General Information


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. The data projectors support VGA connections only. Presenters requiring an HDMI or alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All other concurrent/breakout rooms will have one (1) screen and one (1) data projector. The data projectors support VGA connections only. Presenters requiring an HDMI or alternate connection must provide their own adaptor. Overhead projectors will be provided only if requested. If you want to request an overhead projector for your session, please email meetings@siam.org  no later than April 24, 2017.

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

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

 

E-Mail

SIAM attendees booked within the SIAM room block will have complimentary wireless internet access in the guest rooms and meeting space.

 

Local Area

Visit http://www.tourismvancouver.com/ for more information on Vancouver and the surrounding area.

The average temperature in Vancouver varies between 56° F (13°C) and 75° F (24°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 the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP17)! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped 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 $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization. As a SIAG/OPT member, you are eligible for an additional $15 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.

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Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 6:30 PM on Monday, May 22, the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Monday, May 22 at 12:00 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 $65 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 Optimization (OP17). 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
Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle offers a 10% discount to SIAM meeting attendees. However, please note not all cities and airports use Super Shuttle. SIAM advises attendees to check the Super Shuttle website prior to traveling to confirm Super Shuttle is being offered in their respective city.

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 the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre website, and click on “Location & 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 Vancouver International Airport website.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Vancouver. 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 +1-604-331-1000 or visit their web site for driving directions.

 

Visa Information

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.  Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA. For additional vis information, please visit  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp .

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.

 

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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