University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
October 20-21, 2018 (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. Rates quoted do not include the Michigan state hotel tax (11%), local taxes and hotel fees may apply. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Fall Central Sectional Meeting 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.
Wyndham Garden Hotel Ann Arbor, 2900 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103; (734) 665-4444. To book online visit this link and use the “special rate” drop down menu, select “group code” and enter “AMS”. Rates are US\$84 per night for a room. The group rate includes deluxe continental breakfast, fitness center, indoor pool, free Wi-Fi access and free parking. This property is located about 2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. A complimentary shuttle will be available to guests on Saturday and Sunday and will pick them up at the Wyndham Garden Hotel lobby and drop them off at Haven Hall Lobby. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please note, this is a 14-passenger van and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 18, 2018.
Comfort Inn & Suites University South, 3501 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; (734) 761-8838. Rates are US\$98 per night for a single king or double queen guest room. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, free hot breakfast, computer and printer in lobby, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. This property is located about 5 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Individual reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to October 1, 2018. Cancellations after this date will be charged one night room and tax. A cancellation number should be obtained from the reservations agent for reference. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is by October 1, 2018.
Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor, 3205 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; (734) 995-5900. Rates are US\$134 per night for a king bed guest room with pullout sofa. Amenities include free high-speed internet, fitness center, complimentary self-parking and pool. This property is located about 3 miles from the campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. All individual room reservations must be cancelled by October 16, 2018 at 12:01am. In the event individual room reservations are cancelled less than 3 days prior to arrival, the individual must pay the hotel a cancellation fee equal to the first night’s room and tax. Cancellation includes length of stay reduction within the designated 3 days prior to arrival and are also subject to the above stated cancellation fee. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is September 19, 2018.
Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor, 1401 Briarwood Cir., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; (734) 327-6400. Rates are US\$159 per night for a single king bed or two queen bed guest room. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, complimentary fitness center, an on-site full-service restaurant, on-site convenience store, coin laundry and lounge. This property is located approximately 3.5 miles from campus. Complimentary self-parking is available. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Individual reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty. Cancellation within 48 hours prior to arrival may be subject to one night’s rate plus tax to be charged to the credit card on file. A no-show reservation will be subject to one night’s rate plus tax to be charged to the credit card on file. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 19, 2018.
Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South, 925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108; (734) 665-5000. Rates are US\$119 per night for a standard guest room. Rate includes hot breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, heated indoor pool, fitness center and free self-parking. This property is located about 2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Individual cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 19, 2018.
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites, 2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; (734) 973-6100. Rate is US\$114 (Updated Discounted Rate!) per night for a two queen bed guest room. To book online go to the website, then enter your dates, click ‘make a reservation’ and enter group code “FCSM2018”. Amenities include free self-parking, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, same business-day dry cleaning, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. This property is located about 4 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 21, 2018.
The Fairfield Inn Ann Arbor, 3285 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; (734) 995-5200. Rates are US\$119 per night for a room with either single king bed or two double beds. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, 24 hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed internet and 24 hour Corner Market. This property is located about 3 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Individual room reservations must be cancelled by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12:01am. In the event individual room reservations are cancelled less than 3 days prior to arrival, the individual must pay the hotel a cancellation fee equal to the first night’s room and tax. Cancellation includes length of stay reduction within the designated 3 days prior to arrival and are also subject to the above stated cancellation fee. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 19, 2018.
Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105; (734) 769-9800. Rates are US\$114 for a room. To book online use this booking link and scroll down to select your check-in and check-out dates. The group code will automatically populate once you click on ‘check availability’. Amenities include free self-parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, fitness center, tennis and basketball court and complimentary shuttle service to and from Ann Arbor destinations. This property is located about 4 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. Cancellations must be received by October 18, 2018 to avoid a charge of one night room and tax. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 5, 2018.
The Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; (734) 761-7800. Rates are US\$129 for a standard guest room. Amenities include free self-parking, complimentary Viennese Coffee Bar, complimentary Wi-Fi access, heated indoor pool, fitness center and hot tub. This property is located about 7 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 19, 2018.
The Inn at the Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 764-3177. Rates are US\$145 for single occupancy or US\$155 for double occupancy. Included in the rate is one parking pass per guest room, free Wi-Fi access and a US\$4.50 food coupon for each night to be used in one of the hotel’s food establishments. This property is located on the university campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is September 20, 2018.
