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2010 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, October 2-3, 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1062

Associate secretary:
Steven H Weintraub, AMS steve.weintraub@lehigh.edu

Accommodations

We have secured room blocks at the following hotels. 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 1-3, 2010. 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 reservationTo guarantee a room reservation, we advise making your travel plans early. 

The United Inn, 1308 Buckley Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212; (315) 451-1212; http://www.unitedinnsyracuse.com. The hotel is located approximately 6 miles from the University. Rates start at US$49 per night. Rates quoted do not include the sales and occupancy tax of 12%. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.  Amenities include micro-fridge units in many rooms, phones with data ports, free hi-speed wireless internet, free continental breakfast, 24 Hour complimentary coffee/tea; Restaurant and Lounge on property and complimentary parking.  Deadline for reservations is September 24, 2010.

The Maplewood Inn, 400 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088, (315) 451-1511; http://www.themaplewoodinn.com/. The hotel is located approximately 5 miles from the University.  Rates start at US$95 per night. Rates quoted do not include the sales and occupancy tax of 12%. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.  Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet with wireless capabilities, complimentary airport shuttle, free continental breakfast and complimentary parking.  Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2010.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Syracuse Airport, 5418 South Bay Road, Syracuse, NY 13212, (315) 454-0999; http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/syrss/hoteldetail?hpIataNumber=99616580&cm_mmc=mdpr-_-googlemaps-_-ex-_-syrss; The hotel is located approximately 7 miles from the University.  Rates start at US$119 per night. Rates quoted do not include the sales and occupancy tax of 12%. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.  Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet with wireless capabilities, free hot breakfast and complimentary parking.  Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2010.

Parkview Hotel, 713 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210, (315) 701-2600; http://www.theparkviewhotel.com/; The hotel is located approximately 2 miles from the University.  Rates start at US$109 per night. Rates quoted do not include the sales and occupancy tax of 13%. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.  Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet with wireless capabilities, café on-site and complimentary parking. Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2010.

Added! Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, 315-476-4212; http://www.geneseegrande.com/.  The Hotel is located approximately five blocks from the University.  Rates start at US$129 per night. Rates quoted do not include the sales and occupancy tax of 13%. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.  Amenities include complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel, complimentary on-site parking, restaurant on-site, and complimentary airport transportation. Deadline for reservations is September 1, 2010.

Food Service

The Schine Dining Complex in the Schine Student Center is cafeteria style and is open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Marshal Street and the portion of South Crouse Avenue adjacent to Marshal Street (found on the campus map: http://www.syr.edu/about/pdf/NorthSouthCampus2009.pdf) have numerous privately owned restaurants with various hours.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore 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.

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

NOTE CHANGE IN LOTS Free parking will be available at lots Q 4, Q1 and Arch strip which are conveniently close to the site of the meeting. Please refer to the campus map for specific location at http://www.syr.edu/about/pdf/NorthSouthCampus2009.pd.

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration and AMS Book Exhibit will be held in the Carnegie Library Reading Room. Invited Addresses and all other sessions will be held in Carnegie Library, Physics Building, and the Hall of Languages. Please refer to the campus map for specific location at http://www.syr.edu/about/pdf/NorthSouthCampus2009.pdf. The registration desk will be open Saturday, October 2nd, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - noon. Fees are US$50 for AMS members, US$70 for nonmembers; and US$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check or credit card.

Travel

By Plane: Hancock International Airport is only a few miles north of downtown Syracuse and car rental from all major agencies is available there. Taxi service from the airport to campus is available and costs approximately US$20 one way.

By bus or train: Amtrak train and Greyhound bus services are located at the Regional Transportation Center, just north of downtown Syracuse. Taxi service is available to the university from all mass transit locations.

By car: When driving, Syracuse University is most easily reached from Interstate 81. New York State Thruway travelers should exit at Interstate 81 (Thruway Exit 36) and proceed south. Both northbound and southbound travelers on Interstate 81 should exit at Adams Street (Exit 18).Continue up the Adams Street hill to the third traffic light. Cross University Avenue and turn left into the University Avenue garage. The entrance to main campus is one block up from the University Avenue garage.

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 800-331-1600 or online at 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

Average high temperature in Upstate New York for early October is 65 degrees F; the average low temperature is 50 degrees F.

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 information about traveling to the U.S. found at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/biso/visas/ and http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.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 websites above for the most up-to-date information.


Inquiries: meet@ams.org