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MAA and the Joint Mathematics Meetings

Washington, DC - The recent announcement of the termination of the long-standing agreement between AMS and MAA to manage the Joint Mathematics Meetings after the 2021 meeting has raised questions about MAA's plans to serve our members' needs in subsequent years. The MAA has long viewed the Joint Mathematics Meetings as one of the core annual meetings of the Association, to include governance meetings, sessions organized by MAA committees (including many of the activities directed towards undergraduate students), and sessions, business meetings, and receptions of SIGMAAs.

However, following more than five years of discussions and after considering a variety of models to sustain the partnership, the MAA Board of Directors concluded that ending the partnership to manage the Joint Mathematics Meetings after 2021 will allow the MAA to develop new plans and redirect resources to most effectively serve our members and the broader mathematical sciences community.

With more than three years until significant changes in the winter meetings occur, we have adequate time to address the concerns and needs of the various MAA constituencies that have been raised since the announcement was made.

It was important that the discussions regarding management of the Joint Mathematics Meetings were held in confidence. We felt it was just as important, now that those discussions have concluded, to inform our community, and to do so long before the changes will take effect.

For more on this perspective see the recent article in MAA FOCUS newsmagazine, Meeting the Future: MAA and the Joint Mathematics Meetings.

News Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018
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