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.

Session Webpage

Organizers: Nick Baeth and Courtney Gibbons.

There will be an AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra at the Spring Southeast Sectional Meeting of the AMS in Charleston, SC, March 10-12 2017.

Organizers:

Bethany Kubik, University of Minnesota Duluth

Saeed Nasseh, Georgia Southern University

Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Clemson University

For more information, see the AMS page for the Special Session or the organizers’ web page for the Special Session.

There will be a conference “The Prospects for Commutative Algebra” at the Hotel Nikko Osaka, in Osaka, Japan, July 10-14, 2017.

**Invited Speakers for Plenary Lectures**

- Winfried Bruns (Universität Osnabrück)
- Aldo Conca (Università degli Studi di Genova)
- Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)
- David Eisenbud (MSRI/U.C. Berkeley)
- Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin)
- Shiro Goto (Meiji University)
- Jürgen Herzog (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
- Osamu Iyama (Nagoya University)
- Srikanth Iyengar (University of Utah)
- Kazuhiko Kurano (Meiji University)
- Frank-Olaf Schreyer (Universität des Saarlandes)
- Ryo Takahashi (Nagoya University)

**Organizing Committee**

- Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri)
- David Eisenbud (MSRI/U.C. Berkeley)
- Shiro Goto (Meiji University)
- Jürgen Herzog (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
- Takayuki Hibi (Osaka University, Chair)

See the conference web page for more information.

There will be a Special Session on Commutative Algebra: Interactions with Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting University of Central Florida, Orlando, Orlando, FL September 23-24, 2017. The organizers are Joseph Brennan (Central Florida), Alina Iacob (Georgia Southern), and Saeed Nasseh (Georgia Southern).

For more information, see the AMS web page for the Special Session.