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 1, 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 Registration Form. All locations will be posted in December.

Grand Opening Reception, Wednesday, 6:15-8:30 pm. This year, the JMM officially opens with festivities to celebrate our vibrant mathematical community. After a brief ribbon-cutting, the mathematical art display, vendor, and exhibitor booths will all be available to you, along with hors d'oeuvres, food stations, beverages, and entertainment. ALL are Welcome! FREE!

Meet up with friends or explore on your own, but be sure to take in all the fun, refreshments, and special offerings. Travel each aisle – many exhibitors are planning special offerings just for this evening!

American Statistical Association’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Reception, Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm. This reception is open for the opportunity to build community and celebrate our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) Reception and Lecture, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. The reception will take place between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, followed by a short program and 20-minute talk by Karl-Dieter Crisman, Gordon College. 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, Friday, 5:00-6:30 pm. The AWM Reception is open to all JMM participants and will begin at 5:00 pm, during the Poster presentations. At 6:00 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, the AWM Service Awards, and the AWM Fellows.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm.

University of Chicago Mathematics Alumni Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm.

ICERM Mixer, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm. 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.

Johns Hopkins University Department of Mathematics and the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:30 pm. 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. Bring a project (knitting/crochet/tatting/beading/etc.) and chat with other mathematical crafters!

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm. 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. We missed being able to acknowledge everyone’s efforts last year, and look forward to seeing old and new friends this year. Refreshments will be served.

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Thursday, 6:00–8:30 pm. 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, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm. MSRI invites current and prospective donors to an informal reception with appetizers and drinks. Directors David Eisenbud and Hélène 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 by joining our giving societies. For more information about the event or becoming an MSRI supporter, please contact

Yearly Gather: Collaborative Puzzle Time!, Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm. All are invited to enjoy a brand new mathematical puzzle created specially for this year's JMM in this session hosted by {MathILy, MathILy-Er, MathILy-EST} staff. We can also answer your questions about the {MathILy, MathILy-Er} summer programs for high-school students and the MathILy-EST REU for early college students. Organized by sarah-marie belcastro (MathILy), Alice Mark (MathILy-Er and Vanderbilt University), and Max Engelstein (MathILy-EST and U Minnesota).

MEET and SHARE: A Mathematicians’ Storytelling Event, Thursday, 8:00– 9:30 pm. Presented by The Coalition for the Amplification of Historically Excluded Mathematicians (The Coalition). During this storytelling event, we hope to bring together mathematicians from all career stages and connect with one another through personal stories. Everybody is welcome to this community building event and it will not be recorded in order to create an intimate space. If you are interested in joining us at this special night, please fill out the RSVP form (limited seats!) at the event website. More details about the event can be found on this website.

University of Michigan Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm.

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00–8:40 pm. 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, Thursday, 7:00–8:00 pm. 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! Light refreshments will be provided. See details here.

North Carolina State University Reception, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. 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 (contact Hien Tran for more information)

Penn State's Eberly College of Science and Department of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. Alumni, students, and faculty are welcome to attend. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (SIAM) Reception on Industrial Math Modeling, Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. A big part of SIAM’s mission is to build community around the application of mathematical modeling, analysis, and computation to real-world problems. Join us in celebrating the many ways that mathematical modeling has improved our lives, and learn more about SIAM’s collaborative efforts to build a workforce dedicated to mathematical modeling in industry, including programs such as the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math, in collaboration with MAA), Graduate Student Mathematical Modeling Camp (GSMMC), Mathematical Problems in Industry (MPI) Workshop, Math Modeling Hub (in collaboration with COMAP and NCTM), and BIG Math Network.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Reception, Thursday, 12:00-1:00 pm. Please JOIN US at the SACNAS reception to celebrate diversity and learn about our inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Meet fellow mathematicians who have benefited from what SACNAS has to offer and learn about opportunities such as leadership development, undergraduate research, community engagement and participation in the National Diversity in STEM Conference.

Spectra Reception for LGBTQ+ Mathematicians, Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Annual reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer mathematicians and their allies. Spectra is affiliated with Out to Innovate, formerly the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

University of Tennessee Mathematics Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. We invite friends of the department, alumni, and possible future alumni to come and renew old friendships and make new ones. Please join us at Pike’s Brewing Co., 1415 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Texas A&M University Mathematics Department Reception for Alumni, Students, and Faculty, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm. All alumni, current students, faculty, and current and former post-docs are encouraged to join us for this reception.

University of Washington Department of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm. If you are a friend of the University of Washington Department of Mathematics, please join us for this reception. Alumni and current department members are particularly encouraged to attend. RSVPs are encouraged. Please see the department website for instructions.

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