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Presenting Papers

The following are guidelines for presenting mathematical papers at sectional meetings:

Method of Presentation

Session rooms at sectional meetings are equipped with blackboards/whiteboards, a computer projector (LCD), and a screen. Speakers may use any or all of these means to present their work. Elaborate equipment requests may not be granted because of budgetary constraints. In most cases, requests made onsite cannot be accommodated, also for budgetary reasons. Laptop presentations are highly recommended.

Provisions for Invited 50-Minute Speakers

The invited address room will be equipped with either two screens or one large central screen, a microphone, and a laptop projector.

Additional Suggestions for Speakers

  • Speak loudly enough to be heard in all areas of the room.
  • Practice your speech, timing yourself to ensure that important points are not rushed and ample time is left for a summary.
  • Define key terms briefly

Additional Questions

The AMS Meetings and Conferences Department is available to assist you in answering any questions you may have about preparation of your talk. For questions, call 1-800-321-4267, ext. 4138 or email at meet@ams.org.


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