Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
The PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, and ONE DATA PROJECTOR. All other breakout rooms will have one screen and one data projector. Overhead projectors will be available in the breakout rooms upon request. If you would like to request an overhead projector for your session, please email Jennifer Fasy (email@example.com) no later than December 20, 2010. Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio-visual equipment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All speakers, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.
The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway offers complimentary wireless Internet access in the sleeping rooms and public areas of the hotel. SIAM will also have several email stations available.
Visit http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/ for more information on San Francisco and the surrounding area.The average temperature in San Francisco during January varies between 46° F (8°C) and 57° F (14°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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No poster session will be held at SODA11 or its associated workshops.
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 Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering. 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.
Shuttle Service from Airport
There is a $12.00 discounted rate for any member of the SIAM group for shuttle service to the airport. Please download the .pdf coupon, print and fill out name and date, and submit to the shuttle driver when he collects payment. This is only valid for the LORRIE’S company shuttle service. For shuttle service back to the airport following the conference, at some point during the stay stop at the hotel’s concierge desk (inside the gift shop) to make reservations for the return trip.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel web site, http://www.goldengatewayhotel.com/ and click on “Directions” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.
Amtrak has a rail station in San Francisco. 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 Mapquest, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at+1-415-433-6600 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://www.nationalacademies.org/visas/, 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/visa/temp/without/without_1990.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@example.com:
- 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 in your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.