General Information

General Information Viz

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.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should review SIAM’s AV Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.


Email

Attendees booked within the SIAM room block will receive complimentary wireless Internet access in their guest rooms. All conference attendees will have complimentary wireless Internet access in the meeting space.

SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.


Local Area

Visit the Visit Calgary website for more information on Calgary and the surrounding area.

The average May temperature in Calgary varies between 37° F (3°C) and 63° F (17°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

Learn more about SIAM membership and join today!


Poster Session

For information about preparing a poster, please visit Guidelines for Poster Presenters. See Submissions & Deadlines for more information.

Further information will be posted here in February 2019.


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.


Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. 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 website, 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 the Visa Waiver Program for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the U.S. 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 Letter of Invitation Request Form AND email the following information to SIAM Conferences:

  • 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 or other suitable professional database. If you are using MathSciNet, please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to SIAM Conferences. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to SIAM Conferences.