How to Register

Registration Fees

Advance registration is now closed. Registration will open again at the meeting, starting at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The registration desk will be located in the pre-function area outside of the entrance to the Grand Hall at the Hyatt Regency.  It will be open on Tuesday (1/3/17) 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (extended to 7:30 p.m. for advance registration pickup only); Wednesday (1/4/17) 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday (1/5/17) and Friday (1/6/17) 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday (1/7/17) 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On-site registration fees will apply.

The importance of registering for the meeting cannot be overemphasized. The AMS and the MAA encourage all participants to register for the meeting. When a participant pays a registration fee, he or she is helping 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 and should be prepared to show their badges if so requested. Badges are required to enter the Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibits, the Employment Center, to obtain discounts at the AMS and MAA Book Sales, and to cash a check with the Joint Meetings cashier.


All registered participants (including guests) for the meeting will receive a badge. Each badge of a registered mathematician will include an embedded vCard (electronic business card) in the form of a QR Code; placed on the back of the badge. This code will include name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and subject classification code (if given). It will enable exhibitors to retrieve the same information they would receive from a business card with one quick scan. Allowing an exhibitor to scan the code on a badge will be strictly voluntary by each participant and any participant may choose to cover his or her code.

Cancellation Policy

Participants who cancel their registrations for the meetings, minicourses, Short Course, or banquet tickets by December 29, 2016, will be eligible to receive a 50 percent refund of fees paid. No refunds will be issued after this date.


There are two separate registration deadlines, each with its own benefits:

  • ORDINARY meeting registration (hotel reservations, registration materials mailed) - November 22
    Participants who register by November 22 can still receive their materials by mail, if they choose. Participants may reserve rooms through the MMSB until December 12.
  • FINAL meeting registration (advanced registration, short course, minicourses) - December 20 (midnight EST)
    Participants who register after November 22 and by December 20 must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets for social events at the meeting. Registration materials may be picked up at the Meetings Registration Desk, located on the Lower Level 2 of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Participant Lists and Mailing Lists

If a participant would like to opt-out of any mailing lists or participant lists that are generated for the meeting, he or she should check the appropriate box on the Registration and Housing Form. All participants who do not opt-out will be included in all mailing lists and participant lists that are generated and distributed for the meeting.