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Joint Meetings Returns to San Francisco, Moscone West, January 13 - 16, 2010
Registration Information


NOTICE: Advance registrations will be accepted until 8:00 AM EST, Wednesday December 23. After that, please register on site at the meeting. The Joint Meetings Registration Desk (JMRD) will be located in the lobby of the Moscone West Convention Center. It will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (1/12/10); 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday (1/13/10); 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday (1/14/10) and Friday (1/15/10); and 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (1/16/10). Please see onsite registrations fees here.

General Reg Fees/Categories Register Online Register by Paper Form Acknowledgments
Deadlines Cancellation Policy Insufficient Funds Policy Registration Materials Mailing Other Mailings

General Instructions

The AMS and MAA make every effort to keep participant expenses at meetings and registration fees for meetings as low as possible. We work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars to keep the meetings affordable for you. The AMS and the MAA encourage all participants to register for the meeting. When you pay the registration fee, you are helping to support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and running a major meeting of this size.

The importance of advance registration cannot be overemphasized. Advance registration fees are considerably lower than the fees that will be charged for registration at the meetings.

Registration Fees and Categories

Please click here for detailed list of registration fees and categories for this meeting.

Online Registration

Please click here to register and reserve a room online. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are the only methods of payment which are accepted for Internet advance registration, and charges to credit cards will be made in U.S. funds. All Internet advance registrants will receive acknowledgment of payment upon submission of this form.

  • It is preferable that you register and reserve a room at the same time. If you do not need housing, you can register only. However, reserving a room without registering cannot be done on this form. If you have already registered and decided later that you need a hotel room, please either send email to the MMSB at mmsb@ams.org with your housing information or fill out the housing side of a paper form and fax it to the MMSB at 401-455-4004. Please indicate that you have already registered.
  • If you wish to be included in a list of individuals sorted by mathematical interest, please provide the one mathematics subject classification number of your major area of interest on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. (A list of these numbers is available by sending an empty email message to abs-submit@ams.org; include the number 1035 as the subject of the message.) Copies of this list will be available for your perusal in the Networking Center.
  • If you do not wish to be included in any mailing list used for promotional purposes, please indicate this in the appropriate box on the Advance Registration/Housing Form.

Registration by Paper Form

For your convenience, a copy of the form is available in pdf format here. Forms must be mailed or faxed to the MMSB st MMSB, P. O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940 or 401-455-4004.

Registration Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of registrations will be sent by email to the email addresses given on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. If you do not wish your registration acknowledged by email, please mark the appropriate box on the form.

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Advance Registration Deadlines

There are three separate advance registration deadlines, each with its own advantages and benefits.

  • EARLY meetings advance registration (room drawing): November 4
  • ORDINARY meetings advance registration (hotel reservations, materials mailed): November 18
  • FINAL meetings advance registration (advance registration, Short Courses, Employment Center, MAA Minicourses, banquets): 8:00 am EST, December 23 CHANGED

Early Advance Registration: Those who register by the early deadline of November 4 will be included in a random drawing to select winners of complimentary hotel rooms in San Francisco,. Multiple occupancy is permissible. The location of rooms to be used in this drawing will be based on the number of complimentary rooms available in the various hotels. Therefore, the free room may not necessarily be in the winner's first-choice hotel. The winners will be notified by mail by December 24. So register early!

Ordinary Advance Registration: Those who register after November 4 and by the ordinary deadline of November 18 may use the housing services offered by the MMSB but are not eligible for the room drawing. You may also elect to receive your badge and program by mail in advance of the meetings.

Final Advance Registration: Those who register after November 18 and by the final deadline of December 23 (8:00 am EST) must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets for social events at the meetings. Unfortunately, it is sometimes not possible to provide final advance registrants with housing, so registrants are strongly urged to make their hotel reservations by November 18. To pick up your materials, please come to the Meetings Registration Desk in the first-floor lobby of the Moscone West Convention Center.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Those who cancel their advance registration for the meetings, MAA Minicourses, or Short Courses by January 8 (the deadline for refunds for banquet tickets is January 4 ) will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. No refunds will be issued after this date. Please send email to the MMSB at mmsb@ams.org to cancel registrations and/or tickets.

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Policy on Insufficient Funds

Advance registration forms accompanied by insufficient payment will be returned, thereby delaying the processing of any housing request, or a US$5 charge will be assessed if an invoice must be prepared to collect the delinquent amount. Overpayments of less than US$5 will not be refunded.

For each invalid check or credit card transaction that results in an insufficient payment for registration or housing, a US$5 charge will be assessed. Participants should check with their tax preparers for applicable deductions for education expenses as they pertain to these meetings.

Mailing of Registration Materials

Participants registering by November 18 may receive their badges, programs, and tickets (where applicable) in advance by mail approximately three weeks before the meetings. Participants who do not wish to have their registration materials mailed must check the appropriate box on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. Registration materials will be mailed automatically if this box is not checked. Because of delays that occur in U.S. mail to Canada, advance registrants from Canada must pick up their materials at the meetings. Because of delays that occur in U.S. mail to overseas, materials are never mailed overseas. There will be a special Registration Assistance Desk at the Joint Meetings to assist individuals who either do not receive this mailing or who have a problem with their registration. Please note that a US$5 replacement fee will be charged for programs and badges that are mailed but not taken to San Francisco.

Other Mailings

Participants Who Are Not Members of the AMS and register for the meetings as a nonmember will receive mailings after the meetings are over with a special membership offer.

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