AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information

Program · Deadlines · Inquiries: meet@ams.org

Fall Western Sectional Meeting

University of California, Riverside, CA
November 9-10, 2019 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1153

Associate secretary: Michel L. Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu

Advance Registration is Open

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Quoted rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 13%, and other hotel fees may apply. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society's (AMS) Fall Western 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.

Quality Inn Riverside, 1590 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507; (951) 683-6000. Rates are US\$79 per night for a single king bed or US\$89 for two double beds. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking, fitness center, and outdoor pool. This property is located about an 11 minute drive 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 October 24, 2019.

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown, 3500 Market St, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 321-3500. Rates are US\$149 per night for a room with a single king bed or two queen beds. Amenities include free hot breakfast buffet daily, free high speed Internet, free local phone calls, complimentary public computers with printer, and fitness center. Parking is available at US\$14 per vehicle per night. The parking rate is subject to change and the parking fee in effect during the dates of your stay will be charged. This property is about an 8 minute drive 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 72 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will be subject to a charge of one night room and tax. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 25, 2019.

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 784-0300. Rates are US\$189 per night for a king deluxe or king raincross room. To book online click here. Amenities include award winning restaurants and bars, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, fitness center, and full service spa, and wireless Internet is available for purchase. Self-parking is available at a cost of US\$17 a night and valet is available at US\$23 a night. The parking rate is subject to change and the parking fee in effect during the dates of your stay will be charged. This property is about a 10 minute drive 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 hotel will require a major credit card or check for one night’s deposit stay to guarantee each reservation. The first night’s deposit will be applied to each reservation. The advance deposit check must be received a minimum of thirty business days prior to arrival. Individual reservations must be cancelled a minimum of forty-eight hours in advance to avoid cancellation charges equal to one night’s stay. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 9, 2019.

Courtyard Marriott Riverside, 1510 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507; (951) 276-1200. Rates are US\$139 per night for a single king bed or two queen beds. Amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, a new lobby with flexible work space, an inviting lounge area, complimentary high-speed Internet, and a business center. This property is approximately a 15 minute walk from campus. Hotel will provide complimentary parking to guests attending the event for one vehicle per room per night. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. All sleeping rooms shall be subject to an early departure fee equal to one night’s room rate, plus applicable fees, taxes, and assessments. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 8, 2019.

America's Best Value Inn Hotel Riverside, 4045 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501; (951) 686-6666. Rates are US\$105 per night for a double occupancy, single queen bed room; US\$115.99 per night for a double occupancy, one double bed and one twin bed room; and US\$125.99 per night for a double occupancy with two double beds. More than two guests will incur additional fees. Amenities include free wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public areas, outdoor swimming pool, and complimentary continental breakfast every morning. Complimentary parking is also available. This property is 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. The deadline for reservations at this rate is October 11, 2019.

Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley, 12631 Memorial Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92553; (951) 571-4141. The rate is US\$129 per night for a standard room. To book a room call the front desk at (951) 571-4141 ex “0” and ask for “American Mathematical Society Group Block.” Amenities include 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, laundry facility, 24-hour gift shop, free coffee, complimentary Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and complimentary parking. This property is located about a 15 minute drive from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. This rate is valid until there are no rooms available for booking at this rate.

The following properties do not have a group block but are located near the meeting:

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moreno Valley, Address: 12611 Memorial Way, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, Phone: (951) 571-7788

Hampton Inn & Suites Riverside/Corona, Address: 4250 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92505, Phone: (951) 352-5020

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center, Address: 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, Phone: (951)784-8000

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.

Note that some of these room poachers create fake websites on which they represent themselves as the organizers of the meeting and include links to book rooms, etc. The only official website for this meeting is https://www.ams.org and one that has the official AMS logo.

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 via a listing on AMS Sectional Meetings pages or Notices of the AMS. The AMS cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of hotel bookings made with unofficial housing bureaus.

Food Services

On Campus: The University's HUB Food Court is closed on weekends, however the restaurants below are scheduled to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. Please visit dining.ucr.edu/index.html#hours for a list of university restaurants and hours. Hours listed below are subject to change.

