Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, and ONE DATA PROJECTOR. All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and one data projector. Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio/visual equipment by contacting [email protected].
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..
Information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Visit http://www.bostonusa.com for more information on Boston and the surrounding area.The average temperature in Boston during May varies between 52° F (11°C) and 68° F (20°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 Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 8:30 PM on Saturday, the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 8:00 AM. For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php. The organizing committee will award a prize for the best poster presentation.Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show. No-shows will be billed $55 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 Conference on Optimization. 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.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers web site and click on “Location” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.
Amtrak has a rail station in Boston. 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 +1-480-833-5555 or visit their web site 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 National Academies site provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.
Also visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html for information regarding the visa waiver program, as maintained by the US Department of State.
Letter of Invitation
Confirmed speakers in need of a letter of invitation to assist in the VISA application process, please send your request to [email protected] and be sure to include the following information:
- Conference Title
- Date of Presentation
- Name as it appears on passport
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
Letters will be issued to confirmed speakers only