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2007 Spring Eastern Section Meeting
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, April 14—15, 2007 (Saturday—Sunday)
Meeting #1026

Associate secretary:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Special rates have been negotiated at the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 14%. 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 Stevens Institute. Cancellation and early checkout penalties vary with each hotel; be sure to check the policy when you make your reservations.

N.B. The number of rooms available at these prices in these hotels is limited! Call early to ensure your reservation.

Participants may choose to take the PATH transit system (the station is about one to two blocks from these hotels) to the Stevens campus. The ride takes a few minutes and will drop you off six streets from the campus (see Travel below). The PATH system will also take you into the heart of New York City in about ten minutes: www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/path/html/index.html.

DoubleTree Club Suites, 455 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07310, 201-499-2400, fax: 201-499-2406. US$169/single or double; comfortable all-suites facility with many amenities (in-room microwave, refrigerator, high-speed Internet access) including a bar and restaurant serving New American cuisine; fitness center; Newport Center Mall within walking distance; parking is US$10/daily; about three miles from campus. The deadline for reservations is March 1, 2007. Be sure to check the policy for cancellation and early checkout penalties when you make your reservations: www.doubletree.com/jerseycityclubsuites.doubletree.com.

Jersey City-Newport Courtyard by Marriott, 540 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07310, 201-626-6600, fax: 201-626-6601. US$129/single, double, triple, quad; rooms have one king-sized bed and one sleeper sofa, and complimentary high-speed Internet access; on-site fitness center; café open for breakfast and dinner; parking is US$14/daily. The deadline for reservations is March 1, 2007. Be sure to check the policy for cancellation and early checkout penalties when you make your reservations: http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/EWRNW.

Food Service, Local Information, and Campus Map

Campus dining facilities in the Howe Center will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the meeting. The Stevens website is at www.stevens.edu. The Department of Mathematical Sciences site is at www.math.stevens.edu/. A full campus map is at www.stevens.edu/main/maps/campus_map.shtml.

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from the 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.

Reception

On Saturday all participants are invited to a reception hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Society thanks the department for its gracious hospitality.

Registration and Meeting Information

New Locations! The meeting is on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. Exhibits will now be in McLean 104 and registration will be set up outside of McLean 104 on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. All sessions will take place in Burchard, Morton, and the Edward A. Stevens Building.

Registration fees (payable on site only) are US$40/AMS or CMS members; US$60/nonmembers; US$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Related Activity

The organizers of the Special Session on Differential Algebra have also organized the Second Joint International Workshop on Differential Algebra and Related Topics DART II which will take place on April 12-13, 2007 at the Bove Auditorium, Engelhard Hall, Rutgers University at Newark, Newark, New Jersey. For more information see http://newark.rutgers.edu/~liguo/DARTII/diffalg.html.

Parking

Participants are encouraged to park in the River lot located on Sinatra Drive. When you arrive on campus, ask to be directed to the River lot.

Do not park on the side of the streets requiring permits! Violators will be ticketed and "booted" (illegal parking fine is US$126; if your car is booted and towed, towing charges will also apply). Participants may find the metered parking side of the street to be inconvenient because they require frequent (every two to four hours) insertion of coins.

Travel

The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport, located about ten miles from the Stevens campus: www.newarkliberty.com/CommutingTravel/airports/html/newarkliberty.html.

Taxi fare to campus is approximately US$35 and the trip takes about 20-30 minutes. You may also take New Jersey Transit's bus service (800-772-3606) to Penn Station, Newark. Take the PATH train for US$1.50 to Exchange Place and switch to the train for Hoboken (HOB). From the Hoboken station, Stevens is a 10-minute walk up River St. or about a US$5 ride by taxi.

Taxi fare from the airport to the hotels cited above is about US$40.

Driving directions: From the north: 1-95 south to the New Jersey Turnpike south, Exit 17-Lincoln Tunnel. Or, the Garden State Parkway south, Exit 153-Route 3 east will turn into Route 495 east going toward the Lincoln Tunnel. Exit at "Weehawken/Hoboken­Last Exit in NJ". Get in the right lane, go to the bottom of the hill and turn right. Proceed straight to 14th Street following the signs for Hoboken.

From all points south and west: Take the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike north, Exit 16E (if coming from the south) or Exit 17 (if coming from the west) to Route 3 east to Route 495-Lincoln Tunnel and follow as above.

From Long Island and New York City: Take the Midtown Tunnel to the Lincoln Tunnel. Bear to extreme right at the end of the tunnel. Exit immediately at "Hoboken-Local Streets" and proceed straight to 14th Street in Hoboken.

Once at 14th Street in Hoboken, turn left at the traffic light onto 14th St. Proceed to the end and turn right onto Hudson St. Go through several traffic lights, staying right at the fork. Turn left onto 9th St., then two blocks to Castle Point Terrace. When in doubt, just follow the red "Stevens" signs located at entrances to and throughout Hoboken. Watch the meeting website for updates on available parking lots.

By train: New Jersey Transit trains stop at the Hoboken station. All other trains stop at Penn Station, Newark, or Penn Station, New York City. From Newark take a cab to campus for about US$30 or the Path train for US$1.50 to Exchange Place and switch trains to Hoboken (HOB). From New York City walk one block to 33rd St. and take the PATH train for US$1.50 to Hoboken. From the Hoboken station, Stevens is a 10-minute walk up River St. Taxi fare is about US$5.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Hoboken, NJ.

All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday­Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates for this meeting are effective April 7­22, 2007 and begin at US$56/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.

Weather

Typical spring weather in the New York City area is about 60ºF with cooler evenings.

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.


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