The importance of reserving a hotel room at one of the official Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) hotels cannot be stressed enough. The AMS and the MAA make every effort to keep participants expenses at the meeting, registration fees, and hotel rooms for the meeting as low as possible. They work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars to keep the meetings affordable. The AMS and MAA encourage all participants to register for the meeting. When anyone pays the registration fee and reserves a room with an official JMM hotel, he or she is helping to support not only the JMM in 2018, but also future meetings.
Participants are encouraged to register for the JMM in order to reserve hotel rooms at the contracted JMM rates. If a participant needs to reserve a hotel room before they are registered for the JMM, he or she must contact the Mathematics Meetings Services Bureau (MMSB) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-321-4267 ext. 4137 or ext. 4144 for further instructions.
Special rates have been negotiated exclusively for this meeting at the following hotels: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Omni Hotel San Diego, Hilton Gaslamp San Diego, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, Solamar Hotel San Diego, Palomar Hotel San Diego, Horton Grand Hotel, and Porto Vista Hotel. See detailed hotel information here.
To receive the JMM rates, reservations for these hotels must be made through the MMSB. The hotels will not be able to accept reservations directly until after December 15, 2017, and at that time, rooms and rates will be based on availability. Any rooms reserved directly with the hotels after December 15, 2017 are subject to rates higher than the JMM rates.
A link to the 2018 JMM housing site will be included in the email confirmations of all registrations. If a participant needs to have the link emailed to him or her, please send the request to email@example.com. If anyone is having problems reserving a hotel room, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any participant who needs to reserve a hotel room and does not have a credit card, he or she should contact the MMSB at email@example.com for further instructions. If a check is being used to reserve a hotel room, the reservation and check must be received by the MMSB no later than December 5, 2017.
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Please beware of aggressive housing bureaus that target potential attendees of a meeting. They are sometimes called "room poachers" or "room-block pirates" and these companies generally position themselves as a meeting's housing bureau, convincing attendees to unknowingly book outside the official room block. They call people who they think will more likely than not attend a meeting and lure them with room rates that are significantly less than the published group rate -- for a limited time only. And people who find this offer tempting may hand over their credit card data, believing they have scored a great rate and their housing is a done deal. Unfortunately, this often turns out to be the start of a long, costly nightmare.
These housing bureaus are not affiliated with the Joint Mathematics Meetings in any way. The only official housing bureau for this meeting is the MMSB and they would never call anyone to solicit reservations. The only way to book a room at a negotiated JMM rate is through the JMM registration form or through the MMSB. The JMM cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of hotel bookings made with unofficial housing bureaus.