  • Subway is located in the HUB Commons and offers custom-built sandwiches and salads. It is open on Sundays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • The Habit at Latitude 55 is located in the HUB Commons and offers mouth-watering burgers, tasty chicken tenders, nuggets, and chili-cheese fries. It is open on Saturdays from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The Market at Glen Mor is located about 2 blocks from the HUB at 400 West Big Springs Road. The Market is comprised of the following shops:

  • Starbucks,coffee and snacks, open Friday–Sunday from 6:00 am to midnight.
  • SHOP, grab-n-go food items like snacks, cold beverages, and a great selection of gourmet, healthy, and gluten-free goodies available. Hours are Friday–Sunday from 6:00 am to midnight.
  • Sizzle Grill,serving burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled quesadillas, chicken tenders, french fries, entrée salads, and daily soups. Open daily from 10:30 am to midnight.
  • Sushi with Gusto, sushi prepared fresh daily, open daily from 10:30 am to midnight.
  • Savor Homestyle Meals, a rotating menu that includes hot main entrées such as slow-roasted chicken, pulled pork, and BBQ ribs alongside a selection of sides that include hot vegetable dishes, cold dishes, premium artisan salads, and desserts. Open Sunday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Off Campus: University Village is about a 15 minute walk from the main campus on the North East corner of University Avenue and Iowa Avenue. Here you can dine, shop, and play in an exquisite open-air environment. Canyon Crest Towne Centre is a short drive or bus ride from campus and offers numerous shops and over 20 restaurants as well as everyday conveniences including Rite Aid Pharmacy, a supermarket, and banking facilities. More information on restaurants and local attractions in the Riverside area can be found at riversidecvb.com/dining/.

Some options for coffee and dining include:

  • Starbucks,1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 274-9605; Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites, and Wi-Fi availability.
  • Boba Cafe, 1223 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 680-9998; bubble and milk teas plus basic Chinese eats in a modest counter-serve cafe.

Some options nearby for dining include:

  • Manna Grill,1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 530-8033; casual restaurant boasting a variety of Korean street-food-style cuisines at an affordable price.
  • Ramen Okawari, 3740 Iowa Ave, Riverside; (951) 680-9411; www.ramenokawari.com; serves a variety of traditional Japanese ramen noodle soups, rice bowls, and appetizers.
  • Pokilicious,1400 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 779-4824; www.poki-licious.com; build your own fresh, healthy, and delicious bowls and raw fish salads (Poke).
  • Zizi BBQ House, 3740 Iowa Ave, Riverside; (951) 534-0960; Korean BBQ restaurant with hibachi.
  • Jersey Mike's Subs, 1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 289-9541; New Jersey-based counter-serve sandwich chain serving jumbo subs filled with cold cuts and toppings.
  • IHOP, 1320 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 369-4028; long-standing chain serving a wide variety of pancakes and other American breakfast and diner fare.
  • Mong Kok Café,1242 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 686-6688; casual Chinese restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options and a popular late-night happy hour.
  • Elias Pita, 1490 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 686-6800; www.eliaspita.com/; counter-serve, halal operation preparing Middle Eastern comfort food such as kababs or falafels for eat-in or take-out.
  • Zacatecas Café, 3767 Iowa Ave, Riverside; (951) 683-3939; casual choice for familiar Mexican fare, including enchiladas, burritos, tamales, and fajitas.
  • Sushiya, 1201 University Ave, Riverside; (951) 534-0702; sushiya-riverside.com; Japanese and sushi restaurant known for affordable sushi and drink specials with nice atmosphere.
  • The Sub Station, 3663 Canyon West Dr, Riverside; (951) 683-4523; substationucr.com; home of “The Big Dude,” serving hot, cold, and vegetarian sandwiches since 1972.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration: Save time and register NOW online! you may register for this meeting through Tuesday, November 5, 2019. After this date, you may register at the meeting (see below). Fees are US\$71 for AMS members, US\$115 for nonmembers, US\$13 for students and unemployed mathematicians, and US\$15 for emeritus members. Fees are payable by check or credit card. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by emailing mmsb@ams.org. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by the first day of the meeting. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

