Joint Mathematics Meetings

NEW! JMM Personal Scheduler
Create A Personalized Daily Schedule and Export It Your Calendar!

Welcome to the NEW Personal Scheduler for the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM). Take advantage of this tool—it is designed to help you get the most from your meeting experience. Save valuable time on-site and create your schedule today!

About the Scheduler

The Personal Scheduler is your personal planner designed to help you plan your time during the JMM. This tool allows you to view all of the sessions, courses, and talks offered at the JMM and select the ones you plan to attend. Plan your agenda before arriving in Boston, by creating your personalized daily schedule and importing it into a calendar program such as ical, Outlook, or Google Calendar.

With access to the complete online program, you can build (and re-build) your schedule as many times as you'd like. NOTE: Committee meetings are not included in this scheduler. Adding sessions to your personal schedule does not mean you are registered to attend the meeting. See the registration page for information on how to register.

How do I use the Personal Scheduler?

Access the Personal Scheduler and follow the instructions below.

Make selections: Scroll down the scheduler page and check the boxes next to the courses, talks or sessions that you would like to attend.  If you would like to review what you have chosen at any time, click “Print My Schedule”.  NOTE: “Print My Schedule” is best used to review your selections. This is not the best option to make a schedule to use at the meeting.  You can, however copy it and place it in Word or another word processing program to format.

Navigate to certain sections: To go directly to a particular day, click on that day under “Meeting Sessions by Day”, located under the scheduler buttons. To navigate back to the top of the page, click on “Top of page, located at the end of each section.

“Open” Button:  If you do not have cookies enabled, the “open” button will allow you to open a saved schedule.  If you have cookies enabled, the “open” button will disappear, and your schedule will open every time you visit this page. It will not be obvious that you are in your personal calendar but if you scroll down, you will see where you left off; i.e. boxes checked, etc. NOTE: If the “open” button no longer shows up on the page, you are in your schedule. If you are using a public computer that has cookies enabled, you will only be able to access the schedule of the person that created one first. Multiple and different schedules cannot be accessed if you have cookies enabled and have saved your schedule from this browser.

“Save” Button: The “save” button will save your schedule on the server where the JMM website lives.  Filenames can only include letters, numbers, and underscores. They cannot include spaces or any other characters.

“Export ical” Button: The “export ical” button will export an Icalendar file (.ics) that you can either open or save to your computer. 

To save the file to your computer:

  1. Click “export ical”.
  2. Select “save file”. 
  3. Select “ok”
  4. Name the file with an “.ics” extension and save it to a preferred location on your computer. 


  1. Click “export ical”
  2. Select “open with Microsoft Outlook” or if you are using a Mac, you can choose to open it in Ical. (You may be given a choice of program to open the file.)
  3. Select “ok”

To open in your calendar:

The .ics file can be opened in Ical, Outlook 2007, and 2010. 

To open in Outlook: In Outlook, an additional calendar called “Joint Mathematics Meetings” will automatically be created.  Select the Joint Mathematics Meetings calendar then advance to January 2012 in your calendar to begin viewing your schedule for the meeting. 

To open in Ical: Your schedule for the week will be displayed in Ical.

To open in Google Calendar: If the file is downloaded or saved to your computer, it can be opened in Google Calendar. 

  1. Open Google Calendar and select “import other calendar” (drop down from “other calendars”). Browse to find your calendar name (with .ics extension) and when you find it, click “import”.
  2. Click “close”.
  3. Advance to January 2012 in your calendar to begin viewing your schedule for the meeting. 

“Export csv” Button: The “Export csv” button will download a comma-separated data file that you can open in Microsoft Excel or import into the program of your choice. You can then sort and format it the way you want. NOTE: This option is best for people who are “Excel savvy”.

Need Help?

For technical assistance or questions about how to use the scheduling tool, e-mail mmsb@ams.org or call 1-800-321-4267, Ext. 4144 (8–4:30 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday).