AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information

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Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
March 22-24, 2019 (Friday - Sunday)
Meeting #1147

Associate secretaries: Georgia Benkart, AMS benkart@math.wisc.edu
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu

Advance Registration is Closed

Accommodations

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 combined sales tax/hotel occupancy tax of 14.962%. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Spring Central and Western Joint 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.

Pearl Waikiki, 415 Nāhua Street, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 922-1616; Reserve a room here. Rate is US\$110 plus tax per night for a city view room. Discounted amenity fee of US\$20 per night plus tax is required. Reservations can also be made by faxing to (808) 922-6223. Some amenities included in the amenity fee are free Wi-Fi access in room and lobby, Blue Ray DVD rental, and coffee and tea service in lobby - 7:00 am - 9:00 am. This property is located 3.4 miles from campus. A bus stop is located in front of the hotel for easy access to public transportation. Reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged one night's room rate plus tax. 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 reduced rate is February 21, 2019.

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, 2040 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 941-7777 or fax reservation to (808) 951-3939; https://ambassadorwaikiki.com/. Reserve a room here. Rate is US\$115 plus tax per night for a city view room with double beds and a kitchen. Discounted amenity fee of US\$15 plus tax per night is required and includes wireless internet access, fitness center, and business center. This property is located about 2 miles from campus. A bus stop is located in front of the hotel for easy access to public transportation. Reservation cancellations received after 30 days prior to the arrival will be subject to a cancellation fee of one night room rate and tax for each room cancelled. 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 reduced rate is February 21, 2018.

Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, 400 Royal Hawaiian Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 954-4000; Reserve room here. Rates are US\$159 plus tax per night for a standard room or US\$175 plus tax per night for a deluxe room. Valet parking rate of US\$25 plus tax per night. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and fitness center. 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. The deadline for reservations at these reduced rates is February 22, 2019.

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, 2300 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 922-4646 phone, (808) 923-4889 fax. Make reservations here. Rate is US\$185 plus tax per night for a single or double city view room. Mandatory resort fee of US\$20 plus tax per night. Some of the amenities included in the resort fee are unlimited rides on the Waikiki Connection Trolley, Wi-Fi (up to 4 devices), a shopping and discount coupon booklet, complimentary fruit-infused water in the lobby, and 24-hour Business Center access. Valet parking rate of US\$38 plus tax per night. This property is located 2.2 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. The deadline for reservations at this reduced rate is February 5, 2019.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach, 1956 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI, 96815; (808) 941-7275; Reserve rooms here. Rate is US\$188 plus tax per night for a single or double guest room. Mandatory resort charge of US\$10 plus tax per night. The group rate includes basic guest internet access, two beach towels, DVD "Now" in-room movie and game rental, coffee and whole fruits in lobby, 22% discount on Hiking Hawaii Cafe Manoa Falls Hike, 10% off food in Trees Restaurant, local and toll-free calls, heated outdoor pool and deck with Waikiki views, and fitness center. 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. The deadline for reservations at this reduced rate is February 21, 2019. Extended to March 11, 2019.

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, 2330 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 892-1820; https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/H/HNLKUGI-AM2-20190318/index.jhtml. Rate is US\$189 plus tax for a standard room. Mandatory resort fee of US\$25 per night plus tax. Mandatory porterage fee of US\$8.90 plus tax per night. Some of the amenities included in the resort fee are high speed Wi-Fi access, two Hawaiian juice drinks per day at pool side, and in-room tea kettle with specialty tea. Valet parking rate of US\$39 plus tax per night. This property is located 2.2 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. The deadline for reservations at this reduced rate is February 6, 2019.

Hilton Waikiki Beach, 2500 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815; (808) 921-5599; Use the following link for reservations: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/H/HNLWAHF-AMSSPR-20190321/index.jhtml, or call in-house reservations directly at (808) 921-5503, or email reservations requests to reservations@hiltonwaikikihotel.com with Group Code: AMSSPR. Rate is US\$190 plus tax per night for a city view single or double guest room. Some amenities included are city, mountain, or ocean views with private balconies, coffeemakers in rooms, complimentary poolside cabanas, and fitness center. Valet parking rate of US\$35 plus tax per night. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. This property is located 3.2 miles from the campus. The deadline for reservations at this reduced rate is February 19, 2019.

