ASL 2005 Annual Meeting
Stanford University is situated on the San Francisco
Peninsula roughly midway between San Francisco and San Jose. The main
part of campus borders the small cities of Palo Alto and Menlo Park
which are known for their tree-lined streets, up-scale shops, and fine
restaurants. Within a 45-minute drive, visitors can choose between
hiking trails and beaches, or the dynamic city-life and cultural
opportunities of San Francisco. The immediate surroundings of the
university have much to offer including an art museum, sculpture
gardens, architectural features, shopping districts, and open
space. The Stanford area enjoys a temperate climate year around, and
during the month of March average high temperatures are in the mid 60s
and lows are in the mid 40s (Fahrenheit), with a few days of
The main lectures and registration for the ASL Annual Meeting will
take place in the Main Quad's Math Corner (Sloan Mathematics
Center). Maps and additional local information can be found on
Stanford's visitor information web page
The conference hotels
The ASL has reserved blocks of rooms at the
We strongly encourage you to make your reservations early at the
hotels listed. Please note that after the cutoff deadline date of
February 18, 2005, remaining rooms in the ASL blocks will be released
for general sale and the group rate may no longer apply.
- Creekside Inn Palo Alto - about 2.5 miles from the
rooms. Hotel amenities include free shuttle (5-mile radius),
continental breakfast, free parking, in room high-speed Internet
access, lobby computer with printer, DSL, email and WiFI
connection. The special ASL meeting rate for Friday and Saturday is
$89/singles, $99/doubles, and for Sunday through Thursday,
$105/singles, $115/ doubles. There is a 10% city occupancy tax. For
reservations call (650) 213-4250 or visit
http://email@example.com/; please refer to the "ASL" room
block for the discounted room rates.
- Sheraton Inn Palo Alto - less than one mile from the conference
meeting rooms, this hotel is also within close proximity to downtown
Palo Alto, the Palo Alto CalTrain station, and the Stanford Shopping
Center. Amenities include high-speed Internet access in all rooms
(for a fee), full service restaurant, and (limited) free shuttle
service in surrounding area. Parking fees are $9/day. The special ASL
meeting rate is $165.00 for singles or doubles with an occupancy tax
of 10%. For reservations, call (650) 328-2800, or email
SheratonREservation@pahotel.com (email must include: guest name,
arrival/departure date, address, phone#, name of group, credit card
number and expiration date. To reserve online go to
and identify the meeting code - 7091 - to
get the ASL room rate.
- The Cardinal Hotel - one mile from the Stanford campus. Amenities are
limited. There is no restaurant or parking on the property but both
are available within a few blocks. Hi-speed wireless is available ($10
per day). No shuttle service is provided by the hotel, but free public
shuttle service is available through Marguerite Shuttle
The special ASL meeting rate is $99 for either 1 queen bed or 2 double
beds with private bath, and European style rooms with shared baths for
$55. There is 10% tax on all rooms. To reserve by phone call
650-323-5101 and mention the attendee code - ASL. You may reserve a
room online at
no attendee code is required.
Additional hotel information may be found at
Arrival by air
Stanford is roughly equidistant from San Jose (SJC)
and San Francisco (SFO) airports. A number of private companies also
provide shuttle transportation from the San Francisco and San Jose
airports, and taxis serve the Stanford campus from both
locations. Lower-cost ground-transportation options include bus and
train routes. The least expensive ground transportation from SFO is
the San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) Bus Route KX which goes to the
Stanford Shopping Center. Another option is
to take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from SFO to the Milbrae station,
and then take CalTrain to Palo Alto. More information about public
transportation is available at
additional questions or trip planning assistance, please call the Bay
Area Transit Information Hotline by dialing 511 from within the San
Francisco Bay Area or (510) 817-1717 from outside the San Francisco
Arrival by car
http://www.stanford.edu/home/visitors/directions.html for directions
to the Stanford University campus. Note that campus parking on
weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM requires a permit. Information
about parking permits, and other parking options will be available on
the meeting web site, and at the meeting.
Sharing a room
If you wish to save expenses by sharing a room with another ASL
participant, we will try to put you in touch with a possible roommate.
Contact the ASL office, preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to take advantage of
this service. Please provide the following information: (1) your
arrival and departure dates, (2) your gender, (3) whether or not you
smoke (and if not, whether you would accept a roommate who does), and
(4) a telephone number where you can be reached to coordinate
arrangements. Note that even if you have requested that we try to
find you a suitable roommate, you should still make your own
reservation in the Stanford area; later, if a roommate match is
achieved, and both you and your roommate have made reservations, one
of them should be cancelled.
Student travel grants
Applications and recommendations deadline is January 14, 2005. Email
to the Program Chair: John Steel, Department of Mathematics,
U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; email: email@example.com.
The pre-registration fee (for those registering by mail, email, or
online before February 19, 2005) is $35 for regular members and free
for students, outreach members and unemployed members. The fee for
registrations postmarked February 19, 2005 or later, and on-site is
$45 for regular members and free for students, outreach members and
unemployed members. You may pre-register for the Annual meeting by
mail using the attached form, or by email, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by providing equivalent
information. To register online, visit http://www.aslonline.org/meeting_registration.html.
Services on campus
Tresidder Memorial Union
Tresidder Union is the community center of Stanford University. It
offers a wide variety of services and programs designed for students,
faculty, staff, alumni and guests of the University and their
Information Center. Located in the lower lobby, the Center
provides information about the campus and Bay Area. Available are
schedules of campus activities, transit schedules, campus tour
information, campus maps and some Bay Area tourist and entertainment
information. Phone 723-4311. A 24-hour tape is also available by
Banking Services. Wells Fargo Bank, located on the second
floor, is a full service bank. Open Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM. The
phone number is 855-7639. Automatic tellers for Wells Fargo and Bank
of America are located outside the Wells Fargo office.
