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AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information

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Fall Western Sectional Meeting
University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
November 2-3, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1095

Associate secretaries:

Michel L Lapidus, AMS,

U of California campus



Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include hotel tax. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at the University of California, Riverside to receive the discounted rate. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.

***DEADLINE EXTENDED. ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE. BOOK NOW.*** The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, 951-784-0300; Rates are US\$135 per night for single/double occupancy. Please note the occupancy tax is 11%. Amenities include heated pool area featuring a hot tub spa and poolside menu, modern fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi in lobby, and 6 award-winning dining options. The hotel is located approximately 2.6 miles from the campus. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 2, 2013.

***DEADLINE EXTENDED. ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE. BOOK NOW.*** Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown, 3500 Market Street, Riverside, California, 92501, 951-321- 3500. Rates are US\$109 per night for singles/doubles. Please note that hotel tax is 13%. Amenities include complimentary wireless access, a hot breakfast buffet, 24-hour fitness, and complimentary computers and printers. This property is located within 2 miles of campus. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 11, 2013. Book here.

Food Services

On Campus: The University Village is across the street from campus and offers a wide variety of dining options including At Thai, Boba Cafe, Denny’s, Fatburger, Frice Seafood, Oven 450, Ray’s Pizza. Hours are generally 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., but vary by establishment.

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant is located at 1303 University Ave., and is open Friday–Saturday 6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Getaway Cafe is located at 3615 Canyon Crest Drive and is open 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. Monday–Sunday.

The Sub Station is located at 3663 Canyon Crest Drive and is open 8:00 a.m.–7:45 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Off Campus: There are many choices for dining convenient to campus and hotels.

Anchos Southwest Grill, 10773 Hole Avenue, Riverside, 951-352-0240. Decorated as a pueblo-styled village, Anchos serves some of the best Southwestern influenced food. Open Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Angel’s Thai Restaurant, 6739 Brockton Avenue, Riverside; 951-788-1995. This small family-owned restaurant features delicious Thai cuisine with a menu which reflects both traditional and and original Thai dishes. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Cask’n Cleaver Steakhouse, 1333 University Avenue, Riverside; 951-682-4580. For 45 years, Cask’n Cleaver steakhouses have provided us with great classic steak and seafood entrees in a relaxing “California Casual” ambiance. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and dinner Friday-Saturday 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sunday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Market Broiler, 3525 Merrill Ave, Riverside; 951-276-9007. Market Broiler continues to be Riverside’s #1 restaurant for fresh fish and seafood since their opening 22 years ago. The restaurant is open daily 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Salted Pig, 3700 12th Street, Riverside; 951-848-4020. A hip and trendy casual dining restaurant located in dowtown Riverside is a cross between a pub, fine brasserie, and fine dining restaurant utlizing locally-grown and sustainable ingredients. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m-12:00 a.m., Thursday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., and Saturday, 5:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Closed Sunday.

Please visit, for more casual and fine dining options in Riverside.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance registration for this meeting is over. For everyone already registered, your badge and program will be ready for pickup when you arrive at the meeting; simply go to the registration desk (see below) at hours indicated. It is helpful if your bring a copy of your receipt.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund will be issued for any cancellations up to November 1, 2013. After that date, no cancellations will be issued.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration will be located in Room 277 and the AMS book exhibit will be located in Room 284 of the Surge Building. Special Sessions and Invited Address locations to be determined. Please refer to the campus map for specific locations.

The registration desk will be open on Saturday, November 2, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fees are US\$54 for AMS members, US\$76 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card; advance registration is not available.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore and review the newest titles from the AMS, 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.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the Riverside campus of the University of California, Riverside. A campus map for all of the university can be found at Information about the Department of Mathematics may be found at Please visit the University of California, Riverside website at for additional information on the campus.


Visitors will be directed from the freeway exits to use Lot 24 for daily parking. Parking Lot 24 is the closest parking lot to the SURGE Building. Please note that parking is paid with cash or check only to the attendants.

All parking on campus requires a permit. Time limits are strictly enforced 24/7.

There will be three Parking Attendants to assist traffic into Lot 24 and take payment for parking both Saturday and Sunday –  \$5.00 parking fee, each day. If parking Lot 24 becomes full, the parking attendant will assist and direct you to a parking lot best suited for your campus visit.

For short-term parking options you will find both Pay-By-Space and Pay & Display permit dispensers located in designated parking lots throughout the campus. Time limits vary depending on the lot and are clearly posted at each pay station.

Pay & Display dispenser permit options vary by location and are only valid in non-reserved spaces of the parking lot where they are purchased. Options are clearly posted at the Pay & Display dispensers. Read through your options prior to purchasing your permit. Permits must be displayed in your vehicle and clearly visible to lot enforcement officials.

Unless otherwise noted, Pay-By-Space and Pay & Display Dispensers only accept Visa or MasterCard as payment.

A map of the parking lot options is located here:


University of California, Riverside’s main campus is in Riverside in the geographical center of Inland Southern California. Located near the junction of the 91, 215, and 60 freeways, University of California, Riverside is approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles and 100 miles north of San Diego. The address for the campus is 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521, phone: 951-827-1012.

There are two major airports near Riverside: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT). Below you’ll find approximate travel times to UC Riverside. Please note that these are estimates. To ensure proper arrival for check-in, please factor in time for traffic and construction.

Los Angeles International Airport to UCR: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes, 70.70 miles.

Ontario International Airport to UCR: approx. 30 minutes, 19.65 miles.

By Car

From Ontario Airport

From the 10 Freeway: Take the I-10 east, to the I-15 south and then to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 60 Freeway: Take the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From Los Angeles County

From the 91 Freeway: Take CA-91 east to the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 10 Freeway: Take the I-10 east to the I-15 south and then to CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

From the 60 Freeway: Take the CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Shuttle or Taxi

If you plan on taking a shuttle or taxi to UC Riverside, be sure to make arrangements prior to your arrival at the airport.

Prime Time Shuttle - (800-RED-VANS) offers a rate of US\$31/person one-way and US\$10/each additional person from Ontario International Airport.

Super Shuttle - (800-BLUE-VAN) offers a rate of US\$35/person one-way and US\$9/each additional person from Ontario International Airport. All reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and pre-paid with a credit card.

Happy Taxi - (951-781-8294) offers rides in the Riverside area. Call for more information regarding your departure point and fees.

AAA Yellow Cab - (951-684-2100) offers rides in the Riverside area. Call for more information regarding your departure point and fees.

San Gabriel Transit (1800-340-TAXI). All passengers ride for the price of one. Reservations over the Internet require 2-hour notice. This service also includes Bell Cab Co. and Yellow Cab.

By Bus: Riverside Transit Agency (800-800-7821) offers rides to the UCR campus from various locations for US\$1.25 per route.

Car Rental: Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at, click on the box “I have a discount”, and type in our convention number (CV): 04N30003. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time this announcement was prepared, rates were US\$24.00 to US\$74.00 per day on the weekend. At the time of your reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.


The average high temperature for November is approximately 76 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is approximately 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.

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.