AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information


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Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Orlando, FL
September 23-24, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1133

Associate secretaries:

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


****Good News! University of Central Florida doing well after Hurricane Irma and ready to welcome AMS for Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting next week. ****

**Advance Registration is Now Closed**

picture of Academic Village

Image courtesy of University of Central Florida

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 Florida tax (6%) and occupancy tax (6.5%). Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at the University of Central Florida 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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East - UCF Area (1.3 miles from Classroom Building II on campus), 12125 High Tech Ave., Orlando, FL 32817; 407-275-9000; doubletree3hilton.com. Rates are US\$124 per night for a guest room with one king bed or two double beds. Book your reservation here. Rate includes full hot breakfast buffet, high speed wireless internet and self-parking. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 1, 2017.

Courtyard by Marriott East/UCF Area (1.6 miles from Classroom Building II on campus), 12000 Collegiate Way Orlando, 32817 marriott.com/mcoce. Rates are US\$129 per night for a guest room with one king bed or two queen beds. Book your reservation here. This rate includes breakfast, high speed internet access and complimentary parking. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 1, 2017.

Towneplace Suites (1.8 miles from Classroom Building II on campus), 11801 High Tech Avenue Orlando, FL 32817 , 407-243-6100; marriott.com/mcots. Rates are US\$139 for a studio suite with a queen bed plus a pull out sofa. This rate includes breakfast, high speed internet access and complimentary parking. Book your reservation here. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 1, 2017.

Residence Inn (1.9 miles from Classroom Building II on campus), 11651 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817; 407-513-9000; marriott.com/mcore. Rates are US\$149 per night for a one-bedroom or studio suite. Rates include breakfast, high speed internet access and complimentary parking. Book your reservation here. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 1, 2017.

LaQuinta, (2 miles from Classroom Building II on campus) 11805 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826; 407-737-6075; laquintaorlandoucf.com/. Rates are US\$99 per night for a room with two double beds. This rate includes complimentary breakfast, internet access and free parking. Please make your reservation by calling 407-737-6075. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 1, 2017.

Food Services

On Campus: There are many dining options on campus within walking distance of the meeting. The hours of the on-campus restaurants vary on the weekends. Please see a complete listing here: http://map.ucf.edu/locations/food/.

Off Campus: Orlando offers many dining options of all types of cuisine. There a quite a few restaurants within a couple of miles from the UCF campus. For more information on dining throughout Orlando please visit, http://www.visitorlando.com/things-to-do/restaurants/. And for more information on visiting Orlando in general please visit, www.visitorlando.com/.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance registration for this meeting is now over. On-site registration will begin on September 23 in Classroom Building II on the University of Central Florida campus. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by e-mailing mmsb@ams.org. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, September 23, 2017. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

If you have done advance registration, your badge and program will be ready for pickup when you arrive at the meeting; simply go to the registration desk (see below) at the hours indicated. It is helpful if you bring a copy of your receipt.

On site Information and Registration

The registration desk, AMS book exhibit and coffee service, as well as the Invited Addresses will be located in Classroom Building II. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in Classroom Buildings I and II. For information on building locations, a campus map is available at https://map.ucf.edu/printable/.

The registration desk will be open on Saturday, September 23, 7:30 am–4:00 pm and Sunday, September 24, 8:00 am–12:00 pm. Fees are US\$61 for AMS members, US\$90 for nonmembers, and US\$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card.

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% off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25% 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 wish 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 email 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 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. A campus map can be found at https://map.ucf.edu/printable/. Information about the University of Central Florida Department of Mathematics can be found at https://sciences.ucf.edu/math/. Please visit the University of Central Florida website at http://www.ucf.edu.

Please watch this website for additional information on this meeting.

Parking

Parking for this meeting is available in Parking Garage H, immediately north of Conference Building II (12650 Gemini Blvd North, Orlando, FL 32816). There is no charge for parking in Garage H on the weekends.

Travel

The University of Central Florida is a located in metropolitan Orlando.

By Air: The Orlando International Aiport is located at One Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32827. Tel: (407) 825-2001 Website: https://orlandoairports.net/.

Orlando International Aiport is approximately a 20 mile drive from the meeting at the University of Central Florida.

It is strongly recommended to rent a car to get to the meeting from the airport as public transportation will take over 2 hours with several bus transfers.

The cost for an Uber from the aiport to the meeting is \$54–\$69 each way.

To drive from the Orlando International Airport to the meeting at University of Central Florida:

Take 417 North to University Blvd. Exit east onto University Blvd. Continue east on University Blvd. for approximately two miles and it will take you to the main entrance to the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/.

By Train: Amtrak has a station approximately 18 miles from the meeting at the University of Central Florida. Orlando Florida Station Building, which has a waiting room, is located at 1400 Sligh Bouldevard, Orlando, FL 32806. Please contact Amtrack at Tel: 800-USA-RAIL, website: www.amtrak.com.

By Bus: The Greyhound Bus station located at 555 North John Young Parkway is about 18 miles from the meeting at the University of Central Florida. Please contact Greyhound Tel: 1-800-231-2222; Website: www.greyhound.com.

By Car:

From The North:

Option 1 – Take the Florida Turnpike South to 408 east. Take 408 east to 417 North toward Sanford. Exit off of 417 to University Blvd. East. Take University Blvd 2 miles and it will take you to the main entrance of the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

Option 2 – Take I-95 South to SR 50 West. Take SR 50 to Alafaya Trail. Make a right hand turn on Alafaya Trail. Continue on Alafaya Trail to University Blvd. Make a right turn on University Blvd. and you are on campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

From The South and Melbourne Area:

Option 1 – Take the Florida Turnpike north and exit onto I-4 East. Continue until you reach 408 east. Take 408 east to 417 North toward Sanford. Exit off of 417 to University Blvd East. Continue on University Blvd. for 2 miles and it will take you to the main entrance of the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

Option 2 – Take I-95 north to 520 West. Continue West and the road will merge with SR 50. Take SR 50 West to Alafaya Trail. Make a right turn on Alafaya Trail. Continue for approximately 2 miles to University Blvd. Make a right turn on University Blvd. and you will be on campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

From The East, Titusville and Daytona:

Option 1 – Take Highway 50 West to Alafaya Trail. Turn right on Alafaya Trail, go north for two miles. Turn right onto University Blvd. and you are on campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

Option 2 – Take I-4 West to 417 South. Exit off of 417 at University Blvd. East. Continue on University Blvd East and it will take you to the main entrance of the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

From The Tampa Area: Take I-4 east to 408 east toward Titusville. Take 408 to 417 North toward Sanford. Exit off of 417 at University Blvd. East. Continue going on University Blvd and it will take you to the main entrance of the campus. Make a left turn at the first light, Gemini Blvd West. Continue on Gemini Blvd West, bearing right, Gemini Blvd West will turn into Gemini Blvd North. Parking Garage H will be on your right at 12650 Gemini Blvd North. Classrooms I & II will be just beyond the Parking Garage H, https://map.ucf.edu/printable/ .

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 promo code", and type in our convention number (CV): CV#04N30007. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. 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.

For directions to campus, inquire at your rental car counter.

Local Transportation

Orlando and the University of Central Florida area are serviced by Linx bus service. Please find information including schedles and maps on the website: http://www.golynx.com/maps-schedules/.

Weather

Weather in September in Orlando is typically in the high 80s/low 90s Fahrenheit. 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 hashtags #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 https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.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 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.


Inquiries: meet@ams.org


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