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
12%, plus the city fee of US$1/night. 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 UAH Math group. Cancellation and early
checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
Huntsville Marriott Hotel, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville,
AL 35805; 256-830-2222; fax: 256-895-0904; US$89/single or double (king
or two doubles), coffee and coffee maker in room, high-speed Internet
access (fee charged), free parking, fitness center with sauna and jacuzzi,
indoor/outdoor heated pool, computer/printer in lobby to print boarding
passes. Full service restaurant and lounge on premises. The hotel is located
on the grounds of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the world's largest
space museum. Deadline for reservations is October 3, 2008.
Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
Bevill Conference Center & Hotel, 550 Sparkman Drive,
on the UAH campus; 256-721-9428 or 888-721-9428 toll-free; fax: 256-824-6679;
US$59/single or US$62/doubles or one king (one or two people) includes
complimentary deluxe continental buffet breakfast with hot items; mini-refrigerator,
microwave, and coffee maker in rooms; complimentary pass to the University
Fitness Center; free wireless. Limited shuttle service to/from airport,
restaurants, and local attractions (Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) Deadline for reservations is September
30, 2008. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.
Information will be available at the meeting.
The university's website is http://www.uah.edu;
the department of mathematics is at http://www.math.uah.edu.
Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore and review
the newest titles from the AMS, enter the free book drawing, enjoy up
to 25% off all AMS publications, or take home an 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.
Participants are welcome to park in the lot adjacent to the Shelby Center where all sessions will take place.
Registration and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Invited Addresses, sessions, and registration will take place in the Shelby
Center for Science and Technology.
The registration desk will be open Friday, October 24, noon to 4:00 p.m.,
and Saturday, October 25, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; it will not be open
on Sunday, October 26. 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.
All participants are invited to a reception on Saturday evening, 5:30
p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Room 301 (Faculty/Staff Lounge) of the Shelby Center
sponsored by the UAH Department of Mathematics. The AMS thanks the department
for its warm and generous hospitality.
Travel, Campus Map, and Directions
A good campus map is found at http://www.uah.edu/map.
The nearest airport is Huntsville International Airport, 1000 Glenn Hearn
Blvd., Huntsville, AL 35824; 256-772-9395, fax: 256-772-0305 or email@example.com,
and is just over ten miles from the university. A one-way taxi fare to
campus is about US$30 for the 20-minute ride.
Driving directions to campus from the airport: Go toward
International Way, SW and take the ramp onto I-565 East toward Huntsville
and proceed about 7.7 miles. Take exit #15/Madison Pike/Sparkman Drive/Bob
Wallace Ave. toward Sparkman Dr. Continue on Sparkman until you see the
university on your right.
October temperatures in Huntsville range from 50° F to 73° F.
While October is one of the drier months averaging just 3.52" of
rainfall, bringing an umbrella is advisable.
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 informationabout 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.