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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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All events below are listed alphabetically and are open to all registered participants. Additional events will be listed as they are known. 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 27. 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. Special meals may be subject to additional fees.

AMS Banquet, Mardi Gras Ballroom D, 3rd floor, Marriott: 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 Sunday, with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are US$53 including tax and gratuity. The banquet will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Banquet, Nottaway Room, 4th floor, Sheraton, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. is preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by an after- dinner talk by Maria Zack. Tickets must be ordered by November 30; see for details and cost.

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Balcony L, 4th floor, Marriott, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this open reception cosponsored by NOGLSTP. Come and meet some old friends and allies, and make new friends, too!

AWM Reception, Grand Ballroom Foyer, 5th floor, Sheraton: There is an open reception on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This has been a popular, well-attended event in the past.

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AWM 40th Anniversary Banquet and Jazz, Mardi Gras Ballroom E, 3rd floor, Marriott, Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the AWM with your friends and colleagues with a few invited toasts followed by some of New Orleans' finest jazz. Tickets are US$60, including tax and gratuity.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Napoleon Suite, 41st floor, Marriott, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All alumni, family, and spouses are invited.

CANCELLED - Children of Euler, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. This four-piece technical speed metal band plays an array of beautifully technical, heavy songs with lyrics spanning from incompleteness, stochastic systems, and calculus, to poetic storytelling about some of the most fascinating mathematicians in history. Their live performances are incredibly high energy, entertaining, and thought provoking, and enjoyed by math scholars and just plain fans who enjoy their sound. The band has played locally in the Minneapolis area, as well as touring the U.S. since they formed in 2008.  Mardi Gras D, Marriott.

Claremont Colleges Alumni Reception, LaGalerie 1, 2nd floor, Marriott, Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. All math faculty, alumni, students, and friends are invited. H'ors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served, and special guests are welcome! Please send your RSVP to

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Armstrong Ballroom, 8th floor, Sheraton, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 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.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Friday 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Everyone ever connected wit the department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the university. Please see for more information. Bonaparte Room, 4th floor, Marriott.

University of Kansas Math Alumni and Friends Reunion/Reception, Friday, 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. All friends and graduates of the University of Kansas mathematics department are invited to attend. Edgewood Room, 4th floor, Sheraton.

Knitting Circle, Rue de France, I, 3rd floor, JW Marriott, Friday, 8:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters!

MAA -Project NExT Reception, Gallery Ballroom, 1st floor, Sheraton, Saturday, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., organized by Judith Covington, Louisiana State University Shreveport; Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota- Duluth; Aparna W. Higgins, University of Dayton; and P. Gavin LaRose All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, La Galerie 2, 2nd floor, Marriott, Friday, 5:45 p.m. - 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, Oak Alley Room, 4th floor, Sheraton, Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 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.

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Mathematical Institutes Open House, Mardi Gras Ballroom E, 3rd floor, Marriott., Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Participants are warmly invited to attend this open house cosponsored by 16 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.

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 Friday 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$55 each, including tax and gratuity, Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd floor, Sheraton.

NAM Banquet, Waterbury Ballroom, 2nd floor, Sheraton, Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m. The National Association of Mathematicians will host a banquet on Friday 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$53 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.

National Association of Math Circles, Bacchus Room, Marriott, Friday, 5:30 p.m.--6:30 p.m. The Math Circle movement has been growing steadily over the last several years. If you are new to the program, learn how to get started and join our community of program support. If you are currently involved, learn how to contribute to the problem database, search for problems and lesson plans, and learn about the continuing efforts to improve the site; see

North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics Reception, Regent Room, 4th floor, Marriott, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. all Alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs, e.g., REU, REU+, REG, IMSM, RTG) at North Carolina State University are invited to attend and meet old friends and to hear about recent events in the department. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided (see or contact Hien Tran, for more information).

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 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.

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CANCELLED - New Mexico State University Mathematics Association Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Alumni, faculty, and friends of the New Mexico State University Department of Mathematical Sciences are cordially invited to this reception.

Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Alumni Reception, Nottaway Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please join us for h'ors d'oeuvres and beverages, and mingle with math alumni, faculty, and College of Science representatives.

Student Hospitality Center, Gallier Room, 4th Floor, Sheraton, Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., organized by Richard and Araceli Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics.

Reception for Undergraduates, Gallery Ballroom, 1st Floor, Sheraton, Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

University of Chicago Alumni Reception, Room 828, 8th floor, Sheraton, Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Mathematics Department Reception for Alumni and Friends, Friday, 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please come and visit with old and new friends. Balcony N, 4th floor, Marriott.

Worship Service, Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Begin the final day of the joint meetings by attending a nondenominational service provided by members of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.

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