Standard equipment in all session rooms is one overhead projector
and screen. (Invited 50-minute speakers are automatically provided
with two overhead projectors.) Blackboards are not available. Organizers
of sessions that by their nature demand additional equipment (e.g.,
VCR and monitor or projection panel) and where the majority of speakers
in the session require this equipment should contact the audio-visual
coordinator for the meetings at the AMS office in Providence at
401-455-4140 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
to obtain the necessary approvals. Individual speakers must consult
with the session organizer(s) if additional equipment or services
are needed. If your session has no organizer, please contact the
audio-visual coordinator directly. All requests should be received
by November 4.
Equipment requests made at the meetings most likely will not be
granted because of budgetary restrictions. Unfortunately no audio-visual
equipment can be provided for committee meetings or other meetings
or gatherings not on the scientific program.
The Marriott Hotel and Marina will provide recommendations for
in-room childcare for guests through their concierge desks. Call
619-234-1500 and ask for the concierge desk at least one day in
advance. For other hotels you should make inquiries with the front
desk. Arrangements represent a contractual agreement between each
individual and the child-care provider. The Joint Meetings assumes
no responsibility for the services rendered.
The AMS and MAA are pleased to announce that Wolfram
makers of Mathematica, will once again sponsor e-mail access for
all Joint Meetings participants. The hours of operation will be
published in the program. The AMS and MAA thank Wolfram Research
for its generosity in providing this valuable service.
Tables are set up in the exhibit area for dissemination of general
information of possible interest to the members and for the dissemination
of information of a mathematical nature not promoting a product
or program for sale.
If a person or group wishes to display information of a mathematical
nature promoting a product or program for sale, they may do so in
the exhibit area at the Joint Books, Journals, and Promotional Materials
exhibit for a fee of $55 (posters are slightly higher) per item.
Please contact the exhibits manager, MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence,
RI 02940, for further details.
If a person or group would like to display material in the exhibit
area separate from the Joint Books table, the proponent must reimburse
the AMS and MAA for any extra furnishings requested (tables, chairs,
easels, etc.) in addition to payment of the $55 per item fee. (This
latter display is also subject to space availability.)
The administration of these tables is in the hands of the AMS-MAA
Joint Meetings Committee, as are all arrangements for Joint Mathematics
for information about the city.
Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center for $6/hour
with no in/out privileges. Please see the hotel page for information
on guest parking at each property.
At the request of the AMS Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians,
a table will be made available in the exhibit area at which petitions
on behalf of named individual mathematicians suffering from human
rights violations may be displayed and signed by meetings participants
acting in their individual capacities. For details contact the director
of meetings in the Providence office at 401-455-4137 or by e-mail
Signs of moderate size may be displayed at the table but must not
represent that the case of the individual in question is backed
by the Committee on Human Rights unless it has, in fact, so voted.
Volunteers may be present at the table to provide information on
individual cases, but notice must be sent at least seven days in
advance of the meetings to the director of meetings in the Providence
office. Since space is limited, it may also be necessary to limit
the number of volunteers present at the table at any one time. The
Committee on Human Rights may delegate a person to be present at
the table at any or all times, taking precedence over other volunteers.
Any material that is not a petition (e.g., advertisements, résumés)
will be removed by the staff. At the end of the exhibits on Wednesday,
any material on the table will be discarded, so individuals placing
petitions on the table should be sure to remove them prior to the
close of exhibits.
The most convenient method for leaving a message is to do so with
the participant's hotel. Another method would be to leave a message
at the meetings registration desk from January 6 through 9 during
the hours that the desk is open. These messages will be posted on
the Mathematics Meetings Message Board; however, staff at the desk
will try to locate a participant in the event of a bona fide emergency.
The telephone number will be published in the program.