AMS and Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA Sectional Meeting
Program | Deadlines |
2002 AMS Joint Meeting with the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA
Portland, OR, June 20-22, 2002
Bernard Russo, AMS email@example.com
should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice. Because
of Portland's popularity as a tourist attraction, hotels may sell out early.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates at the properties below
for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 2022, 2002 (most
properties will honor the special rate for Wednesday, June 19). Room rates do
not include the tax of 11.5%. Please cite the group name PSU Math when
making a reservation. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties;
be sure to ask details when making your reservation. The AMS and MAA are not
responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
Inn City Center, 1414 S.W. Sixth, 503-221-1611 or 800-899-0248; $89/one
queen bed or two double beds; complimentary parking, a pass for a nearby Fitness
Center; full service restaurant; within walking distance to the PSU campus,
about one quarter mile to the meeting site. Please cite reservation code PSU
Math 06/02. Deadline
for reservations: May 24, 2002.
Hotel-Portland Downtown, 310 S.W. Lincoln, 503-221-0450; $74/two double
beds or one king bed, additional person is $15; restaurant on premises; heated
swimming pool and exercise center; overnight parking is $10/night; within easy
walking distance to the PSU campus, less than one half mile to the meeting site.
Please cite reservation code PSU Math. Deadline
for reservations: May 31, 2002.
Hotel, 729 S.W. 15th Avenue, 800-223-6311; $75/one double bed, $90/two twin
beds or one queen, $105/two double beds, $120/two queen beds; $135/king-sized
bed; historic hotel featuring complimentary parking, in-room refrigerators (most
rooms); about 1.2 miles from the meeting site on campus. Please cite reservation
code PSU Math. Deadline
for reservations: May 20, 2002.
State Campus: A very limited number of dormitory-style rooms are available
for students (undergraduate or graduate) in Ondine Hall about one block
from the meeting site. Rates for one or two persons per room are $38/standard
and $46/deluxe. Each room has two twin beds, private bath, telephone, coffee
maker, linens, and clock. Deluxe rooms include a television, refrigerator, and
microwave. Parking is $7/day. Please contact Katura Smith at 503-725-4336 or
and state you are with the PNW MAA/AMS Conference.
Value Inn, 415 S.W. Montgomery, 503-253-0578, $45/night. Budget-minded participants
may find it convenient. Although no special rates were negotiated, this is a
small motel very close to campus with complimentary parking (see http://www.downtownvalueinn.com).
will be available on site, in the program, and at the website maintained by
the local organizers.
the websites maintained by the local organizers at http://www.mth.pdx.edu/pnwams/
(this includes links to Portland state and maps) and the Portland Oregon Visitors
Association at http://www.pova.org/.
All are invited to this banquet at the Great China Seafood Restaurant on Friday
at 7:00 p.m. The after-dinner speaker is Edward B. Burger, Williams College,
Innovative Experiments...and how I survived them. The cost is $18/person.
Reservations must be made through advance registration (see below) no later
than June 1.
Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS and the MAA! Several other
publishers have been invited to participate in the exhibits. Many of the AMS
books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at the meeting.
Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services. Exhibits
will be located adjacent to on-site registration in Neuberger Hall.
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.
All registered participants are invited to a reception on Thursday evening from
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Simon Benson House on the PSU campus.
NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program
for new college-level faculty interested in "improving the teaching and learning
of undergraduate mathematics." The PNW Project NExT is an extension of the MAA
sponsored national program to the sectional level, and is scheduling a program
for Wednesday. More information can be found at: http://www.math.umt.edu/pnwnext/.
The Oregon Teachers of Teachers of Mathematics (TOTOM) will hold its annual
meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at PSU. Proposals for workshops and 20-minute
presentations on the education of public school mathematics teachers may be
sent to Sam Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by April 1. A joint session with Project NExT Fellows is being considered for
is available across from Neuberger Hall in Parking Structure I. Enter on 6th
St. between Hall and Harrison. The cost is $4/day for those who state they are
with the PNW MAA/AMS conference (fees are higher otherwise). As parking is limited,
participants are advised to carpool or take public transportation where possible.
and Session Information
fees (either in advance or on site) are $35/AMS or MAA members; $50/nonmembers;
$5/Students/unemployed/emeritus members. Students making a presentation and
first-year members of the MAA section's Project NExT receive complimentary registration.
In addition those celebrating exactly 25 years as a member of MAA receive special
may register in advance through the PSU website or on site at the meeting. Either
way, the funds will be shared between the AMS and MAA using the same equitable
formula. Advance registration will help the organizing committee in assigning
session and event space appropriately. Advance registration payable by check
or money order is available at http://www.mth.pdx.edu/pnwmaa-ams;
the advance registration deadline is June 1. Note that if you plan to
attend the banquet and/or register for a minicourse, you must register in
registration will take place on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
in the Atrium on the third floor of Neuberger Hall. On-site registration fees
are payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
will take place in Neuberger Hall and Smith Memorial Center.
City of Portland is served by Portland International Airport (PDX) located about
20 miles from downtown. Service to the downtown area is provide by the MAX light-rail
Red Line service every 15 minutes from about 4:30 a.m. to 11:35 p.m. The trip
takes about 38 minutes and costs $1.55 one-way. Scheduled shuttle service via
Greyline Express provides service to most downtown hotels, departing every 45
minutes, 5:00 a.m. to midnight. The trip takes from 20 to 40 minutes and costs
$15 (one-way) or $22 (round-trip); discounts are available for seniors and children.
Metered taxis provide door-to-door service 24 hours per day; the fare per vehicle
is $22 to $28 one-way and takes about 2040 minutes.
to campus: For an area map, campus map, and driving directions to PSU see
the Web page maintained by the
rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for
the period June 13 to June 29, 2002, beginning at $23.99/day for a subcompact
car at the weekend rate (or beginning at $33.99 weekday). All rates include
unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon Thursday
until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax,
optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis' age, driver,
and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations
by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com.
Higher nonweekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis
Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.
weather in Portland is delightful and temperatures usually range from a low
of 53° to a high of 74°. Expect sunny skies with an occasional shower.
A light jacket is needed in the evenings.
Click here www.mth.pdx.edu/pnwmaa-ams
for a link to the MAA Pacific Northwest Section website.