AMS Sectional Meeting Registration, Housing Etc. Information
Spring Western Sectional Meeting
California State University, Fresno, CA May 6-7, 2023 (Saturday-Sunday)
Associate Secretary: Michelle Manes, AMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is Open. REGISTER HERE
Registration and Meeting Information
In an effort to spread the cost of the sectional meetings more equitably among all who attend and hence help keep registration fees low, you must be registered for a sectional meeting in order to submit an abstract for that meeting. You will be prompted to register on the Abstracts Submission Page.
Registration Fees (no difference for registration during the meeting):
US\$20 Students and Unemployed Mathematicians
US\$27 AMS Emeritus Members
US\$92 Regular AMS and CMS (Canadian Mathematical Society) Members
Registration fees help support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and conducting these meetings.
In the event that your abstract is not accepted or you have to cancel your participation in the program due to unforeseen circumstances, your registration fee will be reimbursed.
Register online and follow these steps:
- After clicking on "Register," you will be asked to enter your email address, and then log in to your account, or create a web account if you do not already have one. This only requires a username (email address), password, name, and address. If you already have a web account with us, please log in with your username (email address) and password. Please make sure that the email address that you are using is current, as we will send any pertinent updates to this email.
- Once you create and/or login to the account, continue on to register for the meeting. The same username and password may be used to register for all future sectional meetings.
Registering someone else: If you are planning to register someone else, verify that that person has an AMS web account. If they do not have a web account, please have them go to Register for a web account, or email AMS Customer Service to create one. You do not have to be a member to have an AMS web account. It is also possible that an AMS member does not have a web account, if they have never shopped at our bookstore, or registered online for a meeting. Ask for the email address associated with their web account, and use this to register them. When you click on the registration form, choose "Register Someone Else." Please first login with your personal AMS web account. If you do not have one, please create one. Enter the email address associated with your account, and then your password. If will ask you if you want to register someone else, or yourself. Click "someone else," and enter the email address belonging to the person’s web account. Click on the green box that says "Check." Choose the person, and continue the registration.
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 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.
Cancellations: Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by emailing the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by the end of the day (11:59 EDT) on May 5, 2023. After this date, no refunds will be issued for this meeting. However, if the AMS cancels this meeting or converts it to a virtual meeting with different fees, 100% refunds will be issued to every registered participant.
Please note that the AMS will practice health and safety protocols that reflect our commitment to the well-being of all participants at the AMS sectional meetings this spring. Everyone attending the meeting in person (including staff and volunteers) must be fully vaccinated or be willing to attest to a negative PCR COVID-19 test. A PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of your arrival to the meeting. Please be prepared in the event that you are asked to show proof of a negative test result.
During check-in, everyone will be asked to complete a brief form to attest to their current wellness. We ask that all participants wear a mask while attending sessions, except while actively eating or drinking.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
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 or the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau.
AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in the Sectional Meetings 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 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 the Sectional Meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855-282-5703 or on the website. The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation.
MathSafe is a program by and for the mathematical community to support safe and welcoming meetings. MathSafe volunteers will be available at the meeting to listen to and guide participants who experience harassing behavior. Follow this site for more details.
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in the meeting enjoy a welcoming environment. See the Welcoming Environment policy above.
Information for International Participants
Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the U.S. found here. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website provides these tips for successful visa applications:
- Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore,applicants should provide proof of “binding” or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following: Family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence, property ownership, bank accounts, or an employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns.
- Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor’s home country than in a third country.
- Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary,including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
- Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the US host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered.
- If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application.
- Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).
This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the website above for the most up-to-date information.
For inquries: AMS Meetings Department