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
15.5%. 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 Davidson College group. Cancellation and early checkout policies
vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
N.B. The number of hotel rooms in Davidson proper is very limited.
All of the following hotels are about five miles from campus at exit 25
off of Interstate 77 on the same side of the highway, and within walking
distance of several dining options. Blocks of rooms at each hotel are
limited, so be sure to call early to obtain your first choice. Participants
are encouraged to use personal/rental cars to facilitate transportation
to and from hotels, campus, and restaurants.
Country Suites by Carlson, 16617 Statesville Rd., Huntersville,
NC 28078; 704-895-6565 (phone) or 704-895-5456 (fax), US$109/single or
double, an all-suites hotel (separate bedroom/parlor) with microwave,
refrigerator, coffee maker, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
with hot entrees (make your own waffles!), free high-speed Internet, free
wireless in lobby; free parking; fitness center, indoor heated pool. Deadline
for reservations is February 2, 2007. Be sure to check cancellation
and early checkout policies.
Hawthorne Suites, 16905 Caldwell Creek Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078;
704-892-9487 (phone), 704-892-9402 (fax); US$84/single or double in a
studio suite (upgrades available at a higher rate); an all-suites hotel
with in-room coffee maker, microfridge; outdoor pool, exercise room; complimentary
hot breakfast buffet, complimentary wireless access. Deadline for reservations
is February 2, 2007. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout
Quality Inn, 16825 Caldwell Creek Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078;
704-892-6597 (phone), 704-892-1628 (fax); US$69/single or double; complimentary
continental breakfast. Deadline for reservations is February 2, 2007.
Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout penalties.
There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of campus:
Bonsai Grill and Sushi Bar: Extensive à la carte menu;
lunch specials US$6 7; entrées US$9 22.
The Brickhouse Tavern: Large restaurant; American; salads and
sandwiches US$6 10; pizzas US$10 14; entrées US$11
Davino's Restaurant and Bar: Italian; burgers, subs, and salads
US$5 8; pizzas US$9 16; lunch entrées US$6
8; dinner entrées US$10 13.
Fuel Pizza Café: Slices US$2 3; subs US$6
7; pizzas US$9 16.
Jasper's at Davidson: Eclectic; soups and salads US$5 8;
dinner entrées US$15 28.
Kudzu on the Green: Eclectic; lunch entrées US$7
9; dinner entrées US$15 23.
Palermo's Pizza: Slices US$2 3; subs US$6 7; pizzas
The Soda Shop: Small, historic restaurant; American; sandwiches
A more extensive list, including restaurants near the hotels we have
contracted with for sleeping rooms, will be available on site.
The university's website is www.davidson.edu;
the department of mathematics is at www.davidson.edu/math.
The hotels where the AMS has contracted blocks of sleeping rooms are in
the Lake Norman area; see www.lakenormancvb.org
for information about the area.
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 will be available in the visitor parking lot of the Baker Sports
Complex, as indicated on the campus map. There is no charge. See the links
below for directions.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the campus of Davidson College. Sessions and Invited
Addresses will take place in the Chambers Building and the Performance
Hall of the Knobloch Campus Center. See a campus map at http://www2.davidson.edu/welcome/wel_imgs/g_dcmapcolor03.gif.
The registration desk will be in the Chambers Building and will be open
Saturday, March 3, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 4, 8:00 a.m.
to noon. Fees are US$40 for AMS or CMS members, US$60 for nonmembers;
and US$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members.
Fees are payable on site by cash, check, or credit card; debit cards are
Campus Map, and Directions
The nearest airport is in Charlotte, NC (CLT) and is about 25 miles from
campus. Cabs and shuttles may be found at the curbside of the lower baggage
claim level. Shuttles may be reserved with Lake Norman Airport Transportation,
704-892-8879 (office) or 704-506-0788 (cell). The fare for a one-way cab
or shuttle trip is about US$50. Driving directions to campus from the
airport: Exit onto Josh Birmingham Parkway. At the end of the parkway
choose the path to I-85; you will then be traveling north on the Billy
Graham Parkway. As you approach the interstate interchange, take the ramp
on the right for I-85 north. Continue on and then take exit 38 for I-77
north. Davidson College is located at exit 30, while the hotels the AMS
has contracted with are located at Exit 25.
For driving directions from major arteries to Davidson and the Baker
Sports Complex parking lot see the directions and detailed map that prints
nicely at http://www2.davidson.edu/welcome/wel_maps.asp.
Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting
in Davidson, North Carolina.
All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available
from noon Thursday Monday at 11:59 P.M. Rates for this meeting are
effective February 24, 2007 March 11, 2007 and begin at US$25/day
(weekend rate). 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.
March temperatures in Davidson range from 40° F. to 60° F.
An umbrella may be desirable.
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 email@example.com.
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
* 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.