The 2017 Joint Math Meetings will be held January 4-7 (Wed-Sat) in Atlanta, GA (http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm). Here are some special sessions that might be of interests.
Commutative Algebra: Research for Undergraduate and Early Graduate Students
This session meets Friday 1/6 1:00-5:50 and will include a few 45-minute lectures from senior researchers with experience working with young commutative algebraists as well as 20-minute talks from undergraduates and early graduate students. The focus of this session is serious but student-friendly commutative algebra research, and should be accessible to anyone having had a first course in ring theory. The aim is to promote future commutative algebra research with undergraduates and early graduate students by highlighting new results and interesting, tractable open problems.
Organizers: Nick Baeth and Courtney Gibbons.