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) screens, one (1) data projector and one (1) overhead 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 (email@example.com) no later than July 10, 2012.
Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio-visual equipment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
All speakers, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.
Attendees booked in the SIAM room block will have access to complimentary wireless Internet access in the hotel sleeping rooms. SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.
Visit http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors for more information on San Diego and the surrounding area.The average temperature in San Diego during August varies between 67° F (19°C) and 77° F (25°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.
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The poster sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Thursday, August 9, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 8:00 PM, the official start time of both sessions. Boards and push pins will be available to Wednesday’s presenters at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, August 7 and for Thursday’s presenters the boards will be available on Thursday, August 9 at 8:00 AM. Please visit the speaker, organizer and co-author index to see the session your poster has been scheduled for.
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.
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, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service
The Westin San Diego provides complimentary shuttle service between San Diego International Airport's Lindbergh Field and The Westin San Diego from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Once you have collected your luggage, please call the hotel at (619) 239-4500 and one of the operators will give you directions to the pick up area and an ETA as to when the driver will be there to pick you up. If you wish to take the shuttle to the airport, please make arrangements at the luggage desk 24 hours prior to your departure.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Westin San Diego website, and click on “Map” 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 San Diego International Airport website.
Amtrak has a rail station in San Diego. 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.
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.
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 or visit their web site for driving directions. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-619-239-4500 or visit their web site for driving directions.
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 email@example.com:
- Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
- Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
- Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet. If this is the case please state so in your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.