Second SIAM Conference on
Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science


By Air

SIAM has selected USAir as the official carrier for this conference. Discounts are available to conference attendees from May 8 to May 17, 1997.

By flying USAir, you can take advantage of the following discounts: 5% off lowest applicable published fare.
10% off unrestricted Y fares (full coach)
zone fares where applicable

SIAM has selected Event Travel Services to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. Event Travel will make your reservations on USAir or any airline of your choice. Call 800-600-6962 or 609-853-1919, or fax your reservations to 609-853-0411, or e-mail their online reservation system at 74117.620@compuserve.com. Be sure to mention that you are attending the SIAM May 1997 Materials Science Conference. Event Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you.

Ground Transportation

Philadelphia is easy to get around! Commercial shuttle bus service is available through Lady Liberty (215) 222-8888 or Super Shuttle (215) 551-5833, both companies have direct telephone lines located in the baggage claim area at the Airport. Go to the Ground Transportation desk and they will direct you to the correct phone lines. Both shuttle services cost $8.00 from the Airport to the Holiday Inn Select, 18th & Market Streets.

Car rentals

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 though Event Travel Services or your own travel agent. Event Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. Call 800-600-6962 or 609-853-1919, or fax your reservations to 609-853-0411, or e-mail their online reservation system at 74117.620@compuserve.com Be sure to mention that you are attending the SIAM May 1997 Materials Science Conference.

Train Transportation

Philadelphia is served by Amtrak, which operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington and also points west via Pittsburgh and Chicago. Amtrak's 30th Street Station is a short taxi ride to Holiday Inn Select, 18th & Market.

Driving Directions

From New York and New Jersey:
Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4
Route 73 (N) to Route 295 (S)
Cross Walt Whitman Bridge to Route 76 (W)
Follow 76 (W) to 30th Street Station Exit
Proceed directly through first traffic light
Turn right at second traffic light onto Market Street
Proceed on Market Street to 18th Street

From Princeton, Trenton & Points North:
Take 95 (S) to 676/Central Philadelphia Exit
Follow signs to 676 (W)
Takes 76 (E) to 30th Street Station Exit (about 1/5 mile)
Follow ramp around station to Market Street
Turn right onto Market Street
Proceed on Market Street to 18th Street

From Western Pennsylvania:
Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Valley Forge Exit (Exit 24)
Proceed on 76 (E) to 30th Street Station Exit
Follow ramp around station to Market Street
Turn right onto Market Street
Proceed on Market Street to 18th Street

From Airport, Washington, DC & Points South:
Take 95 (N) to 76 (W)
Proceed on 76 (W) to 30th Street Station Exit
Proceed through first traffic light and turn righ at second traffic light onto Market Street
Proceed on Market Street to 18th Street

Weather

Philadelphia in May has a balmy climate with average temperature of 60 degrees. Light weight clothing with a light coat will be most comfortable. Remember to bring a sweater for the meeting rooms in case the air conditioning is too cool. Average temperature during the first week in May ranges between a low of 53 degrees to a high of 73 degrees.

Tourist Information

As a new service to SIAM members, we are including the web site address of the city in which the meeting will be held. The URL is http://www.libertynet.org:80/phila-visitor/. This will allow you to learn about the city before you arrive and hopefully plan some interesting leisure activities for yourself and your family if they join you at the meeting.

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