General Information

Audio-visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

Each meeting room is equipped with an LCD projector, screen, whiteboard and flip chart.

SIAM does not provide computers, however, Wolfson Auditorium is equipped with one PC which will be made available to presenters speaking in this room. All other speakers must provide their own computers. Additionally, speakers must provide their own cables/adaptors to connect to the LCD projectors. A VGA input cable is the standard cable required to connect to the data projectors.

SIAM, Churchill College and JRA are not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.


Internet Access

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available at Churchill College. To access Churchill College wireless Internet, select the “Churchill College” network. You do not need a password to access the wifi.

Currently, Internet access is available in all bedrooms via an Ethernet cable point. Cables are available to purchase from the Porters’ Lodge or delegates can bring their own.


Local Area

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The average August temperature in Cambridge, United Kingdom, varies between 57° F (14°C) and 70° F (21°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.



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Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 8:00 PM on Tuesday, the official start time of the session.  Boards will be available to presenters beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 11. Posters must be removed by 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 14.

At NW14, poster boards will be 1m wide x 2m high.  Attendees are responsible for providing their own Velcro to adhere to the poster board.

For general information about preparing a poster, please visit

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show.  No-shows will be billed $65 per accepted poster.

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals will be available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. Titles on Display forms will be available with instructions on how to place a book order.


By Air
London Stansted is a convenient airport to fly into for onward travel to Cambridge. However not all airlines operate with this airport, so it may be necessary to fly into London Heathrow (preferably) or Gatwick airport instead. In addition, Cambridge has a small international airport which Darwin airlines now fly directly to and from Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris and Rome.

SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW14). Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia , Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Cambridge has a network of local buses, called Citi buses, which travel around the city and beyond. Please see link to buses and timetables:

There is also a guided busway system which travels locally, please see link:

There are several ‘Park and Ride’ sites around the city for those travelling to Cambridge by car. The park and ride buses travel from these sites into the city centre, but please note there is no overnight parking at these sites:

Taxis are plentiful around the city. There are several taxi ranks, and for pre-booking taxis we recommend Panther Taxis.

The cost of a taxi from Cambridge international railway station to Churchill College is approximately £10.00 and takes around 15-20 minutes.

Please visit Churchill College’s How to Find Us webpage for additional location information.


Visa Information

Conference attendees should visit the UK Border Agency UKBA website for information on visiting the United Kingdom.

Additionally, attendees should review the UK Border Agency documents:

Border Agency Advice [PDF, 90KB]
Visitors Info [PDF, 200KB]


Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to [email protected]:

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