Social Events

All events listed are open to all registered participants. It is strongly recommended that for any event requiring a ticket, tickets should be purchased through advance registration. Only a very limited number of tickets, if any, will be available for sale on-site. If you must cancel your participation in a ticketed event, you may request a 50% refund by returning your tickets to the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by December 29, 2016. After that date, no refunds can be made. Special meals are available at banquets upon advance request, but this must be indicated on the Advanced Registration/Housing Form and extra charges may be incurred.

AMS Dinner, Join your colleagues on this special occasion of celebration in the mathematical community. The AMS will recognize long-term members as well as honor the recipients of the Programs That Make a Difference Awards and the Exemplary Programs Award. Enjoy delicious meals from gourmet food stations, special entertainment, and enter to win fun prizes at the raffle table! This evening of celebration will be held on Saturday, January 7 with a reception at 6:30 pm and doors opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are US\$69 including tax and gratuity. The student ticket price is US\$30. The dinner will take place in the Imperial Ballroom, Marriott Marquis.

Association of Adventist Mathematicians Annual Meet and Greet, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm, Edgewood, Hyatt Regency.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Lecture, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm, Imperial Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis. The reception will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm, followed by a short program and 20 minute talk at 6:30 pm. The talk will be given by Satyan Devadoss, University of San Diego. Students are encouraged to attend. Opportunity will be provided afterwards for delegates to go to dinner at local restaurants.

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Mathematicians Reception, Thursday, 6:00– 8:00 pm, Pulse Loft, Marriott Marquis. Annual reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mathematicians. They are affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Association for Women in Mathematics Reception and Awards Presentation, the AWM Reception, which is open to all JMM attendees, will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 pm after the AMS Gibbs Lecture in Imperial Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis.  At 10:00 pm, the AWM President will recognize all of the honorees of the AWM Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman, the recipients of the AWM Dissertation Prize, and the AWM Service Awards.

Backgammon! organized by Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College; Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm, International Ballroom North, Hyatt Regency.  Learn to play backgammon from expert players. It's a fun and exciting game where players with a good mathematics background have a decisive advantage. Boards and free lessons will be provided by members of the US Backgammon Federation. Stop by any time on Friday evening.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 5:30 pm, L404, Marriott Marquis.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education Informational Session, Friday, 12:00–1:00 pm, Lenox, Hyatt Regency. BSME is a semester-long program in Budapest, Hungary, designed for American and Canadian undergraduates (and recent graduates) interested in teaching middle school or high school mathematics. Participants will study the Hungarian approach to learning and teaching, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. Come learn more about this exciting new program.

Canada/USA Mathcamp Alumni & Friends Gathering, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm, L403, Marriott Marquis.  We're hosting the annual Mathcamp mini-reunion!  Join us for snacks, games, and good conversation with friends old and new.

George Washington University Math Alumni Reception, Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, M109, Marriott Marquis. The George Washington University Department of Mathematics invites all of our graduates attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta. Please come and meet the math faculty and other alumni. Refreshments will be served.

ICERM Reunion Event,  Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Pulse Loft, Marriott Marquis.  ICERM welcomes all past and future participants of our semester programs, workshops and Summer@ICERM undergraduate programs to come together for its first annual reunion event.  Refreshments will be served.

Joint Prize Reception, Thursday 5:30–6:30 pm, Atrium Ballroom Pre-function Area, Marriott Marquis.

Knitting Circle, Thursday, 8:00–9:30 pm, International Ballroom North, Hyatt Regency. Bring your needlework and come knit (crochet, cross-stitch, etc.) with us while talking about math or other relaxing subjects. Catch up with your friends and meet new ones during this fun social event.

MAA Departmental Member Reception, Friday, 5:30-7:30 pm, MAA Suite

MAA/Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm, International Ballroom South, Hyatt Regency, organized by Julia Barnes, Western Carolina University; Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University; Matt DeLong, Taylor University; and Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.

MAA Two-Year College Reception, Thursday, 5:30– 7:00 pm, International Ballroom South, Hyatt Regency, is open to all meeting participants, particularly two-year faculty members. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. There will be hot and cold refreshments and a cash bar.

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm, Hanover Hall AB, Hyatt Regency.  All friends of the Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff (past and present) for a reception in honor of all of the efforts that go into the creation and publication of the Mathematical Reviews database. Refreshments will be served.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Wednesday, 5:30–8:00 pm, International Ballroom, Hyatt Regency. Members of the AMS and MAA who are attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings are warmly invited to come to the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception, co-sponsored by several of the mathematical sciences institutes in North America. This reception precedes the Gibbs Lecture. We hope to see you there!

{MathILy, MathILy-Er} Yearly Gather, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lenox, Hyatt Regency. Come one, come all, and play a recently created mathematical game or solve a new puzzle!  And learn about the {MathILy, MathILy-Er} summer programs for high-school students, then hang out with {MathILy, MathILy-Er} alumns and instructors.

MSRI Reception for Current and Future Donors, Thursday, 6:30–8:00pm, University, Hyatt Regency.  MSRI invites current and prospective donors to an informal reception with appetizers and drinks. Directors David Eisenbud and Helene Barcelo will speak about present and upcoming events and programs, as well as the impact of private support on the Institute.

MSRI thanks and acknowledges mathematicians who support MSRI’s programs and workshops through membership in the Archimedes Society or the Gauss Society. Archimedes Society members support MSRI with annual gifts. Gauss Society members support MSRI with a planned gift through arrangements in their wills and estates.

For more information about the event and how to join the Archimedes or Gauss Societies, please contact, Heike Friedman, Director of Development,; 510.643-6056.

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00–8:40 pm, Imperial Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are US\$65 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.

North Carolina State University Reception for Alumni and Friends of the Department, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm, L404, Marriott Marquis.  All alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs (e.g., REU, REU+, REG, IMSM, RTG) at North Carolina State University are invited to attend and meet old friends and to hear recent events in the department.  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided (see or contact Hien Tran, for more information).

NSA Women in Mathematics Society Networking Session, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. Please stop by the NSA booth for additional information and the exact location of the event.

Oregon State Reception, Friday, 7:00-8:30 pm, M102, Marriott Marquis. Alumni and friends of the Oregon State University Mathematics Department are invited to a reception. We will honor Tevian Dray, winner of the Deborah and Franklin Teppo Haimo award.  

PROMYS and Ross Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 6:30–8:30 pm, M102, Marriott Marquis. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, old friends, new friends, and good conversation!

Texas A&M University Mathematics Department Reception for Alumni, Students, and Faculty, Friday, 5:30–7:30 pm, L403, Marriott Marquis. All alumni, current students, faculty, and current and former post-docs are invited to join us for this reception.

Reception for Undergraduates, Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 pm, A708, Marriott Marquis.

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 pm, Imperial Ballroom B, Marriott Marquis. The AMS and MAA cosponsor this social hour. Graduate students and first-timers are especially encouraged to come and meet some old-timers to pick up a few tips on how to survive the environment of a large meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Marietta, Hyatt Regency.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Reception, Friday, 5:30–7:30pm, Vinings, Hyatt Regency. Everyone ever connected with the Department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois.

University of Michigan Mathematics Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Vinings, Hyatt Regency.

University of Waterloo Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm, Sway, Hyatt Regency.  Dean Stephen M. Watt would like to invite all UW Math Alumni and Friends attending the JMM to join him in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

YP17 HCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:34 am, M109, Marriott Marquis.