Currently, there is only one virtual sectional meeting scheduled and that is the Eastern one in the Spring. It will take place online on April 1-2, 2023. No matter your location, you can attend or submit an abstract to any of the meetings.
Most programming for these meetings will take place during the hours and time zone listed. Sessions will be recorded and available to watch on demand, as presenters' preferences allow.
These online meetings will still connect you with mathematics research and important conversations with your colleagues.
Virtual sectional meetings will take place in real time on a Zoom platform. Each session and event will have its own individual meeting room. Participants will be able to engage with their colleagues and speakers during question & answer periods that will follow the live presentations, as well as in dedicated networking sessions.
All participants will need to have a Zoom account.
Special Session talks will usually be 20 minutes long with 10-minute breaks between talks that can be used for Q&A. Contributed Paper talks will be 10 minutes long with five-minute breaks.
Printed programs will not be available for these meetings; however, all registered participants will have access to the programs online as well as to all abstracts presented at each meeting.
As talks are scheduled, meeting programs will be posted on the sectional meetings program pages.
The virtual meetings will only be accessible to registered participants and all staff. We ask all participants to refer to the Welcoming Environment Policy and our Policy Statement on Anti-Harrassment.
Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 1.855.282.5703 or at www.mathsociety.ethicspoint.com. The reporting mechanism ensures privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation. Our staff will be available throughout the hours of the meeting to assist where needed.
MathSafe will also be in effect. It 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.
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.
Registration for the 2023 Virtual Spring Sectional Meetings will be open later this year and will remain open until the last day of the meeting. Check the meeting pages for this meeting for updates.
Currently, registration fees are the following but will be updated:
US\$10 - Students and Unemployed Mathematicians
US\$15 - AMS Emeritus Members
US\$25 - Regular AMS and CMS (Canadian Mathematical Society) Members
US\$75 - Non-members
All abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission portal. Submit your abstract here. Please note you must first be registered for the meeting to which you wish to submit an abstract.
Please do not use Internet Explorer to submit your abstract. We advise that you use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
All registered participants will be able to watch recorded sessions after the meetings. Our meeting software provider, Confex, will have all recordings uploaded approximately 4 weeks after each sectional meeting ends.
All sessions will be recorded with the exception of informal sessions. Sessions in which the presenters opted out of being recorded will not be posted. All other recorded sessions will be posted on their respective pages within 4 weeks after the meetings end.
Downloading of recordings will not be allowed and the AMS cannot provide copies for sharing.