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Call for Sessions

2020 CMS Winter Meeting, December 3-8

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) welcomes and invites session proposals and mini course proposals for the 2020 CMS Virtual Winter Meeting in from December 3-8. For the safety of all members CMS has decided to make this meeting virtual. Given the capacity for additional sessions in a virtual meeting we are putting out a call for additional sessions. More information about the virtual meeting can be found on the meeting website:

Call for Sessions


Proposals should include (1) names, affiliations, and contact information for all session co-organizers, (2) title and brief description of the focus and purpose of the session, (3) a preliminary list of potential speakers, with their affiliations and if they have agreed to participate, along with a total number of expected speakers. 

Sessions will take place December 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 for a half day (due to time zones).  The meeting schedule will accommodate 11 speakers per full day on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, and 4 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Sessions will be advertised in the CMS Notes, on the web site and in the AMS Notices. Speakers will be requested to submit abstracts, which will be published on the web site and in the virtual meeting program. Those wishing to organize a session should send a proposal to the Scientific Directors and copy the CMS office. Those submitting proposals are encouraged to pay attention to the diversity of both the session invitees and the proposed session organizers.

New proposals should be submitted by September 30, 2020.

Call for Mini Courses


The CMS is organizing three-hour mini-courses to add more value to meetings and make them attractive for students and researchers to attend.

The mini-courses will be held on Thursday, December 3rd, before the public lecture, and include topics suitable for graduate students, postdocs and other interested parties. 

Proposals should include names, affiliations, and contact information for all the mini course co-organizers and title and brief description of the focus of the mini course. Mini course facilitators do not need to pay a registration fee if they are not attending the remainder of the meeting.

Please submit all proposals to the scientific directors and the CMS office. You can send them to the following email address: 

Scientific Directors:

Michael Lipnowski (McGill University)

Brent Pym (McGill University)

CMS Office: