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2006 Fall Western Section Meeting
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, October 7—8, 2006 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1019

Associate secretary:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS,


When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at the University of Utah group. Rates quoted do not include tax. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.

Chase Suites 765 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-5511; for information email; \$74 single or double. Deadline for reservations is September 6, 2006. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Hilton 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT; 801/328-2000 or 877-776-4936 toll-free; \$103 single or double. Deadline for reservations is September 22, 2006. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

University Guest House 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City; 801-587-1000 or 888-416-4075 toll-free;; or; \$72 Single or double. Deadline for reservations is September 22, 2006. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Food Service

There are a number of restaurants adjacent to the campus. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.

Local Information

Please visit the Web site maintained by the Department of Mathematics at, the University of Utah Web site, or Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau site at

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at special discounts available only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.

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.


Parking is not enforced on weekends (except in the obvious do not park zones and special reserved spots) and participants can park in any of the posted lots free of charge. (See map at

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the Leroy Cowles Building, and will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Talks will take place in the following buildings: Leroy Cowles Building (LCB), Alfred Emery Building (AEB), James Widtsoe Building (JWB), and the James Fletcher Building (JFB).

Registration fees:
(payable on-site only) \$40/AMS members; \$60/nonmembers; \$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.


By Air: The Salt Lake City International Airport is served by most major airlines and is located ten minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Taxi fare is approximately \$20-\$25.

Driving: From the Salt Lake International Airport: Take I-80 East approximately 1.5 miles to the North Temple exit. Follow North Temple approximately 3 miles to State Street (one block beyond the Mormon Temple). Turn right on State Street and go south three blocks to 200 South. Turn left proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

From I-15 Northbound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At State Street turn left proceeding 4 blocks north until you reach 200 South. Turn right proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

From I-15 South Bound: Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At 300 West turn right proceeding approximately 1.5 miles south until you reach 200 South. Turn left proceeding east on 200 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach University Street (1400 East).

Once you get to University Street you will be facing "President's Circle". This is a one-way street that you enter on the south. Drive ¾ of the way around the circle to the Mathematics Complex.

Car Rental

Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period September 30-October 15, 2006 and begin at US\$24.99/day (weekend rate) . 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. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Non weekend and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations

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 and If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to

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
    - 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 application;
  • 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.


Temperatures vary from 70 F to 50 F in October. Fall is the favorite season of many who visit and live in Utah. Vibrant colors splash across the mountains and canyons as the cooler temperatures turn the leaves all shades of gold, purple, red, green, and brown. For up to date forecasts visit: