AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information
2012 Spring Western Section Meeting
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
March 3-4, 2012 (Saturday - Sunday)
Participants should make their own hotel arrangements as early as possible. Please contact your hotel of choice directly to confirm your stay. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below but the quantities are limited. Rates quoted do not include state and local taxes which will be assessed at 13.692%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation with a conference hotel, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Sectional Meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. When making reservations please call the hotel directly and ask for "in house" reservations. Parking at the meeting hotels in Waikiki is expensive and ranges from US\$17-24 per day, so participants are advised to use the local bus service (see the Local Information section).
Hokele Suites, 412 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815; Phone: 808-923-8882, Fax: 808-924-5888; www.HokeleSuitesWaikiki.com. The Hokele Suites hotel is a short walk to Waikiki beach. The special AMS conference rate starts at US\$80 for the Studio City view and US\$105 for the one bedroom standard. All units have full kitchens and are centrally located in Waikiki. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is February 2, 2012.
Maile Sky Court, 2058 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu (Waikiki), HI 96815 Phone: 808-748-7103 (reservations), fax: 808-943-0504; www.mailesky.com. The Maile Sky Court is a short walk to Waikiki beach. The special AMS conference rate is US\$89 single or double and includes free WiFi in lobby, 50 percent discount on parking, shuttle service to meeting site. Public transportation stops in front of the hotel and will pick up or drop off near the meeting site. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is February 2, 2012.
The Hawaii Prince Hotel, 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815; Phone: 808-956-1111; Fax: 808-946- 0811; www.PrinceResortsHawaii.com. The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the Pacific with ocean front views from all recently renovated, oversized guest rooms. The special AMS conference rate is US\$124.00 single/double and does not include hotel and state taxes which total 13.962 percent. Rate includes complimentary Internet daily. Public transportation is available from the hotel to the university. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is February 2, 2012.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815; Phone: 808-947-7843. The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is located on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach. Special rate offered: US\$183 single/double. Booking must be done through the Hilton E-Event website for this meeting http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/H/HNLHVHH-61J-20120302/index.jhtml. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is February 17, 2012.
NEW! The Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Phone 808-955-4811 Fax 808-953-3982; www.alamoanahotel.com The Ala Moana Hotel is in the heart of Honolulu across the street from Ala Moana Beach Park, and adjacent to the Ala Moana Center. The special AMS Conference rate is US\$120 single/double in the Kona Tower and US\$145 single/double in the Waikiki Tower and does not include hotel and state taxes which total 13.962%. Visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=8157692 to make your reservation. Public transportation is available from the hotel to the university. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is February 02, 2012.
A list of on-campus and off-campus restaurants will be available at the registration desk.
Registration and Meeting Information
The Registration Desk will be located in Keller Hall, and be open Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-noon. Invited Addresses will be held in Bilger Hall; Special Sessions and Sessions for Contributed Papers will be in the Business Administration Building, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Kraus Hall, Kuykendall Hall, Miller Hall, the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology building, and Webster Hall.
Fees are US\$52 for AMS members, US\$72 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site by cash, check, or credit card.
Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore and review the newest titles from the AMS, enjoy up to 25 percent 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.
Hawai'i Conference on "Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry and Modular Forms" (HCANTAGME), University of Hawai'i, March 6-8, 2012. For further information, see the following Webpage: http://www.math.hawaii.edu/numbertheory2012
From the Airport
Meeting participants will fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL). There are taxis and limousines from the airport to Waikiki hotels. Hotels do not offer shuttles to the Waikiki beach resorts or the university. Taxis will cost US\$30 to US\$40 each way. Shuttle limousines cost between US\$15 and US\$20 per person each way. A recommended shuttle is www.Speedishuttle.com.
Hertz Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. Depending on variables such as location, length of rental, and size of vehicle, Hertz will offer participants the best available rate which can range from 5-25 percent discount off regular rates. Participants must use the assigned Meeting Hertz Discount Number (CV# 04N30002) and meet Hertz rate requirements to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at all corporate and participating licensee locations.) Reservations can be made by calling 800-654-2240 or online at www.hertz.com. N.B. Parking at the meeting hotels in Waikiki is expensive and ranges from US\$17-24 per day.
A campus map and other information regarding getting around on campus are available at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/campusmap. On weekends people can park anywhere on campus for a flat fee of US\$5. Known as "TheBus", the Honolulu city bus stops on campus at Sinclair Circle and other nearby locations. It is easy to get from Waikiki (where the meeting hotels are located) to the UH campus by bus #4 for US\$2.50 (correct change) per trip. Visit www.Thebus.org for details on schedules and fare information.
Campus tours for the general public are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the http://www.hawaii.edu/campuscenter/services/mapsandtours.html. Also visit the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.gohawaii.com.
Weather in Honolulu
Climate Summary for the month of March for Honolulu, HI:
Average High Temperature - 82 degrees F or 28 degrees C
Average Low Temperature - 67 degrees F or 19 degrees C
Average Monthly Precipitation - 1.8 inches or 4.6 cm
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://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/biso/visas/ and http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.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 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.
Other Meeting Information
For additional local information please visit the University of Hawaii's Sectional Meeting website: http://math.hawaii.edu/ams/