Great Lakes K-theory Conference, V
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 1999
The fifth Great Lakes K-theory Conference will be held at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in room 347, Altgeld Hall.
The confirmed speakers for 45 minute talks are :
If you are interested in coming to the meeting it would be helpful if you
could notify us by e-mail, so we can properly allocate resources. In
particular, we intend to go to dinner at Timpone's at 7pm, Saturday, the
excellent restaurant which was so popular last time. It would be helpful to
get a good count of those who intend to dine there with the speakers and the
rest of us.
There will be a limited number of travel grants for students in
amounts up to $100 - we can pay for your travel and lodging expenses (show us
the receipts Sunday morning) and pay for food at a rate of $28 per diem (for
just the one day). To apply, send us email and tell us something about your
background in K-theory. There is no particular deadline, but the sooner you
do it, the better, in case the money runs out - a total of about $1000.
Non-resident aliens will need to bring their passport, visa, social security
number. If the visa is J1, we will need to see the IAP66. If the visa is
F1, we will need to see the I20 and a note from your advisor saying it's okay
for you to attend the conference and be reimbursed. If you're from a country
that signed a treaty with the US allowing exemption from income tax
withholding, you would want to fill out the 8233 form, for otherwise, some
money will be withheld from your check. The form is available here as postscript, gzipped postscript,
and pdf, and the instructions are available here,
too, as postscript, gzipped
postscript, and pdf, so save some time on Sunday
morning: print it out, fill it out, and bring it with.
The meeting of the central section of the AMS is March 18-21, at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and our conference will also be
billed as a special session of the AMS meeting. The invited hour addresses
at the AMS meeting will be given by Alexander Beilinson (on Affine
Grassmannians and the Bernstein center, at 1:30pm, Saturday), Alexandra
Bellow, Igor Krichever, Steven Rallis, and Trevor Wooley. You may want to
come for the whole thing!
On-line links to AMS programs:
If you have questions, send mail to one of the organizers:
We've reserved a block of 20 rooms for March 19 and 20 at the Illini Union,
which is the building just East of Altgeld Hall. Call 217-333-1241 to
make a reservation, and mention the "Great Lakes K-theory conference".
The deadline is February 19, 1999; we suggest you make your reservations
early. Rates are $62 for 1 person, $70 for 2, $75 for 3, and $84 for 4,
or a suite for $145. Hotel tax is 11% extra.
If they are out of rooms, there are lots of other hotels:
Guests at the Illini Union receive parking permits for the lot just east
Parking on evenings and weekends is available in the parking structure at
Sixth and John Streets, one block west of Altgeld. Enter it from John
Street, which is one-way, by driving eastbound from Fifth Street to Sixth Street.
Maps and weather on line
Directions by car
Altgeld Hall is on the southeast corner at the intersection of Green and
Wright Streets. The directions below will get you to this intersection. The
parking structure is one block south and one block west of there, so if you
are heading there, modify the instructions appropriately.
Directions by air
Airlines serving Champaign (no big jets):
Take a taxi or Corky's Limousine (phone 217-352-3121)
for $9 to Altgeld Hall (at John and Wright Streets).
Getting here from O'Hare