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2011 Fall Central Section Meeting
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
October 14-16, 2011 (Friday - Sunday)
Meeting #1074

Associate secretary:
Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu


Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include taxes. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation with a conference hotel, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Sectional Meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. When making reservations please call the hotel directly and ask for "in house" reservations. You will not receive the conference discount if you book online.

Holiday Inn Downtown, 141 North 9th St., Lincoln, NE, 68508; Phone: 402-475-4011, fax: 402-475-4366; http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/lincoln/lnkdt/hoteldetail. Rates are US$94 single, US$99 double, and include free WiFI, and complimentary breakfast. The hotel is only about four blocks away from the meeting site on campus. A shuttle to the airport is available on request. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is September 15, 2011.

Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508; Phone: 402-474-1111, http://www.embassysuiteslincoln.com. The rate is US$124 for up to 4 people and includes a complimentary breakfast. The hotel is only about three blocks away from the meeting site on campus. A shuttle to the airport is available on request. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is September 15, 2011.

Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln, NE; Phone: 402-474-7474; http://www.thecornhusker.com. Rates are US$89 single/double. The hotel is about seven blocks away from the meeting site on campus. A shuttle to the airport is available on request. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is September 15, 2011.

Food Service

A list of on-campus and off-campus restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore and review the newest titles from the AMS, enjoy up to 25% percent 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

The closest public parking to the meeting site is found at the Stadium Drive parking garage.

From the Lincoln airport take I-80 to the Downtown exit I-180 (401A) going south. When you enter downtown Lincoln, you will be on 9th street, you will need to be in the far left lane. Turn left onto P Street; turn left onto 10th Street. You want to be in the far right lane once on 10th Street. After Q Street, you will want to take the second right which is T Street. Entry to parking garage will be to your left. Cost is about US$1 per hour up to a maximum of US$5 per day.

There are also a number of parking garages within a short walk (5-10 minute) from campus. Haymarket, Market Place, and Que Place are the three closest. For more information please see http://www.ParkItDowntown.org. Handicapped parking permits are available upon prior request; contact Marilyn Johnson at mjohnson11@math.unl.edu.

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration and the AMS Book Exhibit will be held in the lower level lobby of Avery Hall. Invited Addresses and all other sessions will be held in Avery Hall and nearby buildings. Please refer to the campus map at http://maps.unl.edu/ for specific locations. The registration desk will be open on Friday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 15, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fees are US$52 for AMS members, US$72 for nonmembers; and US$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check or credit card.

Special Social Event

The University of Nebraska Mathematics Department is hosting a reception on Saturday evening, October 15, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. following the Erdos Lecture. Join us for refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Travel

By Plane: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus is four miles from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), which is served by Delta and United.

It is also possible to fly into Omaha (OMA), rent a car, and drive the 60-mile distance to Lincoln. Or take one of the two shuttles listed below from Omaha to Lincoln.

By Car: From I-80 take the Downtown exit I-180 (401A) going south, you will see Memorial Stadium on your left (difficult to miss). As I-180 South ends, it becomes 9th Street in downtown Lincoln. The first intersection you will approach will be 9th and Q Street. (The Downtown Holiday Inn is one block directly ahead on the right.)

To get to Avery Hall, you should get into the far left lane and turn left on P Street (one way), then turn left again on 10th street and work your way over to the farthest right lane on 10th street, so that you can turn right on T street--it comes just after a bend in the road. Then you can go left into a big parking garage. Avery Hall is the three-story building about 100 yards directly east of south entrance of the parking garage.

By bus or train: Amtrak train and Greyhound bus services are available into the Lincoln, Nebraska, area. Please check transportation availability from your area by visiting www.Amtrak.com or www.greyhound.com. Taxi service is available to the university from all mass transit locations.

Car Rental

Hertz Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation using our special meeting rates, please provide our convention number: CV#, 04N30001when making reservations. Details on rates and general instructions can be found at http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/04N30001.lin11.pdf. You can make reservations online at http://link.hertz.com/link.html?id=23051&LinkType= HZLK&TargetType=Homepage&ret_url=www.ams.org or call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.

Weather

Climate summary for the month of October for Lincoln, NE:

  • Average High Temperature: 64 degrees F or 18 degrees C
  • Average Low Temperature: 41 degrees F or 5 degrees C
  • Average Monthly Precipitation: 2.3 inches or 5.8 cm

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

Additional Information

Additional information can be found by visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mathematics Department website: http://www.math.unl.edu/events/special/ams/2011/.


Inquiries: meet@ams.org