Campus Housing

Participants are urged to reserve campus housing as soon as possible as availability may be limited. They should indicate that they are with the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting. The AMS is not responsible for any rates or charges, or for the quality of these accommodations.

East-West Center, Housing Office, 1711 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii  96848-1711, Telephone - (808) 944-7805, Fax -  (808) 944-7790, Email - EWC Housing Housing@EastWestCenter.org

Go to https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing and go to the “Housing Facilities” section for housing options, details on how to reserve a room, list of room types, rate information, cancellation policies, etc. Note that Lincoln Hall has rooms with private bathrooms and more amenities. Hale Manoa or Hale Kuahine offer more economical accommodations such as student dormitories. The preferred method for making a reservation is by email but participants may also call or fax their requests in.

Other Hotels

The AMS is not holding room blocks at the following properties. These properties are located near the university and are listed for your convenience. The AMS is not responsible for any rate or charges or for the quality of these accommodations.

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 the one you are on now 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: UH Mānoa has a variety of dining options and meal plans to suit your needs and tastes. Dining venues are conveniently located throughout campus and menus range from local plate lunches and bentos to deli sandwiches, international cuisine, vegetarian fare, grill favorites and more.  Please see a complete listing here: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/food/.

Off Campus: Thanks to innovative chefs and delicious homegrown ingredients, Hawaii is fast becoming a hot spot for foodies. Fresh and local produce is at your fingertips throughout the region, whether you’re splurging on an elegant beachside dinner, feasting on kalua pig and poi at a luau or grabbing a quick al fresco lunch of grilled shrimp and slaw from a food truck. 

In many locales, all around the island, you’ll find creative eateries taking full advantage of the island's cattle ranches, fresh seafood and hearty vegetables grown in the island’s rich, volcanic soil. From traditional Hawaiian cuisine to refined New American fare and a variety of Asian cuisines, the choices are as vast as the landscape. No matter where you eat, a cup of locally grown coffee is the perfect way to finish off any meal . The local beans are so good, you might want to consider a tour and tasting at one of the nearby coffee farms in Kona or Kau.

Search through the many dining options on the island of Hawaii at https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/oahu/restaurants

Some of the cafes near campus are:

  • Cafe Morey’s, (808) 200-1995, 3106 Monsarrat Avenue, Diamond Head
  • Café Miro, (808) 734-2737, 3446 Waialae Avenue
  • Sweet E’s Cafe, (808) 737-7771, 1006 Kapahulu Avenue
  • Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse, (808) 543-5993, 1110 Pensacola Street
  • Kaimana Farm Cafe, (808) 737-2840, 845 Kapahulu Avenue, Kaimuki
  • Cafe DeLight, (808) 737-0500, 3221 Waialae Avenue

Some of the restaurants near campus are:

  • Ba-Le Sandwich Shop, 2445 Campus Road, 808-956-6462
  • Subway, 2465 Campus Road, https://www.subway.com
  • Tsukuneya, 1442 University Avenue, http://tsukuneyarobatagrill.com/
  • Karai Crab, 901 Hausten Street, karaicrab.com/
  • LE Crepe Cafe, 2515 Dole St Richardson Law School Courtyard, https://www.lecrepecafe.com/
  • Alan Wong's Restaurant, 1857 S King Street Fl 3RD , https://www.alanwongs.com/
  • The Nook Neighborhood Bistro, 1035 University Avenue, http://www.thenookhonolulu.com/
  • Cafe Kaila, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Boulevard, http://www.cafe-kaila-hawaii.com/
  • Da Spot, 2469 S King Street, http://daspot.net/

See a full list at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g29222-Oahu_Hawaii.html.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration: Advance registration for this meeting is over. If you have registered in advance, you may pick up your badge and program at the registration desk in the Campus Center at the University of Hawaii. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by e-mailing mmsb@ams.org. The deadline for advance registration was Thursday, March 14, 2019. 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.

