JMM Policies and Statements
All Are Welcome at the JMM
Welcoming Environment Policy - The AMS strives to ensure that participants in the JMM enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.
Harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of the AMS, and its activities and missions.
The AMS will make every effort to maintain an environment that is free of harassment, even though it does not control the behavior of third parties. A commitment to a welcoming environment is expected of all participants of JMM activities, including mathematicians, students, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors, and participants in scientific sessions and social events. To this end, the AMS will include a statement concerning its expectations towards maintaining a welcoming environment in registration materials for the JMM, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855-282-5703 or at www.mathsociety.ethicspoint.com. The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation.
Assistance may also be sought from any staff or volunteer member wearing a MathSafe badge. Learn more about the MathSafe program.
The AMS strongly encourages use of the Employment Center venues for all interviews of prospective employees at society meetings. The use of hotel guest rooms for interviews violates the AMS Welcoming Environment Policy. Interviews must be conducted in public meeting spaces.
All are Welcome in San Francisco! The City of San Francisco is a strong proponent of inclusiveness of race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and socioeconomic background in all aspects of the community. The city takes great pride in San Francisco cultural diversity and inclusion. It accepts all its people and doesn't discriminate based on race, color, or creed.
While in San Francisco, everyone will find plenty of friendly faces ready to greet them. Meet the official “San Francisco Welcome Ambassadors”. They operate 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Ambassadors are there to offer directions, answer general questions, provide restaurant/tour recommendations. They are hospitality trained but also act as additional eyes and ears on the street to help keep them clean and safe.
In addition, meet the Union Square Alliance. From a 24/7 staffed dispatch hotline to round-the-clock cleaning staff, ambassadors, and overnight security, staff are the eyes and ears of Union Square and respond to issues in a timely manner. Participants can call member services if they would like a walking escort. Coverage area is Moscone Center to Union Square. Allow 30 minutes. To report cleaning and safety issues, contact member services at 415-781-4456.
AMS is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for its participants and ensuring inclusion of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity. In keeping with this policy, the following will be available:
- Gender-Neutral restrooms in Moscone and the Marriott Marquis – Gender-Neutral restrooms will be located in a) Moscone South – one (1) near Room 101 on lobby level and one (1) near Room 201 on 2nd level, and b) Marriott Marquis – three (3) on the 4th level in Pacific A, E, and H and one (1) on lower B2 level near the Nob Hill D Room. For any assistance with using or finding these rooms, come to the Registration Desk in the Moscone South Lobby.
- Private Rooms for Nursing in Moscone and the Marriott Marquis – These will include Mamava lactation pods (one standard and one ADA) and private rooms. For details on how to access these rooms, come to the Registration Desk in the Moscone South Lobby. See the floorplans in the program book for exact locations. These restrooms will provide accessible spaces for multiple self-expressions of gender identity, parents with gender-neutral children, and participants with health conditions or impairments and who are accompanied by gender-neutral attendants.
- Quiet/Comfort Rooms in Moscone and the Marriott Marquis – These rooms will be available for participants to retreat safely whenever they need to decompress, pray, etc. For details on how to access these rooms, come to the Registration Desk in the Moscone South Lobby.
Broadcasting, Photographing, and Videotaping Policy
Each invited address (50-minutes long) that takes place in the Invited Address rooms will be recorded, with the permission of the speaker, and uploaded to the JMM YouTube Channel after the meeting. These recordings will be taken by a professional videographer hired by the AMS.
The recording or broadcasting of any AMS or joint-sponsored event, talk, and session by any other party is strictly forbidden without the explicit written permission of the AMS Executive Director or AMS Director of Meetings and Conferences. To obtain permission, send your request by email to email@example.com to the attention of the AMS Director of Meetings and Conferences. Having submitted a request form does not constitute temporary authority, and approval will not be given orally. Please allow sufficient time for the approval process to be completed. Allow at least two weeks from time of receipt of request by AMS.
Photographs and videos of meeting interactions will be taken by professional photographers and videographers hired by AMS. These photographs and videos may occasionally be used for publicity purposes. By participating in the Joint Mathematics Meetings, participants acknowledge that their photograph or a video that includes them may be published in material produced by the AMS. AMS shall not responsible for unauthorized photographs, videos, or other images not taken by professional photographers hired by the AMS.
Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted to take pictures or videos of a single person without that person’s permission. Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted to take pictures or videos of an exhibitor’s product or display without that exhibitor’s permission.
Code of Conduct
Disruptions: The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is committed to upholding the professional and educational purposes of its meetings and conferences. We affirm the right of registered attendees of AMS meetings and conferences to participate fully in all scheduled program activities and we aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone present. Any expressions of dissent must not inhibit conference activities, disrupt the full participation of registered attendees, nor pose a threat to the personal safety of others. If the AMS and meeting organizers determine that any event or action is disruptive or prohibited, they may remove those involved in the event or action from the meeting, revoke the registration of individuals involved, or take further appropriate actions, if deemed necessary.
AMS Communications oversees all media coverage for the meeting.
The JMM 2024 is being planned as an in-person meeting only. No virtual options are expected to be available. We look forward to seeing everyone participate in person.
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