Very Important - please note that the 2007 Albuquerque International
Balloon Fiesta takes place at the time of our meeting so it is imperative
that you make hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel.
When making a reservation identify yourself as being with the UNM Math
and Stat group attending the AMS Meeting. 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 details
when making your reservation.
Double Tree Hotel, 201 Marquette NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102,
866-224-9330, 888-223-4113; rates start at $139/single or $149 double
plus tax. Approximately 1 mile to campus. Visit http://www.doubletreealbuquerque.com.
Deadline for reservations is September 15. Be sure to check the
Plaza Inn Albuquerque, 900 Medical Arts NE, Albuquerque, NM; 505-243-5693
or 800-237-1307; $99/single or double. Approximately 1 mile to campus.
Free continental breakfast served daily and shuttle service provided to
campus. Visit http://www.plazainnabq.com/index.htm.
Deadline for reservations is September 27. Be sure to check the
A list of local restaurants will be available at the registration desk.
Information and Campus Map
For further information please consult the website maintained by the
department of math at the University of New Mexico: http://www.math.unm.edu.
To view a campus map please visit http://www.unm.edu/campusmap.html.
Dane Smith Hall is building 48 at F-G-3. For travel information please
AMS Book Sale: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstorereview
the newest titles from the AMS, enter the FREE book drawing, enjoy up
to 25% off all titles or even take home the new AMS T-shirt! 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.
Visitors can park anywhere on campus on weekends (6:00 p.m. Friday until
8:00 a.m. Monday) without a permit. City parking rules still apply. For
further information please visit http://pats.unm.edu/visitors.cfm.
and Meeting Information
Registration will take place in Dane Smith Hall located on Las Lomas
Blvd., across from University House on Yale Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, October
14. Registration fees: (payable on-site only) US$40/AMS members; US$60/nonmembers;
US$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are
payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
By Air: Albuquerque Sunport International Airport:
Albuquerque is served by many of the major commercial carriers and several
commuter airlines. The Sunport is located two (2) miles south of UNM.
Traveling to Albuquerque by car: Albuquerque is served
by two major interstates, I25 (North-South) and I40 (East-West). The Martin
Luther King exit 1 mile south of the I25-I40 interchange allows access
to the Doubletree Hotel (go approx 1 mile west to downtownhotel
is on right between 2nd. and 3rd. streets) and UNM (go east to University
Blvd., enter campus, turn right on Redondo Rd. and follow it to visitor
parking or residence halls).
Driving Directions from Sunport to UNM: Take Yale Blvd.
exit north until you dead-end at Central Ave. Cross Central Ave. to enter
Transporation from/to the Sunport: Shuttle and taxi
service available after all flights outside at baggage claim level. 24/7
service available from Airport Shuttle (505-765-1234; typical charge US$12
one-way and US$22 round-trip) and Albuquerque Cab (505-883-4888, typical
charge US$18.00). Sunport provides a shuttle to Rental Car Center. Doubletree
hotel does not have a private shuttle.
Getting around Albuquerque is easiest by car, but the
city has regular bus service along Central Ave. from downtown to UNM for
participants who wish to stay downtown. Taxi service is available but
best arranged beforehand.
Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional
meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All rates include unlimited free mileage.
Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday Monday at
11:59 p.m. and start at US$26 per day. Rates for this meeting are effective
October 6, 2007 October 21, 2007. 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' age, driver,
and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600
or online at http://www.avis.com.
Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.
October weather is generally pleasant with daytime temperatures in the
60°F range, and night-time temperatures in the 30 45°F
range. For up-to-the-minute weather please visit http://www.weather.com/outlook/driving/local/USNM0004.
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 informationabout traveling to the
U.S. found at http://www7.
nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html and http://travel.state.gov/visa/index.html.
If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa,
please send your request to email@example.com.
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.