Joint Mathematics Meetings

(For updated locations, see the timetable; All locations are subject to change)

Social Events

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 tickets 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 Advanced Registration/Housing Form.

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 Saturday evening, with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are US$58 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, Friday, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 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 a talk at 7:30 p.m. by Rosalind Picard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Robots, autism, and God, presenting her work on affective computing, an interdisciplinary field that explores new systems that recognize and respond to human emotions. See http://www.acmsonline.org for details.

Annual Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this open reception affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Association for Women in Mathematics Reception: There is an open reception on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. This year reception attendees are invited to participate in a networking activity based on the game SET which will provide opportunities to meet new people and have added fun at the reception.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. All alumni, family, and spouses are welcome to attend.

Claremont Colleges Alumni Reception, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Claremont Colleges invite alumni, students, faculty and friends to join us for our annual reception. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served and guests are welcome.

Graduate Students and First-Time Participants Reception, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The AMS and 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. Light refreshments will be served.

HCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:17 a.m. - 9:17 a.m. YP17: Come to a reunion breakfast for alumni and friends of Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics, Salon J, Marriott

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

MAA/Project NExT Reception, Friday, 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, University of Michigan. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 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.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Participants are warmly invited to attend this open house which is co-sponsored by 15 of the Mathematical Institutes in North America. This reception precedes the Gibbs Lecture. Come find out about the latest activities and programs at each of the institutes that may be suited to your own research.

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. All friends of the Mathematical Reviews (MR) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff (past and present) for a reception in honor of all of the efforts that go into the creation and publication of the Mathematical Reviews database. Refreshments will be served.

MER/IME Banquet, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum and the Institute for Mathematics and Education (IME) welcome all mathematicians who are interested in precollege, undergraduate, and/or graduate educational issues to attend the MER/IME banquet on Thursday 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$60 each, including tax and gratuity.

An Insider’s Guide to the Museum of Mathematics, Friday, January 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., Marriott, Suffolk, Third Floor. This hands on presentation will provide a sneak preview of the Museum of Mathematics, highlighting the math behind some of the novel exhibits and providing opportunities to play with exhibit prototypes.

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00 p.m.-8:40 p.m. 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$58 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner. Constitution B, 2nd floor, Sheraton

North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 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. H’ors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided (see www.math.ncsu.edu or contact Hien Tran, tran@math.ncsu.edu, for more information); Clarendon Room, 3rd floor, Sheraton.

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Thursday, 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.

Open Source Software in the Mathematical Sciences Reception, Friday 6:15 pm. All those interested in discussing the use of open source software in the classroom are invited to attend. There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Sponsored by Sage, WeBWorK and WEB-SIGMAA; Room 304, Hynes

Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Alumni Reception, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages and mingle with math alumni, faculty, and College of Science representatives.

Rochester Institute of Technology Reception, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Join current faculty and students of the School of Mathematical Sciences for an informal reception for alumni and friends of RIT.

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

Tina Straley Reception - Reception in Honor of Retiring MAA Executive Director Tina Straley, Friday, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Join the MAA and your colleagues in wishing Tina well as we thank her for her leadership and for her wonderful spirit that has enriched the mathematical community. Tickets are US$28 each, including tax and gratuity. There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Undergraduates Reception, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Mathematics Alumni Reception, Friday, 5:30 p.m.-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. For more information please visit http://www.math.illinois.edu/jmm-reception.html.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Reception for Alumni and Friends, Friday, 5:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  All UW Madison Department of Mathematics Alumni and Friends are invited to a reception.  Please come visit with old and new friends.

Top of page