JMM 2019 Baltimore

How To Register

The AMS and the MAA encourage all participants to register for the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). The importance of registering for the meeting, especially before the meeting, cannot be overemphasized. Advanced registration fees are considerably lower than on-site registration fees and paying a registration fee helps to support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and executing the meetings.

All participants who wish to attend sessions are expected to register for the JMM and should be prepared to show their badges, if so requested. Badges are required to enter the Exhibits, the Employment Center, to obtain discounts at the AMS and MAA Book Sales, and to cash a check with the Joint Meetings cashier. The Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) is the official registration and housing bureau for the JMM and they will be processing all registrations. Please address all questions related to registration to mmsb@ams.org.

By registering for the JMM, each registrant acknowledges the Broadcasting, Photographing, and Videotaping Statement and the Privacy Statement.

Online Registration

To register and reserve a hotel room online, visit here.

New Registrations

AMS and MAA have agreed to process all JMM registrations through the AMS business portal. You have the option to register using your AMS login account or register using a Guest account.

You can either use your AMS account to log in and register or you can create a guest account, using an email address and a password, the password being optional. Note that you will need to use an email address that has never been used in this system (i.e. it cannot be found in the meeting database), to create a guest account. Otherwise, you will need to log in. If that happens and you do not know your password, simply hit "Forgot Password" and your password will be sent to the email address you provided.

Establishing a password is not mandatory and you can still register without it. The system automatically creates a password for you if you didn't give one. So, if you want to edit your records at another time and you didn't give a password, simply hit "Forgot Password" and the computer-generated password will be sent to the email address you provided.

Registration acknowledgments will be sent by email to the email addresses provided.

Editing/Modifying a Registration

You now have the ability to go back in and edit your records later after you have registered. If you are already registered and want to add a minicourse or social event, or edit your badge, etc., go to the registration form, click on the “register” button again, and log in. Log in with the email address and password that you used. If you didn't give a password when you registered, simply hit "Forgot Password" and the computer-generated password will be sent to the email address you provided.

Once you log in, your current registration record will be retrieved.  The form will allow you to add items and edit question responses.  However, to cancel an item or a whole registration, please email mmsb@ams.org, or call 800-321-4267, ext. 4144 or 4137, or 401-455-4144 or 401-455-4137.

Methods of Payment

VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are the only methods of payment accepted for online registrations, and charges to credit cards will be made in U.S. funds.

Paper Form Registration

For the convenience of those who do not have access to the internet or who prefer to not use the internet to register and reserve a hotel room, a paper copy of the registration form is located here. If you are using this method to register for the meeting and do not have a credit card, please contact the MMSB at mmsb@ams.org for further instructions. If you are using a check to reserve your hotel room, your reservation and check must be received by the MMSB no later than December 1 to ensure that your check is validated and reaches the hotel in time to hold your room.

Forms must be mailed or faxed to the MMSB at MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940 or 401-455-4004. For security reasons, credit card numbers by postal mail, email or fax cannot be accepted. If a participant is registering by paper form and would like to pay for his or her registration via credit card, he or she should indicate this on the form. MMSB staff will then contact that person.

NEW! Program Books

In order to keep registration fees as low as possible, save on postage, and make the JMM more environmentally friendly, program books will no longer be distributed or mailed in advance without your request. If you would like to receive a program book and pick it up at the meeting, please indicate this in the “Printed Program” section of the Registration/Housing Form and pay a nominal fee of US\$5. If you would like to receive a program book and have it mailed to you before the meeting, please indicate this in the “Printed Program” section of the Registration/Housing Form by November 20 and pay a nominal fee of US\$10. Programs can only be mailed via U.S. Mail. Programs cannot be mailed to Canada, Mexico, or other countries outside of the U.S. If you do not order a program in the “Printed Program” section, you will not receive a printed program. Note that extra copies of the program book will be for sale at the meeting for those that inadvertently missed these sections, while supplies last.

Updates and corrections received too late to be included in the program books will be included in the online program on the JMM website and in the JMM mobile app.

NEW! Badges and Tickets

As part of our efforts to keep registration fees as low as possible and save on postage, all other registration materials must be picked up at the meeting only. This includes badges, tickets, and promotional flyers. Badges will not be mailed before the meeting. All registration materials will be available at the Joint Mathematics Meetings Registration Desk, which will be located in the Pratt Street Lobby of the Baltimore Convention Center.

