California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
May 2-3, 2020 (Saturday-Sunday)
Associate Secretary: Michel L. Lapidus, AMS firstname.lastname@example.org
To protect the health and well-being of attendees due to the spread of Covid-19, the AMS has cancelled this meeting.
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 state and local taxes (12% occupancy tax, 1.5% convention/tourism tax, 0.2% CA tourism assessment, various local cities and towns) and hotel fees may apply. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) Western Sectional Meeting to receive the discounted rate or use code provided. 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.
Homewood Suites, 6820 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93710; (559) 440-0801. Rate is US\$149 per night for a room with standard king bed. To reserve a room at this rate please contact the hotel by phone directly or at 1-800-760-7718. Please use the group name American Mathematical Society - AMS when calling and CHW-AMS when using the webpage. Group rate supersedes any other discounts and/or promotions; A cancellation policy of 48 hours prior to the day of arrival exists, please ask for details when reserving a room. Amenities at this property include complimentary full, hot breakfast buffet; complimentary Wi-Fi access; pool; fitness facility; business center; billiard room; basketball court; and complimentary self-parking. Walking distance to CVS and restaurants. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties may exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. This property is located approximately 3.2 miles from campus. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 2, 2020.
Courtyard Fresno, 140 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93710; (559) 221-6000. Rate is US\$119 per night for a double room and US\$99 for a single room. To make a reservation at this rate please call the hotel directly or call toll-free global reservations at 1 (888) 236-2427. Please identify yourself as a part of the American Mathematical Society. A major credit card or advance deposit is required to guarantee all individual reservations. Amenities at this property include complimentary wireless Internet; indoor pool, open 6:00 am - 11:00 pm; fitness center; The Bistro serving breakfast, dinner, room service, and cocktails; local restaurant dinner delivery; and complimentary parking. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 11:00 pm. 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 2.5 miles from campus. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 3, 2020.
Residence Inn, 5322 North Diana Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93710; (559) 222-8900. Rate is US\$115 per night for a one bedroom suite. To reserve a room at this rate individuals may call the hotel directly at (559) 222-8900. This property is pet friendly with a non-refundable fee of \$100.00. Please contact hotel for details. Amenities at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access; coffee in lobby; grocery shopping service; local restaurant dinner delivery; outdoor pool; TV with cable access; fitness center, open 6:00 am - 10:00 pm; and complimentary full American breakfast. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties may exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. This property is located approximately 1.9 miles from campus. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 3, 2020.
Ramada Fresno North, 324 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93710; (559) 224-4040. Rate is US\$78 for a room with a double bed or a room with one full sized bed with pull out bed. To make reservations please call the hotel direct at (559) 224-4040 or Marriott Reservations at (800) 321-2211 or visit the website and identify yourself as a part of the American Mathematical Society. There is a\$50 deposit required upon reserving a room. Please check with the hotel concerning any cancellation requirements. Early check in available; Amenities include free highspeed wireless Internet access in guest rooms and lobby; all rooms have microwaves and fridges; fitness center; free continental breakfast with vending machines onsite; restaurant attached and guests receive 10% off of food; large outdoor pool with Jacuzzi; ATM; check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 11:00 am; Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties may exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. This property is located 2.1 miles from campus. The deadline for reservations is April 28, 2020.
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 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.
At the time of the publication of this announcement, the University anticipates that a variety of dining options will be available on campus.
There are many dining options on the University of California, Fresno campus and throughout the city of Fresno offering a variety of cuisines. For more information about dining on campus please visit www.auxiliary.com/diningservices/oncampus/index.html.
Some dining options in the area include:
To protect the health and well-being of attendees due to the spread of Covid-19, the AMS has cancelled this meeting.
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.
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 of the AMS Membership Department.
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 on Mathprograms.org, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until March 3, 2020. Final decisions on recipients will be made on or before April 3, 2020. All grant funds will be provided in the form of a check which will be issued at the meeting.
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:
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 at www.ams.org/about-us/governance/policy-statements/anti-harassment-policy.
Questions about this welcoming environment policy should be directed to the AMS Secretary at www.ams.org/about-us/governance/sec-contact.
Local Information and Maps
This meeting will take place on the campus of California State University, Fresno located at 5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno,CA 93740. A campus map can be found at www.fresnostate.edu/map/. Information about the California State University, Fresno Mathematics Department can be found at www.fresnostate.edu/csm/math/. Please visit the University website www.fresnostate.edu/ for additional information on the campus.
For information on Gender Neutral restrooms on campus please visit www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/ccgc/gender-inclusive-restrooms.html. Fresno State will make accommodations available to nursing persons as required by federal or state law, and will provide nursing persons access to a reasonable number of lactation stations across its campus. For information on lactation stations on campus please visit www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/title-ix/lactation-stations.html. Please contact Heather Butler at email@example.com to make arrangements to access these rooms.
Please watch this website for additional information on this meeting.
Parking is available for visitors to campus. The closest areas to the meeting spaces are parking lot P6 on Woodrow Avenue and parking lots P15 and P16 on Maple Avenue near San Ramon Avenue (P15 and P16 are between Barstow Avenue and San Ramon Avenue.) Parking is free on weekends. For more information about parking on campus please visit www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/traffic/visitor/index.html.
California State University, Fresno is located 226 miles from Los Angeles, 192 miles from San Fransisco and 156 miles from San Jose. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is the closest airport to the University. Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is approximately 5.8 miles from campus. The most common types of transportation used from the airport are rental cars, ride share and shuttle services.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is the closest airport to the California State University, Fresno campus. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is located approximately 5.8 miles from the University.
The Fresno region is served by Amtrak. Reservations can be made on Amtrak at www.amtrak.com/stations/fno. If traveling by rail, you will arrive at 2650 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721-1325. The train station, called the Santa Fe Passenger Depot, is located 7.9 miles from campus.
The Fresno Area Express (FAX) offers access around the city of Fresno, the home of California State University. The meeting will be held on the California State University, Fresno campus. This campus is accessible by bus services; a one-ride card costs US$1.25. For additional information about bus fares and schedules please call (559) 621-RIDE(7433) or visit www.fresno.gov/transportation/fax/routes/.
All directions will direct drivers to a final destination of the Science II Building at California State University, Fresno.
When using a GPS please be certain to enter 648-662 East San Ramon Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710 as the final destination for the Science II Building which is near parking structure J. For information about electric vehicle charging stations please visit fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/transportation/ev/index.html.
The Fresno Area Express (FAX) offers access around the city of Fresno, the home of California State University. The meeting will be held on the California State University, Fresno Campus. This campus is accessible by bus services; a one-ride card costs US\$1.25. For additional information about bus fares and schedules please call (559) 621-RIDE(7433) or visit www.fresno.gov/transportation/fax/routes/.
Licensed, metered taxis serve the area. Local taxi service is available from several vendors. Please visit www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/alcohol/documents/fresnocabs.pdf for a list of local taxi companies. Both Lyft and Uber also operate in Fresno.
The average high temperature in Fresno for May is in the mid 80s Fahrenheit, and the average low is in the mid 50s Fahrenheit. Visitors should be prepared for warm weather. Participants are advised to check local weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.
Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtag #AMSmtg.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:
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