Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated
with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of
12%. The AMS is not
responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with
the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at Notre Dame group.
Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you
make your reservation.
The Inn at Saint Mary's, 53993 US Route 31, South Bend, IN 46637;
phone: 574-232-4000, fax: 574-289-0986, and toll free: 800-94ST-MAR or
rates range from US$96$126 single/double and includes full breakfast.
This hotel is not within easy walking distance of the meeting.
Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you
make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is March 8, 2006.
Morris Inn, Notre Dame Avenue, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (located on
campus across the street from McKenna Hall/CCE; phone: 574-631-2000, fax:
574-631-2017 or visit
http://morrisinn.nd.edu/; US$112$130 single/
double and includes full breakfast. Located on campus and an easy walk
to the meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure
to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations
is March 8, 2006.
Quality Inn University, 515 North Dixieway, South Bend, IN 46637;
phone: 574-272-6600, fax: 574-272-5553 or visit http://www.choicehotels.com/;
rates are US$69.95 single/double. This hotel is not within easy walking
distance of the meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies
vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline
for reservations is March 8, 2006.
A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.
Please visit the websites maintained by the University of Notre Dame
the department of mathematics at http://www.math.nd.edu.
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at
the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
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 is available in the Visitor Lot, south of the conference center,
for a US$2 cash fee payable at exit or for US$1 with a purchase of a token
at the conference center.
The Department of Mathematics will host a reception for all conference
participants on Saturday evening in McKenna Hall (CCE). The AMS thanks
the department for its gracious hospitality.
and Meeting Information
The registration desk will be located on the first floor of McKenna Hall,
also known as the Center for Continuing Education (CCE), and will be open
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday.
All talks will take place in McKenna Hall (CCE) and DeBartolo Hall.
Registration fees: Fees are US$40 for AMS or CMS members, US$60
for nonmembers; and US$5 for students/ unemployed/emeritus, payable on
site by cash, check, or credit card.
By Air: Notre Dame is about 15 minutes from Michiana Regional
Airport (ask your travel agent to book you to South Bend, Indiana).
From the airport take "Lincolnway West" East (left out of the airport)
to downtown South Bend. Turn left on Indiana 933 (Michigan St.). Stay
on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is the second stop light north
of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Boulevard then left at
the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor Parking is located
on the right side of Notre Dame Ave. about 200 yards from Angela.
You can also fly to Chicago, then drive or take a limousine to
the university. The university is about 2 hours (by car) from O'Hare airport,
less from Midway. From O'Hare Airport: Take Route 190 east out of O'Hare
to Route 90 east (Kennedy Expressway) toward downtown Chicago where it
merges with Route 94 south (Dan Ryan Expressway). Take the Skyway exit
off the Dan Ryan and remain on Route 90 to the Indiana Toll Road which
eventually merges with Route 80. Get off at Exit 77 (South Bend/Notre
The official airline for the meeting is Delta Airlines. Take advantage
of Delta's new SimpliFares and enjoy the following benefits:
No Saturday-night stay required--more flexibility
Always affordable--realize up to 50% savings on everyday fares in
the contiguous 48 states
Lower change fees--reduced from US$100 to US$50 to change travel
Just eight fares--less guessing and easier planning
To make immediate reservations call Delta Air Lines at 800-221-1212.
Be sure to reference US738367060 or visit http://www.delta.com
and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger
information screen to be recognized as a participant. Your benefits include:
No service fees
1,000 sky miles for Delta members
Skip the airport lines; check in online
Driving: From the north: The university is located just south
of the Indiana Toll road (Interstate 80/90). Exit Interstate 80/90 at
exit 77 and turn right onto Michigan (Indiana 933). Make a left at the
4th stop light (Angela Boulevard). Make a left at the first stop light
(Notre Dame Avenue). Visitor Parking is located on the right side of Notre
Dame Ave. about 200 yards from Angela Boulevard.
From the south: Take US 31 north which becomes Indiana 933 just
south of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Boulevard which is
the second stop light north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela
Boulevard then left at the first stop light onto Notre Dame Avenue. Visitor
Parking is located on the right side of Notre Dame Ave. about 200 yards
Other: The South Shore Line trains run directly from the Chicago
Loop to Michiana Regional Transportation Center (Airport) in South Bend.
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,
well as specific personal information. International participants should
view the important information
about traveling to the U.S. found at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html
If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa,
please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.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
residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:
family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence
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
* 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 websites
above for the most up-to-date information.
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