SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at $95.00 plus 12% tax, ($106.40) single, $105.00 plus 12% tax, ($117.60) double. These rooms will be held for our exclusive use until May 20, 2000 only. Reservations made after May 20 will depend on availability.
A limited number of Centennial Hall dormitory rooms will be available for students at the University of Minnesota. These rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after May 7th, 2000. Call 612-625-1660 to make your reservation. These rooms are handled on a cash basis only, no credit cards are accepted.
We urge you to make your hotel reservations immediately. You may do so by calling the Radisson Hotel Metrodome, 612-379-8888 or toll free 1-800-822-6757; faxing your reservation to 612-379-8682; or mailing in the Hotel Reservation Form. Remember, the hotel will not actually charge your credit card until you check into the hotel, or on the scheduled date of your arrival. When making your reservation by phone, please be certain to identify yourself as an attendee of the June 2000 SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics to receive the discounted rate. When making your reservation, request a confirmation number.
Hotel reservations must be made by May 20, 2000.
Please submit the Hotel Room-Sharing List Form if you are interested in sharing a room with another attendee to reduce expenses.
The Radisson Hotel Metrodome is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus, adjacent to University of Minnesota Medical Complex, and only a three-minute ride to downtown Minneapolis and a twenty-minute ride to downtown St. Paul. The hotel offers gratuity-based shuttle transportation within a five-mile radius of the hotel.
Radisson Hotel Metrodome requires a deposit equivalent to one night's room rate $106.40 single, $117.60 double, to guarantee your reservation. The hotel accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or check as a form of payment. When making your reservation, request a confirmation number. The hotel will send out written confirmations.
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel by 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund of your one night's deposit. Make sure you get a cancellation number from the reservation department if you need to cancel.
The Radisson Hotel has two restaurants: McCormicks's Restaurant offers hearty breakfast, casual lunch and dinner with homemade soups, garden salads, sandwiches, pasta and daily homemade ice cream; Meadows Restaurant offers a more upscale ambiance featuring beef, seafood and wildgame. The University Lounge is the perfect atmosphere to relax, have a drink and wrap up the day.
The hotel has a newly renovated Exercise Room equipped with the latest in fitness equipment. In addition, each guest has complimentray use of the University of Minnesota's $30 million Sports and Aquatic Center, located behind the hotel, including use of pool, sauna and steamroom.
Self parking is available at $6.50 per day. Valet parking is available at a cost of $9.50 for 24 hours, with unlimited in and out privileges. Attendees not staying in the hotel can park at a cost of $12.80 per day.
The staff of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) will provide e-mail/Internet access to conference participants. Workstations in 400 Lind Hall (the main IMA facility, located less than 2 blocks from the Radisson Hotel), will be available for use from 8 AM to 4:30 PM all four days of the conference, and also during the Wednesday evening poster session. In order to get an account established initially, you will need picture ID and proof of conference registration. The IMA Systems staff will have someone on hand to create accounts from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday June 12, and from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm the following three days. If you have questions about these arrangements, please call the IMA at 612/624-6066, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the IMA during the conference. Nearby is Kinkos, for easy access to copying, faxing, printing services, and using computers with Windows and Macintosh.
Minneapolis in June has a balmy climate with average temperature of 75 degrees. Light weight clothing with a light coat will be most comfortable. Remember to bring a sweater in case the air conditioning is too cool in the meeting rooms. Average temperature during the first week in June ranges between a low of 53 degrees to a high of 80 degrees F.
The hotel offers complimentary transportation within a five-mile radius of the hotel itself. As a service to our conference attendees, we are including the web site address of the city in which the meeting will be held. The URL is http://www.minneapolis.org. This will allow you to learn about the city before you arrive and, hopefully, plan some interesting leisure activities for yourself and your family if they join you at the meeting.