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.

The Plenary Session Room will have two (2) overhead projectors, two (2) screens and one (1) data projector. Cables or adaptors for Apple computers are not supplied, as they vary for each model. Please bring your own cable/adaptor if using a Mac computer.

All other concurrent/breakout rooms will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. Cables or adaptors for Apple computers are not supplied, as they vary for each model. Please bring your own cable/adaptor if using a Mac computer. Overhead projectors will be provided only when requested. If you would like to request an overhead projector for your session, please email Jennifer Fasy (fasy@siam.org) no later than September 26, 2011.

Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio-visual equipment by contacting meetings@siam.org.

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

E-Mail

The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in sleeping rooms and public areas. SIAM will also offer several email stations to attendees.

Local Area

Visit http://www.orlandoinfo.com/ for more information on Orlando and the surrounding area.  Also visit http://siam.orlandomeetinginfo.com/ for additional information and discounts for SIAM attendees.

The average temperature in Orlando during October varies between 65° F (18°C) and 85° 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

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SIAM members save up to $120 on full registration for the 2011 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling! 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-Member Mini Speaker/Organizer rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($120 for a Non-Member and $60 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 on Geometric Design. As a SIAG/GD 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 Membershipsare 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

The Welcome Reception and Poster Session is scheduled for Monday, October 24, at 6:00 PM.  Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 6:00 PM on Monday, the official start time of the session.  Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Sunday, October 23 at 5:00 PM.  For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show.  No-shows will be billed $55 per accepted poster.

 

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 Geometric and Physical Modeling.  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

Shuttle Service from Airport
Mears Transportation is offering a $3 discount for SIAM attendees requiring round-trip shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport to the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Upon your arrival at Orlando International Airport, proceed to one of the Mears Motor Shuttle ticket counters and present this coupon [PDF, 756KB] to the Mears Counter Attendant to receive your discount.  Advance reservations are recommended and may be made at https://secure.mearstransportation.com/ShutSedan.asp or by calling 1-800-759-5219.  This coupon is only valid for Mears Transportation.   

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel.  Please visit the Wyndham Orlando Resort web site, http://www.orlandowyndhamresort.com/ and click on “Find Us” to find local directions.  SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the Orlando Airport website.   

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Orlando.  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 Mapquest, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-800-421-8001 or +1-407-351-2420 or visit their website 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://www.nationalacademies.org/visas/, 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/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the US Department of State.

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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