The New York Mathematical Society changed its name to the American Mathematical Society and held its first meeting in Brooklyn in 1894 under its new name. At this meeting G W Hill was elected President.

Two summer meetings were held while Hill was President, but in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The first was held in Springfield, Massachusetts in the summer of 1895, the second at Buffalo, New York in the summer of 1896

T S Fiske writes:-

The summer meeting at Buffalo in 1896 is memorable for the first colloquium of the Society. The colloquium was the idea of Professor H S White, then at Northwestern University, who had been one of the leading spirits in the organisation of the colloquium held at Evanston in connection with the World's Fair at Chicago.

You can see an article on the first four colloquia

The Colloquium of the American Mathematical Society was born and continues today with the list of speakers through the years listed.

1896 James Pierpont 1896 Maxime Bôcher 1898 W F Osgood 1898 A G Webster 1901 Oskar Bolza 1901 E W Brown 1903 H S White 1903 F S Woods 1903 E B Van Vleck 1906 Eliakim Moore 1906 E J Wilczynski 1906 Max Mason 1909 G A Bliss 1909 Edward Kasner 1913 L E Dickson 1913 W F Osgood 1916 G C Evans 1916 Oswald Veblen 1920 G D Birkhoff 1920 F R Moulton 1925 L P Eisenhart 1925 Dunham Jackson 1927 E T Bell 1927 Anna Pell-Wheeler 1928 A B Coble 1929 Robert Moore 1930 Solomon Lefschetz 1931 Marston Morse 1932 J F Ritt 1934 R E A C Paley 1934 Norbert Wiener 1935 H S Vandiver 1936 E W Chittenden 1937 John von Neumann 1939 Abraham Albert 1939 M H Stone 1940 G T Whyburn 1941 Oystein Ore 1942 R L Wilder 1943 E J McShane 1944 Einar Hille | 1945 Tibor Radó 1946 Hassler Whitney 1947 Oscar Zariski 1948 Richard Brauer 1949 G A Hedlund 1951 Deane Montgomery 1952 Alfred Tarski 1953 Antoni Zygmund 1955 Nathan Jacobson 1956 Salomon Bochner 1957 N E Steenrod 1959 J L Doob 1960 S S Chern 1961 G W Mackey 1963 Saunders Mac Lane 1964 C B Morrey Jr 1965 A P Calderón 1967 Samuel Eilenberg 1968 D C Spencer 1968 J W Milnor 1969 Raoul H Bott 1969 Harish-Chandra 1970 R H Bing 1971 Lipman Bers 1971 Armand Borel 1972 Stephen Smale 1972 John T Tate 1973 M F Atiyah 1973 E A Bishop 1973 F E Browder 1974 Louis Nirenberg 1974 John G Thompson 1975 H Jerome Keisler 1975 Ellis R Kolchin 1975 Elias M Stein 1976 I M Singer 1976 Jürgen K Moser 1977 William Browder 1977 Herbert Federer 1978 Hyman Bass 1979 Phillip A Griffiths | 1979 George D Mostow 1980 Julia Robinson 1980 Wolfgang M Schmidt 1981 Mark Kac 1981 Serge Lang 1982 Dennis Sullivan 1982 Morris W Hirsch 1983 Charles L Fefferman 1983 Bertram Kostant 1984 Barry Mazur 1984 Paul H Rabinowitz 1985 Daniel Gorenstein 1985 Karen K Uhlenbeck 1986 Shing-Tung Yau 1987 Peter D Lax 1987 Edward Witten 1988 Victor W Guillemin 1989 Nicholas Katz 1989 William P Thurston 1990 Shlomo Sternberg 1991 Robert D MacPherson 1992 Robert P Langlands 1993 Luis A Caffarelli 1993 Sergiu Klainerman 1994 Jean Bourgain 1995 Clifford H Taubes 1996 Andrew Wiles 1997 Daniel W Stroock 1998 Gian-Carlo Rota 1999 Helmut H Hofer 2000 Curtis T. McMullen 2001 János Kollár 2002 Lawrence C Evans 2003 Peter Sarnak 2004 Sun-Yung Alice Chang 2005 Robert K Lazarsfeld 2006 Hendrik W Lenstra, Jr. 2007 Andrei Okounkov 2008 Wendelin Werner 2009 Gregory Margulis |

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