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) 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 an Apple 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 an Apple computer. Overhead projectors will be provided only if requested. If you want to request an overhead projector for your session, please email Jennifer Fasy (fasy@siam.org) no later than April 2, 2015.

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

Complimentary wireless Internet access will be available for SIAM attendees in the meeting space, guestrooms in the SIAM room block, and public areas of the hotel.

SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations for attendees during registration hours.

 

Local Area

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

The average temperature in Vancouver during April varies between 42° F (6°C) and 55° F (13°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

Please visit http://www.siam.org/membership/ for information about joining SIAM.

 

 

Poster Session

For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php.  See SUBMISSIONS button for deadlines.

Further information will be posted here in January 2015.


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

Transportation information will be posted here in November 2014. 

 

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 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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