The importance of advance registration cannot
be overemphasized. Advance registration fees are considerably lower
than the fees that will be charged for registration at the meetings.
Participants registering by November 14 will receive their
badges, programs, and tickets purchased in advance by mail approximately
three weeks before the meetings, unless they check the appropriate
box to the contrary on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. Because
of delays that occur in U.S. mail to Canada, advance registrants
from Canada must pick up their materials at the meetings. Because
of delays that occur in U.S. mail to overseas, materials are never
mailed overseas. There will be a special Registration Assistance
Desk at the Joint Meetings to assist individuals who either do not
receive this mailing or who have a problem with their registration.
Please note that a US$5 replacement fee will be charged for programs
and badges that are mailed but not taken to New Orleans. Acknowledgments
of registrations will be sent by email to the email addresses given
on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. If you do not wish your
registration acknowledged by email, please mark the appropriate
box on the form.
Participants Who Are Not Members of the
AMS and register for the meetings
as a nonmember will receive mailings after the meetings are over
with a special membership offer.
Advance registration and on-site registration
fees only partially cover the expenses of holding meetings. All
mathematicians 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 exhibit area, to obtain discounts at the
AMS and MAA Book Sales, and to cash a check with the Joint Meetings
Advance registration forms accompanied by
insufficient payment will be returned, thereby delaying the processing
of any housing request, or a US$5 charge will be assessed if an
invoice must be prepared to collect the delinquent amount. Overpayments
of less than US$5 will not be refunded.
For each invalid check or credit card transaction
that results in an insufficient payment for registration or housing,
a US$5 charge will be assessed. Participants should check with their
tax preparers for applicable deductions for education expenses as
they pertain to these meetings.
If you wish to be included in a list of
individuals sorted by mathematical interest, please provide
the one mathematics subject classification number of your major
area of interest on the Advance Registration/Housing Form. (A list
of these numbers is available by sending an empty email message
to firstname.lastname@example.org; include the number 1023 as the subject of
the message.) Copies of this list will be available for your perusal
in the Networking Center.
If you do not wish to be included in any mailing
list used for promotional purposes, please indicate this in the
appropriate box on the Advance Registration/Housing Form.
Where Your Registration Dollars
The AMS and MAA make every effort
to keep participant expenses at meetings and registration fees for
meetings as low as possible. We work hard to negotiate the best
hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars
to keep the meeting affordable for you. When you pay the registration
fee, you are helping to support a wide range of activities associated
with planning, organizing, and running a major meeting of this size.
Planning involves such activities
as site selection which begins more than five years before the meeting.
This encomapsses looking for the best hotel and convention center
facilities at reasonable rates. The staff also attends to the needs
of other organizations, such as the Association for Symbolic Logic,
the Association for Women in Mathematics, and the National Association
of Mathematicians. Processing over 1600 abstracts and scheduling
all sessions, speakers, over 100 committee meetings, and more than
50 social events requires a great deal of precise planning and coordination.
These activities along with the production and printing of the meetings
program and timetable, the handling of over 4,000 advance registrations,
making over 2,000 hotel reservations, preparing badges for advance
registrants, and the mailing of advance registration materials are
just a part where your registration dollar goes. At the meeting
site some of the major expenses are room rental, audiovisual equipment
and services, the email center, and support personnel (such as freight
handlers and typists).
While the AMS and MAA work hard
to make the best use of registration dollars and keep the meetings
affordable, your suggestions on how to keep costs down are welcome.
While at the meeting please enter your comments in the log at the
Transparencies section of the Registration Desk. After the meeting
is over, you may forward your suggestions to the Director of Meetings,
AMS, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940, or send email to email@example.com.
Please register onsite for
the meeting. The Joint Meetings Registration Desk will be located
in La Galeries 5 & 6 on the 2nd level of the Marriott Hotel.
It will be open between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (1/4);
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday (1/5), and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday (1/6) Sunday (1/7); and Monday (1/8).
Registration Fees &
(of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM)
Employed: Any person currently employed
but who will become unemployed by June 1, 2007, and who
is actively seeking employment.
AMS or MAA
Persons who qualify for emeritus membership in either the Society
or the Association. The emeritus status refers to any person
who has been a member of the AMS or MAA for twenty years or
more and who retired because of age or long-term disability
from his or her latest position.
currently working toward a degree or diploma. Students are
asked to determine whether their status can be described as
graduate (working toward a degree beyond the bachelor's),
undergraduate (working toward a bachelor's degree), or high
school (working toward a high school diploma).
Any person currently unemployed, actively seeking employment,
and not a student. It is not intended to include any person
who has voluntarily resigned or retired from his or her latest
Any librarian who is not a professional mathematician.
