AMS Sectional Meeting Registration, Housing Etc. Information
Spring Western Sectional Meeting
California State University, Fresno, CA May 6-7, 2023 (Saturday-Sunday)
Associate Secretary: Michelle Manes, AMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is Open. REGISTER HERE
Submit an Abstract -- Deadline: March 7, 2023
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, 7.98% and other hotel fees may apply. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society's (AMS) Spring Western Sectional Meeting to receive the discounted rate. The AMS has no contractual agreements with the hotels listed below and is not responsible for any rate changes or for the quality of any of the accommodations. Hotels have different cancellation and early checkout penalties so please ask for details.
Courtyard by Marriott Fresno, 140 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710; (559) 221-6000. The rate is US\$189 per night for a room with a king bed or two king beds; This property is approximately 2.5 miles from campus. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and mini-refrigerators in all rooms. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. In the event that a participant needs to cancel a confirmed reservation, they should call the number listed above to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax. Guests can reserve a room by identifying themselves as part of the American Mathematical Society or by the reservation link. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 14, 2023.
Hilton Garden Inn Clovis, 520 W. Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612; (559) 299-2203. The rate is US\$169 for a room with one king bed or a room with two queen beds. To make reservations, call the hotel directly to receive the discounted group rate. This property is approximately 1.0 miles from campus. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. Please reserve your room here. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 20, 2023.
Towne Place Suite Fresno Clovis, 580 W. Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612; (559) 251-7800. The rate is US\$179 including a buffet breakfast along with a room with one king bed or a room with two queen beds. To make reservations, call the hotel directly to receive the discounted group rate. This property is approximately 1.0 miles from campus. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. Please reserve your room here. The deadline for the rate is April 20, 2023.
****SOLD OUT****Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clovis, 680 W. Shaw Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612; (559) 297-0555; The rate is US\$139 includes a buffet breakfast along with a room with one king bed or a room with two queen beds. To make reservations, call the hotel directly and ask for Rosa Ayala to receive the discounted group rate. This property is approximately 1.0 miles from campus. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. The deadline for reservations at the rate is April 20, 2023.
Best Western Plus Inn Fresno, 480 Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710; (559) 229-5811. The rate is US\$129 per night for a room with a king bed or two king beds; This property is approximately 2 miles from campus. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and free parking. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. In the event that a participant needs to cancel a confirmed reservation, they should call the number listed above to avoid a one night's room and tax charge. Guests can reserve a room by identifying themselves as part of the American Mathematical Society or by this link. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 14, 2023.
Courtyard Fresno Clovis, 1450 Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93611; (559)229-5811. The rate is US\$189 per night for a room with a king bed or two king beds; This property is approximately 3.5 miles from campus. This is a brand-new hotel that offers complimentary parking. Please ask about cancellation and early check-out policies when you make your reservations. In the event that a participant needs to cancel a confirmed reservation, they should call the number listed above to avoid a charge of one night's room and tax. Guests can reserve a room by calling directly and identifying themselves as part of the American Mathematical Society. Please reserve your room here. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 21, 2023.
Please beware of aggressive housing bureaus that target potential participants 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 participants to unknowingly book outside the official room blocks. 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. 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 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 this site. The AMS cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of hotel bookings made with unofficial housing bureaus.
- Starbucks is located on campus in the Fresno State Library.
- University Dining Hall on campus will be open; buffet style.
- Wahoo’s Fish Taco, 3053 E. Campus Pointe Drive, Fresno, CA 93710; Salads, bowls, tacos
- Dog House Grill, 2789 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710; Hamburgers, sandwiches
- Bonchon-Campus Pointe, 3039 East Campus Pointe Drive, Fresno, CA 93720; Korean fusion
- Heirloom, 8398 North Fresno Street, Su 101, Fresno, CA 93720; Serving farm-to-table meals
- Colton’s Social House, 1150 Shae Avenue, Clovis, CA, 93612; Pub fare
- Uncle Harry’s New York Bagelry & Coffeehouse, 4950 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726; Coffee, tea, and bagel sandwiches
- Mad Duck Craft Brewing Co. 3085 E. Campus Pointe, Fresno, CA 93710; Burgers, salad, sandwiches
- The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1610 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710; Italian
Some options for coffee service include:
- Uncle Harry’s New York Bagelry & Coffeehouse, 4950 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93726; Coffee, tea, and bagels
- Collect Coffee Bar, 3142 E. Campus Pointe Dr. Fresno, CA 93710; Coffee, tea, and snacks
- Sweet Lyfe Boba Bar, 3052 E. Campus Pointe Dr, Fresno, CA 93710
Registration and Meeting Information
In an effort to spread the cost of the sectional meetings more equitably among all who attend and hence help keep registration fees low, you must be registered for a sectional meeting in order to submit an abstract for that meeting. You will be prompted to register on the Abstracts Submission Page.
Registration Fees (no difference for registration during the meeting):
US\$20 Students and Unemployed Mathematicians
US\$27 AMS Emeritus Members
US\$92 Regular AMS and CMS (Canadian Mathematical Society) Members
Registration fees help support a wide range of activities associated with planning, organizing, and conducting these meetings.
In the event that your abstract is not accepted or you have to cancel your participation in the program due to unforeseen circumstances, your registration fee will be reimbursed.
Register online and follow these steps:
- After clicking on "Register," you will be asked to enter your email address, and then log in to your account, or create a web account if you do not already have one. This only requires a username (email address), password, name, and address. If you already have a web account with us, please log in with your username (email address) and password. Please make sure that the email address that you are using is current, as we will send any pertinent updates to this email.
- Once you create and/or login to the account, continue on to register for the meeting. The same username and password may be used to register for all future sectional meetings.
Registering someone else: If you are planning to register someone else, verify that that person has an AMS web account. If they do not have a web account, please have them go to Register for a web account, or email AMS Customer Service to create one. You do not have to be a member to have an AMS web account. It is also possible that an AMS member does not have a web account, if they have never shopped at our bookstore, or registered online for a meeting. Ask for the email address associated with their web account, and use this to register them. When you click on the registration form, choose "Register Someone Else." Please first login with your personal AMS web account. If you do not have one, please create one. Enter the email address associated with your account, and then your password. If will ask you if you want to register someone else, or yourself. Click "someone else," and enter the email address belonging to the person’s web account. Click on the green box that says "Check." Choose the person, and continue the registration.
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 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.
Cancellations: Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by emailing the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by the end of the day (11:59 EDT) on May 5, 2023. After this date, no refunds will be issued for this meeting. However, if the AMS cancels this meeting or converts it to a virtual meeting with different fees, 100% refunds will be issued to every registered participant.
Room Locations On-site: The buildings and classrooms on campus will be identified at a later date. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in nearby classrooms on the campus. Updated information about meeting rooms will be posted soon. See the Fresno State campus map here.
Information about gender-neutral restrooms will be posted when available.
The registration desk will be open on Saturday, May 6, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 7, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and will be located in the Science II building in the rotunda (see map). This meeting is cashless. The same fees listed above apply for registration during the meeting and are payable with check or credit card. Please note that the only way to register for this meeting is online, before or during the meeting. If you register by May 2, you may pick up your pre-printed badge at the desk. After this date, please show your receipt at the registration desk, and there will be materials available for you to make a badge.
The AMS expresses its sincere appreciation to the University of California Fresno, and most especially to Tom Forgacs, Dawn Moate, Carmen Caprau, and the rest of the Department of Mathematics, for their generous support in hosting this sectional meeting.
Other Activities On-Site
Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS Bookstore to browse our newest titles at discounted conference pricing, with free shipping for all attendees. AMS Members save 40% off of the list price; MAA members enjoy special discounts, as well. We look forward to sharing our publications with you!
Complimentary Coffee will be served, courtesy of the AMS.
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.
AMS Membership: Connect with your colleagues through AMS meetings and membership! AMS members contribute to the growth and vitality of the mathematical sciences. Your membership supports community-wide resources such as AMS conferences, advocacy, networking opportunities and professional development programs. New in 2023! AMS membership is now more accessible to a wider audience. Join or renew your membership today!
Please note that the AMS will practice health and safety protocols that reflect its commitment to the well-being of all participants at the AMS sectional meetings this spring. Everyone attending the meeting (including staff and volunteers) is requested to be fully vaccinated or be willing to attest to a negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test that will ensure that they will not be infected during the meeting. If they take a PCR test, it must be taken within 72 hours of their arrival to the meeting. If they take an Antigen test, it must be taken within 24 hours of their arrival to the meeting. Everyone should be prepared to attest to their wellness status upon arrival and if appropriate, show proof of a negative test result.
