Please contact the Logistics Coordinator
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
least three weeks before the meeting or by December
12, 2008 if you require assistance getting to or
from any of the sessions or events, or need special
dietary or physical accommodation at any of the events
or sessions. JMM staff is happy to accommodate any attendee
who needs assistance to the best of their ability to
ensure that all attendees are able to participate in
to see details on services offered by the hotels for
the physically challenged.
The official airline for the meetings
is Delta. The AMS and MAA have made an agreement with
Delta that will enable meetings participants to enjoy
exclusive discounts in Y- Q classes and in First class! Discounts
vary depending on the cabin and available airfare level.
We cannot guarantee that these will be the lowest fares when
you make your arrangements but they will be the lowest Delta
fares available online. We strongly urge participants to make
use of this special deal if at all possible, since the AMS
and MAA can earn complimentary tickets. These tickets are
used to send meetings staff (not officers or other staff)
to the Joint Mathematics Meetings, thereby keeping the costs
of the meetings and registration fees down.
To make reservations, click on the Delta Air Lines logo below:
This will bring you to the Delta Air Lines website
where you can make your reservations and have your tickets
issued. The applicable discount will automatically apply and
the total airfare noted included all taxes and fees
convenient, fast and NO MEETING CODE NEEDED.
Reservations can be made by one of TWO ways:
1. By clicking the link above to be recognized as a Joint
Mathematics Meetings participant - If you go to the www.delta.com
website directly (and not via this link), you will NOT be
eligible for a discount. Your benefits include:
- No airline or agency booking fees, and
- The ability to skip the airport lines! Check in on line
and print your boarding pass within 24 hours of your flight
2. By calling the Delta's Association Desk and
referencing "DP29" to be recognized as a Joint Mathematics
Meetings participant - This option is available for people
who are not comfortable with booking online. A booking fee
does apply for this option.
- Phone 1 800-455-2720
- Hours 9:00AM - 5:30PM EST (Mon-Fri)
- Reference Number: DP29
Traveling from the Airport
Washington DC is on Eastern Standard Time and is conveniently
served by three large airports: Ronald Reagan/Washington National
(DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington
International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Terminal maps
of each airport can be found online: Ronald Reagan/Washington
Baltimore/Washington International: www.bwiairport.com/customer_assistance/lower_level_terminal_map/.
Driving Directions (to the Marriott/Omni)
From Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA):
The Marriott and the Omni are approximately nine miles northwest
of DCA. Leaving the airport, follow the signs to Washington
DC northbound along the George Washington Parkway. Take I-395
North to Route 1 (Route 1 is the 14th Street Bridge). Merge
to the far left lane on the bridge and follow the signs for
14th Street. Take 14th Street for one mile. Turn left onto
K Street. Continue on K for five blocks. Turn right onto Connecticut
Ave. and drive about one mile. Cross over the William Taft
Bridge. Turn left onto Calvert St. to the Omni, or continue
on and make a left turn at the third light after the bridge
onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott.
From Dulles Airport (IAD): The Marriott
and the Omni are approximately 25 miles northeast of IAD.
Upon leaving the airport, follow the signs to Interstate 66
east to Washington. Follow I-66 to the Theodore Roosevelt
Bridge (U.S. Route 50). Take the Constitution Ave. exit off
of the bridge. Continue on Constitution for six blocks and
make a left turn onto 17th Street. This will change to Connecticut
Ave. Continue on Connecticut Ave. for one mile. Cross over
the William Taft Bridge. Turn left onto Calvert St. to the
Omni, or continue on and make a left turn at the third light
after the bridge onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott.
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood
Marshall Airport (BWI): The Marriott and the Omni
are approximately 33 miles southwest of BWI. Upon leaving
the airport, follow the signs to I-95 South. From I-95 S take
I-495 West towards Silver Spring to Exit 33, Connecticut Ave.
Southbound. Continue south on Connecticut Avenue for about
6.5 miles. Turn right onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott or
continue on and take a right onto Calvert S. for the Omni.
Taxi: One-way taxi fare to the Marriott
Wardman Park or to the Omni Shoreham is approximately US$18-20
from DCA, approximately US$55 from IAD, and around US$79 from
or 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826). Trips can be booked in shared
vans, up to seven people. The fares below (current at press
time) are from the airport to the Marriott Wardman Park, the
Omni Shoreham, or the Hilton.
From DCA: US$12 for the first person and
US$10 for each additional person in the party. Upon leaving
the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the outside curb and contact
the SuperShuttle representative. After hours, call 1-800-258-3826
and press 1 for dispatch or 2 for reservations.
From IAD: US$27 for the first person and
US$10 for each additional person in the party. Proceed to
parking and ground transportation curb outside the Baggage
Claim area to the SuperShuttle stop. A map showing the shuttle
stop can be seen at www.washfly.com/pdfs/ss-map.pdf.
From BWI: US$36 for the first person, and
US$13 for each additional person in the party. Proceed to
the lower level near luggage carousels 1-5 (Southwest Airlines
in Pier A/B).
