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AMS Sectional Meetings

"AMS sectional meetings provide a great opportunity to share and learn mathematics. The smaller size of special sessions facilitates networking among experts, which is especially useful for early career mathematicians such as myself." Christine Berkesch Zamaere (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. AMS shall strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.

The AMS holds eight sectional meetings annually. Generally, there is one meeting in the spring and one in the fall in each section of the U.S.:

  • Western - comprised of those states west of Nebraska (and those provinces of Canada north of that portion of the U.S.)
  • Central - comprised of those states west of Pennsylvania and east of Colorado (and those provinces of Canada north of this section)
  • Eastern - comprised of those states east and north of Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania and those provinces of Canada north of this portion of the U.S.)
  • Southeastern - comprised of those states south of Maryland from the East Coast to the Mississippi River and beyond, including Arkansas and Louisiana

Each meeting usually runs for two days, with four invited addresses and as many special sessions as time and space allow. The sectional meetings also include social events and opportunities to shop at the on-site AMS Bookstore. In addition, Erdős Memorial Lectures and Einstein Public Lectures are held in conjunction with some of these meetings.

at the AMS Sectional meeting held at Boston College

Colleagues gather (left) at the AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting at Boston College, where they heard Invited Addresses by Roman Bezrukavnikov, Marston Conder, Alice Guionnet and Yanir Rubenstein; attended special sessions and contributed talks; and visited the AMS exhibit with special AMS 125th anniversary celebration sale prices offered at sectional meetings throughout 2013.

Contact Information

Penny Pina
Director of Meetings & Conferences
Phone: (401) 455-4145, 1-800-321-4267, Ext. 4145
Fax: (401) 455-4004

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