Countries Special Rate
Countries: Any person employed in developing countries where
salary levels are radically noncommensurate with those in the
Member (onsite only)
(of AMS, ASL, CMS, MAA, or SIAM)
Nonmember (onsite only)
Any family member or friend who is not a mathematician and
who is accompanied by a participant of the meetings. These official
guests will receive a badge and may attend all sessions and
Short Course: Aspects of Statistical Learning
Short Course - member of AMS or MAA
Short Course - nonmember
Short Course - student, unemployed, emeritus
Short Course: Leonhard Euler: Looking Back after 300
Short Course - member of MAA or AMS
Short Course - nonmember
Short Course - student, unemployed, emeritus
Center-1st Table (computer or self-scheduled)
Center-2nd Table (computer or self-scheduled)
Center-Posting Job Description Only
Center-Applicant (all services)
Center-Applicant (winter list & message center only)
(all fees apply before and during the meeting)
1-6 (Computer minis): US $95
Minicourses 7-10 & 12-16 : US $60
Minicourse 11 (Origami): US $70
OUT #1 Introduction to the Mathematics of Modern
OUT#2 Some Deterministic Models in Mathematical
Biology and their Simulations
#3 A Tool to Implement Quantitative
Literacy (QL): Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
OUT4# Creating Visual Mathematics Applets Using
5# Wavelets and Applications:
A Multi-Discilinary Undergraduate Courses With Emphasis on
#6 Webwork 2: An Internet-Based
System for Generating and Delivering Homework
#7 Directing Undergraduate Research
#8 Mathematics and Geometry of
#9 Evaluating Student Presentations
#10 A Beginner's Guide to the
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
#11 Origami in Undergraduate Mathematics
#12 Combinatorially Thinking
#13 Teaching a Course in the History
#14 Contemporary College Algebra:
A Refocused College Algebra Course
#15 Geometry with History for
#16 More Music and Mathematics
Those who cancel their advance registration
for the meetings, MAA Minicourses, or Short Courses by December
29 (the deadline for refunds for banquet tickets is December
22) will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. No refunds will
be issued after this date.
for a roommate? Please check
the Roommate Search Board here.
ALL ROOMS THROUGH THE MMSB ARE
SOLD OUT. PLEASE SEE THE DETAILED
HOTEL PAGE FOR DETAILS ON ADDITIONAL ROOMS.
IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO
YOUR EXISTING RESERVATION: Please note that all reservations
and changes will have to be made with the hotels directly
after December 10. All final rooming lists were sent to
the hotels on Thursday, December 7. At that point, the MMSB
could no longer process hotel information. Please allow
the hotels a couple of weekdays to get the information from
the lists into their system. Then, they will be happy to
take your changes, etc.
Participants should be aware that the AMS
and MAA contract only with facilities who are working toward being
in compliance with the public accommodations requirements of the
ADA. They have negotiated special discounted hotel room rates with
the Headquarter (HQ) hotels, the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton
New Orleans, and five other hotels. Book a room at one of these
hotels by October 31 and automatically enter a Special Room Raffle
or Room Lottery for a free room at this meeting! Read
all about it here.
Participants requiring hotel reservations
should read the instructions on the hotel
page. Participants who did not reserve a room during advance
registration and would like to obtain a room at one of the hotels
listed on the following pages should call the hotels directly after
December 12. However, after that date the MMSB can no longer guarantee
availability of rooms or special convention rates. Participants
should be aware that some hotels may charge a penalty fee to guests
for departure changes made before or after guests have checked into
their rooms. Participants should also inquire about this at check-in
and make their final plans accordingly.
Participants should also be aware that a guarantee
is required when making a reservation for this meeting.When one
guarantees a reservation by paying a deposit or submitting a credit
card number as a guarantee in advance, however, the hotel usually
will honor this reservation up until checkout time the following
day. If the individual holding the reservation has not checked in
by that time, the room is then released for sale, and the hotel
retains the deposit or applies one night's room charge to the credit
card number submitted.
If you hold a guaranteed reservation at a
hotel but are informed upon arrival that there is no room for you,
there are certain things you can request the hotel do. First, they
should provide for a room at another hotel in town for that evening
at no charge. (You already paid for the first night when you made
your deposit.) They should pay for taxi fares to the other hotel
that evening and back to the meetings the following morning. They
should also pay for one telephone toll call so that you can let
people know you are not at the hotel you expected. They should make
every effort to find a room for you in their hotel the following
day and, if successful, pay your taxi fares to and from the second
hotel so that you can pick up your baggage and bring it to the first
hotel. Not all hotels in all cities follow this practice, so your
request for these services may bring mixed results or none at all.
Importance of Staying in the Official Meetings
Hotels: Your patronage of the official headquarters hotels enables
the JMM to secure the meeting space at a greatly reduced cost which
helps to keep the cost of the meeting and your registration fees
down. Also, networking events will be held at the Marriott and the
Sheraton for the convenience of our participants.