Site Selection for AMS Sectional Meetings

The American Mathematical Society is very appreciative when Institutions of Higher Education offer to host an AMS Sectional Meeting. Sectional meeting sites are recommended by the associate secretary for that section and then are approved by the Secretariat.

Site recommendations are usually made two to three years in advance. Host departments supply 12 to 25 rooms with computer and overhead projectors for contributed paper sessions and Special Sessions, an auditorium with twin overhead projectors and screens, microphone, and computer projector (LCD) for Invited Addresses, registration clerks, and space for registration activities and an AMS book exhibit.. They also provide local information for the Sectional Program Book. The Society partially reimburses for the rental of facilities and equipment and for staffing the registration desk as well as partial reimbursement for coffee breaks. For more information on hosting a Sectional meeting contact the associate secretary for the section. That information is listed below.

map of the sections

Associate Secretaries of the AMS

Western Section: Michel L. Lapidus, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Surge Building, Riverside, CA 92521-0135; email:; telephone: 951-827-5910.

Central Section: Georgia Benkart, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1388; email:; telephone: 608-263-4283.

Eastern Section: Steven H. Weintraub, Department of Mathematics, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18105-3174; email:; telephone: 610-758-3717.

Southeastern Section: Brian D. Boe, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, 220 D W Brooks Dr,  Athens, GA 30602-7403; email:; telephone: 706-542-2547.