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