and Contributed Paper Sessions, are provided with the standard equipment and a laptop projector. Blackboards are not available, nor are Internet hookups in session rooms. Any request for additional equipment should be sent to audio visual coordinator at and received by November 1.

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.

Email Services: Limited email access for all Joint Meetings participants will be available in an email center located near the JMM Registration Desk. The hours of operation will be published in the program. Participants should be aware that complimentary Internet access will be available in the public areas of the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.

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. Information must be approved by the director of meetings prior to being placed on these tables.

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 coordinator, MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940, or by email at 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.

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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 401-455-4145 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 Rights unless 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, résumés) will be removed by the staff. At the end of the exhibits on Sunday, 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 participant's hotel. Another method would be to leave a message at the meetings registration desk from January 6 through 9 during the hours that the desk is open. These messages will be posted on the Mathematics 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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