AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information


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Fall Western Sectional Meeting
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
November 4-5, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1134

Associate secretaries:

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


**Advance Registration is Now Closed**

Pillars at Sunset

Image courtesy of the University of California, Riverside

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include the California state hotel tax (13.30 percent) and hotel fees may apply. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society's (AMS) Fall Western Sectional Meeting to receive the discounted rate. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.

Americas Best Value Inn Hotel Riverside, 4045 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 686-6666; www.redlion.com/abvi-riverside. Rates are US$79 per night for a single occupancy, queen room; US$99 per night for a double occupancy, full and twin bed room; and US$109 for up to four people with two full beds. Amenities include free wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public areas, outdoor swimming pool, and is 100 percent Non-Smoking. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast every morning. Newly remodeled guest rooms feature pillow-top beds, down comforters, and fine linens, mini-fridges, flat panel TVs with cable and HBO, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards are available in the guest rooms. Complimentary parking is also available. This property is about 3 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 10, 2017.

Comfort Inn University, 1590 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507; (951) 683-6000; www.choicehotels.com/california/riverside/comfort-inn-hotels/ca677. Rates are US$85 per night for two double beds or US$75 per night for a single king bed. Amenities include free wireless Internet, free hot breakfast, fitness room, business center, meeting space and copy, print and fax machines. The well-appointed guest rooms feature hair dryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, microwaves and refrigerators, along with premium bedding. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Complimentary parking is also available. This property is about a 5 minute drive from campus. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is by November 3, 2017.

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 784-8000; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ralmc-marriott-riverside-at-the-convention-center/. Rates are US$117 per night for king or double bed guest rooms. The hotel offers a business center and a dedicated concierge lounge with breakfast & evening hors d'oeuvres. On site self-parking is available for US$12 per vehicle per night. This property is located approximately 2 miles from the campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Book your room online. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is October 6, 2017.

Courtyard Marriott Riverside UCR, 1510 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507; (951) 276-1200; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ralcy-courtyard-riverside-ucr-moreno-valley-area/. Rates are US$119 per night for a single king bed or two queen beds. Amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, a new state-of-the-art lobby with flexible work space, an inviting lounge area, complimentary high-speed Internet, and a business center. Gain access to the latest news, weather, local attractions, airport conditions, and more on the interactive Go Board aimed at making traveling in Riverside easier. This property is approximately a 15 minute walk from campus. Complimentary on-site parking is also available. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Book your room online. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 4, 2017.

Hampton Inn and Suites Riverside-Corona East, 4250 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92505; (951) 352-5020; hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hampton-inn-and-suites-riverside-corona-east-RALRWHX/index.html. Rates are US$129 per night for a standard room with a single king or two queen beds. Amenities include business center, complimentary printing service, fitness room, pool, complimentary hot breakfast and coin operated guest laundry. Complimentary self-parking is also available. This property is about a 20 minute drive from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 13, 2017.

Hampton Inn and Suites Moreno Valley, 12611 Memorial Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92518; (951) 571-7788; hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hampton-inn-and-suites-moreno-valley-JSBMVHX/index.html. Rates are US$129 per night for a room with a single king or double queen beds. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast buffet every morning, complimentary self-parking, pool, fitness center, business center, complimentary printing service and free wireless Internet in guest rooms. This property is about a 25 minute drive from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 3, 2017.

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown, 3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 321-3500; riversidedowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html. Rates are US$129 per night for a room with a single king bed. Amenities include free hot breakfast buffet daily, free high speed Internet, free local phone calls, complimentary public computers with printer and fitness center. Discounted parking is available at US$8 per vehicle per day. This property is about an 8 minute drive from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Book your room online. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 20, 2017.

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 784-0300; www.missioninn.com. Rates are US$189 per night for a king deluxe or king raincross room. Amenities include award winning restaurants and bars, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, full service spa, and wireless Internet is available for purchase. Self-parking is available at a cost of US$16 daily. This property is about a 10 minute drive from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 5, 2017.

Food Services

On Campus: The University's HUB Food Court is closed on weekends, however the below restaurants are scheduled to be open on Saturdays and Sundays.  Please visit http://dining.ucr.edu/index.html#hours for a list of university restaurants and hours.

