****EINSTEIN LECTURE CANCELLED****
The Einstein Lecture by Freeman Dyson, scheduled
for October 4 at the University of British Columbia, has been cancelled.
Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the properties
listed below. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties
shown below for the period of October 2 - 6. When making reservations
participants should state that they are a guest of the
American Mathematical Society or AMS. The AMS is not
responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure
to ask for details when making your reservation}. Please note that all
prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and do not include taxes.
West Coast Suites, 5959 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver,
BC V6T 2C9; 604-882-1000 or toll-free: 888-822-1030 or make reservations
online at: https://reserve.ubcconferences.com/pls/wss/html_ui_search.availability?ref=12345&ses=&cha=GROU
CAD$139 per night, single/double. The West Coast Suites are located directly
on campus and within walking distance to the meeting. Rooms feature natural
wood and stone materials, king bed in the bedroom and double sofa in the
living room, wireless high-speed Internet, and LCD television. Conveniently
located on campus at Campus Suites
Deadline for reservations is September 2, 2008.
Park Inn & Suites Vancouver Broadway, 898 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1J8; 604-872-8661, fax: 604-872-2270, or toll-free
800-663-5403; rates start at CAD$89 single/double. Complimentary high-speed
wireless Internet, bottle of water and newspaper as well as local and
800# calls. All rooms have a balcony. Please visit http://www.parkinn.com/vancouverca.
Deadline for reservations is August 18, 2008.
Holiday Inn Vancouver Center, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver,
BC, V5Z 3Y2; 604-707-1939; Rates start at CAD$139 per night, single/double.
For further information please visit http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/yvrbw?_requestid=309598.
Deadline for reservations is September 3, 2008.
The UBC food services website lists all available on-campus restaurants:
Please visit the following sites: Pacific Institute for the Mathematical
Sciences (PIMS) at http://www.pims.math.ca/
and UBC Mathematics Department at http://www.math.ubc.ca/.
A comprehensive local guide can also be found at: http://www.pims.math.ca/~kleung/07local_guide.doc.
Visit the Vancouver Tourist info centre at 200 Burrard Street or at http://www.
tourismvancouver.com or call 800-663-6000.
There are two useful campus maps: UBC Wayfinder (Web version of campus
map with search engine) http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index.php
and a UBC campus map (hardcopy version)
AMS Book Sale: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore--review
the newest titles from the AMS, enter the FREE book drawing, enjoy up
to 25% off all AMS publications or take home an AMS T-shirt! 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.
CANCELLED - Einstein Public Lecture
in Mathematics: Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study,
Birds and Frogs, 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, Woodward
(Instructional Resources Centre-IRC), Room 2.
PIMS will host a reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Pacific Spirit Place located
in the Student Union Building, Main Floor, 6138 Student Union Boulevard.
UBC Parking info can be found at http://www.parking.ubc.ca/visitor.html.
Participants are strongly encouraged to park at the Parkades located on
campus. The rate on weekends is a flat rate of CAD$4.
Registration and Meeting Information
The registration desk and book exhibit will be located in the South Concourse
display area in the Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard,
The desk will be open Saturday, October 4, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
and Sunday, October 5, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Fees are CAD/US$40 for
AMS or Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) members, CAD/US$60 for nonmembers;
and CAD/US$5 for students/unemployed/emeritus, payable on site by cash
(either CAD$ or US$), check or credit card.
The Invited Addresses are in the Biological Sciences
Building, BIOL 2000, http://www.students.ubc.ca/
The Special sessions and Contributed Paper Session are
in the following buildings:
Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=CHBE.
Biological Sciences Building, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=BIOL.
Chemistry Building, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=CHML.
Hugh Dempster Pavilion, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=DMP.
Forest Sciences Centre, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=FSC.
Woodward Hall, http://www.students.ubc.ca/facultystaff/buildings.cfm?code=WOOD
The nearest major commercial airport is the Vancouver International Airport.
The airport is located approximately 9.5 miles from UBC. Travel time to
the campus is approximately 25 minutes. Please visit Google Maps for comprehensive
directions to or from UBC.
Driving From Vancouver International Airport: Head south
on Grant McConachie Way. Take the Granville Street-City Centre exit. Turn
left at West 70th Avenue. West 70th Avenue becomes SW Marine Drive; follow
SW Marine Drive for approximately 10 km (6 miles). Turn right onto 16th
Avenue. Turn left onto Wesbrook Mall; follow Wesbrook Mall through two
sets of lights and turn left at Student Union Boulevard.
Driving from Seattle: Take Interstate 5 North to the
Canadian border. Continue north for 40 minutes on Highway 99. Highway
99 turns into Oak Street at the Oak Street Bridge, 6 km north of the George
Massey Tunnel. Continue across the bridge on Oak Street and turn left
onto West 49th Avenue. Continue along West 49th until it joins SW Marine
Drive. Turn right onto 16th Avenue. Turn left onto Wesbrook Mall; follow
Wesbrook Mall through two sets of lights and turn left at Student Union
Driving from Downtown Vancouver: Turn right onto 4th
Avenue West from either Granville or Burrard Street. Follow 4th Ave. westbound
for approximately 5 km (3 miles). 4th Avenue turns into Chancellor Boulevard.
Turn left onto Wesbrook Mall and right onto Student Union Boulevard.
Taxi: The Vancouver International Airport is 15 km (9.5
miles) from the UBC Campus. Taxi fare is metered and is approximately
CAD$35 one way.
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with
Avis Rent A Car for the period September 26 to October
12, 2008, beginning at CAD$25/day for a subcompact car at the weekend
rate (the weekend rate is available from noon Thursday until midnight
Monday) All rates include unlimited free mileage. 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 http://www.avis.com. Please
quote Avis Discount Number JO98887 when making reservations.
The fall season in Vancouver (September - October) is comfortable, with
moderate temperatures (43 - 56 degrees Fahrenheit) and occasional rain.
Information for International Participants
Entry into Canada is solely determined by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials in accordance with Canadian law, see http://www.cbsa.gc.ca for details. Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada must carry both proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens. If U.S. citizen travelers to Canada do not have a passport or approved alternate document such as a NEXUS card, they must show a government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport. Children under sixteen need only present proof of U.S. citizenship.
U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country must have a valid U.S. passport. A visa is not required for U.S. citizens to visit Canada for up to 180 days. Anyone seeking to enter Canada for any purpose besides a visit (e.g., to work, study, or immigrate) must qualify for the appropriate entry status, and should contact the Canadian Embassy or nearest consulate and see the Canadian immigration website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp. Anyone with a criminal record (including even misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired (DWI)) charges may be barred from entering Canada and must qualify for a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel for further processing, which may take some time.
For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact
the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001,
telephone 202-682-1740, or the Canadian consulates in Atlanta, Boston,
Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New
York, San Juan, or Seattle. The Canadian Embassy's web site is http://www.canadianembassy.org/.