JMM 2018

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 January 4, 2018. 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 Dinner, The AMS Connects and Supports! Join your colleagues on this special occasion of celebration in the mathematical community. Enjoy delicious meals from gourmet food stations, take pictures at the photo booth and enter to win fun prizes at the raffle table! Each guest will also receive a special gift from the AMS.

This evening of celebration will be held on Saturday, January 13 with a reception at 6:30 pm and doors opening at 7:30 pm. Purchase your tickets when registering for the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Tickets are US\$75 and a limited number of tickets will be available at the special student rate of US\$30.

Annual Spectra Reception for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mathematicians, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Catalina, Marriott Marquis.  They are affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Lecture, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm. The reception will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm, followed by a short program and 20 minute talk at 6:30 pm. Students are encouraged to attend, and opportunity will be provided afterwards for delegates to go to dinner at local restaurants. The talk will be given by Francis Su.

Association for Women in Mathematics Reception and Awards Presentation, the AWM Reception which is open to all JMM participants will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 pm after the AMS Gibbs Lecture. The AWM President at 10:00 pm will recognize all of the honorees of the AWM Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman, the recipients of the AWM Dissertation Prize and the AWM Service Awards.

Backgammon! organized by Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College; Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm. Learn to play backgammon from expert players. It’s a fun and exciting game where players with a good mathematics background have a decisive advantage. Boards and free lessons will be provided by members of the US Backgammon Federation. Stop by anytime!

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education Informational Session, Friday, 12:00–1:00 pm. BSME is a semester-long program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for American and Canadian undergraduates (and recent graduates) interested in teaching middle school or high school mathematics. Participants will study the Hungarian approach to learning and teaching, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. Come learn more about this exciting new program.

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 pm. 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.

ICERM Mixer, Friday, 6:00 – 8:00pm.  ICERM welcomes all past and future participants of our semester programs, workshops and Summer@ICERM undergraduate programs to come together for its annual mixer. Those interested in the new Simons collaboration `Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation' are also invited. Refreshments will be served.

Joint Prize Reception,Thursday 5:30–6:30 pm.

Knitting Circle, Thursday, 8:15–9:45 pm. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters!

MAA/Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of MAA Project NExT are invited. Organizers: Julia Barnes, West Carolina University, Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University, Matt DeLong, Taylor University and David Kung, St Mary’s College of Maryland.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:30– 7:00 pm, 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.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30–8:00 pm. Members of the AMS and MAA who are attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings are warmly invited to come to the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception, co-sponsored by several of the mathematical sciences institutes in North America. This reception precedes the Gibbs Lecture. We hope to see you there!

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm. All friends of the Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet) 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

{MathILY, MathILy-Er} Yearly Gather, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm. Come one, come all, and play a recently created mathematical game or solve a new puzzle! And learn about the {MathILy, MathILy-Er} summer programs for high-school students, then hang out with {MathILy, MathILy-Er} alumns and instructors.

MSRI Reception for Current and Future Donors, Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm. MSRI invites current and prospective donors to an informal reception with appetizers and drinks. Directors David Eisenbud and Helene Barcelo will speak about present and upcoming events and programs, as well as the impact of private support on the Institute.

MSRI thanks and acknowledges mathematicians who support MSRI’s programs and workshops through membership in the Archimedes Society or the Gauss Society. Archimedes Society members support MSRI with annual gifts. Gauss Society members support MSRI with a planned gift through arrangements in their wills and estates.

For more information about the event and how to join the Archimedes or Gauss Societies, please contact James Sotiros, Director of Development, 510.643-6056.

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00–8:40 pm. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are US\$75 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.

North Carolina State University, Reception for Alumni and Friends of the Department of Mathematics, Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  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 recent events in the department.  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided (contact Hien Tran,, for more information).

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm.

Penn State Mathematics Department Reception, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm. Reception for alumni, students and faculty. Join us for this event.

PROMYS and Ross Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 7:30–9:30 pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and interesting conversation with friends old and new!

Texas A&M University Mathematics Department Reception for Alumni, Students, and Faculty, Friday, 5:30–7:30 pm. All alumni, current students, faculty and current and former post-docs are invited to join us for this reception.

Reception for Undergraduates, Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 pm.

University of California, San Diego Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:30 pm. Reception for Mathematics alumni.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Friday, 5:30–7:30 pm. Department of Mathematics, Math Reception. Everyone ever connected with the Department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois.

University of Kansas Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm. University of Kansas alumni and friends reception.

University of Michigan, Mathematics, Alumni and Friends Reception, Friday, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

University of Waterloo, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. Join the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics for a cocktail reception celebrating the accomplishments of the Faculty, and its’ members over the past year.  Refreshments provided.

YP17 HCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:34 am.