A little thing called the Joint Mathematics Meetings is happening in San Diego next week. How little? I got some data from the Public Awareness Office of the AMS , and they are estimating about 6000 attendees, and over 3000 presentations! If you read this blog, you probably care about issues of equity, inclusion, justice, and diversity in the mathematical sciences, so we thought we would help you out with your JMM planning by sifting through the program and selecting the activities that closely fit these descriptions. The PA Office actually did some of this legwork already in their virtual pressroom, so there will be some overlap with the information there, but I thought I would also classify things a bit further and add a few things of interest.

Just to explain my decision process, I went through the full program (starting on Wednesday) and chose either events that were explicitly about equity, inclusion, diversity, and social justice, or events promoted by groups that primarily support underrepresented mathematicians (like the Association for Women in Mathematics and the National Association of Mathematicians). By “events” I mean invited addresses, special sessions, panels, social events, and minicourses. There could potentially be a talk about equity in math education in a flipped math special session, for example, but I didn’t sift through the program that carefully. So if there is something I missed that you think should get some attention and promotion, please share in the comments section below. And hope to see you all at the JMM (where I will be blogging with some very cool people: Kelsey Houston Edwards, Beth Malmskog, Karen Saxe, and Ben Thompson).

**Invited Addresses**

*MAA-SIAM-AMS Hrabowski-Gates-Tapia-McBay Lecture — Mathematics for the masses*, by Talithia Williams. Wednesday, January 10, 9:00-9:50 a.m., Room 8, Upper Level*AWM-AMS Noether Lecture — Nonsmooth Boundary Value Problems,*by Jill Pipher. Thursday, January 11, 10:05-10:55 a.m., Ballroom 6AB, Upper Level*Changing Mathematical Relationships and Mindsets: How All Students Can Succeed in Mathematics Learning,*by Jo Boaler. Thursday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. — Noon, Ballroom 6AB, Upper Level*NAM Cox-Talbot Address — Hidden in Plain Sight: Mathematics Teaching and Learning Through a Storytelling Lens*,*Transforming Learning: Building Confidence and Community to Engage Students*, by Maria Klawe. Saturday, January 13, 10:05-10:55 a.m., Ballroom 6AB, Upper Level*NAM Claytor-Woodard Lecture — Nonstandard Finite Difference Schemes: Impact, Importance, and Dynamical Consistency*, by Ronald Mickens. Saturday, January 13, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Room 1B, Upper Level*Political Geometry: Voting Districts, “Compactness”, and Ideas about Fairness*, by Moon Duchin. Saturday, January 13, 3-4 p.m., Ballroom 6AB, Upper Level

**Panels**

*Access to Quality Mathematics by All*. Wednesday, January 10, 9:50-10:30 a.m., Room 8, Upper Level*Ethics, Morality and Politics in the Quantitative Literacy Classroom,*Wednesday, January 10, 2:15-3:35 p.m., Room 1A, Upper Level*Using Mathematics in Activism*, January 10, 2:15-3:35 p.m., Room 1B, Upper Level*Implicit Bias and Its Effects in Mathematics*. Wednesday, January 10, 4:15-5:35 p.m., Room 2, Upper Level*Strategies for Diversifying Graduate Mathematics Programs*. Wednesday, January 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Room 11B, Upper Level*AWM Committee on Education Panel — Supporting, Evaluating and Rewarding Work in Mathematics Education in Mathematical Sciences Departments,*Thursday, January 11, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, Room 11B, Upper Level*Out in Mathematics: Professional Issues Facing LGBTQ Mathematicians*. Thursday, January 11, 1:00-2:20 p.m., Room 1A, Upper Level*Assessing and Addressing Diverse Mathematical Backgrounds in the Classroom*. Thursday, January 11, 3:10-4:20 p.m., Room 6F, Upper Level*Incorporating Social Justice Projects into the College Mathematics Curriculum*, Friday, January 12, 3:40-5:05 p.m., Room 6F, Upper Level

