Due to the pandemic, the AMS and MAA have agreed to move the JMM 2021 online. There will not be any in-person events in Washington, D.C.
The 2021 Virtual JMM will take place in real-time on a Meeting Platform. Each session and event will have its own individual meeting/Zoom room. Participants will be able to engage with their colleagues and speakers during question and answer periods that will follow presentations, as well as in dedicated networking sessions.
The 2021 Virtual JMM was originally scheduled to take place in EST; however, to accommodate participants living on the West Coast, it has been changed to MST.
The 2021 Virtual JMM will be a streamlined version of the originally planned event. We anticipate having Invited Addresses, Special Sessions, and some panels. We do not anticipate holding general Contributed Paper Sessions. Social events such as the AMS Fellows Reception and the AMS Social will not be held. We are still finalizing all details in the coming months, so please keep checking the online schedule.
We will be intentional in our decisions about what will be maintained from the MAA programming. MAA Associate Secretary, Hortensia Soto, will reach out to committee chairs and organizers of currently scheduled programming. At this time MAA has decided to cancel all events that are generally scheduled for the evening, including social events. Please feel free to reach out to Hortensia at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We hope to hold the two joint AMS-MAA Invited Addresses and the AMS-MAA-SIAM Porter Lecture. The Joint Prize Session will not be held; we plan to celebrate award winners through other online channels. Prize winners will be contacted by the organization sponsoring your award. Other joint events will be determined after consultation with co-sponsoring organizations. Please keep checking the online schedule for details.
We continue to work with all partner organizations and will add their programming to the online schedule as it develops during the fall. Please continue to check the schedule for details.
Since the main purpose of the Employment Center is to provide a safe and convenient physical space in which employers can conduct interviews that they schedule themselves, there will not be an Employment Center at this meeting. Please continue to check the FAQ’s and the JMM program for updates about other sessions and activities for job applicants.
Sponsoring organizations will notify committee members accordingly of their plans.
The AMS is offering Graduate Student Travel Grants for this meeting. Details can be found here.
Yes, registration is required to attend, present, or view recorded content.
Registration opened on September 15, 2020.
No, registration fees will be substantially lower than for a face-to-face meeting. Registration fees are now posted.
Registration fees help support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and conducting the meeting, including the cost of the virtual platform.
We have dramatically reduced the JMM registration fees for this meeting -- \$50 for students, \$100 for members, and \$150 for nonmembers. Although a virtual meeting saves in travel, lodging, and renting a convention center, there are still many costs. The virtual hosting platform, which includes staff providing real time assistance to anyone having technical issues, is costly. Our meetings staff work for several months organizing the JMM. We estimate these registration fees will bring in enough to cover much of our costs, but expect the AMS and the MAA to still have to underwrite the meeting. As co-hosts of the JMM, we financially support this virtual conference because our mission is to help bring our mathematical community together. We look forward to welcoming you in January!
Participants may register for the meeting up to the last day of the meeting. However, the deadline to cancel and receive a refund is January 5, 2021. You can cancel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be given for all registrations canceled by this date.
All organizers and speakers should register for the meeting no later than 24 hours before their scheduled session or talk.
You will be contacted by someone from the sponsoring organization regarding your talk.
You will be contacted by someone from the sponsoring organization about plans for virtual presentations by your speakers. Note: the abstract deadline for speakers in your session was extended to September 15, 2020.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to schedule general Contributed Paper Sessions this year.
Presenters will have options to do both.
Yes, you will be able to move in and out of any concurrent session at any time.
While we will not have a virtual awards ceremony, we plan to celebrate award winners through other online channels. You will be contacted by the organization sponsoring your award.
There will be fewer hour-long talks this year, but we still plan to have a great selection of invited addresses. Look for announcements soon regarding the final line-up of speakers.
The recordings of all talks and sessions will be available for viewing within 3 weeks on the Meeting Platform after the meeting ends, free of charge, assuming the speaker gave permission to be recorded. People will have to be registered for the meeting to view them. They will remain there until May 29, 2021. All Plenary IAs will also be placed on the JMM YouTube Channel as well and will remain there indefinitely, also assuming the speaker gave permission to be recorded. Those will be open to the public. We can provide a copy of a recording to a speaker by special request only. We will need to know who those people are before meeting ends. Requests should be sent to email@example.com.
Copies of recordings of sessions cannot be provided. To do that, it would require an all-party consent of everyone in attendance at that session, and we made no provisions for that.
Yes, there will be designated time after each presentation for questions and answers.
Yes, anyone may participate in the virtual JMM. Please take note of the Mountain Standard time zone when planning your participation.
Printed programs will not be available for these meetings; however, all registered participants will have access to the program online as well as to all abstracts presented during the meeting. As talks are scheduled, a meeting program will be posted on the JMM program page.
Yes, there will be dedicated Zoom rooms to allow participants the opportunity to network during the meeting.
These virtual meetings will only be accessible to registered participants and staff. We ask all participants to refer to our JMM Policies, including the Welcoming Environment Policy.
Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855-282-5703 or at Math Society Ethics Point. The reporting mechanism ensures respect for privacy while alerting the AMS and MAA to situations. Violations may also be brought to the attention of the AMS Director of Meetings & Conferences, Penny Pina by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are expecting to have book exhibits at the virtual JMM. We are exploring various options for doing this and will post details soon.
Anyone interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor should email email@example.com. Details will be posted on the JMM website soon.
We suggest Safari, FireFox, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer 11+. Participants will be able to join from a PC or Mac, and will need a webcam to be seen, and a microphone to be heard. We recommend a headset with a microphone for best audio quality.
This may happen because of your internet connection or if there is heavy traffic on your WIFI connection. To alleviate these problems, you may try to upgrade to a faster connection, reduce the number of applications you have running, or use a laptop or desktop computer to participate, versus a tablet.
Yes, all sessions will be moderated to ensure technical issues can be addressed quickly.
Yes, presenters will have an opportunity to upload slides and materials for their presentation prior to the start of the meeting, although this is not required. Information on how to upload slides will be shared at a later date.
Audio is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers or use headphones. Check speaker volume to ensure your sound is not muted.
You will be able to participate by installing Zoom and the JMM meeting app. Installation instructions will be provided as we get closer to the meeting.