Housing Warning: Please beware of aggressive housing bureaus that target potential attendees of a meeting. They are sometimes called “room poachers” or “room-block pirates” and these companies generally position themselves as a meeting’s housing bureau, convincing attendees to unknowingly book outside the official room block. They call people who they think will more likely than not attend a meeting and lure them with room rates that are significantly less than the published group rate —for a limited time only. And people who find this offer tempting may hand over their credit card data, believing they have scored a great rate and their housing is a done deal. Unfortunately, this often turns out to be the start of a long, costly nightmare.
These housing bureaus are not affiliated with the American Mathematical Society or any of its meetings, in any way. The AMS would never call anyone to solicit reservations for a meeting. The only way to book a room at a rate negotiated for an AMS Sectional Meeting is through AMS Sectional Meetings pages. The AMS cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of hotel bookings made with unofficial housing bureaus.
On Campus: South University (AKA South U) is filled with a wide range of food including burritos, sushi, bi bim bop, subs, pizza, and more. Not to mention that many places on South U are open till as late as 4:00 am! For a quicker bite to eat or a late night craving, South U has you covered. The other area on campus is State Street. Here you will find many quick and easy foods under US\$10. This street has food that ranges from Mediterranean, to Mexican, to Italian, and much more. State Street is a popular lunch destination among many students, faculty, and visitors.
Good Time Charley’s, 1140 S. University Ave.; (734) 668-8411; a University of Michigan campus tradition since 1979! Full menu and full bar with nightly specials.
Tios Mexican Cafe and Tequila Bar, 401 E. Liberty St.; (734) 761-6650; open 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday; serves late-night eats, a massive hot sauce collection & homemade salsa.
Frita Batidos, 117 W. Washington St.; (734) 761-2882; open 11:00 am to midnight on Saturday and Sunday; serves colorful Cuban street food & tropical cocktails.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave.; open 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sunday; offers hearty American comfort fare, local draft beers & a gourmet food shop.
Ama Bistro Family Restaurant, 215 S. State St.; (734) 780-7202; open 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday; elevated diner fare including french toast, burgers & Albanian stews.
Brown Jug, 1204 S. University Ave.; (734) 761-3355; open 11:00 am to 2:00 am on Saturday and noon to 2:00 am on Sunday; serves breakfast all day, full bar, pizza, spinach pie, lasagna, plus daily specials.
Cottage Inn, 2900 S. State St.; (734) 663-4500; open 10:00 am to 1:00 am on Saturday and 10:00 am to midnight on Sunday; decadent, delicious, delivery-ready gourmet pizza.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 3010 S. State St.; (734) 663-4433; open 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday; lively Italian chain with an open kitchen, known for small plates, pizzas, pastas & wine.
Beanster’s Cafe, 911 N. University (Michigan League Ground level); (734) 764-3586; quick service cafe with sandwiches and coffee.
U-go’s Express, 911 N. University (Michigan League Ground level); (734) 764-3586; bottled beverages, assorted snacks and ready-to-eat food.
Off Campus: Downtown Ann Arbor is a great place for a more quiet and sit-down type restaurant. There are a few areas in Downtown which are famous for delicious dinners, such as Main Street, Liberty Street, and Kerrytown. Main Street is packed with restaurants of all different kinds, like seafood, sushi, artisan, bar food and more. In the heart of Ann Arbor, this is the place to get the best of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Additionally, Liberty Street, which intersects Main Street, is home to a wide array of restaurants which can be seen filled with people past 6:00 pm every night of the week. Be sure to call ahead, because these places fill up quickly. Finally, Kerrytown is a unique experience due to its wide range of options, which include home grown, vegan, locally sourced, and more. Please go to the Visit Ann Arbor site for a complete restaurant guide at https://www.visitannarbor.org/eat.
Some options for coffee include:
Roasting Plant Coffee, 312 S. State St.; (734) 263-1881; open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday; serving coffee brewed to order from your choice of single origin beans or custom blend.
lab, 505 E. Liberty St.; (734) 827-2233; open 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday; light-filled cafe known for pour-over cups & colorful bakery fare showcases local art & musicians.
Starbucks, 222 S. State St.; (734) 623-8067; Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and Wi-Fi availability.
