SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19)
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, Texas 77042
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.
A limited number of email stations will be available for attendees during registration hours. In addition, SIAM has arranged wireless Internet access in the meeting space and in the guest rooms (booked within the SIAM block of rooms). This service is being provided to attendees at no additional cost.
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The average March temperature in Houston is low of 54° F (12°C) and high of 70° F (21°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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If you are a SIAM member, it only costs $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on the Geosciences. As a SIAG/GS member, you are eligible for an additional $15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membership plus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.
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The poster sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 9:15 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Monday, March 11, 4:20 p.m.
For information about preparing a poster, please visit Guidelines for Poster Presenters.
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.
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 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 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 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. If this is the case please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to SIAM Conferences.