Joint Mathematics Meetings 2001

Venue: Marriott Hotel New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 10, 2001 End Date/Time: Jan 13, 2001
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The Joint Mathematics Meetings are held for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and to provide the communication necessary to progress in the field. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians the world over. Keeping abreast of the progress in mathematics results in the furtherance of the interest of mathematical scholarship and research.

107th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

84th Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Annual meetings of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)


Marriott Hotel New Orleans, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana United States of America 70140
New Orleans
United States

Additional Information

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How to Register in Advance Email Advance Registration Internet Advance Registration Cancellation Policy Registration Fees Registration Descriptions Deadlines Registration by U.S. Mail Hotel Info/Instruc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How to Register in Advance 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 meeting. 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 Internet Advance Registration/Housing Form. Because of delays that occur in U.S. mail to Canada, it is strongly suggested that advance registrants from Canada choose to 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 $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 Internet Advance Registration/Housing Form. If you do not wish your registration acknowledged by email, please mark the appropriate box on the form. TOP Email Advance Registration This service is available for advance registration and housing arrangements by requesting the forms via email from VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are the only methods of payment which can be accepted for email advance registration, and charges to credit cards will be made in U.S. funds. Completed email forms should be sent to All advance registrants will receive acknowledgment of payment prior to the Meetings. A PDF version of the Registration form is also available. This form requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader, obtainable from Adobe. TOP Registration by U.S. Mail Registration/housing forms will be available in the October issue of Notices and Focus. TOP Internet Advance Registration To register via the internet, please use the Internet Advance Registration/Housing Form. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are the only methods of payment that can be accepted for Internet advance registration, and charges to credit cards will be made in U.S. funds. All Internet advance registrants will receive acknowledgment of payment upon submission of this form. Please note that all information typed in this form by you is what will basically be entered into the database, verbatim. Please do not use ALL CAPS for entries. TOP Cancellation Policy Those who cancel their advance registration for the Meetings, MAA Minicourses, or Short Courses by January 5 (the deadline for refunds for banquet tickets is December 29) will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. No refunds will be issued after this date. TOP Registration Fees See Table of Registration Fees for the meetings. Fees for Employment Center, MAA Minicourse, AMS Short Course, and MAA Short Course are listed below: AMS Short Courses by Dec 15 at mtg Member, Nonmember $ 80.00 $ 95.00 Student, Unemployed, Emeritus $ 35.00 $ 45.00 MAA Short Course by Dec 15 at mtg Member of MAA $125.00 $140.00 Nonmember $175.00 $190.00 Student, Unemployed, Emeritus $ 50.00 $ 60.00 MAA Minicourses by Dec 15 at mtg Minicourses # 1-6 $ 85.00 $ 85.00* Minicourses # 7-14 $ 55.00 $ 55.00* * if space is available Employment Center by Dec 15 at mtg Employer-First Table $ 200.00 $ 250.00 Employer-each additional table $ 50.00 $ 75.00 Employment-Posting Only $ 50.00 n/a Applicant-All Services $ 40.00 $ 75.00 Applicant (Winter List & Message Ctr) $ 20.00 $ 20.00 See List of Registration Descriptions. TOP Participants who are not members of the AMS and/or the MAA will receive mailings after the Meetings are over with a special membership offer from AMS and MAA. 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 cashier. If a registrant should arrive too late in the day to pick up his/her badge, he/she may show the acknowledgment of advance registration received from the MMSB as proof of registration. Advance registration forms accompanied by insufficient payment will either be returned, thereby delaying the processing of any housing request, or a $5 charge will be assessed if an invoice must be prepared to collect the delinquent amount. Overpayments of less than $5 will not be refunded. For each invalid check or credit card transaction that results in an insufficient payment for registration or housing, a $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 mathematical subject classification number of your major area of interest on the Internet Advance Registration/Housing Form. (A list of these numbers is available by sending an empty email message to; include the number 962 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 Internet Advance Registration/Housing Form. TOP Advance Registration Deadlines There are three separate advance registration deadlines, each with its own advantages and benefits. EARLY advance registration (room lottery) November 1 EARLY advance registration (inclusion in the Winter Lists for the Employment Center) November 7 ORDINARY advance registration (hotel reservations, materials mailed) November 14 FINAL advance registration (Joint Meetings, Short Courses, Employment Center, MAA Minicourses, Banquets) December 15 Early Advance Registration: Those who register by the early deadline of November 1 will be included in a random drawing to select winners of complimentary hotel rooms in New Orleans. Multiple occupancy is permissible. The location of rooms to be used in this lottery will be based on the number of complimentary rooms available in the various hotels. Therefore, the free room may not necessarily be in the winner's first-choice hotel. The winners will be notified by mail prior to December 25. So register early! Applicant and employer forms must be received by November 7 in order to be reproduced in the Winter Lists for the Employment Center. Ordinary Advance Registration: Those who register after November 1 and by the ordinary deadline of November 14 may use the housing services offered by the MMSB but are not eligible for the room lottery. You may also elect to receive your badge and program by mail in advance of the meetings. Final Advance Registration: Those who register after November 14 and by the final deadline of December 15 must pick up their badges, programs, and any tickets for social events at the meetings. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide final advance registrants with housing. Please note that the December 15 deadline is firm; any forms received after that date will be returned and full refunds issued. Please come to the Registration Desk in the Marriott Hotel to register on site. TOP Hotel Information/Instructions See detailed list of hotels used for this meeting. See detailed list of hotel rate structures. Participants should be aware that the AMS and MAA only contract with facilities who are working toward being in compliance with the public accommodations requirements of the ADA. Participants requiring hotel reservations should read the instructions on the following hotel pages. 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 25. However, after that date the MMSB can no longer guarantee availability of rooms or special convention rates. Participants should be aware that most hotels are starting to charge a penalty fee to guests for departure changes made after guests have checked into their rooms. Participants should inquire about this at check-in and make their final plans accordingly. Participants should also be aware that it is general hotel practice in most cities to hold a nonguaranteed reservation until 6:00 p.m. only. 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.