**Special Sessions**

*Teaching for Equity and Broader Participation in the Mathematical Sciences*, Wednesday, January 10, 2:15-6:00 p.m., Room 3, Upper Level*Research by Postdocs of the Alliance for Diversity in Mathematics,*Room 33C, Upper Level, Session I: Wednesday, January 10, 8:30-10:50 a.m., Session II: Thursday, January 11, 8:30 – 11:50 a.m.*20th Anniversary–The EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) Program: Pure and Applied Talks by Women*, Thursday, January 11, Room 14B, Mezzanine Level, Session I: 8:00-11:50 a.m., Session II: 1:00-4:25 p.m.*Humanistic Mathematics*, Thursday, January 11, Room 15A, Mezzanine Level

Session I: 8:00-11:15 a.m., Session II: 1:00-2:35 p.m.*Innovative Mathematical Outreach in Alternative Settings*, Thursday, January 11, 1:00-4:15 p.m., Room 31C, Upper Level*AMS-AWM Special Session on Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology,*Friday, January 12, Room 33B, Upper Level, Session I: 8:00-10:50 a.m., Session II: 1:00-5:50 p.m.*If You Build It They Will Come: Presentations by Scholars in the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences*, Friday, January 12, Room 33C, Upper Level, Session I: 8:00-10:50 a.m., Session II: 1:00-5:20 p.m.*NAM Granville-Brown-Haynes Session of Presentations by Recent Doctoral Recipients in the Mathematical Sciences*, Friday, January 12, 1:00-3:35 p.m., Room 32A, Upper Level*AWM Poster Presentations by Women Graduate Students and Reception,*Friday, January 12, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Lobby outside Room 6AB, Upper Level*Attracting, Involving, and Retaining Women and Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics–Righting the Balance*, Saturday, January 13, 8:00-11:55 a.m., Room 5A, Upper Level*AWM Workshop: Special Session on Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory,*Saturday, January 13, Room 8, Upper Level, Session I: 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Session II: 2:00-4:50 p.m.

**Minicourses**

*Reach the World: Writing Math Op-Eds for a Post-Truth Culture,*by Kira Hamman and Francis Su, Room 28C, Upper Level, Part A: Wednesday, January 10, 2:15-4:15 p.m., Part B: Friday, January 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

**Receptions and Social Gatherings**

**Association for Women in Mathematics Reception and Awards Presentation**, open to all JMM participants, Wednesday at 9:30 pm after the AMS Gibbs Lecture.*Room 7B, SDCC***Annual Spectra Reception for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mathematicians,**Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, Catalina, Marriott Marquis.**National Association of Mathematicians Banquet**, Friday, 6:00–8:40 pm. A cash bar reception will be held at 6:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are US$75 each, including tax and gratuity. The Cox-Talbot Invited Address will be given after the dinner.*Marina Ballroom FG, Marriott*

What a great set of events to experience. Thanks so much for broadcasting this.

Awesome list- thanks for doing the homework for us, Adriana !

Thanks for putting this together, Adriana! It’s heartening that the list is as long as it is.

Thank you so much Adriana for doing this important and very useful work for us, I really appreciate it! I would like to add something to the list:

What is a “Math Center” and What Can it do For Your Department? Thursday January 11, 2018, 2:35 p.m.-3:55 p.m. Room 1A, Upper Level.

It looks like the abstract has not been posted yet, but the purpose of the panel (disclosure: I will be a panelist there but am not an organizer, so this is my personal take on the panel) will be to discuss ways in which departments are dedicating personnel and resources to recruitment, support and retention in math, I think primarily at the undergraduate level. I can tell you my presentation will be focused in particular on supporting underrepresented minorities in math, but I’m pretty sure other panelists and the organizers will have interesting things to say on that topic as well.

In the spirit of this blog, there are the following talks:

On Wednesday, Jan 10, in the MAA Invited Paper Session on Teaching for Equity and Broader Participation in the Mathematical Sciences (Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center)

there is:

3:15 p.m. Mathematical Modeling and Inclusivity: tales from teacher collaborators and their classrooms given by Rachel Levy

and

4:15 p.m. Experiments in Inclusion: Designing Instruction that Welcomes Students into the Mathematics Community given by Uri Treisman

On Friday Jan 12, in the MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics as Actually Practiced (Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center)

there is

10:30 a.m. Does Inclusivity Matter in Mathematical Practice? given by sarah-marie belcastro.

Here’s another one people might be interested in, part of “MAA Session on Philosophy of Mathematics as Actually Practiced” in Room 6D, Upper Level: 10:30 a.m. “Does Inclusivity Matter in Mathematical Practice?” sarah-marie belcastro*, MathILy / Smith College.