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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 20 to 30 rooms with computer projectors and screens for contributed paper sessions and Special Sessions, an auditorium with screen, microphone, computer and computer projector (LCD) for Invited Addresses, registration clerks, and space for registration activities, an AMS book exhibit, and space for other AMS promotional activity. 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: Michelle Manes, American Institute of Mathematics, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91101; email:; telephone: 626-395-2287

Central Section: Betsy Stovall, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, 480 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706; email:; telephone: 608-262-2933

Eastern Section: Steven H. Weintraub, Department of Mathematics, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3174; email:; telephone: 610-758-3717

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