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AMS Sectional Meeting Registration, Etc. Information

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Fall Central Sectional Meeting

(formerly at the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX)
Now hosted virtually by the American Mathematical Society.
September 12-13, 2020 (Saturday-Sunday)
Meeting #1159

Associate Secretary: Georgia Benkart, AMS

Registration is Closed.


  • Recording of Sessions: All sessions were recorded with the exception of informal sessions. However, the sessions in which the presenter opted out of being recorded, will not be posted. All other recorded sessions will be posted on their respective pages on the meeting platform by September 18, 2020. Participants will be able to view all recordings that are posted up to December 1, 2020.
  • Virtual Meeting Pages: Meeting App Platform
  • Print-friendly Pages: The pages of the program on the AMS website now have a “Print” button in the top right-hand corner. It is black and is depicted by a little printer. If you cannot see it, please maximize your window. The printer icon is sometimes bundled into the generic “share” icon when the window is re-sized. If you click the printer button, it will print the text of the page without additional webpage elements. If you go to the page of a special session and click the print icon, you will get a schedule of all the parts of that session. This can also be printed to pdf if you have a pdf printer installed.

Child Care Grants

The AMS will provide a limited number of reimbursement grants of US\$125 per family to help with the cost of child care for registered participants at the meeting. The funds may be used for any form of child care that frees a parent to participate more fully in the meeting. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, one per family, and one per season (i.e. Spring or Fall), the latter depending on the amount of grants available. Registration for the meeting as well as membership in the AMS is required to apply for this program.

Information about applying for child care grants is on, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until August 4, 2020. Final decisions on recipients will be made on or before August 18, 2020.

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities 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 AMS activities and mission.

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 attendees at 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 all its meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to (855) 282-5703 or here. The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation. Violations may also be brought to the attention of the coordinator for the meeting (who is normally at the meeting registration desk), and that person can provide advice about how to proceed. In the case of a virtual meeting, the coordinator can be reached online during the meeting.

For AMS policy statements concerning discrimination and harassment, see the AMS Anti-Harassment Policy.

Questions about this welcoming environment policy should be directed to the AMS Secretary.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.


For inquries: AMS Meetings Department