Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated
with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of
14.5%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality
of theaccommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state
that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting
at ETSU group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure
to check when you make your reservation.
None of these hotels is within walking distance of campus. Limited shuttle
service between these hotels and campus will be provided by Eastern Tennessee
State University for the meeting days:
Super 8 Motel, 108 Wesley St., Johnson City, TN 37601; phone and
fax: 423-282-8818. Modest hotel with refrigerators in rooms; US$49.99/single,
double, triple, or quadruple occupancy. Several restaurants within walking
distance. Property is about 3.1 miles from campus. Deadline for reservations
is September 16, 2005. Cancellation and early checkout policies
vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Howard Johnson/Best Western Johnson City Hotel & Conference Center,
2406 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601; phone: 432-282-2161, fax: 423-282-2488.
Full-service hotel includes pool and hot tub, restaurant and lounge on
premises, free high-speed Internet access (free wireless from lobby),
exercise room, refrigerators/microwaves in guest rooms; US$65/single or
double includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Guest rooms are accessible
by exterior entrance or interior courtyard based upon availability; please
specify when making your reservation. Property is about 3.5 miles from
campus. Deadline for reservations is September 16, 2005. Cancellation
and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your
Days Inn, 2312 Browns Mill Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604; phone:
423-282-2211, fax: 423-282-6111. Modest hotel with pool, refrigerators
in rooms, and complimentary continental breakfast. US$46.99/single or
double. Property is about 2.6 miles from campus. Cancellation and early
checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
See the webpage maintained by the local organizers at http://www.etsu.edu/math/ams/AMS-Meeting.htm
for other hotel suggestions.
There are several restaurants within walking distance; a list will be
available at the meeting. In addition the Culp Center hosts Quiznos, Chick-Fil-A,
Burger King, and an all-you-can-eat buffet for US$6.50.
Information and Maps
The university's homepage is
http://www.etsu.edu/. The Department of Mathematics is at http://www.etsu.
edu/math/math.htm. Campus and area maps can be found at http://www.etsu.edu/etsu/visitors.asp.
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.
Free parking is available across the street from Rogers-Stout Hall.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Sessions and Invited Addresses will take place in Rogers-Stout Hall.
The registration desk will be in Rogers-Stout Hall and will be open Saturday,
October 15, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, 8:00 a.m.noon.
Fees are US$40 for AMS or CMS members; US$60 for nonmembers; and US$5
for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are
payable on site by cash, check, or credit card.
The official airline for the meetings is Delta Airlines. Take
advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares and enjoy the
* No Saturday-night stay required--more flexibility
* Always affordable--realize up to 50% savings on everyday fares in the
contiguous forty-eight states
* Lower change fees--reduced from $100 to $50 to change travel plans
* Just eight fares--less guessing and easier planning
To make immediate reservations call Delta Air Lines at 800-221-1212.
Be sure to reference US738367060 or visit http://www.delta.com
and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger
information screen to be recognized as a participant of the AMS Meeting.
Your benefits include:
* No service fees
* 1,000 SkyMile bonus points
* Skip the airport lines; check in online
Airline service is provided by Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) in nearby
Blountville, TN, about 20 miles from Johnson City. Taxi fare to campus
is about US$30; there is no shuttle service.
There is also Greyhound Bus Line service at the Johnson City bus station.
Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting
in Johnson City, Tennessee. All rates include unlimited free mileage.
Weekend daily rates are available from noon ThursdayMonday at 11:59
P.M. Rates for this meeting are effective October 8, 2005October
23, 2005, and begin at US$26/day (weekend rate). Should a lower qualifying
rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer
a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever
is lowest. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional
coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis's age, driver,
and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600
or online at http://www.avis.com.
Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.
Driving Directions. See the excellent map at http://www.etsu.edu/etsu/files/MAPtoETSU.pdf.
Special Travel 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 U.S. found at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html
If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa,
please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.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
residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:
* family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence,
* property ownership,
* 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
* 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.
During October the average high and low temperatures are 69°F and