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.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.

 

E-Mail

SIAM will provide a limited number of email stations for attendees during registration hours at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). In addition, SIAM has arranged for wireless Internet access throughout the meeting areas at the OCC. This service is being provided at no additional cost to attendees.

 

Local Area

Visit https://www.travelportland.com for more information about Portland and the surrounding area.

The average July temperature in Portland varies between 77° F (25°C) and 84° F (29°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

Please visit http://www.siam.org/membership for information about joining SIAM.

 

Poster Session

For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php. See SUBMISSIONS button for deadlines, information on e-posters and how to submit.

Additional information will be posted here in April 2018.

 

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. The SIAM books booth is located in the Exhibit hall.

Transportation

Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle services the Portland International Airport, and offers a 10% discount to SIAM attendees. Conference attendees can also review the Super Shuttle website prior to traveling to determine if Super Shuttle is being offered in their respective city when making local transportation arrangements.

To make reservations and receive the discount, please visit http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=4MGKB. When you are checking out, enter the code 4MGKB in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website.

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit hotel websites to find local directions:

SIAM also suggests you contact your hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Portland International Airport website.   

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Portland. 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.

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. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-503-281-6111 (DoubleTree Hotel Portland), +1-503-234-3200 (Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown), or +1-503-233-2401 (Crowne Plaza Hotel/Portland Downtown Convention Center) or visit their web sites for driving directions.

 

Visa Information

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 site http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/visas/index.htm, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents. 

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/business.html for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the US Department of State.

 

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors 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 an accepted author 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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