To register online, go to https://ebus.ams.org/ebus/Default.aspx?TabID=1530&productid=620016292. You will be required to create a web account, if you do not already have one. This will be a quick setup process, requiring only a username (email address), password, name and address. Once you create the account, you will be able to continue on to register for the meeting. The same username and password may be used to register for all future sectional meetings. If you have already set up a web account with the American Mathematical Society, you should use your current username and password. You DO NOT have to set up a new account.

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

We hope that you will find this system easy to use. Once your information is in our system, you will not have to enter your contact information for any future sectional meetings, unless it has changed; thus making your registration faster and easier. For any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau at mmsb@ams.org or toll free at 800-321-4267, ext. 4144 or 4137.

On-site Information and Registration: The registration desk will be located in Room 277 in Skye Hall. AMS book exhibit and coffee service will be located in room 282 in Skye Hall. Invited Address lectures will be located in the auditorium of University Lecture Hall. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in the following buildings: Interdisciplinary Studies North, Interdisciplinary Studies South, Material Sciences and Engineering Building, Spieth Hall, Skye Hall, Sproul Hall and Watkins Hall. Please look for the most recent information about meeting room locations on the web and in the printed program.  For further information on building locations, a campus map is available at https://campusmap.ucr.edu/.

The registration desk will be open on Saturday, November 9, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, November 10, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The same fees listed above apply for on-site registration and are payable with cash, check, or credit card.

Registration Category Definitions

Member: Any person who is a member of the AMS and CMS before or during the meeting.

Nonmember: Any person who is not a member of the AMS before or during the meeting.

Students: Any person who is working toward a degree or diploma, undergraduate or graduate level.

Unemployed: Any person who is unemployed before or during the meeting

Emeritus: Any person who has been a member of the AMS for twenty years or more and who retired because of age or long-term disability from his or her latest position.

Program Books

In order to keep registration fees as low as possible, save on printing costs, and make the meetings more environmentally friendly, a small fee will be charged for receiving a program book. If you want to receive a program book, please complete the section entitled “Printed Program” on the registration form and pay a nominal fee of US\$3 for each copy. If you do not want to receive a program book, please skip that section and click “Next.” All purchased program books will be distributed at the registration desk at the meeting. No program books will be mailed before the meeting. A small quantity of program books may be available for purchase on-site at meetings, however supplies will be limited.

For your convenience, the following changes have been made to the website to make the program more accessible and mobile-friendly.

  • Online Timetable: The sectional meetings now have an online timetable display. It will provide a quick reference to where the sessions and rooms are located.
  • Print-friendly Pages: The pages of the program now have a “Print” button in the top right-hand corner. It is black and is depicted by a little printer. If you cannot see it, please maximize your window. The printer icon is sometimes bundled into the generic “share” icon when the window is re-sized. If you click the printer button, it will print the text of the page without additional webpage elements. If you go to the page of a special session and click the print icon, you will get a schedule of all the parts of that session. This can also be printed to pdf if you have a pdf printer installed.
  • Room Locations: The room locations are now more conspicuous in the web program when the program is scheduled.

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. AMS members receive additional discounts on books purchased at meetings, subscriptions to Notices and Bulletin, discounted registration for world-class meetings and conferences, and more!

Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of the AMS Membership Department.

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: Visit the AMS booth to renew your membership or join to receive member benefits, such as additional discounts on books purchased at meetings, free subscriptions to Notices, Bulletin, and Headlines & Deadlines e-newsletter, discounted registration for world-class meetings and conferences, and more!

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.

The University of California, Riverside is happy to support the transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and/or gender questioning community. Use the Trans Guide at out.ucr.edu/resources/ucr-trans-guide#genderinclusive_facilities to learn more about campus resources, gender inclusive restrooms, supportive programs, and special events connected to gender identity and expression at UCR.

