It's the world's largest collection of Mathematicians, also being able to walk into almost any room I can find to find a math talk happening. Very cool.
I always enjoy the JMM! Being at a regional teaching-centered state university, I don't have much time for research, so the JMM keeps me in the loop of what's going on in my areas of interest and gives me opportunities to network with others in my field and stay in touch with colleagues.
Generally known as the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the national meetings of the AMS are held annually for the purpose of advancing mathematical achievement, encouraging research, and providing the communication necessary to progress in the field. These meetings serve to preserve, supplement, and utilize the results of the research of mathematicians throughout the world.
The national meetings are held jointly with the Mathematical Association of America and always take place during the first or second week of January. The AMS portion of the program for each of these meetings includes up to five Invited Addresses and ordinarily at least twenty (20) Special Sessions. In addition, these meetings include multiple short courses, minicourses, tutorials, exhibits, social events, and networking and employment opportunities.
Director of Meetings & Conferences
Phone: (401) 455-4145, 1-800-321-4267, Ext. 4145
Fax: (401) 455-4004