Metro (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
The Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham are right
next to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Stop on the
Red Line. The Hilton is closer to the Dupont Circle stop,
also on the Red Line. The Metrorail (subway) system map can
be accessed at www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm.
To phone for information on the Metrorail system, call (202)
637-7000; TDD (202) 638-3780.
From DCA: The airport is on the Yellow Line.
The metro station is on Concourse Level 2, accessible from
Terminals B and C by enclosed pedestrian bridges. If you arrive
at Terminal A, exit the terminal to the street-side curb,
and board any Airport Shuttle bus. At the stops for Parking
Garages B and C (bus shelter #3 and bus shelter #5) you may
access an enclosed bridge which connects to the Metrorail
station. Travel on the Yellow Line to Gallery Pl/Chinatown.
Change to the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove to
the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop. Regular fare is around
US$2.55 (discounted fares are available).
From IAD: Purchase a ticket (one-way or
round-trip) at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located
at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal and board the Coach
from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30
minutes, but please listen for announcements for exact bus
departure times. The schedule is at
www.washfly.com/flyer_bus_schedule.htm. Ticket prices
are US$10 one way and US$18 round trip. The Washington Flyer
will bring you to the West Falls Church Metro stop on the
Orange Line. Trains bound for New Carrollton will take you
toward downtown Washington DC. Change at Metro Center to the
Red Line. Take the Red Line to Woodley Park or Dupont Circle.
From BWI: It is possible to take the BWI
Express Metro Bus Service into Washington DC. (Please refer
Metro Bus Service provides a direct connection between BWI
and the Greenbelt Metro Station on the Green Line in Washington
DC. The fare is approximately US$7. The BWI Express/B30 service
runs every 40 minutes, seven days a week to the Greenbelt
Metro Station. Buses run 25 times each weekday and 21 times
on Saturdays and Sunday, every 40 minutes. There are two WMATA
Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International
Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level
of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the
bus shelter. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit".
When you arrive at the Greenbelt Station, take the Green
line south and transfer to the Red Line at Gallery Pl-Chinatown
to proceed to the Marriott, Omni, or Hilton. For more information
call 202-637-7000 or go to www.wmata.com/timetables/md/b30.pdf.
Train from BWI: Rail transportation is available
from the BWI Train Station; for details and a map of its location
relative to the airport terminal, see www.visitingdc.com/airport/bwi-train-station.htm.
MARC trains provide service (Monday to Friday only) to Union
Station in Washington DC for US$6 one way. The MARC route
to from BWI to Union Station is the Penn Line. The schedule
is at www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/schedulesSystemMaps/penn.cfm.
Amtrak has daily train service to Union
Station in Washington DC starting at US$12 one way. Four routes
connect BWI to Union Station (WAS), so Amtrak trains are fairly
frequent. To check possible trains and prices, see www.amtrak.com
or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.
From Union Station, transfer to the Metro (subway). The Marriott,
Omni, and Hilton are all on the Red line. Taxi service is
available from Union Station.
Discounted Car Rental
Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental
company for the meetings. Depending on variables such as location,
length of rental, and size of vehicle, Avis will offer participants
the best available rate which can range from 5% - 25% discount
off regular rates. Participants must use the assigned Meeting
Avis Discount Number (J098887) and meet Avis rate requirements
to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at
all corporate and participating licensee locations.) Reservations
can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 or online at www.avis.com.
All car rentals include unlimited free mileage and are available
to renters 25 years and older. Renters must also meet Avis's
driver and credit requirements. Return to the same rental
location or additional surcharges may apply. Rates do not
include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages,
or gas refueling charges.
Travel Information for International
International participants should view the important information
about traveling to the United States at www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Traveling_to_US.html.
Because of increased scrutiny of visa applicants, many potential
attendees of scientific meetings in the United States have
experienced unusual delays in obtaining travel visas. If you
need a letter of invitation from the AMS and have not yet
requested it, please send email to email@example.com and an invitation
will be forwarded as soon as possible. In order to compose
and send your letter, we will need your document number, email
address, and your complete mailing address. Also see this
very informative document from the U.S. Department of State
which lists answers to frequently asked questions about the
processing of visas (www.ams.org/amsmtgs/FAQ-Bus-1-Visa.pdf).
You should also be aware that this meeting has been registered
with the U.S. Department of State.
Machine Readable Passports Required by June 26, 2005: The
Department of Homeland Security reminds travelers from the
27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries (see the website cited
above for a list) that as of June 26, 2005, they must have
a machine-readable passport to enter the United States without
a visa. Beginning June 26, 2005, transportation carriers will
be fined US$3,300, per violation, for transporting any VWP
traveler to the United States without a machine-readable passport.
Similarly, VWP travelers arriving in the United States on
that date without a machine-readable passport should not anticipate
being granted one-time entry into the country. As an alternative
for persons with immediate travel plans who are unable to
obtain a machine-readable passport in time, the individual
may apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.