boulder meeting fall 2003
- Meeting Announcement
We take great pleasure in announcing that the October, 2003
meeting of the AMS, in Boulder, Colorado, will feature a Special
Session entitled Algebras, Lattices, Varieties. The organizers
of this Special Session are Keith Kearnes, Agnes Szendrei and
Walter Taylor. The Special Session is announced at
Officially, this is a Joint Central and Western Section Meeting of
the AMS, Meeting #989. It will take place on the campus of the
University of Colorado, Boulder. The exact dates are October 2-4,
2003. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The University itself will
be on Fall Break during this period. It is almost always a beautiful
time to be in Colorado.
It should be noted that we (Kearnes, Szendrei and Taylor) are organizing
only the mathematical program of the Special Session (its 20-minute
talks, and any social event that might be planned for our group). All other
aspects of the meeting (the overall calendar, hour speakers, audiovisual
needs, room assignments, coffee breaks, most special events, registration
and fees, hotel arrangements, and so on), are handled by the AMS through
a local organizing committee.
We would very much like to hear from you if you are interested in
attending this meeting, and especially if you would like to give a
20-minute talk. Our Session will consist mostly of twenty-minute talks.
We have been allotted time for about 22 such speakers -- fewer
if one or two talks are extended to 30 minutes. Therefore, in
the case of an enthusiastic response, the organizers will need
to make a selection from among those submitted. In order to help
people with planning, we will make a first selection by the first
of April, 2003. A further announcement will occur about that time,
indicating whether there is any room for further submissions.
Therefore, if you would like to speak, we ask you to send us a title
and a rough or tentative abstract, well prior to April 1, 2003.
Participants are advised, that IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM,
THEY MUST ALSO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT (for publication) DIRECTLY TO THE AMS
prior to the deadlines announced here:
This submission may be done on the web; please consult
AMS rules require abstracts to be of unpublished work.
The standard audiovisual equipment made available to speakers by the
AMS consists of one overhead projector and one screen. (Moreover, one
may safely assume that an assigned classroom at CU will have a
blackboard.) Beyond this, we don't know at this point what will
be available to us. If you will be needing any equipment beyond
the AMS standard, please let us know. Until we know further how
things shape up, we cannot make any guarantees, but we will do
what we can.
Neither the organizers nor the AMS have access to any funds to defray
any costs associated with attending the meeting. All attendees
(including speakers) are expected to pay the usual registration fee.
This announcement will be posted and e-mailed to a number of sources
(notably the Algebra Universalis web-available list, and the yahoo
list maintained by Bill Rowan), but obviously some people somewhere
will be missed. We urge you to share the announcement with anyone you
think might have missed it. Please add the announcement to any electronic
bulletin board where it seems appropriate.
For an announcement of the Meeting, with links (or planned links) to
a list of invited speakers, schedules, and so on, see
We sincerely hope to see you here in Boulder, October, 2003.