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Frequently Asked Questions



Where will the sectional meetings be held?
See list of sectional meetings

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When are the abstract deadlines for sectional meetings?
Abstract deadlines are usually about eight weeks before the meeting occurs. Exact deadlines, when known, are posted in the "Deadlines" section for each meeting. The "Abstracts for consideration in Special Sessions" deadline is about sixteen weeks before the meeting and is described under the Special Session question.

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What is the difference between a contributed paper (CP) session and a Special Session (SS)?
AMS Contributed Paper sessions consist of ten-minute talks contributed to the AMS program by the authors (speakers), grouped by related subject classifications into sessions by the AMS Associate Secretary responsible for the scientific program.

AMS Special Sessions consist of talks (usually of twenty minutes' duration) organized by mathematicians on specific topics. It may be that all available places within a Special Session are taken by invitation; however, contributions can sometimes be accommodated. These are known as abstracts for consideration in Special Sessions and should be submitted about eight weeks before the abstract deadline. Any contribution that cannot be accommodated in a Special Session will be considered for presentation in an AMS Contributed Paper session if the author so indicates.

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How do I submit an abstract for a talk in AMS sessions?
Please read General Information about Abstracts for directions.

All potential speakers should be aware that in order to be accepted for publication, an abstract must have mathematical research content. It should not contain libelous, defamatory or tasteless remarks, commercial promotions, nor political or religious arguments. Papers may not be presented if published in full before the date of the Society meeting or if previously presented to any learned society except the National Academy of Sciences or the Royal Society of Canada.

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When do I find out when my talk will be?
Schedule letters are e-mailed about two weeks after the abstract deadline.

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How do I present my talk?
Please see Guidelines for Presenting Mathematical Papers for information.

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How do I organize an AMS Special Session?
Please see the Manual for Special Session Organizers. The deadline for proposals is about seven months before a meeting. Your proposal must be sent to the Associate Secretary responsible for the program. You will find the appropriate Associate Secretary under the "Deadlines" link under each meeting location.

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How do I nominate a speaker for an Invited Address?
The AMS no longer accepts nominations for speakers; however, you may send suggestions to the AMS Secretary at secretary@ams.org.

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When will the information about the scientific program be available?
Special Session and Invited Address information is posted as soon as it is known. Detailed information about the scientific program will be posted on the AMS website about two weeks after the meeting's abstract deadline. Each speakerís name, institution, and talk title will be published and there will be links to individual abstracts. There will also be an alphabetical list of speakers with links to where the talk will appear on the program. All abstracts will be published in the program available at the meeting.

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What are the registration fees and how do I register?
$40 for members of the AMS or Canadian Mathematical Society; $60 for nonmembers, and $5 for students/unemployed/emeritus. All participants are expected to register. All registration is done on site; there is no advance registration.

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When will hotel information be published?
Hotel information, including rates and reservation deadlines, is usually posted about five months before the meeting under the Registration/Housing, etc. link for each meeting.

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How can I give a suggestion for an Invited Address speaker? The AMS welcomes suggestions for Invited Address speakers. Please send your suggestions to the AMS Secretary at secretary@ams.org.

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My question is not listed here. Where can I send email to ask a question not listed here?
Send e-mail to meet@ams.org.





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