Registration Information

SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP14)
May 19-22, 2014
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

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SIAM Registration Desk

Registration hours are posted with the program.


Registration Fees

Pre-registration deadline - Monday, April 21, 2014
Online registration form will be disconnected at 4:00 PM EDT!
If registration and payment are not received by this date, you will need to register on-site at the higher rate.

All advance registration payments are to be made by credit card, check, or money order.  All fees are quoted in US dollars. SIAM accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Pre-registration (on or before 4/21/14)  
On-site registration (after 4/21/14)
SIAM Member
Non-Member Mini-Speaker or Organizer
One Day


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

If you do not join SIAM before you register, SIAM allows attendees who pay the non-member rate to apply the difference between it and the member rate toward buying an individual membership.  We will continue to offer this option and expand the offer to those who pay the non-member minisymposia organizer or speaker rate.  

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


FreundFest: Event organized by the co-chairs in honor of Robert M. Freund
(Separate Fee Applies for Dinner Banquet)
Additional event details are available at
Sunday, May 18, 2014
5:00 - 10:30 PM
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Technical Session
Fee: Complimentary to all conference attendees
Garden Salon 2

7:30 - 10:30 PM
Dinner Banquet
Fee: $110 per person
**Tickets are limited and available for purchase during the pre-registration process only. Tickets will not be sold onsite.**
Garden Salon 1

Friends and colleagues of Robert M. Freund are organizing a special celebration honoring his 60th birthday on the evening of Sunday, May 18th, immediately preceding the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP14). The event will consist of 2 hours of technical presentations by current and former students and collaborators, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, followed by a dinner banquet. During the dinner, there will be an opportunity for toasts, reminiscences and anecdotes. 

All SIAM conference attendees are welcome to attend the technical session at no additional charge.

All attendees, and their spouses and guests, are welcome to attend the banquet, but there will be a fee of $110 per person to cover costs. The organizers hope many conference attendees will join in this tribute to one of the leaders in the field of optimization.

Dinner tickets for yourself and accompanying guests should be purchased online at as part of conference online pre-registration, which ends on 4/21/14. Please note the number of tickets is limited, and will not be available for purchase onsite.

A cash bar will be open starting at 7:00 PM (2 drink tickets are included with dinner registration).

Dinner will be served 7:30 - 10:30 PM, and includes:
Variety of salad greens topped with tomato, cucumbers and julienne carrots
Freshly baked rolls
Grilled filet of salmon, topped with a Champagne Beurre Blanc and julienne vegetables*
Dessert and freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea
If you require a vegetarian meal, please email Kirsten Wilden ([email protected]) **after registering online** by the pre-registration deadline of April 21, 2014. Please reference OP14 FreundFest in the subject line.

Please contact Marina Epelman ([email protected]) with any questions about the event

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.


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 Kirsten Wilden ([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 days. 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.

Cancellation on or before March 24, 2014 Full Refund

March 25, 2014 – April 21, 2014

$75.00 Cancellation Fee
After April 21, 2014 No Refund

A fee of $75.00 will be charged for changes from full registration to one-day registration between March 25, 2014 and April 21, 2014 after which no registration changes will be accepted.


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 April 21, 2014, before 4:00 PM EDT.  Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

Any registration received at the SIAM office after April 21, 2014, will be subject to the full registration fee. We urge you to pre-register and save up to $90.00.

There will be no pro-rated fees. Refunds will not be issued after April 21, 2014.


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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