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
10.25%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality
of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should
state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting
at Bard College group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary;
be sure to check when you make your reservation.
This is a holiday weekend in a very popular tourist area. Participants
should make reservations early. Please note there are no accommodations
within walking distance of Bard. There are some Bed and Breakfast
Inns closer than the hotels listed below, but not within walking distance.
See the list published by the college at http://www.bard.edu/tools/services/accommodations/index/php.
The following hotels are in Kingston, NY, about 20 minutes south of campus
by car and about one hour south of Albany International Airport. Limited
shuttle service between these hotels and campus will be provided by Bard
College for the meeting days:
Holiday Inn, 503 Washington Ave. (New York State Thruway, I-87,
exit #19), Kingston, NY 12401; phone: 845-338-0400, fax: 845-340-1908.
Full-service newly-decorated hotel with restaurant and lounge, indoor
heated pool, fitness center, data ports in guest rooms; US$149/single
or double occupancy. N.B. If staying on Saturday night (10/8), there is
a two-night minimum, so you must also stay Friday or Sunday night as well.
Deadline for reservations is September 7, 2005. Cancellation and
early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Ramada Inn, Route 28, NYS Thruway Exit 19, Kingston, NY 12401;
phone: 845-339-3900, fax: 845-338-8464. Full- service hotel changing to
Quality Inn by June 1, includes indoor heated pool, restaurant and lounge
on premises, data ports in guest rooms; US$99/single or double. Deadline
for reservations is September 7, 2005. Cancellation and early checkout
policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Super 8 Motel, 487 Washington Ave. (I-87 exit #19), Kingston,
NY 12401; phone and fax: 845-338-3078. Modest hotel with restaurants within
walking distance. US$75/single or double. Cancellation and early checkout
policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Information will be available at the meeting.
The mathematics department's webpage is located at the university's homepage
http://www.bard.edu/. Campus and area maps, as well as travel information,
can be found at http://www.bard.edu/campus/maps/.
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.
Visitors can park in any of the campus lots at no charge. The closest
parking is in the gravel lot across from Olin Hall as well as a large
paved lot a short distance away.
and Meeting Information
The meeting is at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The talks
will take place in Olin Hall, Olin
Language Center and Hegeman. The Invited Addresses will be in Olin Auditorium.
The registration desk, located in the Atrium, Olin Hall, will be open
Saturday, October 8, 7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 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 department of mathematics will host a reception on Saturday, October
8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Manor Café.
The official airline for the meetings is Delta Airlines. Take
advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares and enjoy the following benefits:
* 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
Albany International Airport, 965 Old Albany Shaker Rd., Latham,
NY, is the closest airport serving most major airlines and is located
about 60 miles from campus. Travel from the airport to the campus is available
by taxi (approximate fare is US$104.50 plus round-trip tolls) or Greyhound
Bus service (http://www.greyhound.com
or call 800-231-2222 or 845-331-0744). The bus fare is around US$38 round
trip and service is very limited. The bus station in Kingston is across
the street from the Super 8 and Holiday Inn.
Some travelers may find it more convenient to fly into Newark Liberty
International Airport (EWR), about 120 miles from Bard. Transfer is available
from EWR to the New York Port Authority at 8th and 42nd street in midtown
New York City (Olympia Airport Express, 212-964-6233 or 908-354-3330;
fare is US$12) and on to Kingston via Trailways bus service (http://www.trailwaysny.com/)
where the round-trip fare is approximately US$41. The bus station in Kingston
is across the street from the Holiday Inn and Super 8.
Also see the Bard College website for links to other airports and local
transportation at http://www.bard.edu/admission/visiting/
Car rentals are available at the Albany airport from several companies; see http://www.albanyairport.com/3/ground/car.html. Payless Car Rental seems to have the cheapest cars at around $30/day plus taxes and fees (as of August 9, 2005). Please be aware that rental costs can vary dramatically between companies and different dates. Because this area of New York is a popular tourist location in the fall, prices for car rentals will most likely increase.
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
permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:
* family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence,
* property ownership,
* bank accounts,
* 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 web sites
above for the most up-to-date information.
During October the average high and low temperatures are 62 and 41, respectively
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