A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting participants at the Hyatt
Regency Houston, a world-class hotel located in the heart of downtown.
It is located at 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002. Special rates
exclusively for meeting participants are $95/single or double, an exceptional
student rate of $49/single or double, and $60/triple. The hotel has a
health club with heated outdoor pool, business center, restaurants, glass
elevators, and rooms with full amenities that include data ports.
Within a few blocks of the Hyatt you will find an array of restaurants
from inexpensive to fine dining, entertainment, shopping, and many of
Houston's exciting attractions like the aquarium and the theater district.
The light rail line scheduled to be completed in December 2003 will run
three blocks away and offers inexpensive transportation to the museum
To make a reservation, please call the Hyatt Hotel directly at 713-654-1234
and ask for the group rate. Group rate will be available based on space
Meeting registration is required in order to reserve a hotel room.
Paper copies should be sent to MMSB, P. O. Box 6887, Providence, RI 02940,
or faxed to 401-455-4004. Sorry, reservations cannot be taken by phone.
Sale and Editorial Activity
AMS Book Sale: Browse a list of the Titles
on Display in Houston, featuring the newest publications from the
AMS! Meeting participants can take advantage of special pricing discounts.
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.
Dining and Attractions
A list of area restaurants will be available at the meeting. Brochures
of attractions, events, shopping, museums, etc., will also be available
at the meeting. Also see http://www.houston-spacecityusa.com,
the website maintained by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors
Bureau, as well as www.houston-guide.com.
Parking (multi-story garage connected via skywalk to the Hyatt) rates
are: $21 (valet with in/out privileges) and $15 (self). There is also
parking available across the street at the Towne Park Garage for $6.
and Meeting Information
All sessions and plenary lectures will take place in the Hyatt Regency
Houston, beginning with an Invited Address on Wednesday evening and continuing
all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Registration fees are $60/members
and $30/students, payable by cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard,
Discover, or American Express). Please register at the meeting. On-site
registration will take place in the Exhibit Hall on the lower level
of the Hyatt on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
All registered participants are invited to a gala opening reception
with cash bar to be held on Wednesday evening along with the opening ceremonies
and the Erdös Lecture.
As a fitting culmination to the meeting, a time to toast renewed friendships
and scientific discovery, a closing banquet is planned for Saturday
evening. There will be entertainment and a cash bar; tickets are $25,
including tax and gratuity.
Thursday evening is free-admission night at most of the museums in the
museum district. Choose one of Houston's famous museums and join your
colleagues for a self-tour during this evening. Brochures will be available
at the registration desk. The museum district is about twelve blocks from
the Hyatt and is easily accessible via the light rail line.
By Air: Travelers to Houston may fly into either Bush Intercontinental
Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby (HOU) airport. See http://www.houstonairportsystem.org
for useful information about the airports and ground transportation.
From Bush Intercontinental to the Hyatt: Taxi fare is about $38;
shuttle fare is about $19. The #101 bus runs about every 26 minutes from
Terminal C beginning at 5:07 a.m. and runs through midnight Monday through
Saturday. The fare is $1.50. Let the driver know you wish to get off the
bus at the junction of Smith and Dallas Streets; the Hyatt will be one
block to the east at 1200 Louisiana Street. The #102 bus also goes from
the airport to the Hyatt about every 20 minutes beginning at 5:15 a.m.
seven days a week, with more limited service on the weekend. Depending
on traffic and the number of stops, the trip will take about an hour for
the #101 bus and about 45 minutes for the #102 bus.
From Hobby: Taxi fare is about $20; shuttle fare is $14. The #50
bus runs about every 17 minutes to the downtown area beginning at 4:01
a.m. and runs through midnight seven days a week, with more limited service
on the weekend. The fare is $1. Ask the driver to let you off at the junction
of Dallas and Louisiana Streets, where the Hyatt is located.
for extensive route and schedule information for Houston's METRO system.
May is a beautiful month in the Houston area, with temperatures ranging
between 65°F and 85°F. You may also expect some days of high humidity,
so plan to dress in cool, breathable clothing. Average rainfall in May
is 5.6 inches