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2002 AMS Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Montréal, Quebec Canada, May 3-5, 2002
Centre de Recherches Mathématiques,
Université de Montréal

Meeting #976

Associate secretaries:
Lesley M. Sibner, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. The following are suggested for their convenience to the meeting site. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of $2/night plus 15%. Reservations should be made as early as possible as Montréal is a popular tourist destination in the spring. All rates quoted are in Canadian dollars (at the time of this printing CDN$1= US$.63). Participants should state that they are attending a meeting on campus in order to get the best rate possible; rates are not guaranteed.

Terrasse Royale Hotel, 5225 Cote-des-Neiges Street, Montréal (Québec), H3T 1Y1; 514-0739-6391, 514-342-2512 (fax); $85/single or $89/double occupancy. This all-suites hotel (some with kitchenettes) is within walking distance to the meeting; indoor parking is $7/night. See

These hotels are within a 20- to 30-minute ride by metro. The metro/bus fare is CDN$2.25.

Le Richebourg Hotel (Comfort Inn and Suites), 2170 Lincoln Street, Montréal (Québec), H3H 2N5; 800-678-6323, 514-935-9224, 514-935-5049 (fax); rates from $89 to $105/single or double. Suites have kitchens, located downtown, indoor pool, indoor parking is $12/night. See,Le_Richebourg_de_Montreal,*hotels .

Hotel Casa Bella, 264 West Sherbrooke Street, Montréal (Québec) H2X 1X9; 888-453-2777 (toll free), 514-849-2777, 514-849-3650 (fax). Rates range from $48 to $90/single or double, some with shared bath. This small hotel is located downtown. Complimentary continental breakfast is served, and parking is free. See

Hotel Versailles Park Plaza (Chateau Versailles), 1808 West Sherbrooke Street, Montréal (Québec), H3H 1E5; 514-933-3611, 514-933-7102 (fax), 888-933-8111 (toll-free in Canada and the U.S.); $110/single or double; room service available, located downtown. See

Renaissance Montréal Hote, 3625 du Parc Avenue, Montréal (Québec), H2X 3P8 514-288-6666, 514-288-2469 (fax), 800-363-0735; $130/single or double; large hotel with lounge and restaurant, located downtown; accessible from campus by bus #129. See

Food Service

Many eating establishments are located near the campus and within walking distance of the meeting site. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk. The university cafeteria will be open all day Friday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5.

Local Information

For local information please consult the website maintained by the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) of the Université de Montréal at, the Université de Montréal website at, and the Montréal Official Tourist Information website at

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from AMS! Most books will be available at a special 50% discount offered only at meetings. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS membership Services.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS book program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.


It is difficult to park on the streets surrounding the campus. For $9 on Friday and $7 on Saturday (it's free on Sunday), you may use campus parking lots.

Registration and Meeting Information

The locations of the registration desk and sessions will be announced in the next issue (or watch /amsmtgs/sectional.html for up-to-the-minute information). Registration will take place on site only from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Fees are US$40 or CDN$63 for AMS or CMS members; US$60 or CDN$94 for nonmembers; and US$5 or CDN$8 for students/unemployed/emeritus, payable by cash, check or credit card. Registration fees paid by credit card will be processed in U.S. funds.


For U.S. citizens, proof of citizenship (either a valid or expired passport with a picture that accurately represents your appearance or an original birth certificate or a certified copy with photo ID) is required. Driver's license and/or voter registration card is not sufficient.

Montréal is served by one major airport (Dorval). The airport bus is the cheapest way to get downtown (CDN$11.50 from Dorval). We suggest that you get off at Terminus Berri.

From the Terminus Berri to the Université de Montréal campus, you can take a taxi (about CDN$15) or you can take the Metro (subway) for CDN$2.25 per ticket. You get on the Metro at the station Berri-UQAM, within the bus terminus, in the direction of Henri-Bourassa (orange line). At Jean-Talon, the sixth station from Berri-UQAM, you change to Snowdon (blue line). Then you get off at Université de Montréal. Take the moving ramp to the campus.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period April 26 to May 12, 2002, beginning at CDN$33.99/day (about US$21.41) for a subcompact car at the weekend rate. All rates include unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Higher nonweekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.

Driving: Take the Decarie Expressway (Highway 15); exit at Chemin Queen Mary Road and travel east. After crossing Decelles Street (one street east of Chemin Cote-des-Neiges), enter the Université de Montréal campus. It is difficult to park on the streets surrounding the campus. For the price of $9 per day, you may use campus parking lots (not including special permit area).


The temperature in May averages between 43° and 61° F. See for forecasts.

For further information, see page maintained by Special Session organizers.