Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
The PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS, TWO SCREENS, and ONE DATA PROJECTOR. All other breakout rooms will have one screen and one data projector. Overhead projectors will be available in breakout rooms upon request. If you would like to request an overhead projector for your session, please email Jennifer Fasy (email@example.com) no later than March 31, 2009. Speakers may inquire about ordering additional audio-visual equipment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All speakers, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/av.php prior to the pre-registration deadline.
A limited number of Internet stations will be available for attendee use.
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The average temperature in Sparks during April varies between 64° F (17.7°C) and 34° F (1°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 session is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 6:30 PM on Thursday, the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 AM. 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 2009 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. 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.
Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort web site, http://www.janugget.com/, and click on “Map & Directions” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.
Amtrak has a rail station in Sparks. 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.
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 at 1-800-843-2427 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.
Also visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html for information 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.
- 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 email@example.com.