Some options for downtown dining include:
The Chop House Ann Arbor, 322 S. Main St.; (734) 669-9977; open for dinner on Saturdays and Sundays; offers premium steak, wine & interactive tablet menus.
Afternoon Delight Cafe, 251 E. Liberty St.; (734) 665-7513; specializing in fresh, homemade meals for breakfast and lunch with brunch on weekends.
BD’s Mongolian Barbeque, 200 S. Main St.; (734) 913-0999; all-you-can-eat, create-your-own stir-fry.
Isalita, 341 E. Liberty St.; (734) 213-7400; flavor-packed menu of snacks, small plates, tacos and other delicious bites inspired mainly by popular Mexican street foods.
Bar Louie, 401 E. Liberty St.; (734) 794-3000; cool neighborhood restaurant & bar serving sandwiches, appetizers, pastas, entrees and a wide assortment of interesting beers, micro brews and wines by the glass or bottle.
Registration and Meeting Information
Registration: Advance registration for this meeting is now over. You may register at the meeting. Fees are US\$63 for AMS members, US\$95 for nonmembers, and US\$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable with cash, check or credit card.
Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, October 20, 2018. After this 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 location below) when it is open. It is helpful if you bring a copy of your receipt.
The registration desk will be open on Saturday, October 20, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, October 21, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
On-site Information: The registration desk, AMS book exhibit, and coffee service will be located in Haven Hall lobby. The Invited Address lectures will be located in Angell Hall in Auditorium B. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in the nearby classrooms. Please look for additional information about specific session room locations on the web and in the printed program. For further information on building locations, a campus map is available at https://maps.studentlife.umich.edu/.
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 and MAA members receive 40% off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25% discount. Not a member? Ask a representative about the benefits of AMS membership.
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.
Membership Activities: On Saturday, October 20, stop by the AMS Membership Exhibit to learn about the benefits of AMS Membership. Members receive free shipping on purchases all year long and additional discounts on books purchased at meetings, subscriptions to Notices and Bulletin, discounted registration for world-class meetings and conferences, and more!
Complimentary Refreshments will be served courtesy in part by the AMS Membership Department.
Math Reviews Open House: All attendees at the AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting are invited to an Open House hosted by the AMS at the Mathematical Reviews Building. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the people who put together this impressive database of the mathematics literature. The building has an interesting history, having been originally built in 1902 as a brewery, then served later as an ice cream plant, then as a camera factory. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The event will take place Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at 416 Fourth Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Directions to Mathematical Reviews, including a map, can be found here.
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
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.
Harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of AMS activities and mission.
The AMS will make every effort to maintain an environment that is free of harassment, even though it does not control the behavior of third parties. A commitment to a welcoming environment is expected of all attendees at AMS activities, including mathematicians, students, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors, and participants in scientific sessions and social events. To this end, the AMS will include a statement concerning its expectations towards maintaining a welcoming environment in registration materials for all its meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855-282-5703 or at www.mathsociety.ethicspoint.com. The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation. Violations may also be brought to the attention of the coordinator for the meeting (who is usually at the meeting registration desk), and that person can provide advice about how to proceed.
For AMS policy statements concerning discrimination and harassment, see the AMS Anti-Harassment Policy.
Questions about this welcoming environment policy should be directed to the AMS Secretary.
Local Information and Maps
This meeting will take place on the University of Michigan campus. A campus map can be found at https://maps.studentlife.umich.edu/. Information about the University of Michigan Mathematics Department can be found at https://lsa.umich.edu/math. Please visit the university website for additional information on the campus.
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If you are unfamiliar with Ann Arbor, please be aware that parking may be challenging. We recommend arriving early so that you may find parking and make your way to the meeting spaces.
The City of Ann Arbor Parking Structure on Maynard St. between William St. and Liberty St. is a convenient parking structure near the Huetwell Visitors Center which allows for all-day parking. The cost is approximately US\$1.40/hour. The structure is located at 324 Maynard Street in Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Public parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The cost is US\$1.70 per hour. These meters are free on evenings, Sundays and all federal holidays observed by city employees. To download the Ann Arbor Field Guide to Parking please visit www.a2dda.org/wp-content/uploads/Field-Guide-Updated-3-26-2018.pdf.