Participant Lists and Mailing Lists

To be included on the list of participants or the mailing list that is generated for the JMM, you must opt-in by checking the appropriate boxes on the Registration/Housing Form. All who do not opt-in on a category, will not be included in that category.

The list of participants will be included on the JMM daily newsletter, which is distributed during the meeting, and on the JMM mobile app. The mailing list will be used: a) by AMS and MAA staff to send marketing and promotional information by email, and b) by exhibitors and sponsors to send marketing and promotional information by U.S. Mail. The AMS and MAA do not disseminate the email addresses of JMM participants to outside parties.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel their registrations for the meetings, minicourses, short course, or banquet tickets by January 8, 2019, will be eligible to receive a 50% refund of fees paid. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Joint Mathematics Meetings Registration Fees

Registration Category Definitions

Regular Member: Any mathematician who is a member of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM and who does not qualify for any of the other member categories.

Regular Nonmember: Any mathematician who is not a member of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM and who does not qualify for any of the other nonmember categories.

Full-Time Student: Any person who is currently working toward a degree or diploma is eligible for this category. Students are asked to determine whether their status can be described as a graduate (working toward a degree beyond the bachelor’s), an undergraduate (working toward a bachelor’s degree), or high school (working toward a high school diploma) and to mark the Registration and Housing Form accordingly. See membership distinctions below.

Graduate Student Member: Any graduate student who is a member of the AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM is eligible for this category. Students should check with their department administrator to check their membership status.

Undergraduate Student Member: Any undergraduate student who is a member of the AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, SIAM, PME, or KME is eligible for this category. Students should check with their department administrator to check their membership status.

Emeritus: Any person who has been a member of the AMS for twenty years or more and who retired because of age or long-term disability from his or her latest position is eligible for this category. Anyone person who has been a member of the MAA for 25 years and who is 70+ years of age is eligible for this category.

Librarian: Any librarian who is not a professional mathematician is eligible for this category.

Unemployed: Any person who is currently unemployed, actively seeking employment, and is not a student is eligible for this category. This category is not intended to include any person who has voluntarily resigned or retired from his or her latest position.

Developing Country Participant: Any person who is employed in developing countries where salary levels are radically not commensurate with those in the U.S. is eligible for this category. See the most recent list of countries in this category here.

Temporarily Employed: Any person who is currently employed but will become unemployed by June 1, 2019, and who is actively seeking employment is eligible for this category.

Non-mathematician Guest: Any family member or friend, who is not a mathematician, and who is accompanied by a participant in the meeting is eligible for this category. Guests will receive a badge and may accompany a mathematician to a session or talk and enter the exhibit area.

Commercial Exhibitor: Any person who is exhibiting in the Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibits is eligible for this category. This does not include anyone participating in a poster session. Any exhibitor who is a mathematician and is participating in the scientific program and/or wants to attend sessions, talks, etc. is expected to register separately for the meeting.

Art Exhibitor: Any person who is exhibiting in the Mathematical Art Exhibition is eligible for this category. This does not include anyone participating in a poster session. Any exhibitor who is a mathematician and is participating in the scientific program and/or wants to attend sessions, talks, etc. is expected to register separately for the meeting.

Registration Deadlines

There are three registration deadlines, each with its own benefits :

Room Lottery: Participants who register by October 30 will be included in a random drawing to select winners of complimentary hotel room nights during the meeting. Rooms with multiple occupants will be included in the drawing. The location of these rooms will be based on the number of complimentary room nights earned in the various hotels. Therefore, a free room will not necessarily be in winner’s first-choice hotel. All winners will be notified by phone and email prior to December 19.

Ordinary Registration: Participants who register by November 20 can choose to receive their materials before the meeting by mail. Badges will be distributed at the meeting only.

Final Registration: Participants who register after November 20 and by December 27 must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets for social events at the meeting. After December 27, participants may register at the meeting, at higher fees.

Beware of Room Poachers, Housing Scams, and Registration Scams

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.

The JMM only sells attendee lists to JMM Exhibitors and Sponsors, and only for a one-time promotional use. Exhibitors and Sponsors are not authorized to sell JMM lists to anyone. Nor does anyone else have the authority to sell any lists generated by the JMM. Beware of any person or group approaching you about purchasing a list generated by the JMM. It would not be an authorized representative for the JMM, under any circumstance.

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