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Audio-Visual Equipment

Standard equipment in all session rooms is one overhead projector and screen. (Invited 50-minute speakers are automatically provided with two overhead projectors.) Blackboards are not available. Organizers of sessions that by their nature demand additional equipment (e.g., VCR and monitor or projection panel) and where the majority of speakers in the session require this equipment should contact the audio-visual coordinator for the meetings at the AMS office in Providence at 401-455-4140 or by e-mail at to obtain the necessary approvals. Individual speakers must consult with the session organizer(s) if additional equipment or services are needed. If your session has no organizer, please contact the audio-visual coordinator directly. All requests should be received by November 4.

Equipment requests made at the meetings most likely will not be granted because of budgetary restrictions. Unfortunately no audio-visual equipment can be provided for committee meetings or other meetings or gatherings not on the scientific program.


The Marriott Hotel and Marina will provide recommendations for in-room childcare for guests through their concierge desks. Call 619-234-1500 and ask for the concierge desk at least one day in advance. For other hotels you should make inquiries with the front desk. Arrangements represent a contractual agreement between each individual and the child-care provider. The Joint Meetings assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.

E-mail Services

The AMS and MAA are pleased to announce that Wolfram Research, Inc.Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica, will once again sponsor e-mail access for all Joint Meetings participants. The hours of operation will be published in the program. The AMS and MAA thank Wolfram Research for its generosity in providing this valuable service.

Information Distribution

Tables are set up in the exhibit area for dissemination of general information of possible interest to the members and for the dissemination of information of a mathematical nature not promoting a product or program for sale.

If a person or group wishes to display information of a mathematical nature promoting a product or program for sale, they may do so in the exhibit area at the Joint Books, Journals, and Promotional Materials exhibit for a fee of $55 (posters are slightly higher) per item. Please contact the exhibits manager, MMSB, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940, for further details.

If a person or group would like to display material in the exhibit area separate from the Joint Books table, the proponent must reimburse the AMS and MAA for any extra furnishings requested (tables, chairs, easels, etc.) in addition to payment of the $55 per item fee. (This latter display is also subject to space availability.)

The administration of these tables is in the hands of the AMS-MAA Joint Meetings Committee, as are all arrangements for Joint Mathematics Meetings.

Local Information

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Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center for $6/hour with no in/out privileges. Please see the hotel page for information on guest parking at each property.

Petition Table

At the request of the AMS Committee on Human Rights of Mathematicians, a table will be made available in the exhibit area at which petitions on behalf of named individual mathematicians suffering from human rights violations may be displayed and signed by meetings participants acting in their individual capacities. For details contact the director of meetings in the Providence office at 401-455-4137 or by e-mail at

Signs of moderate size may be displayed at the table but must not represent that the case of the individual in question is backed by the Committee on Human Rights unless it has, in fact, so voted. Volunteers may be present at the table to provide information on individual cases, but notice must be sent at least seven days in advance of the meetings to the director of meetings in the Providence office. Since space is limited, it may also be necessary to limit the number of volunteers present at the table at any one time. The Committee on Human Rights may delegate a person to be present at the table at any or all times, taking precedence over other volunteers.

Any material that is not a petition (e.g., advertisements, résumés) will be removed by the staff. At the end of the exhibits on Wednesday, any material on the table will be discarded, so individuals placing petitions on the table should be sure to remove them prior to the close of exhibits.

Telephone Messages

The most convenient method for leaving a message is to do so with the participant's hotel. Another method would be to leave a message at the meetings registration desk from January 6 through 9 during the hours that the desk is open. These messages will be posted on the Mathematics Meetings Message Board; however, staff at the desk will try to locate a participant in the event of a bona fide emergency. The telephone number will be published in the program.


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