ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA21)
Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms
SIAM does not provide computers. 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 Audio-Visual Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.
Attendees booked within the SIAM room block will have access to complimentary wireless Internet access in their guest rooms. All attendees will have complimentary wireless Internet access in the meeting space.
SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.
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The average January temperature in Alexandria varies between 24° F (-4.4°C) and 41° F (5°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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A poster session will not be held.
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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 the Letter of Invitation Request Form AND provide the following information to SIAM Conferences:
- Brief curriculum vitae (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 [email protected]. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to [email protected].