Practical information

Arrival and departure

The suggested day of arrival is Thursday March 29, 2007, and the departure day is Tuesday April 3.

The conference itself will take place over the four days Friday March 30 - Monday April 2 at the UGA Department of Mathematics.


  • All the participants from the US supported by us must use a U.S. airline for their travel.

    For the international participants whose travel is paid by us: because a major part of our funding comes from the NSF, we prefer that your airline travel is ticketed by a U.S. airline if this is the cheaper option or the difference in price with a non-U.S. airline ticket is small.

  • The closest major airport is Atlanta Hartsfield International (ATL).

    For some itineraries it is also possible to arrive at the Athens municipal airport (AHN) which is served by US Airways and flies a small plane to Charlotte, NC, but it is less convenient and usually much more expensive.

    For people we support, we ask for your cooperation in holding the costs to a minimum.

  • From the Atlanta airport you will need to take a AAA shuttle. The trip is 1.5 hours, costs $40 one-way, and will take you right to either hotel below (they will also pick up from either hotel). Reservations strongly suggested. The time schedule and directions for finding them at the airport are available here.
  • Lodging

  • For the speakers and self-supported visitors, we are proposing two choices:
    1. The Georgia Center at UGA
    2. The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Athens
    The Georgia Center is very close to the conference site, the math department, and the Hilton is in the Athens Downtown with its restaurants and night life. They are about one mile apart, about half an hour walking through the UGA campus, and during the day there is a free UGA bus. Blocks of rooms were reserved at both hotels.

    Please let us know your choice by February 1, 2007. The default choice will be the Georgia Center.

  • Other participants supported by us are offered accomodations at the Georgia Center, based on double occupancy.
  • Facilities

    All normal facilities will be available for your talk: blackboards, overhead projectors and computer hookup for computer slides.

    About Athens, GA

    Athens is a lovely small southern town renown for its music scene and a laid-back atmosphere. More information about Athens (and the University) can be found on the web sites,,

    Here is a nice article in NY Times about Athens.

    Online maps of UGA available here.