Standard A/V Set-up in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, AND A DATA PROJECTOR. All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector. Speakers may order additional audio-visual equipment, other than the standard A/V set-up listed above, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
All speakers please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/resources/avnotice.htm prior to December 20, 2004.
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Note: A passport is *highly recommended* for U.S. visitors entering Canada. U.S. citizens should have their birth certificate or citizenship certificate as well as a picture ID; permanent residents (who are not citizens) need their alien-registration card and passport. Citizens from all countries other than the U.S. must have a valid passport, and in some cases a visitor visa may be required.
Identification and Currency Exchange
Attendees coming from countries other than the United States may require a visa to enter Canada. When making your travel plans be sure to consult with the Canadian Consulate or Embassy in your country to determine whether a visa is required.
Every 30 days, returning US residents are allowed to take back $400 (retail value) worth of duty-free merchandise provided they have been out of the US for 48 hours.
US funds can be changed into Canadian funds at any bank or exchange house; some identification may be required. Most places accept American currency, but banks and exchange houses give the best exchange rate. Other foreign currency needs to be changed at special exchange houseslocated at the airport and train station. Ask your hotel concierge for other locations. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Goods and Services Tax
Visit Vancouver’s web site (http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/) for more information about the area.
The average temperature in Vancouver during January varies between 32° F (0°C) and 42° F (6°C). Please remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.
SIAM is unable to offer e-mail access for individual attendees.
You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many websites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia (www.expedia.com), Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), and Travelocity (www.travelocity.com) are just a few.
Public Transportation from Airport
Last Edited: 9/8/04
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