Subway is located in the HUB Commons and offers custom-built sandwiches and salads. It is open on Saturdays from 11am to 2:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am to 8:00pm. 

The Habit at Latitude 55 is located in the HUB Commons and offers mouth-watering burgers, tasty chicken tenders and nuggets and chili-cheese fries. It is open on Saturdays from 11:30am to 6:00pm.

The Market at Glen Mor is located about 2 blocks from the HUB and offers a Starbucks with coffee and snacks open on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00am to midnight. On Sundays the Market also offers a brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm and a buffet and salad bar dinner from 4:30pm to 9:00pm.

Aberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant offers continuous, all-you-care-to-eat dining in a relaxed, social environment. With seven food stations, you will find a wide-selection of classic and international, healthy and hearty cuisines. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are offered daily. This residential restaurant is open to the public and located off Aberdeen Drive, about 2 blocks from the HUB. The door rate for breakfast is US$8.75 per person, lunch is US$10.95 per person and dinner is US$12.25 per person. The restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 7:15am to 2:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This restaurant is open on Sundays for brunch from 10:00am to 2:30pm and for Sunday dinner from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Restaurant hours are subject to change without notice. For more information visit http://dining.ucr.edu/residentialrestaurants/aberdeeninvernessrestaurants.html.

Lothian Residential Restaurant offers continuous, all-you-care-to-eat dining in a relaxed, social environment. Lothian’s seven food stations offer a wide selection of classic and international, healthy, and hearty cuisines. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are offered daily. This residential restaurant is open to the public and located off Big Springs Road, adjacent to The Market at Glen Mor, about 2 blocks from the HUB. The door rate for breakfast is US$8.75 per person, lunch is US$10.95 per person and dinner is US$12.25 per person. The restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 7:15am to 2:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This restaurant is open on Saturdays for brunch from 10:00am to 2:30pm and for Saturday dinner from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Restaurant hours are subject to change without notice. For more information visit http://dining.ucr.edu/residentialrestaurants/lothianrestaurants.html.

Off Campus: University Village is about a 15 minute walk from the main campus on the North East corner of University Avenue & Iowa Avenue. Here you can dine, shop & play in an exquisite open-air environment. Canyon Crest Towne Centre is a short drive or bus ride from campus and offers numerous shops and over 20 restaurants as well as everyday conveniences including Rite Aid Pharmacy, a supermarket and banking facilities. More information on restaurants and local attractions in the Riverside area can be found at riversidecvb.com/dining/.

Some options for coffee include:

Starbucks (at the Market at Glen Mor), 400 W Big Springs Rd, Riverside; http://dining.ucr.edu/marketatglenmor/index.html; coffeehouse chain serving a variety of coffee beverages and snacks.

Starbucks, 1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 274-9605; Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.

Boba Cafe, 1223 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 680-9998; bubble & milk teas share the menu with basic Chinese eats in a modest counter serve.

Some options nearby for dining include:

Holy Crab, 1223 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 405-8243; Cajun/Creole restaurant famous for mussels, seafood and Cajun fries.

Manna Grill, 1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 530-8033; casual restaurant boasting a variety of Korean street-food-style cuisines at an affordable price.

Ramen Okawari, 3740 Iowa Ave., Riverside; (951) 680-9411; www.ramenokawari.com; Ramen Okawari specializes in serving a variety of traditional Japanese ramen noodle soups, rice bowls, and appetizers.

Popcorn Chicken, 1223 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 222-2238; www.taiwanpopcornchicken.com/index-5.html; authentic Taiwanese dishes including popcorn chicken, pork chop rice, chicken filet and beef noodle soup.

Pokilicious, 1400 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 779-4824; www.poki-licious.com; build your own fresh, healthy and delicious bowls and raw fish salads (Poke).

Zizi BBQ House, 3740 Iowa Ave, Riverside; (951) 534-0960; Korean BBQ restaurant with hibachi.

The Crusty Oven, 3740 Iowa Ave, Riverside; (951) 680-9134; casual restaurant with flatbread pizzas.

