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Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
November 12-13, 2016 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1124

Associate secretaries:

Brian D Boe, AMS brian@math.uga.edu

**Advance Registration Is Now Closed**

aerial view of campus
Image courtesy of NC State University

Accommodations

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 a room tax of 12.75 percent. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at North Carolina State University 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.

Aloft Raleigh (.3 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus), 2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607; online: www.aloftraleigh.com or by phone: 919-828-9900. Rates are US$149 for standard rooms. Aloft is located across the street from North Carolina State University's Bell Tower and minutes to downtown. All rooms include free wireless internet. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. Guests are welcome to use Aloft Raleigh's on-site fitness center and outdoor pool as well as their full service business center. Parking at Aloft is $6 per day for both self and valet parking. Deadline for reservations is October 12, 2016.

Double Tree by Hilton - Brownstone - University (.5 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus) 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, online: www.brownstonehotel.com or by phone: 919-828-0811. Rates are US$139 for standard rooms. This rate includes parking and wifi. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. Amenities at the Double Tree include a business center, fitness room, and onsite dining. Deadline for reservations is October 14, 2016.

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown (1.5 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus) 320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603; online: www.hiraleighdowntown.com/ or by phone: 919-832-0501. Rates are US$89 for either a king-bedded room or a room with two queen beds. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. All rooms offer complimentary wireless internet. Parking is $7 per day. Amenities at the Holiday Inn include onsite dining, a business center, and a fitness center. Deadline for reservations is October 21, 2016.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (3.4 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus) 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, online: www.hiexpress.com/raleighnc or by phone: 919-854-0001. Rates are US$104.99 for a standard room and US$129.99 for a suite. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. All rooms and suites offer complimentary wireless internet, complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites's amenities include a business center, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Deadline for reservations is October 21, 2016.

Ramada Inn Blue Ridge (3.6 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus) 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, online: www.ramadaraleigh.com or by phone: 919-832-4100. Rates are US$79 for a standard room offering either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. All rooms offer complimentary wireless internet, complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking. The Ramada Inn's amenities include a business center, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Deadline for reservations is October 28, 2016.

Comfort Suites Arena (4.8 mi from SAS Hall on North Campus) 1200 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607, online: www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/raleigh/comfort-suites-hotels/nc385 or by phone: 919-854-0502. Rates are US$107.96 for a standard suite offering either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Please cite the American Mathematical Society code: AMS when making your reservation. Rooms include complimentary wireless internet, complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking. Amenities at the Comfort Suites Arena include a business center, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Deadline for reservations is October 3, 2016.

Food Services and Dining

On Campus: The Talley Student Union offers dining options including Jason's Deli, Los Lobos, Red Sky, Starbucks and Tuffy's Diner. The Talley Studen Union is located half a mile away from SAS Hall at 2610 Cates Avenue. Please visit dining.ncsu.edu/locations/restaurants-cafes/talley-student-union/ for details.

Off Campus: There are many dining choices for casual dining and “grab and go” options in downtown Raleigh convenient to campus. Some of these options include:

Please visit visitraleigh.com for more casual and fine dining options near the University of Georgia.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance Registration for this meeting is now over.

100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, November 12, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

If you have registered in advance, 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 you bring a copy of your receipt.

Onsite Information and Registration

The Registration Desk and the AMS Book Exhibit will be located on the second floor of SAS Hall on North Campus.

The Registration Desk will be open on Saturday, November 12, 7:30 am–4:00 pm and Sunday, November 13, 8:00 am– noon. Fees are US$59 for AMS members, US$85 for nonmembers, and US$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card.

The Invited Addresses, Special Sessions, and Sessions for Contributed Papers will also be held in SAS Hall on North Campus. Some Special Sessions will take place in Riddick Hall and Park Shops. An NCSU campus map can be viewed at https://maps.ncsu.edu/#/ and a map of North Campus can be viewed at https://www.math.ncsu.edu/Visitors/map.pdf.

The Maclaurin Lecture

The Maclaurin Lecture will be given by Gaven Martin, Massey University, Institute for Advanced Study, Albany Auckland, New Zealand. The title of his talk is Siegel's Problem on Small Volume Lattices. The lecture will be given on Saturday, November 12, at 5:00 pm in SAS Hall.

A Reception hosted by the North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics and the AMS will follow the Maclaurin Lecture. The Maclaurin Lectureship is a reciprocal exchange between the New Zealand Mathematical Society and American Mathematical Society. A New Zealand and a United States-based mathematician will tour each other's countries on alternate years, with the lecturers to be chosen by both societies.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore to review the newest publications and take advantage of exhibit discounts and free shipping on all on-site orders! AMS members receive 40 percent off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25 percent discount. Not a member? Ask a representative 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 would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will 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, and

- Sending an e-mail request to the AMS Meetings Department at mmsb@ams.org or meet@ams.org.

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.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the north campus of North Carolina State University at SAS Hall. A campus map can be viewed at https://maps.ncsu.edu/#/ and a North Campus map can be viewed at https://www.math.ncsu.edu/Visitors/map.pdf as well as https://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/campus_map/north.htm. Information about the North Carolina State University Department of Mathematics can be found on their website at https://www.math.ncsu.edu/. Please check back at this website for updated information about this meeting. Please visit the North Carolina State University website at ncsu.edu for additional information about the campus.

