General Information

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E-Mail

SIAM is unable to offer e-mail access to individual attendees.

Funding Agency

SIAM and the conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.

Local Area

Visit http://www.raleigh-nc.org/ for more information about the area.

Membership

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SIAM members save $100 on registration for the 2006 Joint SIAM–SMB Conference on the Life Sciences! Join your peers in the premier professional society for applied math and computational science. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

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 online, download an application, or contact SIAM Customer Service:

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (toll free US and Canada only)
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
E-mail: membership@siam.org
Postal mail: SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688  US

Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled at the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, directly across the street from the Brownstone Hotel.  Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, July 31.  The 4 by 3 foot posters will be available for viewing on Monday, July 31, until 7:45 PM and on Tuesday, August 1, until 7:45 PM. For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php.

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 the Life Sciences.  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 (http://www.expedia.com), Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), and Travelocity (http://www.travelocity.com) are just a few.

Ground Transportation

AGGREGATION
There are 3 baggage claims at RDU airport. 1 in Terminal C (American and United), and one in terminal A for Airtran and Southwest and another in Terminal A for the other airlines.

If you are arriving on Sunday between noon and 7 pm, you will see a greeter at the baggage claim with a sign “Welcome SMB/SIAM Folks”.  If you go to where they are you can find other conference folks to share a taxi or limo with to the conference housing. If you are arriving on Saturday or do not see the greeters, then go to taxi stand and ask if others for Brownestone or University Towers or write SMB/SIAM on a piece of paper to help others from the conference know you are looking to share a ride.

TAXIS
The Terminal A taxi dispatch booth is located on the curb near the Air Tran Airlines drop off. The Terminal C dispatch booth is located on the curb on the terminal’s lower level.  The fare to the Brownestone, Velvet Cloak or University Towers  for one person is $27, for two sharing the taxi $13.50 and for three sharing $9.

Limo Service
If a large group has arrived together, White House Transportation , limo service 919-782-5893 may be more convenient.  The limo can hold 10 people and the cost per person for 10 people would be $8.50.   for less than 10 people, price is as follows: $40 first person and $5 each additional person.

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel.  Please visit the Holiday Inn Brownstone Hotel & Conference Center web site and click on “Map/Directions” to find local directions.  SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Raleigh.  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 (http://www.mapquest.com), or another similar web site.  SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-919-828-0811 or visit their web site for driving directions. 

Visa

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. may already be aware that there have been recent changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/, maintained by the National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents. It is recommended that you apply for a visa as soon as possible.

Childcare

A local commerical childcare provider in Raleigh is:

http://www.righttimekids.com/

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