Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice. Special rates for the meeting are available at the properties
listed below for the nights of Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11.
Room rates do not include the tax of 11%. When making reservations, participants
should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society conference
at Binghamton University.
The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the
accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties;
be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. This is Homecoming
Weekend and hotels may sell out early; participants should make reservations
as soon as possible.
Courtyard by Marriott, 3801 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850;
607-644-1000; fax -607-644-1022 . Standard rooms are $99/single or double.
Restaurant for breakfast, pool, spa, and exercise room on premises. Located
about one mile from Binghamton University. Deadline for reservations is
September 10. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when you
make your reservation.
Holiday Inn at the University, 4105 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal,
NY 13850-3551; phone: 607-729-6371 or 800-465-4329; fax 607-729-6407;
standard rooms are $85/single or double. Restaurant, lounge, pool, and
exercise room on premises; complimentary coffee service in lobby. Located
across from the main entrance to Binghamton University. Deadline for reservations
is September 13. Be sure to check the cancellation policy when
you make your reservation.
Howard Johnson, 3601 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850-2232;
phone: 607-729-6181 or 800-446-4656;
fax 607-797-0309; $49.95/king-bedded room (one or two people), $59.95/two
double beds (two people), $89.95/king-bedded room with Jacuzzi; extra
person is $5. Restaurant, lounge, and pool on premises; deluxe continental
breakfast is included. Located about 1/2 mile from Binghamton University.
Deadline for reservations is September 10. Be sure to check the
cancellation policy when you make your reservation.
Other Campus Area Accommodations:
Best Inn & Suites, 581 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, NY; 607-770-9333.
Best Western of Johnson City, 569 Harry L Drive, Johnson City,
Hampton Inn & Suites Binghamton/Vestal, 3708 Vestal Parkway
East, Vestal, NY 13850; 607-797-5000; fax 607-797-5610.
Red Roof Inns, 590 Fairview Street, Johnson City, NY; 607-729-8940.
Rodeway Inn, 900 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY; 607-785-3311.
Skylark Motor Lodge, 240 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY; 607-748-3392.
Vestal Motel, 1016 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY; 607-754-8090.
An extensive list of Binghamton area accommodations is available on the
departmental website. See http://www.math.binghamton.edu/ams03/accommodations.html.
Hinman Dining Hall on campus is open for a cafeteria-style lunch on Saturday
and Sunday. The closest restaurants to campus (about a 10-minute walk)
are at the northwest corner of the campus around the intersection of Bunn
Hill Road and Route 434, just across from the Holiday Inn. There is also
a restaurant in the Holiday Inn. A few more places are on Route 434 west
of its intersection with Bunn Hill Road (toward the Howard Johnson). Many
restaurants are just a five-minute drive from campus/hotels. Again, because
of this popular weekend, restaurants will be crowded.
A handout of available restaurants in the campus region as well as the
operating hours of Hinman Dining Hall will be provided at the meeting.
Information and Map
An excellent website maintained by our local hosts, with information
about the meeting, driving directions, and a campus map, is at
The URL of Binghamton University is
http://www.binghamton.edu. Also see the "Travel" section below.
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special discount available only at the
meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration.
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
Binghamton University is located in the Greater Binghamton area in south
central New York State. The Greater Binghamton area contains the narrow
valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers and the
hills surrounding this valley. The campus is on the south side of Route
434 in Vestal, one mile west of the city of Binghamton. Binghamton is
45 miles southeast of Ithaca, 70 miles south of Syracuse, 190 miles north
of Philadelphia, and 200 miles northwest of New York City.
All sessions will take place in the Lecture Hall Complex and the adjacent
Student Services Wing.
Registration will take place in the Lecture Hall Complex on Saturday
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Registration
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 card.
Parking is free (no parking permit required) in the parking lots on campus
between 5:00 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, with the exception of specially
marked meter lots and lots for the disabled. The location of these parking
lots is on the map (http://www.math.binghamton.edu/ams03/parking.html).
The closest parking lots to the meeting are lots L and M2. From Monday
to Friday, including holidays, visitors can park (for a small parking
fee) in the regular lots and the visitors' parking lots. Weekday parking
permits for the regular lots can be purchased at the Information Booth
sited at the entrance to campus. Cars without a parking permit parked
in lots L and M2 from Monday to Friday may be towed. Rules about the parking
places for the disabled should be respected. Visitors with disabled parking
permits can park in the parking for the disabled when they follow the
requirements above. See
for specifics on campus parking information and where to buy permits.
An informal reception hosted by the Binghamton University Department
of Mathematical Sciences to mark the eightieth birthday of Peter Hilton,
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will be held on Saturday from 5:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. in the Chenango Room (Science 1 Building). All participants
are welcome to attend. Wine and soft drinks will be served.
By air: The area is served by the Binghamton Regional Airport,
with flights provided by USAirways, Northwest, United Express, and Delta
Connection. Taxi and limousine service are available to campus. Binghamton
University is 70 miles (about 1 1/2 hours) from Syracuse and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre
airports. Newark Airport is about 3 to 3 1/2 hours' drive from Binghamton.
By car: The main U.S. interstates to the Binghamton area are I-81
and I-88. These interstates connect with NY-17. From NY-17 take Exit 70S
(south) to Route 201 to campus. From I-81 take Exit 4S to Route 363 south
to Route 434, following the road signs leading to Vestal. Please note
that the campus is in Vestal, not in Binghamton. The main entrance to
the campus will be on your left.
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent
A Car for the period October 419, 2003, beginning at $42.99/day
for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available
from noon Thursday until Monday at 11:59 p.m.). 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's 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.
Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations.
The climate in the Binghamton area is pleasant in the fall. The normal
temperatures for mid October are a high of 59°F and a low of 41°F.
However, fall temperatures are quite variable, so please be prepared for
cooler or warmer weather. The fall foliage should be at its best that