General Information


Audio-Visual Policy

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
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.

Please visit the registration desk in the Marion McCain building for information regarding the Audio-visual equipment that will be available.

 

E-Mail

The Marion McCain building is wired for wifi.  Attendees can use guest access (which is present all the time).  Guest access is limited to browser based applications.

 

Local Area

Visit http://www.halifaxinfo.com/ for more information on Halifax and the surrounding area.

The average temperature in Halifax during June varies between 59° F (15°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.

 

Membership

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SIAM members save up to $130 on full registration for SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM12)! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations. 

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the Non-Member or Non-MemberMini Speaker/Organizer rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($130 for a Non-Member and $65 for a Non-Member Mini Speaker/Organizer) towards a SIAM membership. After you register for the conference, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership or join at the registration desk at the conference.

If you are a SIAM member, it only costs $10 to join the SIAM Activity Group Discrete Mathematics. As a SIAG/DM member, you are eligible for an additional $10 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

Free Student Memberships are available to all students who attend an institution that is an Academic Member of SIAM, are members of Student Chapters of SIAM, or are nominated by a Regular Member of SIAM.

Join today or contact SIAM Customer Service.
Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
E-mail: membership@siam.org
Postal mail:
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
3600 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688  USA

Poster Session

No poster session is scheduled for DM12.


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.

Transportation

By Air
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 Discrete Mathematics.  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.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Halifax Stanfield International Airport website.   
 
By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Halifax.  To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com.  Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars
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.

Driving Directions
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Google Maps or another similar web site.

 

Visa Information

Citizens of the United States with a valid passport do not need a visa to enter Canada if they do not expect to stay more than 180 days and do not expect to work there.  For visa information for other countries, please visit http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/washington/visas/index.aspx?lang=eng&view=d

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice.  Travelers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

All inquires should be sent to SIAM Conference Registrar, Wendy Hannan (Hannan@siam.org ).

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed speakers 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 a confirmed speaker and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out the form AND provide the following information to meetings@siam.org:

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