AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information
Fall Western Sectional Meeting
California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
October 24-25, 2015 (Saturday - Sunday)
Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Other hotels for this meeting may be added to this list. Rates quoted do not include hotel tax of 10%. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Math Meeting at the California State University, Fullerton to receive the discounted rates. 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 when you make your reservation.
Fullerton Marriott at California State University, 2701 East Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831; 714-579-7800 (phone); 714-738-0288 (fax); the link for the special room rate is http://bit.ly/1Jin2Wi. The Marriott is across the street from the meeting site. Rates are US\$129 + tax per room, per night; per night for a room with 2 full size or 1 king bed. Amenities include complimentary guest room internet, free overnight self-parking, 24-hour fitness center, and an outdoor pool. There is a restaurant and a bar, Ha' Penny Pub, on site. This hotel is a nonsmoking property. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. The deadline for reservations at the above rate is October 9, 2015.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim - Fullerton, 2932 Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831; 714-579-7400 (phone); 714-528-7945 (fax); www.fullertonhi.com. It is about .3 miles walk to the meeting site. Rates are US\$119 + tax per room, per night; per night for a room with 1 king bed with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and a desk. Amenities include complimentary guest room internet, free overnight self-parking, fitness center, and an outdoor pool. There is a restaurant and a bar, 57 Bar & Grill, on site. This hotel is a nonsmoking property. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. The deadline for reservations at the above rate is October 9, 2015.
Residence Inn Anaheim Placentia/Fullerton, 700 W Kimberly Ave., Placentia, CA 92870; 714-996-0555 (phone); 1-714-993-1043 (fax); www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/snapl-residence-inn-anaheim-placentia-fullerton/. It is about 1.4 miles from the meeting site. Rates are US\$125 + tax per night for a room with 1 king bed with fully equipped kitchen, a pull-out sofa bed, and a desk. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, parking & wireless internet; fitness center, and an outdoor pool. This hotel is a nonsmoking property. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. The deadline for reservations is September 30, 2015.
Quality Inn Placentia - Anaheim, 710 W Kimberly Ave., Placentia, CA 92870; 714-996-4410 (phone); www.qualityinnplacentiaca.com. It is about 1.4 miles from the meeting site. Rates are US\$84 + tax per night for a room with with 2 full size or 1 king bed with fully equipped kitchen, and a desk. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, parking & wireless internet; fitness center, business center, and an outdoor pool. This hotel is a nonsmoking property. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m. The deadline for reservations is October 2, 2015.
The Hotel Fullerton, 1500 S. Raymond Ave, Fullerton CA, 92831; 714-635-9000 (phone), 714-520-4622 (fax). booking by ihotelier.com/istay/istay.jsp?groupID=1442058&hotelID=77586. It is about a 3 miles walk to the meeting site. Rooms are US\$105 + tax per night for a room with 2 full size or 1 king bed with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and a desk. Amenities include complimentary guest room internet, free overnight self-parking, a 24 hour fitness center, a 24 hour business center, and an outdoor pool. There is a restaurant, RED, and bar, Griswold Bar & Grill on site, as well as room service. This hotel is a nonsmoking property. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m. The deadline for reservations is October 2, 2015.
Carl's Jr., 800 N State College Blvd, 657-278-3880, www.carlsjr.com. Fast-food chain known for its variety of piled-high burgers & meal combos, plus shakes. Open Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 12:00 am.
Ha'penny Pub, 2701 Nutwood Ave, 714-738-7800. Treat yourself, colleagues or friends to a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at There is a restaurant and a bar on site. located in the hotel. This Fullerton pub offers a casual atmosphere for socializing with associates or friends and serves up Irish-themed cuisine and drinks. Open Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.
The Habit Burger Grill, 2720 Nutwood Ave, 714-871-9116, www.habitburger.com. Charbroiled burgers star at this fast-food chain also offering deli-type sandwiches, salads & fries. Open Saturday, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Which Wich, 2720 Nutwood Ave, 714-869-3820, www.whichwich.com. Modern, casual chain known for design-your-own sandwiches & varied bread options. Open Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Flame Broiler, 2720 Nutwood Ave, 714-526-2720, www.flamebroilerusa.com. Simple fast-food chain preparing Korean-style meat & rice bowls with no dairy, trans-fat or frying. Open Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Maru Sushi, 2931 Nutwood Ave, 714-528-8111. Best Japanese cuisine in town. Come discover a new way to enjoy sushi...and more. Our state-of-art Japanese menu is an exquisite. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am – 10:00 pm.
Registration and Meeting Information
Advance registration for this meeting is now closed. If you have already registered, please pick up your badge and program at the on-site registration desk.
100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, October 24, 2015. After that date, no refunds will be issued
Onsite Information and Registration
Registration, the book exhibit, and Invited Addresses will be located in the Steven G. Mihaylo Hall. The registration desk will be open on Saturday, October 24, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 8:00 a.m.–noon. Fees on-site will be US\$57 for AMS Members, US\$80 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members, payable via cash, check, or credit card.
Special Sessions will take place in Langsdorf Hall, SG Mihaylo Hall, and University Hall.
WiFi is available in the buildings our meeting will occupy, with connection lasting for three hours. The campus also has eduroam; participants affiliated with US institutions (subscribing to eduroam server) can use their own campus login/passwords to connect to wifi. For more information, please visit: http://wireless.fullerton.edu.
Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore to review our newest publications and take advantage of exhibit discounts! AMS members receive 40% off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25% discount. Not a member? Ask about the benefits of AMS membership. 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 wish to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.
MathSciNet Demo in Room 1308: Mathematical Reviews is celebrating their 75th anniversary. Please come to room 1308, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall for MathSciNet demos on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and, on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS shall strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.
If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an AMS Sectional Meeting, please communicate your needs in advance to the AMS Meetings Department by:
- Registering early for the meeting
- Checking the appropriate box on the registration form
AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.
More details about this policy and how to address questions and/or make reports is posted at http://www.ams.org/about-us/governance/policy-statements/welcoming-environment-policy.”
Parking is available on-site. Please see the details on the campus map www.fullerton.edu/campusmap. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.
Airport: You should plan to fly into John Wayne Airport (SNA); see www.ocair.com for details. Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area. Some hotels provide free shuttle services; please check when making your reservations. An alternative airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 37.5 miles away from campus.
Car Rental: Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at www.hertz.com, click on the box “I have a discount”, and type in our convention number (CV): 04N30005. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada) or 1-405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.
Driving to CSU: Please use your favorite travel website for the best advice on driving to campus. The main address of the campus is 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3599. The address for Mihaylo Hall is 2550 Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831. Please see https://police.fullerton.edu/documents/PrintableCampusMap.pdf for a helpful map.
During the month of October the average high temperature is in the high 70s, the average low temperature is in the mid-50s and there is very little rainfall.
Participants are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.
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://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html and http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/all-visa-categories.html.
If you need an official 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).