Jersey Mike's Subs, 1201 University Ave., Riverside; (951) 289-9541; New Jersey-based counter-serve sandwich chain serving jumbo subs filled with cold cuts & toppings.

Mong Kok Cafe, 1242 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 686-6688; casual Chinese restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options and a popular late night happy hour.

Elias Pita, 1490 University Ave., Riverside; (951) 686-6800; www.eliaspita.com/; counter-serve, halal operation preparing Middle Eastern comfort food such as kababs or falafels for eat-in or take-out.

Zacatecas Cafe, 3767 Iowa Ave., Riverside; (951) 683-3939; casual choice for familiar Mexican fare, including enchiladas, burritos, tamales & fajitas.

Sushiya, 1201 University Ave., Riverside; (951) 534-0702; sushiya-riverside.com; Japanese and sushi restaurant known for affordable sushi and drink specials with nice atmosphere.

The Sub Station, 3663 Canyon West Dr., Riverside; (951) 683-4523; substationucr.com; home of 'The Big Dude' serving hot, cold and vegetarian sandwiches since 1972.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance Registration is now over. On-site registration will begin on November 4 in the Highlander Union Building (HUB) 3rd Floor Lobby. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by e-mailing mmsb@ams.org. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, November 4, 2017. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

If you have done advance registration, your badge and program will be ready for pickup when you arrive at the meeting; simply go to the registration desk (see below) at the hours indicated. It is helpful if you bring a copy of your receipt.

Onsite Information and Registration

The registration desk, AMS book exhibit, and coffee service will be located in the Highlander Union Building (HUB) 3rd Floor Lobby. The Invited Addresses will be located in Room 302 of the HUB.  Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in the HUB, Interdisciplinary Studies Building (North and South Halls), Olmsted Hall, Sproul Hall, Spieth Hall and Surge Building. Please look for additional information about specific session room locations on the web and in the printed program.  For further information on building locations, a campus map is available at https://campusmap.ucr.edu/map.pdf.

The registration desk will be open on Saturday, November 4, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, November 5, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Fees are US\$61 for AMS members, US\$90 for nonmembers, and US\$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members and are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore to review the newest publications and take advantage of exhibit discounts and free shipping on all on-site orders! AMS members receive 40 percent off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25 percent discount. Not a member? Stop by the AMS Membership Exhibit to learn about the benefits of becoming an AMS Member. Members receive additional discounts on books purchased at meetings, subscriptions to Notices and Bulletin, discounted registration for world-class meetings and conferences, and more!

Complimentary Coffee will be served courtesy of the AMS Membership Department.

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 wish to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

NEW!! Special Event

Special Event: MSRI Reception and Presentation, Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:10 to 1:50 pm in Surge 282. MSRI--the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley--is a community resource and a partnership with the mathematics community. The partnership is exercised through the committee of Academic Sponsors and the individual donors who are members of the Archimedes society.

If you are a member of the Archimedes Society, or are interested in becoming a member, we invite you to join us for an insider briefing on what is happening right now at MSRI.  Please join MSRI Director, David Eisenbud, at a reception with a light lunch.  We want to hear your suggestions for new programs, and ideas regarding what sort of connection with MSRI you might like to have.

Attendance is limited, due to the room size.  Please RSVP to ldavis@msri.org so we know how many lunches to order.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.

If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an AMS Sectional Meeting, please communicate your needs in advance to the AMS Meetings Department by:

  • Registering early for the meeting
  • Checking the appropriate box on the registration form, and
  • Sending an email request to the AMS Meetings Department at mmsb@ams.org or meet@ams.org.

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity, or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the campus of University of California, Riverside. A campus map can be found at campusmap.ucr.edu/map.pdf. In addition, the University of California Riverside created a special map for this meeting. Information about the University of California, Riverside Mathematics Department can be found at mathdept.ucr.edu/. Please visit the university website at www.ucr.edu for additional information on the campus.

Please watch this page and the program page for updates.

Parking

Attendees electing to stay at off campus hotels may park their car on campus in Parking Lot 1, located off of West Campus Drive. A parking attendant will be available to provide a parking pass courtesy of the Department of Mathematics at University of California, Riverside. Pedestrian directional signs will be available to guide attendees from the parking lot to the Highlander Union Building (HUB), where the majority of talks will be held.

