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JMM 2020 Blog


The 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings will be held at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC), located at 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. The Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center, located at 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202, will the headquarters/host hotel. Committee meetings, governance meetings, the AMS Short Course, and the majority of the social events will be located in the Hyatt Regency. Everything else will be located in the CCC. Denver is on Mountain Standard Time.


Denver International Airport (DEN, https://www.flydenver.com/) is served by all major airlines and is approximately 30 miles from the Convention Center area. The street address of the airport is 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249.


Denver Union Station is located at 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202, approximately 1 mile from the Convention Center. It is possible to travel to Denver via Amtrak. See www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.

Ground Transportation

Car Rental: Most major car rental agencies are available at Denver International Airport, and provide courtesy shuttle service to and from Jeppesen Terminal. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side). For more information, see https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/car-rentals.

Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To access the JMM special meeting rates at www.hertz.com, please click on the words “Enter a discount or promo code” and enter CV#04N30010 as the convention number. Reservations can also be made by calling Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405-749-4434. Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended and blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport-related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items are extra. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies).

Taxi: Taxicabs pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and Doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West). To take a taxi to a downtown Denver hotel would cost approximately US$56.00. Taxi rates include an airport access fee.

Shuttles/Shared-Ride Services: The list of shuttle services available at Denver International airport is at https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/shared-vans. Shared-ride service shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 5, outside doors 505-507 (east side) and 510-512 (west side).

App-based Ride Services: App-based Ride Services such as Uber and Lyft pick up on Level 5, Island 5. Follow signs for ground transportation, then exit the terminal through doors 506-510 (west side) or 507-511 (east side) on level 5 near baggage claim, then proceed to Island 5.

Train from the Airport: The A Line (Denver commuter rail) travels between the airport and Denver Union Station. The ride takes about 37 minutes and currently costs US$10.50. Trains run every 15 minutes at peak travel times and every 30 minutes from 3:00 am to 5:00 am and from 6:30 pm to 1:00 am. From Union Station, travelers can access additional transportation services, such as light rail, Amtrak rail service, buses, taxis and Ride-based apps such as Lyft and Uber. For more information about the A Line, see https://www.denver.org/about-denver/transportation/airport-rail/. To navigate public transportation from Union station to a hotel, the RTD trip planner is helpful: https://www.rtd-denver.com/app/plan.

Public Transportation: The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver has a regular bus and light rail system. For details, maps, and schedules see http://www.rtd-denver.com/. The RTD has a useful trip planner at https://www.rtd-denver.com/app/plann. The Convention Center also has a convenient page to help you navigate your way to the Convention Center at https://denverconvention.com/attend-an-event/getting-to-the-center. The RTD has free bus loops around downtown Denver: the MetroRide and the MallRide. Please see the RTD website for more information.

Parking: The Colorado Convention Center has a 1,000-space parking garage located at 1652 Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80202. The garage is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please see https://denverconvention.com/index.php/attend-an-event/parking. Current rates are US\$12 for up to 8 hours, US\$15 up to 12 hours, US\$17 for up to 18 hours, and US\$25 for 24 hours. Designated handicapped-accessible parking is located on all three floors of the parking garage and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 3 free spaces for hybrid or electric cars and one space (regular rate) where an electric vehicle may be charged.

Driving Directions

Airport to the Convention Center: Leave the airport going north on Peña Boulevard. Take I-70 to Speer Boulevard via exit 212B from I25 South. Continue down Speer Boulevard until you reach the Convention Center.

Information for International Participants

Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the US found at https://travel.state.gov/content /travel/en.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to meet@ams.org.

If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:

  1. Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of “binding” or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following: Family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence, property ownership, bank accounts, or an employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns.
  2. Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor’s home country than in a third country.
  3. Applicants should include their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
  4. Applicants should include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the US host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered.
  5. If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application.
  6. Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).

This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the website above for the most up-to-date information.