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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 January 8, 2020. 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.

AMS Social at JMM 2020: Mathematicians in the Performing Arts, Saturday, January 18, 6:00-9:30 pm, Chambers Grant Salon – Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1355 Curtis Street, Denver, CO (O.2 mile walk from Colorado Convention Center)

Enjoy performances by the following mathematicians:

  • Lola Thompson, Aerial Acrobat
  • Colleen Agozzino, Aerial Acrobat
  • Ami E. Radunskaya, Cellist
  • Kim Ayers, Cellist
  • David Kung, Violinist
  • Ezra Buchla, Violist

Your ticket also includes dinner from a variety of food stations, complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks, a photo booth, and the chance to connect with colleagues on this last evening in Denver.

Discounted tickets for students and children are available: US\$35 student and children ticket US\$75 regular ticket. Purchase tickets when registering for JMM 2020.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Lecture, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm, Capitol Ballroom 4, Hyatt. The reception will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 pm, followed by a short program and 20 minute talk by Gerard Venema. Students are encouraged to attend, and opportunity will be provided afterwards for delegates to go to dinner at local restaurants.

Association for Women in Mathematics Reception and Awards Presentation, the AWM Reception which is open to all JMM participants will be held on Thursday at 6:00 pm, Mile High Ballroom 4a-c, CCC. The AWM President at 6:30 pm 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, the AWM Service Awards, and the AWM Fellows.

Backgammon! organized by Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College, and Jason Lee, Montgomery College; Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm, Centennial Ballroom D, Hyatt. 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 anytime!

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 5:30–6:30 pm, Capitol Ballroom 7, Hyatt.

University of California San Diego, Department of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 pm, Capitol Ballroom 2, Hyatt. Reception for Mathematics alumni.

Canada/USA Mathcamp Alumni & Friends Gathering, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Mineral Hall E, Hyatt. Canada/USA Mathcamp is hosting their annual mini-reunion! Join them for snacks, games, and good conversation with friends old and new.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm, Mineral Hall D, Hyatt.

Reception for Graduate Students and First-Time Participants, Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 pm, Centennial Ballroom A,B,C, Hyatt. 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.

ICERM Mixer, Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Mineral Hall G, Hyatt. ICERM welcomes all past and future participants of our semester programs, workshops, collaborations and Summer@ICERM undergraduate programs to come together for its annual mixer. Those interested in the Simons collaboration 'Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation' are also invited. Refreshments will be served.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Friday, 5:30–7:00 pm, Mineral Hall F, Hyatt. Department of Mathematics Reception. Everyone ever connected with the Department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about mathematics at the University of Illinois.

Johns Hopkins University Department of Mathematics and the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics Reception, Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Mineral Hall G, Hyatt. Please join us at this reception for alumni, students, faculty, and friends. Prospective students are especially welcome!

Knitting Circle, Thursday, 8:15–9:45 pm, Centennial Ballroom D, Hyatt. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters!

MAA/Project NExT Reception, Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 1-2-3, Hyatt. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of MAA Project NExT are invited. Organizers: Julia Barnes, West Carolina University, Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University, Matt DeLong, Taylor University and David Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm, Agate, Hyatt. 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, Centennial Ballroom F,G,H, Hyatt. Please join us at the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception to learn about the latest programs and workshops being held by a number of institutes. Hope to see you there!

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) Reception for Current and Future Donors, Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm, Mineral Hall F, Hyatt. MSRI Directors Hélène Barcelo and David Eisenbud invite current and prospective donors to an informal reception with appetizers and drinks. They will speak about events and programs at MSRI and how donors can provide support. www.msri.org

{MathILY, MathILy-Er, MathILy-EST} Yearly Gather, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm, Mineral Hall A, Hyatt. 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 and the MathILy-EST REU for early college students, then hang out with {MathILy, MathILy-Er} alumns and instructors.

University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 1, Hyatt.

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00–8:40 pm, Centennial Ballroom 1,2,3, Hyatt. 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.

Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Reunion, Wednesday, 6:00–7:30 pm, Mineral Hall F, Hyatt. NCUWM welcomes all past and future participants and any supporters of NCUWM to come together and share what you've been up to. Please join us to reconnect and continue to grow our community! There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

North Carolina State University Reception, Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 6, Hyatt. All alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs at North Carolina State University are invited to attend and meet old friends, and to hear about recent events in the department. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Contact Hien Tran, tran@math.ncsu.edu for more information.

NSA's Women in Mathematics Society (WiMS) Networking Session, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom 3, Hyatt.

Penn State's Eberly College of Science and Department of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 pm, Mineral Hall A, Hyatt. Alumni, students, and faculty are welcome.

PROMYS and Ross Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 6:30–8:30 pm, Mineral Hall G, Hyatt. Interesting conversation plus hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

SCUDEM Gathering and Information Session, Friday, 7:00-8:30 pm, Mineral Hall E, Hyatt. SIMIODE is holding an information Gathering for SCUDEM IV 2019 – Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling for those interested in learning about hosting and participating in this team event for high school and undergraduate students scheduled for October 2019. This will be an opportunity for past participants (local site host coordinators, coaches, and students) to reunite and share their experiences and for colleagues who want to learn more about SCUDEM.

Spectra Reception for LGBT Mathematicians, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Mineral Hall B, Hyatt. Annual reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mathematicians. Spectra is affiliated with NOGLSTP, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

University of Tennessee Mathematics Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:00-8:00 pm, Appaloosa Grill (Wright Room), 535 16th St., Denver. We invite friends of the department, alumni, and possible future alumni to come and renew old friendships or make new ones. Please join us.

Texas A&M University Mathematics Department Reception for Alumni, Students, and Faculty, Friday, 6:00–8:00 pm, Mineral Hall D, Hyatt. All alumni, current students, faculty, and current and former post-docs are encouraged to join us for this reception.

Reception for Undergraduates, Wednesday, 4:30–5:30 pm, Capitol Ballroom 3, Hyatt.

University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Capital Ballroom 5, Hyatt. The University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics invites alumni and friends to recognize Dean Stephen M. Watt’s successful term. Come celebrate the historical brewery & saloon ties between Waterloo and Denver!

University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm, Centennial Ballroom B, Hyatt.

YP17 HCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:17-9:00 am, Mineral Hall A, Hyatt.