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2007 Spring Central Section Meeting
Miami University
Oxford, OH, March 16—17, 2007 (Friday—Saturday)
Meeting #1025

Associate secretary:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and state that they will be attending the American Mathematical Society (AMS) meeting at Miami University and use group code AMS. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Rates quoted do not include taxes. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation.

Best Western/Sycamore Inn (four blocks from campus), 6 E. Sycamore Street, Oxford, OH 45056; Tel: 513-523-0000, Toll Free 800-523-4678; $79/night plus applicable taxes. Includes continental breakfast and free wireless high-speed Internet access. For more information please visit http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=36123. Deadline for reservations is March 1, 2007.

Hampton Inn (one mile from campus), 5056 College Corner Pike, Oxford, OH 45056; Tel: 513-524-0114, Toll Free 800-426-7866; $80/night plus applicable taxes. Includes continental breakfast and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2007. For more information please visit http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=OXFOHHX.

Marcum Conference Center & Inn (located on campus), 100 N. Patterson Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056; Tel: 513-529-2104; $84/night plus applicable taxes. Includes continental breakfast and free wireless high-speed Internet access. For more information please visit www.muohio.edu/marcum Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2007.

The Elms (Holiday Inn), 75 South Main Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056 (within walking distance to campus - approx 6 blocks); (513) 524.2002; US$89/single or double, US$109.95/suites plus applicable taxes. For more information please visit www.theelmshi.com. Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2007.

Food Service

A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please visit the websites maintained by the Department of Mathematical Sciences http://unixgen.muohio.edu/%7EMathStat/ and Miami University at http://www.miami.muohio.edu/. Detailed campus maps can be found at http://www.miami.muohio.edu/about_miami/virtual_tour/campusmap/index.cfm. A basic map of Oxford streets can be found at http://www.miami.muohio.edu/about_miami/visitingmiami/oxfordstreets.cfm.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served, courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration. The Book Sale is in Room 118, Bachelor Hall.

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.

Parking

Visitors to campus should park in the Cook Field parking lot across the street from Bachelor Hall. A temporary visitor parking pass can be obtained at the registration desk.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday in Room 115, Bachelor Hall. Talks will take place in Bachelor and Culler Halls.

Registration fees: (payable on-site only) $40/AMS members; $60/nonmembers; $5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Debit cards are not accepted.

Travel

By air: The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (approximately an hour south of Oxford in northern Kentucky off I-275), and Dayton International Airport (approximately an hour northeast of Oxford in Vandalia off I-70E) are the two major facilities located within the shortest distance to Oxford (approximately one hour).

There is no regular public transportation from either of these airports to Oxford. The most reliable airport transportation service is provided by appointment only by Bob's Need-A-Ride: 513-523-6840 or 800-891-0064, or e-mail: oxfordlimo@aol.com. Prices vary according to the number of passengers.

By Car: Most persons driving to the campus will come by way of one of the routes below. Should you be coming by a different route please check MapQuest.

Directions to Oxford: State Route 27 and State Route 73 are the main highways to Oxford.

From the northeast: I-70 to State Route 127 south to State Route 73 west.

From the northwest: I-70 to State Route 27 south.

From the south: I-275 to State Route 27 north.

From the southwest: I-74 to I-275 north/east to State Route 27 north.

From the east and north: I-75 to State Route 129 west to State Route

177 west to State Route 73 west; or I-70 to State Route 127 south to 73 west.

For more travel-related information please visit http://www.miami.muohio.edu/parents/transportation.cfm.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Oxford, Ohio.

All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday­Monday at 11:59 p.m. and start at US$24 per day. Rates for this meeting are effective March 3, 2007­March 9, 2007. Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lowest. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600 or online at www.avis.com. Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.

Weather

Weather conditions in Oxford during mid-March are cool. Temperatures range from around 52° F during the day to around 32° F at night. There is a 40% chance of precipitation.

Information for International Participants

Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International
participants should view the important informationabout traveling to the U.S. found at http://www7.
nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html
and http://travel.state.gov/visa/index.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to dls@ams.org.

If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:

* Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of "binding" or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:

  • family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence
  • property ownership
  • bank accounts
  • employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns;

* Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor's home country than in a third country;

* Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application;

* Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the U.S. host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered;

* If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application;

* Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).

This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the web sites above for the most up-to-date information.


Inquiries:  meet@ams.org