General InformationAudio-visual Policy
Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.
The Plenary Session Room will have two (2) screens, one (1) data projector and one (1) overhead projector. All other concurrent/breakout rooms will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor. Overhead projectors will be provided only if requested. If you want to request an overhead projector for your session, please email [email protected] no later than June 12, 2017.
Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio-visual equipment by contacting [email protected].
All speakers should visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.
SIAM will provide a limited number of email stations for attendees during registration hours at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC). In addition, SIAM has arranged for wireless Internet access throughout the meeting areas at the DLCC. This service is being provided at no cost to individual attendees.The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel and Omni William Penn Hotel offer guests complimentary high speed wireless Internet access in the lobby and guest rooms.
Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ for more information on Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.The average July temperature in Pittsburgh varies between 66° F (19°C) and 83° F (28°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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The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 8:00 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 and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Sunday, July 9 at 3:00 PM. For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php.
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 are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.
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 Annual Meeting, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, or SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry. 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.
Super Shuttle services the Pittsburgh International Airport, and offers a 10% discount to SIAM attendees. Conference attendees can also review the Super Shuttle website prior to traveling to determine if Super Shuttle is being offered in their respective city when making local transportation arrangements.
To make reservations and receive the discount, please visit http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=4MGKB. When you are checking out, enter the code 4MGKB in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh website, or the Omni William Penn Hotel website to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Pittsburgh International Airport website.
Amtrak has a rail station in Pittsburgh. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.
Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Google Maps, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1- (412) 281-3700 (Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh), or +1-412-281-7100 (Omni William Penn Hotel) or visit their web sites for driving directions.
International attendees at conferences in the US may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/visas/index.htm, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.
As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/business.html for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the US Department of State.
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]:
- Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
- Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
- Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet. If this is the case please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to [email protected].