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AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information

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2010 Fall Western Sectional Meeting
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, October 9-10, 2010 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1063

Associate secretary:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS,

*** RSVP at the UCLA site here for the Einstein Public Lecture ***


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates (rates do not include any applicable taxes) have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. 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 AMS meeting. Cancellation and early checkout penalties may apply; be sure to check when you make your reservations. All rooms will be on a space available basis after the deadline given.

SOLD OUT Claremont Hotel, 1044 Tiverton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Main: 310-208-5957, Reservations/Information: 800-266-5957, Fax: 310-208-2386; US\$78.66 (tax included in the rate). Approx. 6 blocks to the UCLA Math Dept. Visit: Deadline: September 8, 2010.

Hotel Angeleno, 170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 310-476-6411, fax: 310- 472-1157; US\$145.00 per night, king/double. Parking US\$18.00 per night. This hotel is not within walking distance of the meeting. Complimentary shuttle service within 3 miles, based on availability. Approx. 3 miles to UCLA. Please visit: Deadline: September 24, 2010.

Palomar Hotel, 10740 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310-475-8711, fax: 310- 475-5220; US\$155.00+tax per night, deluxe king/deluxe double. Complimentary house car service within 3 miles, based on availability. Approximately 8 blocks to UCLA. Please visit: Deadline: September 29, 2010. 

SOLD OUT Royal Palace Hotel, 1052 Tiverton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310-208-6677, fax: 824-3732; US\$111.60+tax–queen, US\$134.10+tax–double queen & minisuite. Approx. 6 blocks to the UCLA Math Dept. Please visit: Deadline: September 8, 2010.

UCLA Tiverton House Hotel, 900 Tiverton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-8354; 310-794-0280, fax: 301-794-0153; US\$139.00 per night. Approx. 5 blocks to the UCLA Math Dept. Please visit: Deadline: September 8, 2010.

Food Service

Many of the restaurants on campus will be open. Please see the websites below for their locations:, There are many restaurants in the Westwood area serving a variety of food choices:

Local Information

For further information please consult the websites maintained by UCLA:,, (campus maps).

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale (Math Sciences 6620): Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore—review 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 the UCLA Department of Mathematics and 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.

AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics: The next Einstein Public Lecture will be given by Terrence Tao, University of California Los Angeles. The title of his talk is The Cosmic Distance Ladder. The lecture will be given at Saturday, October 9, at 6:15 p.m., Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus. A reception with light refreshments hosted by the Department of Mathematics and the AMS will take place at 7:45 p.m. on the Schoenberg patio. A poster of this lecture can be found at

The event is free and open to the public. Since a very large audience is expected, an RSVP for planning purposes is encouraged but not required. K – 12 mathematics students are welcome to attend. RSVP at the UCLA site here for this lecture. Parking is available for US\$10 in Parking Structure 2. For Schoenberg Hall and parking location, visit


Parking has been reserved in Lot 9 which is next to Boelter Hall and the Mathematical Sciences Building. You should refer to the group reservation name of AMS. As of April 2010, parking is \$10.00 per day.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). All of the activities for the meeting, including registration, invited lectures, special sessions, and book exhibit will take place in the Mathematical Sciences Building and Boelter Hall.

The registration desk will be in Math Sciences, Room 6620 and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, October 10. Fees are US\$50 For AMS or CMS members, US\$70 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students/unemployed/emeritus, payable on site by cash check or credit card.


Los Angeles International Airport is located approximately 30 miles from UCLA and is served by all major airlines. Shuttle service is available from LAX to UCLA for approximately US\$35.00 round-trip. For reservations/information visit Taxi service is also available, which is approximately US\$40.00 one way. There is also the Flyaway Bus service from LAX to UCLA. The cost is approximately US\$10.00 round-trip (cash only). It drops off at Lot 32 which is within walking distance of the hotels and UCLA. Please see: and

Driving Directions to UCLA Campus. Locate UCLA by Zip code (90095) or by street address (405 Hilgard Avenue). UCLA’s main campus is bounded by Sunset Blvd. on the north and Le Conte Ave. on the south; the east border is Hilgard Ave. and the west border is Gayley Ave.

From the 405 (San Diego Freeway):

If driving from 405 North: Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Wilshire Blvd. East and travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd. Turn Left on Westwood Blvd. Travel five blocks to Information & Parking Booth.

From 405 South: Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Sunset East. Take Sunset east to Westwood Plaza. Turn right on Westwood Plaza. Proceed straight to Information & Parking Booth.

From the east via the 10 (Santa Monica Freeway): Take 10 (Santa Monica Freeway) to 405 (San Diego Freeway) North. Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to Wilshire Blvd. East. Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd. Turn left on Westwood Blvd. Travel five blocks to Information & Parking Booth.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Albuquerque. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday to Monday at 11:59 p.m. 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. For the best available rate and to make a reservation please call Avis at 800-331-1600 or go online at Please use the AMS meeting Avis Discount Number J098887.


Los Angeles weather during October is generally warm in the daytime and cool at night.See for more information..

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 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 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 websites above for the most up-to-date information.