Social Events

All events listed are open to all registered participants. It is strongly recommended that for any event requiring tickets, they should be purchased through advance registration. Only a very limited number of tickets, if any, will be available for sale during the meeting. If you must cancel your participation in a ticketed event, you may request a 100% refund by returning your tickets to the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau (MMSB) by December 30, 2022. After that date, no refunds can be made. Special meals are available at banquets upon advance request, and must be indicated on the Registration/Housing Form when you register.

Grand Opening Reception, Wednesday, 6:15-8:30 pm. The JMM officially opens with festivities to celebrate our vibrant mathematical community. After a brief ribbon-cutting (at 6:00 pm), 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 Institute for Mathematics Math Circles Reception, Thursday, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

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

AMS Journal Reviewer Appreciation Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm

AMS Reception for Project NExT Fellows, Friday, 8:00–10:00 pm. All Project NExT Fellows, consultants, and other friends of Project NExT are invited.

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Reception for Alumni and Friends, Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm.

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 a lecture.

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.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Annual Alumni Reunion, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm. Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM) Alumni Reunion Event. BSM alums are invited for light appetizers. The BSM North American Directors and staff will be hosting this event. BSM is the prestigious and essential study abroad program for undergraduates studying mathematics, established in 1985.

Canada/USA Mathcamp Alumni and Friends Gathering, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm. Canada/USA Mathcamp is hosting their annual mini-reunion! Join them for snacks, games, and good conversation with friends old and new.

Reception for Clemson Faculty, Graduates, and Friends, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. Clemson School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is hosting a JMM reception for Clemson faculty, alumni (undergrad or grad), REU alumni, and others with close Clemson ties.

Estimathon!, organized by Andrew Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital; Thursday, 3:30–4:30 pm. They're called Fermi problems...

  • How many stop signs are in New York City?
  • How much concrete was used to build Hoover Dam?
  • How many primes have strictly increasing digits?

If you can come up with reasonable guesses for any of the above, come to The Estimathon! The Estimathon is a mind-bending mixture of math and trivia. Attendees will work in teams to come up with confidence intervals for 13 Fermi (estimation) problems, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. The team with the best set of intervals will be crowned the champs!

Please visit here for more information.

ICERM Mixer, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm.

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

Annual Reception for LGBTQ+ mathematicians, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. Spectra is affiliated with Out to Innovate, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc.

Mathematically Bent Theater, Colin Adams and the Mobiusbandaid Players, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm. Why are math jokes so much funnier than physics jokes? Why do students laugh out loud when they see their scores on math exams? And what is so funny about the word asymptote? These are just a few of the many questions we will not answer in this collection of short humorous math pieces.

Mathematical Reviews Reception, Friday, 6:00–7:00 pm

Mathematical Institutes Open House, Thursday, 6:00–8:30 pm

McGraw Hill Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:00 pm. Math and Mugs-Come enjoy light refreshments with the McGraw Hill Math team!

MSRI / SLMath Reception for Current and Future Donors, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm

MEET and SHARE: A Mathematicians’ Storytelling Event, Thursday, 8:00–10:00 pm. Presented by The Coalition for the Amplification of Historically Excluded Mathematicians (The Coalition)

National Association of Mathematicians Banquet, Friday, 6:00–9:00 pm. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are US\$75 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.

North Carolina State University Reception for Alumni and Friends of the Department of Mathematics, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 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. H’ors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided (contact Hien Tran,, for more information).

NSA WiMS Networking Event, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm

Penn State's Eberly College of Science and Department of Mathematics Reception, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm. The Penn State Eberly College of Science invites you to join them for food, drinks, and networking! 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.

***CANCELLED***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.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic (SIAM) Reception on Industrial Math Modeling, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 pm

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 postdocs are welcome to join us for this reception.

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

UMN Breakfast for Alumni and Friends, Friday, 7:30–9:00 am. The University of Minnesota invites alumni and friends to connect with Professor and Head Ben Brubaker over breakfast.

UMN Prospective Student Breakfast, Saturday, 7:30–9:00 am. Prospective graduate students are invited to meet with Professor and Department Head Ben Brubaker and the Director of Graduate Studies to learn about the University of Minnesota's graduate program.

Undergraduate Student Reception, Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm. A community-building event open to all undergraduate students and their supporters. Join us for activities, games, food, and fun. Organized by AMS and Pi Mu Epsilon, with funding from an AMS donor.

Uniform Convergence: A One-Woman Play, organized by Corrine Yap, Rutgers University, Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm. Uniform Convergence is a one-woman play written and performed by mathematics graduate student Corrine Yap. It juxtaposes the stories of two women trying to find their place in a white male-dominated academic world. The first is of historical Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya, who was lauded as a pioneer for women in science but only after years of struggle for recognition. Her life's journey is told through music and movement, in both Russian and English. The second is of a fictional Asian-American woman, known only as "Professor," attempting to cope with the prejudice she faces in the present. As she teaches an introductory real analysis class, she uses mathematical concepts to draw parallels to the race and gender conflicts she encounters in society today. Since 2016, Corrine has performed Uniform Convergence at 15 different academic institutions, off-Broadway, and at the 2018 MAA MathFest.

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

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics Reception, Friday, January 6, 5:30–7:30 pm. Everyone ever connected with the Department is encouraged to get together for conversation and to hear about Mathematics at the University of Illinois.

University of Tennessee, Math Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 5:30–8:30 pm, Sola’s Irish Pub, 710 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. Anyone who has ever been a part of the UT Math Department or is considering joining our department as a new graduate student or faculty is invited to gather for some friendly conversation.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni and Friends Reception, Thursday, 6:00–7:30 pm. All alumni, friends, and participants in the Department of Mathematics programs at UW-Madison are invited. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar.

Yearly Gather: Collaborative Puzzle Time!, Wednesday, 8:45–10:00 pm. Organized by sarah-marie belcastro, MathILy, and Alice Mark, MathILy-Er and Vanderbilt University. 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.

  • How many stop signs are in New York City?
  • How much concrete was used to build Hoover Dam?
  • How many primes have strictly increasing digits?

YP17 HCSSiM Reunion Breakfast, Friday, 7:15–9:00 am

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