A campus parking map is available at campusmap.ucr.edu/. Please refer to this map as well, which was created for the meeting. Additional information about parking on campus can be found here parking.ucr.edu/visitor/kiosk.html.

Travel

This meeting will take place on the main campus of University of California, Riverside, located in the heart of Riverside, California.

By Air: Ontario International Airport (ONT) is about 20 miles northwest of Riverside and the most convenient air travel choice. By car, it takes less than 20 minutes to get to UCR from Ontario International Airport, however it can take longer during rush hours. Please visit the Ontario International Airport web site for a list of airlines and lists of cities with daily direct flights; www.flyontario.com/.

There are several options available for transportation to and from the airport.

Several area hotels and motels offer courtesy shuttle service for guests traveling to and from Ontario International Airport. It is recommended that guests make transportation arrangements with their hotel or motel 72 hours in advance of traveling. Please inquire with your hotel in advance and visit www.flyontario.com/parking-transport/hotel-shuttles for a list of properties.

Super Shuttle curb side ambassadors are available in Terminal 2 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and from 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Super Shuttle curbside ambassadors are available in Terminal 4 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and from 5:30 pm to 12:00 am (midnight). For assistance outside scheduled hours, please all the Super Shuttle dispatch center at 916-999-3261. Travelers can find shared-ride van services (such as Super Shuttle) at the island curbs outside baggage claim. Service is available on a walk-up basis and by advanced reservation through the van transportation company. For more information on pricing please visit booking.supershuttle.com/. Please Note: The California Public Utilities Commission requires that drivers maintain a price list identifying the specific rates for passenger transportation between the airport and surrounding cities.

Taxi service is available at the curb outside baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 4. Service is available on a walk-up basis. Please Note: All taxicabs must be equipped with a dashboard meter or rate card which is plainly visible to all passengers in the front and back seats of the vehicle. Some taxi services in the area include Bell Cab Company; www.sbycab.com and Yellow Cab Company; www.yellowcab.com.

Free shuttle service is provided for rental car customers between the passenger terminals and the Consolidated Rental Car center, where the on-airport rental car counters are located. The center is located at 3450 E. Airport Drive, near Haven Avenue. For more details on the various car rental companies available at the airport, please visit www.flyontario.com/parking-transport/rental-cars.

By Train: Metrolink is the regional rail system linking Riverside County to surrounding counties such as Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura. The Riverside-Downtown Station is located at 4066 Vine Street in Riverside. For a map of Metrolink routes please visit www.metrolinktrains.com/stations/detail/station_id/120.html.

By Car From Los Angeles County: From the 91 Freeway: Take CA-91 east to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 10 Freeway: Take the I-10 east to the I-15 south and then to CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 60 Freeway: Take the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From Ontario International Airport: From the 10 Freeway: Take the I-10 east, to the I-15 south and then to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 60 Freeway: Take the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From Orange County: Take the CA-91 east to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From Palm Springs: Take the I-10 west to CA-60 west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From San Bernardino: Take the I-215 south to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From San Diego County: Take the I-15 north to the I-215 north to the CA-60 west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

Car Rental: Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at www.hertz.com, click on the box "I have a discount", and type in our convention number (CV): CV#04N30007. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-405-749-4434 (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.

For directions to campus, inquire at your rental car counter.

Local Transportation

Walking, biking and personal cars are recommended to get around campus and Riverside.

By Bus: The Riverside Transit Agency provides local bus services throughout Riverside and has 3 stops on campus. For a complete schedule and route map please visit www.riversidetransit.com/images/stories/DOWNLOADS/ROUTES/001.pdf. Please note: UCR no longer offers a campus bus service.

From Corona: Take the Metrolink from Corona to the Riverside-Downtown stop. The Riverside Transit Agency local bus services the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station.

Other options: Other local transportation options include Uber; www.uber.com and Lyft; www.lyft.com.

Weather: The average high temperature for November is approximately 77 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.

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 US found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to cro@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.


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