Parking

Parking is available immediately adjacent to SAS Hall and also nearby at the Reynolds Coliseum deck which is located across the street from SAS Hall on Dunne Avenue. There is a footpath via tunnel that allows access to SAS Hall from the Coliseum deck. Parking on the weekend is free, however there are some reserved spots that have 24 hour enforcement.

A North Carolina State University campus parking map can be viewed at www2.acs.ncsu.edu/trans/maps/map-parking.pdf and for more information on parking at North Carolina State University please see www2.acs.ncsu.edu/trans/parking/visitors.html.

Travel

The meeting will be held on the North Campus of North Carolina State University. SAS Hall is located at 2311 Katharine Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695.

By Air: Raleigh Durham International Airport (www.rdu.com) is located 12.5 miles from the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh. Average travel time between the airport and campus is about 25 minutes, though travel time may be affected by traffic.

Taxis: Taxi service is available from Raleigh Durham International Airport to the hotels listed above and the University. It is estimated that one way taxi fare will cost approximately US$32.

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 “Enter a discount or promotional code,” and type in our convention number (CV):04N30007. You can 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.

By Train: GoRaleigh is pleased to serve the Raleigh Amtrak Station www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksTransit/Articles/AmtrakService.html. The Raleigh, NC (RGH) Station at 320 West Cabarrus Street is located two miles from the SAS Hall via Western Blvd or Hillsborough Street. If you would like help planning your trip please call 919-485-RIDE(7433) and a Customer Service Representative will be happy to help you plan an itinerary.

By Bus: GoRaleigh bus routes and schedules can be found at www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PWksTransit/Articles/BusRoutes.html. A one-way fare is $1.25 and and all day pass for unlimited rides is $4.50. ncsu.transloc.com/m/route/4000100 shows a list of all stops on the Southeast Loop of the NCSU Wolfline bus system as well as a map of its routes.

Driving Directions

From the Airport

Raleigh Durham International Airport (www.rdu.com) is located 12.5 miles from SAS Hall on the North Carolina State University campus. Average travel time between the airport and the center is 25 minutes, though travel time may be affected by traffic.

Upon leaving the airport, drive toward John Brantley Blvd.; keep straight on John Brantley Blvd and then take ramp left for Aviation Parkway South toward Raleigh. In 1.4 miles, take ramp right for I-40 East toward Raleigh. In 3.9 miles, keep right onto Wade Avenue and then in 3.8 miles, turn right onto Faircloth Street. Turn left onto NC-54/Hillsborough Street and then at the roundabout, take 1st exit onto Pullen Road. At the next roundabout, take 1st exit onto Katharine Stinson Drive. On the left, arrive at SAS Hall, 2311 Katharine Stinson Drive.

From Durham via US 70

Take US 70 to downtown Raleigh.(US 70 turns into Glenwood Avenue.) Follow Glenwood Avenue to Oberlin Road. Turn right onto Oberlin Road (approximately 3 miles). Take the first exit on the traffic circle on Oberlin Rd and then the second exit on the traffic circle on Hillsborough Street onto Pullen Road. At the next traffic circle, take the first exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From Chapel Hill, Durham and RDU Airport via I-40

Take I-40 East to Raleigh. At the I-40/Wade Avenue split, stay right for the Wade Ave. exit. At the third stoplight, turn right onto Faircloth St. Stay straight on Faircloth (which turns into Gorman St) and turn left at your third light onto Western Blvd. Proceed on Western Boulevard and take a left on Pullen Road. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From Fayetteville via US 401

Take US 401 to Raleigh. Then take I-40 West to Gorman Street, exit 295. Turn left at the stoplight onto Gorman Street and follow it to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Avent Ferry Road. After approximately 1.5 miles you will turn right onto Western Boulevard. Proceed on Western Boulevard and take a left on Pullen Road. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From Henderson via US 1

Take US 1 (which turns into Capital Boulevard) through downtown Raleigh. Turn right onto Western Blvd. Follow Western Blvd and take the Pullen Road exit on your right. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From Rocky Mount via US 64

Take US 64 West towards Raleigh. US 64 West will merge with East I-440 (Inner Beltline). After approximately seven miles, exit onto Gorman Street, exit 295. Turn right at the stoplight onto Gorman Street and follow it to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Avent Ferry Road. After approximately 1.5 miles you will turn right onto Western Boulevard. Proceed on Western Boulevard and take a left on Pullen Road. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia via I-95 South

Take I-95 South to I-85 South. Then take US 1 (which turns into Capital Boulevard) to through downtown Raleigh. Turn right onto Western Blvd. Follow Western Blvd and take the Pullen Road exit on your right. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

From Florida via I-95 North

Take I-95 North to I-40 West. Proceed on I-40 West into Raleigh to Gorman Street, exit 295. Turn right at the stoplight onto Gorman Street and follow it to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Avent Ferry Road. After approximately 1.5 miles you will turn right onto Western Boulevard. Proceed on Western Boulevard and take a left on Pullen Road. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto Stinson Drive. Go through the traffic gate, and take a left on Boney Drive. SAS Hall will be on your right.

Weather

Raleigh tends to be cool and mild in November. Daytime temperatures are in the mid 50s and evening temperatures are in the mid 40s. Visitors should be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers 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 US found at travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html and travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/all-visa-categories.html/. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to epm@ams.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 US 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).


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