The Committee for Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions
- Number of members is 3-5, including the Associate Secretary for the meeting, who serves as chair
- Term is one year, renewable
- Committee is appointed by the President, in consultation with the Secretariat
The job of this committee is to review, screen, and schedule all Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions.
In practice, the committee will serve in an advisory role to the Associate Secretary in deciding which Special Session proposals to accept and how many slots to allow. The committee also assists the Associate Secretary in using new subject codes to collect contributed talks into groups of talks with common themes, schedule them as Contributed Paper Sessions, and ensure each Contributed Paper Session has a chair.
Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(as adopted by the April 2019 Council)
The American Mathematical Society is committed to promoting and facilitating equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the mathematical sciences. For its own long-term prosperity as well as that of the public at large, our discipline must connect with and appropriately incorporate all sectors of society. We reaffirm the pledge in the AMS Mission Statement to "advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals," and urge all members to conduct their professional activities with this goal in mind.
The business of this committee can be done by email or videoconference.
Note to the Chair
For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.
- 25 April 2020 Council Minutes, Item 22.214.171.124. Committee was created and charge was approved.
- 24 April 2021 Council, Item 6.8: Added the Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
A list of current and past members is available here: