AMS Sectional Meeting Housing

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2007 Spring Western Section Meeting
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, April 21—22, 2007 (Saturday—Sunday)
Meeting #1027

Associate secretary:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS,


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice and state that they will be attending the AMS meeting and ask for the University rate. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Rates quoted do not include taxes. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details when making your reservation.

Embassy Suites Hotel, 5335 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711-3703 ; 520/745-2700 or 800/362-2779; \$139/single or double, \$149/triples, \$159/quads. If you are making a reservation by calling the 800 number, you must mention "American Mathematic" to get this rate. If you reserve a room online, use the code "AMS". The deadline for reservations is March 23, 2007. For further information please visit:

Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719; 520/792-4100 or 800/228-9290; \$179/single or double (2 ppl/1bed); walking distance to meeting. The deadline for reservations is March 23, 2007. For further information please visit:

Four Points Sheraton, 1900 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85719; 520/327-7341 or 800/843-8052; \$109/single or double; walking distance to meeting. The deadline for reservations is March 23, 2007. For further information please visit:

Food Service

There are a number of restaurants adjacent to the campus. A list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk. The Student Union hours for Saturday and Sunday are on an average 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Local Information

Please visit the website maintained by the Department of Mathematics at and the University of Arizona website at

Other Activities

AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from AMS! Complimentary coffee will be served, courtesy of AMS Membership Services. The AMS Book Sale will operate during the same hours as registration. The book sale is in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS Book program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS please stop by the book exhibit.


Please refer to the web address for parking information. The nearest parking lot/structure is at the 2nd Street garage.

Registration and Meeting Information

The registration desk will be located in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center and will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Talks will take place in the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center and the Modern Languages Building.

Registration fees: (payable on-site only) US\$40/AMS members; US\$60/nonmembers; US\$5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians. Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.


By Air: The Tucson International Airport is served by most major airlines. Service to the University of Arizona campus is provided by Stagecoach Shuttle at a cost of approximately US\$32 per person. Taxi fare is approximately US\$25.

Driving: Take the Speedway exit from the I-10 freeway and proceed east approximately 2.5 miles to Euclid Avenue. Turn right (south) and continue to 6th Street; take a left (east to Santa Rita (approximately 4 blocks)); make a left (north) on Santa Rita and the Math Building will be directly ahead.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Tucson, AZ.

All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday­Monday at 11:59 p.m. and start at US\$30 per day. Rates for this meeting are effective April 14, 2007­April 9, 2007. Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lowest. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Meeting Avis Discount Number B159266.


Temperatures vary from 50ºF at the beginning of April to 75ºF towards the end of the month. For up-to-date weather information visit:

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 informationabout traveling to the U.S. found at http://www7.
and If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to

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 web sites above for the most up-to-date information.