AMS Sectional Meeting Registration, Etc. Information

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Fall Western Sectional Meeting

(formerly at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT)
Now meeting virtually, hosted by the American Mathematical Society.
October 24-25, 2020 (Saturday-Sunday)
Meeting #1162

Associate Secretary: Michel L. Lapidus, AMS


Update: The Fall Western Sectional Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on the original dates. Times shown in the program are Pacific Daylight Time. (8:00 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) is equivalent to 9:00 am MDT, 10:00 am CDT, and 11:00 am EDT.) Please keep this in mind as you decide which talks you want to see. Further details will be posted as soon as they are available. Send questions to

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration is Open.

Registration: All participants are expected to register for sectional meetings. The importance of registering for the meetings cannot be overemphasized. Paying a registration fee helps to support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and executing the meetings. Fees (advance and during the meeting) are US\$25 for AMS members, US\$75 for nonmembers, US\$10 for students and unemployed mathematicians, and US\$15 for emeritus members. NEW! If you register for two fall sectional meetings, you qualify for free registrations for the other two. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by emailing 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by the first day of the meeting. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

To register online go to You will be required to create a web account, if you do not already have one. This will be a quick setup process, requiring only a username (email address), password, name, and address. Once you create the account, you will be able to continue on to register for the meeting. The same username and password may be used to register for all future sectional meetings. If you have already set up a web account with the American Mathematical Society, you should use your current username and password. You DO NOT have to set up a new account. However, please make sure that the email address (username) that you are using is current.

Note: If you are registering for a third or fourth AMS fall sectional meeting, choose your regular registration category. When you check out, it will not be necessary to enter credit card information; simply click "Complete Registration" and the 100% discount will be applied.

We hope that you will find this system easy to use. Once your information is in our system, you will not have to enter your contact information for any future sectional meetings, unless it has changed, thus making your registration faster and easier. For any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau at


In order to keep registration fees as low as possible, save on printing costs, and make the meetings more environmentally friendly, a small fee will be charged for receiving a program book.

For your convenience, the following changes have been made to the website to make the program more accessible and mobile-friendly.

  • Online Timetable: The sectional meetings now have an online timetable display. It will provide a quick reference to the sessions.
  • Print-friendly Pages: The pages of the program now have a “Print” button in the top right-hand corner. It is black and is depicted by a little printer. If you cannot see it, please maximize your window. The printer icon is sometimes bundled into the generic “share” icon when the window is re-sized. If you click the printer button, it will print the text of the page without additional webpage elements. If you go to the page of a special session and click the print icon, you will get a schedule of all the parts of that session. This can also be printed to pdf if you have a pdf printer installed.

Child Care Grants

The AMS will provide a limited number of reimbursement grants of US\$125 per family to help with the cost of child care for registered participants at the meeting. The funds may be used for any form of child care that frees a parent to participate more fully in the meeting. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, one per family, and one per season (i.e. Spring or Fall), the latter depending on the amount of grants available. Registration for the meeting as well as membership in the AMS is required to apply for this program.

Information about applying for child care grants is on, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until September 1, 2020. Final decisions on recipients will be made on or before September 22, 2020.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive to make all as accessible as possible.

If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an AMS Sectional Meeting, please communicate your needs in advance to the AMS Meetings Department by:

  • Registering early for the meeting,
  • Checking the appropriate box on the registration form, and
  • Sending an email request to the AMS Meetings Department at or

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities 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, veteran status, or immigration status.

Harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of AMS activities and mission.

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 attendees at AMS 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 all its meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to (855) 282-5703 or at The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation. Violations may also be brought to the attention of the coordinator for the meeting (who is usually at the meeting registration desk), and that person can provide advice about how to proceed.

For AMS policy statements concerning discrimination and harassment, see the AMS Anti-Harassment Policy at

Questions about this welcoming environment policy should be directed to the AMS Secretary at


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