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2009 Fall Western Meeting
University of California
Riverside, CA , November 7-8, 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1054

Associate secretary:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Rates quoted do not include sales tax. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state they are with the American Mathematical Society group (AMS Meeting) and/or UC Riverside Math Department. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA, 92501; 951-784-0300. Rates are US$120/single and US$135/double plus tax. Deadline for reservations is October 5, 2009.

Riverside Marriott, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501; 888-236-2427. Rates are US$99 single/double plus tax. Deadline for reservations is October 13, 2009.

Courtyard by Marriott, 1510 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507; 951-781-2844. Rates are US$99 single/double plus tax. Deadline for reservations is October 15, 2009.

Dynasty Suites, 3735 Iowa Ave., Riverside, CA 92507; 951-369-8200. Rates are US$83 single/double plus tax. Deadline for reservations is October 5, 2009.

Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507; 951-827-1708. Rates are US$65 single/double plus tax. Deadline for reservations is October 15, 2009.

Food Service

The Stacked Deli is located on campus and is open on Saturday for lunch only from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A list of additional restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please visit the websites maintained by University of California Riverside at http://www.ucr.edu, the Department of Mathematics at http://math.ucr.edu, and the site maintained by the Riverside Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.riversidecb.com/.

Other Activities

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 located in the Surge building.

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore located in the Surge Building and review the newest titles from the AMS, 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.

Parking

There are two Information Kiosk booths located at the UCR campus entrances. Kiosk services provide information, direction, permits, and maps to our guests. Parking is available in Lots 1, 19, and 24 for a fee of $5 per day on Saturday and Sunday. For parking information please visit http://www.parking.ucr.edu/index.php?content3Dservices/event_services.html.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the Surge Building, 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. Special Session talks will take place in the Surge Building, Bourns Hall, the HUB, and the Physics Building. The Invited Addresses will take place in the University Lecture Hall located next to the Surge Building.

Registration 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.

Travel Information and Campus Map

Both Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) serve the city of Riverside with Ontario International Airport the closest to campus. SuperShuttle: Call 1-800-258-3826 for reservations or SuperShuttle vans are outside of Departures.

By Car:

From Los Angeles County

From the 91 freeway: Take the 91 freeway east to the 60 freeway east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From the 10 freeway: Take the 10 freeway east to Interstate 15 south and then to the 60 freeway east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From the 60 freeway: Take the 60 freeway east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From Orange County

Take the 91 freeway east to the 60 freeway east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From Ontario Airport

From the 10 freeway: Take the 10 freeway east, to the 15 south and then to the 60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From the 60 freeway: Take the 60 freeway east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second light and make a right onto Campus Drive.

From Palm Springs

Take the 10 freeway west to the junction with the 60 freeway and go west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the first traffic signal and turn right onto Campus Drive.

From San Bernardino

Take the 215 freeway south to the junction with the 60 freeway and go east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the second traffic signal and turn right onto Campus Drive.

From San Diego County

Take the 15 freeway north to the 215 north and then the 60 freeway west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. Go to the first light and make a right on Campus Drive.

Please visit http://campusmap.ucr.edu/campusMap.php for a campus map.

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. Depending on variables such as location, length of rental, and size of vehicle, Avis will offer participants the best available rate which can range from 5%-25% discount off regular rates. Participants must use the assigned Meeting Avis Discount Number (J098887) and meet Avis rate requirements to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at all corporate and participating licensee locations.) Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com.

All car rentals include unlimited free mileage and are available to renters 25 years and older. Renters must also meet Avis's driver and credit requirements. Return to the same rental location or additional surcharges may apply. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges.

Weather

During the month of November temperatures range from an average low of 45 degrees Fahrenheit to an average high of 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

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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