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AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information

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Spring Western Sectional Meeting
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
April 13-14, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1089

Associate secretaries:

Michel L Lapidus, AMS, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.e


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 state and local taxs (15%). Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at the University of Colorado, Boulder 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 check-out penalties; be sure to ask for details.

Boulder Inn/Best Western Plus, 770 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303; 800-233-8469; Rates are US\$89 per night for a single/double occupancy. Amenities include complimentary daily hot breakfast, heated seasonal pool, 24-hour business center, free bike use, laundry facilities, and complimentary parking. This property is located across from the University of Colorado. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is March 12, 2013.

Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, 1345 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302; 303-443-3850; Rates are US\$119 per night single/double occupancy, US\$129 triple occupancy, and US\$139 quad occupancy. Ammenities include complimentary guest room Internet, a business center, fitness center and massage services, and complimentary parking. The University of Colorado is 100 yards from the hotel. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is March 13, 2013.

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, 970 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303; 303-443-7800; Rates are US\$65 for single/double occupancy. Ammenities include free continental breakfast, free wireless Internet in lobby, guest laundry facilities and complimentary parking. Hotel is located within walking distance of the University of Colorado. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is March 1, 2013.

Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites, 800 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80303; 303-443-3322; Rates are US\$79 for a standard king or double for 1 or 2 people; US\$89 for a standard double for 3 or 4 people; US\$89 for a poolside king or double for 1 or 2 people; US\$99 for a poolside double for 3 or 4 people. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless Internet in guest rooms, and complimentary parking. The hotel is within close walking distance to the university. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is February 21, 2013.

Quality Inn, 2020 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302; 888.449.7550; Rates are US\$118 for a single or double. Amenities include free hot breakfast; complimentary wireless Internet; indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna; and complimentary parking. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is March 12, 2013.

Food Services

On Campus: Campus facilities will be available but limited during the weekend of the meeting. There are a number of options at the University Memorial Center including:

Baby Doe’s Coffee and Bakery, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Subway, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., closed Sunday.

Domino’s Pizza, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., closed Sunday.

Jamba Juice, Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., closed Sunday.

Off Campus: There are many dining choices for casual dining and “grab and go” options convenient to campus and local hotels.

The Sink, 1165 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-444-SINK; A historic Boulder landmark and university tradition. Featuring quality American food and beverages in a casual setting. Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, 928 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-444-1811; Consistently voted to the “Best of” Awards of Boulder and Denver, for 17 years Jax has served up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that squeeze into the packed Pearl Street hotspot. Open at 4:00 p.m. daily.

Pizzeria Locale, 1730 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-3003; Contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Napoli, Italy. Open Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-546-0886; Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Vegetarian. Open Monday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Tangier Moroccan Cuisine, 3070 28th St., Boulder, CO; 303-443-3676; Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, International. Open Monday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Aji Restaurant, 1601 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302; 303-442-3464; Aji Latin American Restaurant brings you the bold, colorful flavors of Latin America. We feature dishes from South and Central America, as well as some Mexican fare. Open for brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.

Registration and Meeting Information

Registration and the AMS book exhibit will be located in the lobby of the Eaton Humanities building. Special Sessions will be held in Hellems Arts and Sciences and Eaton Humanities Building. Please refer to the campus map at for specific locations. The registration desk will be open on Saturday, April 13th, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fees are US\$53 for AMS members, US\$74 for nonmembers; and US\$5 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card; advance registration is not available.

Other Activities

Reception: The Departments of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will host a reception at the Koenig Alumni Center, on Saturday April 13, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The AMS thanks our hosts for their gracious hospitality.

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore and review the newest titles from the AMS, enjoy up to 25% off all AMS publications, or take home an AMS t-shirt! 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 would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Colorado. A campus map can be found at or you can print a pdf version of the map here: Information about the Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder: Please check back for additional information on this meeting. Visit the University of Colorado, Boulder website: for additional information on the campus.


The Euclid Avenue Auto-park is closest to the buildings where the meeting rooms will be. The following University of Colorado website has more details about parking costs:


Driving time between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Boulder is approximately 60 to 75 minutes. You can find directions from the aiport to the university here:

Taxi information: There are taxis available at the airport. The approximate cab fare from DIA (Denver International Airport) to Boulder is US\$101.

Shuttle information: SuperShuttle Boulder, website: Rates from the airport to campus are US\$27 one-way, and round trip is \$54 (prices subject to change).

Car Rental: Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at, click on the box “I have a discount”, and type in our convention number (CV): 04N30003. 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.


The weather in Boulder in April can vary. Usually the weather is dry and sunny and with the sun out, the temperature can go into the 60’s. However, the nights are cooler and can be chilly. The average high is 63 degrees F and the average low in April is 36 degrees F. However, it is not at all unheard of to have significant snowfall in mid-April, and even though Boulder in general has a dry climate, the month of April is the month with the greatest average precipitation of the year (2.74 inches on average in April).

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 at 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 websites above for the most up-to-date information.