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 campus of The University of California, Riverside. A campus map can be found at campusmap.ucr.edu. Information about The University of California, Riverside Mathematics Department can be found at mathdept.ucr.edu. Please visit the university website at www.ucr.edu for additional information on the campus.

Please watch this website for additional information on this meeting.

Parking

Attendees electing to stay at off-campus hotels may park their cars on campus in Parking Lot 24, located off of Canyon Crest Drive near the UCR Track Facility. Pedestrian directional signs will be available to guide attendees from the parking lot to the meeting spaces. A campus parking map is available at campusmap.ucr.edu.

Travel

This meeting will take place on the main campus of University of California, Riverside, located in the heart of Riverside, California.

By Air:

Ontario International Airport (ONT) is about 20 miles northwest of Riverside and the most convenient air travel choice. By car, it takes less than 20 minutes to get to UCR from Ontario International Airport, however it can take longer during rush hours. Please visit the Ontario International Airport website for a list of airlines and lists of cities with daily direct flights; www.flyontario.com.

There are several options available for transportation to and from the airport.

Several area hotels and motels offer courtesy shuttle service for guests traveling to and from Ontario International Airport. It is recommended that guests make transportation arrangements with their hotel or motel 72 hours in advance of traveling. Please inquire with your hotel in advance and visit www.flyontario.com/parking-transport/hotel-shuttles for a list of properties.

Travelers can find shared-ride van services (such as Super Shuttle) at the island curbs outside baggage claim. Service is available on a walk-up basis and by advanced reservation through the van transportation company. For more information on pricing please visit booking.supershuttle.com. Please note: The California Public Utilities Commission requires that drivers maintain a price list identifying the specific rates for passenger transportation between the airport and surrounding cities.

Taxi service is available at the curb outside baggage claim in Terminals 2 and 4. Service is available on a walk-up basis. Please note: All taxicabs must be equipped with a dashboard meter or rate card which is plainly visible to all passengers in the front and back seats of the vehicle. A taxi service in the area is Yellow Cab Company; www.yellowcab.com.

Free shuttle service is provided for rental car customers between the passenger terminals and the Consolidated Rental Car center, where the on-airport rental car counters are located. The center is located at 3450 E. Airport Drive, near Haven Avenue. For more details on the various car rental companies available at the airport, please visit www.flyontario.com/parking-transport/rental-cars.

By Train

Metrolink is the regional rail system linking Riverside County to surrounding counties such as Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura. The Riverside-Downtown Station is located at 4066 Vine Street in Riverside. For Metrolink bus schedules please visit www.metrolinktrains.com/schedules.

By Car

By Car From Los Angeles County:

From the 91 Freeway: Take CA-91 east to 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 I-10 east to 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 CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From Ontario International Airport:

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

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

By Car From Palm Springs: Take I-10 west to CA-60 west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From San Bernardino: Take I-215 south to CA-60 east. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

By Car From San Diego County: Take I-15 north to I-215 north to CA-60 west. Exit at University Avenue and turn left. At the second light, take a right onto West Campus Drive.

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#04N30009. 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.

Local Transportation

Walking, biking, and personal cars are recommended to get around campus and Riverside.

By Bus: The Riverside Transit Agency provides local bus services throughout Riverside and has 3 stops on campus. Route 1 serves UCR, Downtown Riverside, Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station, Smith & 6th, and W. Corona Metrolink. For maps and schedules visit https://www.riversidetransit.com/index.php/riding-the-bus/maps-schedules.

From Corona: Take the Metrolink from Corona to the Riverside-Downtown stop. The Riverside Transit Agency local bus services the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink Station.

Other options: Other local transportation options include Uber; www.uber.com and Lyft; www.lyft.com.

Weather

The average high temperature for November is approximately 77 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is approximately 50 degrees 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 use the hashtag #AMSmtg to tweet about the meeting.

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 cro@ams.org.

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: Family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence, property ownership, bank accounts, or an employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns.
  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 website above for the most up-to-date information.

Inquiries

For inquries: meet@ams.org