Office. The Stanford Ticket Office on the first floor sells
tickets for campus performances and also serves as a BASS outlet for
tickets to major Bay Area events. Summer hours are Monday - Friday,
10AM - 5PM, Saturday, noon-4pm. Closed Sunday. Phone: 725-2787.
Copy Center. Pulse Copy Center is a full service copy center
offering a wide range of reprographic and finishing services. Self
service machines are available everyday until 11PM. The main facility
at Tresidder is open Monday - Friday, 8AM -7:30PM and Saturday
11AM-3PM. Other units are in Room 24 in the basement open Monday -
Friday, 8AM - 5PM, and in the basement of Graduate School of Business,
open Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-7PM. Phone: 723-3132.
Convenience Store. Tresidder Express, located on the ground
level, offers snack foods and beverages, a selection of grocery,
cleaning, health and beauty items, newspapers,and film. Open Monday -
Friday, 7:30AM - 10PM, Saturday and Sunday, 9:AM - 9:PM. Phone:
Food Services. There are several restaurants and a coffee shop
in the Tresidder complex serving a wide variety of food. Check with
the Information Center for their summer schedule.
The Coffee House offers sandwiches, salads, soups, hot entrees,
wine and beer.
The Tree House offers Mexican food and Hamburgers. It also
serves premium draft Beer.
Other Services. There is also a hairstyling salon and credit
card fax service located in the complex.
University Bookstore The Stanford
Bookstore has two units on campus: the main bookstore in White Plaza
and the Track House Sports Shop at the corner of Campus Drive and
Galvez Street near the football stadium.
The main bookstore houses one of the largest collections of
general, technical and academic books in the country, as well as
magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition, the Bookstore sells
Stanford logo apparel, school and office supplies, film, cards and
souvenirs, and can provide custom merchandise, if needed. Services
include photo processing, fax service, coin operated copiers, sale of
stamps and a cafe. Microdisc is located on the mezzanine level of the
Bookstore and offers Stanford-affiliation discounts on computer
hardware and software from major manufacturers. Microdisc:
725-6116. Bookstore hours are Monday - Friday, 7:45AM - 9PM, Saturday
9AM - 6PM and Sunday 11AM - 6PM. Closed holidays. Phone: 329-1217.
The Track House Sports Shop has a selection of sports apparel
with the Stanford logo, swimsuits, athletic shoes, sports equipment
and accessories, and a juice bar. Open Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 6PM
and Sunday 11AM-5PM. Phone: 327-8870.
Post Office The Post Office,
located in White Plaza next to the Bookstore, is open weekdays, 9AM -
5PM. Phone: 322-0059.
The Iris & B.
Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford devotes 24
galleries and several outdoor areas to its diverse collections and
special exhibitions which represent all periods of the history of art
and many cultures. The Center also has a cafe and a
bookshop. The Center is FREE and open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 AM-
5PM and thursday until 8PM. For more information, please call
(650) 723-4177 or check the web at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva.
Sculpture Garden located on Lomita Drive and Roth Way,
at the Stanford Campus. Adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center, the
Garden features twenty bronzes, including The Gates of Hell, by the
French Sculptor, Auguste Rodin. The Garden is open 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. Docent tours are available Saturdays at 11
am and Sundays at 3 pm. For more information, please call (650)
Stanford University Art Gallery on Serra Street near the
Hoover Tower has a variety of exhibits. Open Tuesday - Friday, 10AM -
5PM, Saturday and Sunday, 1PM - 5PM. It will be closed this season
from June 16 to July 1. Phone: 723-2842.
Docent-led Public Tours are available. Meet in the
Center's main lobby unless otherwise noted. No reservations are
needed for regularly scheduled public tours. Groups of 10 or more or
special tours require a reservation and may be arranged three weeks in
advance by calling (650) 723-3469.
|Introducing the Cantor Arts Center
||Saturday and Sunday
||Saturday 11 am, Sunday 3 pm
||11 am Sat. & 3 pm Sun.
|Memorial Church - meet at Church
|Outdoor Sculpture Walk - meet at the Main Quad
||lst Sunday of each month
|Family Tour (for young children with adults)
||2nd Saturday of each month
The Lively Arts at
Stanford, the Stanford Jazz Workshop and other groups present
various performances on campus during the summer. Concerts are held in
Frost Amphitheater as well as indoor venues. Call the Ticket Office at Tresidder at
725-2787, Campus Events tape at 723-0336 or check the Stanford
Report calendar section.
Information Services runs campus tours daily beginning at 11AM
and 3:15PM, departing from the front of Memorial Hall on Serra Street
across from Hoover Tower. Their information booth is located in the
lobby of Memorial Hall and is open every day from 10AM - 5PM.
Walking tours are free of charge and no reservation is necessary
for gourps smaller than 9 people. Call 723-2560 for more
Tower tours and information is open daily from 10AM -
4:30PM. Phone 723-2560 for more information.
Campus Shuttle Service The "Marguerite"
is the free campus transit system. It runs Monday - Friday from 6AM
-7PM, except on Wednesday, July 4. It connects to CalTrain and most
public bus lines. Schedules are available from the
Bike Rentals Bicycles offer a viable
solution for temporary transportation needs and for touring the campus
and surrounding areas. The Campus Bike Shop sells a variety of
bicycles and supplies. Short and long term rentals are available. The
Bike Shop is located next to the Law School between Owen and Rogers
House at 551 Salvatierra Lane. It is open weekdays, 9AM - 5PM and
Saturday 9AM - 3PM. Phone: 325-2945
An off-campus source for bicycle rentals is The Bike Connection at
424-8034. They are located at 2086 El Camino Real in Palo Alto.