For parking information please contact Republic Parking at (734) 761-7235 or visit www.a2dda.org/transportation/.
This meeting will take place on the main campus of the University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW) is only 20 miles from Ann Arbor, about a 45 minute drive, and is the most convenient air travel choice. Please note, the drive could take longer during rush hour traffic. DTW has two terminals, North and McNamara. For a list of which airlines serve each terminal visit https://www.metroairport.com/flights/airline-directory. Please visit the airport web site for a list of airlines and lists of cities with daily direct flights.
There are several options available for transportation to and from the airport.
To get to the airport, you can use AirRide, which is available for transportation to the airport from Ann Arbor. This shuttle runs 13 times during the day and picks up at Blake Transit Center and the Kensington Court Hotel. At DTW pick up and drop off is at the south end of the Ground Transportation Center for the McNamara Terminal and at the north end of the Ground Transportation Center at Stall #1 for the North Terminal. A one way ticket on AirRide is US\$15, however, if a reservation is made in advance the fare is reduced to US\$12. Please visit www.theride.org/Services/Airport-Service for more information and to make reservations.
From the McNamara Terminal taxi services dispatch in the middle of the Ground Transportation Center, located on Level 4. Upon arrival in Detroit, and once all baggage has been claimed, follow signs to ground transportation. From the North Terminal taxi services dispatch from the upper level of the Ground Transportation Center. Upon arrival in Detroit, and once all baggage has been claimed, follow signs to ground transportation on Level 4.
Rideshare passengers can only meet their driver at the terminal’s Ground Transportation Center within the designated rideshare area. Once across the skybridge, “rideshare” signs will guide passengers to the designated rideshare areas of McNamara or North Terminal’s Ground Transportation Center. From the McNamara Terminal the rideshare area is located on Level 4 of the parking garage. From the North Terminal the rideshare is located on Level 1 of the parking garage.
To find the rental cars follow signs to ground transportation and take a courtesy shuttle to the rental car campus, located at the Northeast corner of the airport along Lucas Drive. Rental car shuttle bus stops can be found in the Ground Transportation Centers of both the McNamara Terminal Parking Garage and the Big Blue Deck of the North Terminal.
Phones for contacting each agency can be found in baggage claim and the Ground Transportation Center located at each terminal. Rental car desks are not located inside the terminals. For a rental car directory please visit https://www.metroairport.com/parking/rental-cars.
A Greyhound station is located at 325 Depot Street in Ann Arbor, about 1 mile from campus. For tickets and travel information visit their website at www.greyhound.com/default.aspx.
From Windsor, Detroit and Airports:
From Toledo and South:
From Jackson and West:
From Flint and North:
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 words "Discount Code", and type in our convention number (CV): CV#04N30008. 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.
For directions to campus, inquire at your rental car counter.
Walking, biking and personal cars are recommended to get around campus and Ann Arbor.
By Bus: Downtown Ann Arbor is accessible by public transit operated by TheRide. TheRide operates public transportation services in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. For information on bus routes, schedules and security information please visit www.theride.org/How-to-Ride. For a bus trip planner please visit www.theride.org/Plan-My-Trip.
Seasonal On-Street Bike Parking: On-street bike racks accommodate up to fourteen bikes bringing an additional ninety-eight spots to the downtown neighborhoods. Locations include:
Zingerman’s Deli – 419 Detroit Street
People’s Food Co-op – 216 N. Fourth Ave.
Spencer – 113 E. Liberty Street
Bivouac – 336 S. State Street
Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Bill’s Beer Garden – 218 S. Ashley Street
Mighty Good Coffee – 217 N. Main
Shuttles: A complimentary shuttle will be available to guests on Saturday and Sunday and will pick them up at the Wyndham Garden Hotel lobby and drop them off at Haven Hall Lobby. The shuttle will run every 30 minutes from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please note, this is a 14-passenger van and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The average weather in October in Ann Arbor, Michigan is characterized by decreasing daily high temperatures, with daily high temperatures decreasing by 12°F, from 67°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 79°F. Attendees are advised to wear coats and layered clothing. The weather can be unpredictable so umbrellas are also recommended.
Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.
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/travel/en.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to email@example.com.
If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:
1. 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:
2. Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor’s home country than in a third country;
3. Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application;
4. 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;
5. If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application;
6. 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.
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