Registration Information

SIAM Conference on Optimization
May 10-13, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

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On-site registration hours are posted with the program.

Registration Fees

Pre-registration deadline – Thursday, April 10, 2008
Online registration form will be disconnected at 4:00 PM EDT!
If registration and payment are not received by this date, you will be expected to pay the on-site fee upon arrival at the conference.

All advance registration payments are to be made by credit card, check, or money order.  All fees are quoted in US dollars.

OP08 - Full Conference Registration Fees

SIAG Member

SIAM Member
Pre-registration (on or before 4/10/08) 
On-site registration (after 4/10/08)

Student registration is available for undergraduate and graduate students ONLY.  The student rate is not available to post-doctorates.

Conference Registration Fee Includes:
Admission to all technical sessions
Business Meeting (open to SIAM members)
Coffee breaks daily
Poster Session
Room set-ups and audio/visual equipment
Welcome Reception

Please Note:
It is SIAM policy that all speakers must pre-register. Speakers who do not pre-register will be required to register on site at the higher rate.

Subscription Event Info

Tuesday, May 13
Shanno-Todd Day
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Banquet ($95 per person)
Chairs: Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu, Cornell University, and Hande Y. Benson, Drexel University

Friends and colleagues of Professors David F. Shanno and Michael J. Todd are organizing a special one-day celebration, honoring their birthdays together.  The celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, immediately after the SIAM Conference on Optimization.  This celebration will consist of an afternoon of technical presentations by former students and collaborators, followed by an evening banquet.  All SIAM conference attendees are welcome to attend the technical sessions at no additional charge.  Interested parties may attend the banquet for $95 per person. During the banquet, there will be an opportunity for toasts, tributes, and anecdotes. The organizers hope many conference attendees will join in this tribute to two of the leaders in the field of optimization.

From 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, dinner will be served and includes:

The cost is $95 USD per person for the dinner.

The organizers for this event are:
Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu, Cornell University
Hande Y. Benson, Drexel University
Irv Lustig, ILOG
Katya Scheinberg, IBM
Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton University
Emre Alper Yildirim, Bilkent University


Conference Speakers

The Conference Organizing Committee expects every speaker in a scheduled presentation to register and attend the conference.

If it becomes necessary for a speaker to cancel a presentation, he or she must try to find an alternate presenter immediately, preferably a co-author. Contact SIAM Meeting Manager Nicole Jorlett ([email protected]) immediately with any change to a scheduled presentation.

A “no-show” or cancelled presentation can cause serious inconvenience to the attendees and conference organizers. The committee thanks all speakers in advance for their compliance with this request.

SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of attendees’ computers. Do not leave laptop computers unattended.

Please remember to turn off cell phones, pagers, etc., during sessions.

How to Register

Web: Submit the online Registration Form.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation acknowledging your registration within two weeks. If you do not receive it, SIAM has not processed your registration.  Please contact [email protected].

E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
Phone: +1-215-382-9800
Mail: SIAM Conference Department
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688 USA

Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be received in writing by email, fax or regular mail.  No changes from full registration to one-day registration can be accepted after March 13, 2008.

on or before March 13, 2008
Full Refund
March 13 - April 10, 2008
$75.00 Cancellation Fee
After April 10, 2008
No Refund

Credit Cards

SIAM accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Please indicate credit card type, account number, and the expiration date on the Registration Form.

Pre-register and Save!

We urge attendees to pre-register and save!
To qualify for the pre-registration rate, return the Registration Form with payment to reach the SIAM office or register online by Thursday, April 10, 2008, before 4:00 PM EDT.  Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

Any registration received at the SIAM office after Thursday, April 10, 2008, will be subject to the full registration fee. We urge you to pre-register and save up to $80.00.

There will be no pro-rated fees. Refunds will not be issued after Thursday, April 10, 2008.

SIAM Corporate Members and Sponsors

SIAM is pleased to acknowledge its corporate members and sponsors. In recognition of this support, non-member attendees who are employed by a Corporate Member or Sponsor organization are entitled to the SIAM member registration rate.



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