Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties
shown below for the nights of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 1315.
Room rates do not include the tax of 13%. Please cite the group name LSU
Math or American Mathematical Society when making a reservation.
Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure
to ask details when making your reservation. The AMS is not responsible
for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
Lod and Carole Cook Conference Center & Hotel, 3848 West Lakeshore
Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808; 225-383-2665; 225-383-4200 (fax); 866-610-2665
(toll free); standard rooms are $75/single or double, $85/triple, $95/quad;
suites are $95/single or double, $105/triple, $115/quad; mega suites are
$135/single or double, $145/triple, $155/quad; rates include complimentary
breakfast for up to two people per room; fitness center on site; property
is on campus, about a 20-minute walk (just under a mile) to the sessions.
Deadline for reservations is January 31, 2003. See http://www.cookconferencecenter.org/.
Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center Hotel, 102 France Street,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802, 225-242-2600; 225-242-2601 (fax); $75/single or
double for deluxe room and $95/single or double for the concierge level;
full service restaurant, complimentary guest parking and airport shuttle
(to/from Baton Rouge Metro/Ryan Field Airport), heated outdoor pool, fitness
facility; property is about five miles from campus. Deadline for reservations
is January 31, 2003.
Courtyard by Marriott, 2421 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge,
Louisiana 70808, phone: 225-924-6400, fax: 225-923-3041. $69/single or
double in a king standard room. On-site restaurant, lounge, pool, and
exercise room; about two miles from campus. Deadline for reservations
is March 1. Please cite group code MATP when making a reservation.
Additionally, a very limited number of bed and breakfast type accommodations
are available at the LSU Faculty Club, Corner of Highland Road
& Raphael Semmes Drive on campus; $55/single, $60/double (only one
bed unless twin beds are requested), $75/single suite. Rates include continental
breakfast and free parking. Call 225-578-2356 for reservations and information
or send email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a cafeteria with an all-you-can-eat buffet, two coffee shops,
and a food court available in the LSU Union, a leisurely walk of about
eight minutes from the sessions. There are a variety of restaurants about
a 12-minute walk from the meeting. The list will be published in the program.
The Math Department's Web page is located at http://www.math.lsu.edu;
the University's home page is http://www.lsu.edu.
There is a campus map at http://www.lsu.edu/campus/.
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! 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
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.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. Sessions will take place in Tureaud Hall; Invited Addresses
will be in Dodson Auditorium.
The registration desk will be in Tureaud Hall and will be open Friday,
March 14, noon4:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, 7:30 a.m.4:00
p.m. Fees are $40 for AMS or CMS members, $60 for nonmembers; and $5 for
students/unemployed/emeritus, payable on site by cash, check or credit
Parking is available in the LSU Union parking lot (the cost is $1/hour
on Friday, but free on Saturday and Sunday), and along curbside during
The nearest airport is Baton Rouge Metro/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) (8
miles away). Some travelers may find it convenient to use the New Orleans
International Airport (MSY) (75 miles away) or the Lafayette Regional
Airport (LFT) (50 miles away). To find your way around campus, it is recommended
that you first go to the Visitor Information Center to obtain detailed
campus directions, a parking permit, and parking instructions. The Visitors
Information Center is located at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple
Drive. There are three possible routes of access from I-10:
1. Exit at Nicholson Dr./Highland Rd. (Exit 155A). Take Highland Rd.
to Dalrymple Dr. (about 1.4 miles).
2. Exit at Dalrymple Dr. (Exit 156B). Both eastbound and westbound traffic
will take a right onto Dalrymple Dr. from the off-ramp. Take Dalrymple
Dr. to Highland Rd. (about 0.5 mile).
3. Exit at Acadian Thruway (Exit 157B). If exiting from the eastbound
off-ramp you will take a right onto Acadian Thruway; if exiting from the
westbound off-ramp you will take a left onto Acadian Thruway. Take Acadian
Thruway (which turns into Stanford Avenue and then into LSU Avenue) to
Highland Rd. Take a right onto Highland Rd. Take Highland Rd. to Dalrymple
Dr. (about 1.8 miles).
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent
A Car for the period March 7 to March 23, 2003, beginning at $23.99/day
for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available
from noon Thursday until midnight Monday) All rates include unlimited
free mileage. 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 www.avis.com. Please
quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.
conditions in March in Baton Rouge are usually pleasant. Temperatures
are between 50 and 70 degrees, and the average rainfall is five inches
for the month