During check-in, everyone will be asked to complete a brief form to attest to their current wellness. Wearing a mask is optional and will be based on individual comfort levels. Extra masks will be available at the registration desk, while quantities last.
If anyone tested positive for COVID-19 within 72 hours before coming to the meeting, they should not come to the meeting. If anyone tests positive for COVID-19 during the meeting, they should leave the meeting immediately.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Child Care Grants
The AMS will provide a limited number of reimbursement grants of US\$125 per family to help with the cost of child care for registered participants at the meeting. The funds may be used for any form of child care that frees a parent to participate more fully in the meeting. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, one per family, and one per season (i.e. Spring or Fall), the latter depending on the amount of grants available. Registration for the meeting as well as membership in the AMS is required to apply for this program.
Information about applying for child care grants is here. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until February 14, 2023. Apply here. Final decisions on recipients will be made on or before March 7, 2023.
It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive to make all as accessible as possible.
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 or the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau.
AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in the Sectional Meetings 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 the AMS, and its activities and missions.
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 participants of 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 the Sectional Meetings, and has put in place a mechanism for reporting violations. Violations may be reported confidentially and anonymously to 855-282-5703 or on the website. The reporting mechanism ensures the respect of privacy while alerting the AMS to the situation.
MathSafe is a program by and for the mathematical community to support safe and welcoming meetings. MathSafe volunteers will be available at the meeting to listen to and guide participants who experience harassing behavior.
For assistance, come to the Registration Desk. To speak to an ombudsperson directly or for assistance when the desk is closed, call (401) 455-4040.
The AMS strives to ensure that participants in the meeting enjoy a welcoming environment. See the Welcoming Environment policy above. A mechanism for reporting violations confidentially and anonymously is included in this policy.
Code of Conduct
Disruptions: The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is committed to upholding the professional and educational purposes of its meetings and conferences. We affirm the right of registered attendees of AMS meetings and conferences to participate fully in all scheduled program activities and we aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone present. Any expressions of dissent must not inhibit conference activities, disrupt the full participation of registered attendees, nor pose a threat to the personal safety of others. If the AMS and meeting organizers determine that any event or action is disruptive or prohibited, they may remove those involved in the event or action from the meeting, revoke the registration of individuals involved, or take further appropriate actions, if deemed necessary.
Applications for any one of the four Spring sectional meetings will be accepted and considered as a group. This program accepts applications from current full-time doctoral students at North American institutions. Sectional travel grants will only be awarded once. More information can be found here. Apply for a grant here.
Local Information and Maps
This meeting will take place on the campus of the University of California, Fresno located at 5241 N. Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740. A campus map can be found at Fresno State
Information about University of California Fresno’s Mathematics Department can be found at visit the university website for additional information on the campus.
The parking map is located at Fresno Parking. Parking lots on weekends are free to the public.
This meeting will take place on the campus of the University of California, located in Fresno, California.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is approximately 5.5 miles from the campus and is the most convenient choice for air travel. By car, it takes less than 12 minutes to get to Fresno State from Fresno Yosemite International Airport; however, it can take longer during rush hours. Please visit the Fresno Yosemite International Airport website for a list of airlines and cities with daily direct flights.
There are several options available for transportation to and from the airport. Some of the local hotels and motels offer courtesy shuttle service for traveling to and from Fresno Yosemite International Airport. It is recommended that guests make transportation arrangements with their hotel or motel 72 hours in advance of traveling.
See additional ground transportation information here.
Directions to Campus
For directions to campus, enter 5241 N. Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740 into your GPS or web browser.
Amtrak is the regional rail system, located 7.5 miles from campus. The Fresno Amtrak Station is located at 2650 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
Walking, biking, public transportation, ride share, and personal cars are recommended to get around campus and Clovis/Fresno.
By Bus: The Fresno Metro provides local bus services to campus. See maps and schedules here.
The average high temperature for April is in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit and the average low is in the high 60's. Visitors should be prepared for warm weather and should check weather forecasts in advance of arrival.
All participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #AMSmtg on all forms of social media.
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 here. 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 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, or an 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).
This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the website above for the most up-to-date information.
For inquiries: AMS Meetings Department