On-site Information and Registration: The on-site registration desk will be open on Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday 8:30 am - noon. The registration fees are US\$63 for AMS members, US\$95 for nonmembers, and US\$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members, and are payable by cash, check or credit card.

The registration desk, AMS book exhibit, and coffee service will be located in the Campus Center. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will be held in the Art Building, Business Administration Building, Gartley Hall, George Hall, Kuykendall Hall, Miller Hall, Saunders Hall, and Webster Hall. Invited Addresses will take place in Bilger Hall. The Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics will take place in the Kennedy Theatre. Please look for additional information about specific session room location on this website and in the printed program. For further information on building locations, a campus map is available at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/campusmap/.

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 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: During the meeting, 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.

Einstein Lecture: The Einstein Lecture in 2019 will be held at this meeting in the Kennedy Theatre, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm, followed by a Q & A session from 6:20 pm - 6:45 pm. The lecturer will be Barry Mazur, Harvard University. The title of his talk will be On the Arithmetic of Curves. See link to poster here. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR THIS LECTURE and will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Note that this lecture will be videotaped and will be available for viewing on the AMS website and the AMS YouTube channel after the meeting. There will be a reception following this lecture.

Satellite Conference: Number Theory Conference, Hawaii Number Theory 2019 (HINT) , March 18 - 21, 2019. Hawaii Number Theory 2019 (HINT) will be held at UH Mānoa in the 4 days leading up to the AMS Joint Sectional. It aims to bring together a wide variety of number theorists by hosting 4 concurrently running special sessions. Also featuring 6 plenary speakers, HINT is a great opportunity to extend your 3 days of math to a full week! See more details at http://math.hawaii.edu/HINT2019/.

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.

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.

Travel

By Air: The nearest major airport is the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL / PHNL), http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/. This airport has international and domestic flights from Honolulu, Hawaii and is located 9 miles from the center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. See detailed terminal maps at http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/terminal-maps/.

Bus: See details at https://moovit.com/?from=Daniel%20K.%20Inouye%20International%20Airport%20(HNL)&to=University%20of%20Hawaii%20at%20Manoa&fll=21.332115_-157.920351&tll=21.293536_-157.818379&customerId=4908&metroId=1144&lang=en on how to get to campus from the airport by bus.

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): 04N30009. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada) or 405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time of your reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available. Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply.

Ground Transportation: See http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/ground-transportation/the-bus/ on bus service to and from the airport.

Taxicabs: AMPCO Express is the managing contractor of the Airport’s Open Taxi System at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. See details at http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/ground-transportation/taxicab/.

Shuttles: The Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle provides service to and from the airport daily. See details at http://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/ground-transportation/robertshawaiishuttle/.

TNCs: Transportation Network Companies (TNC), Uber and Lyft, are permitted to operate at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The two designated areas on airport property that the TNCs will be able to pick up passengers are located on the second level median curb. One pickup location is at Terminal 1 (formerly the Interisland Terminal) across from Lobby 2 and the other is located at Terminal 2 (formerly the Overseas Terminal) across from Lobby 8. Pick up locations are subject to relocation as construction at the airport proceeds.

Local Information and Maps

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) is located at 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Its website is https://manoa.hawaii.edu/. See a printable campus map at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/uhmmap.pdf.

Parking: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides visitors with a variety of parking locations within walking distance to campus. See details at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php.  See parking maps at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/maps.html.

Alternate Commuter Services: Visitors to UH Mānoa are encouraged to consider alternatives to driving to campus. See https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/waystomanoa.html for details on these alternatives. See details at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/transit.html about bus and shuttle services on campus. Those that are staying within a three-mile radius of campus should consider walking, biking, or taking the free Rainbow Shuttle (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/rainbowshuttle.html).

Weather

In March, the islands of Hawaii have an average daytime temperature of approximately 75°F (24°C), with highs of approximately 79°F (26°C) in the peak of the day. Visitors should be prepared for occasional rain showers.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.

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.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to meet@ams.org.

If you discover you do need a visa, the Travel.State 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; and 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 include their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
  4. Applicants should 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 on how to get a visa.

Inquiries

For inquries: meet@ams.org