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A meeting "Mathematics in the Americas" was held at IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, on May 16-17, 2011 to which representatives of all mathematical societies and major mathematical institutes in the Americas were invited.
During the event it was decided that the inaugural Mathematical Congress of the Americas will take place in Guanajuato, Mexico, on August 5 – 9, 2013. Participation of mathematicians and students from countries throughout the continent is expected.
The founding sponsors of MCA are the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Brazilian Mathematical Society (SBM), the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), the Mathematical Union for Latin America and the Caribbean (UMALCA), the Mexican Mathematical Society (SMM), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Other mathematical societies and institutions are expected to join.
"With great enthusiasm and support, I welcome the Mathematical Congress of the Americas planned for the summer of 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico. This important mathematical event promises to greatly increase communication and cooperation among mathematical scientists throughout the Americas."
President of the American Mathematical Society
"The Mathematical Congress of the Americas symbolizes the true union of Latin American and Caribbean mathematicians and their colleagues in Canada and the United States to promote beautiful mathematics all over our countries."
Jacob Palis Former
President of the International Mathematical Union