13-th International Conference on

Formal Power Series and Algebraic
Combinatorics,

Arizona State University,
Arizona - USA
May 20 - 26, 2001.



Local Information

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Old Town Scottsdale, 7353 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3942. Directions from the hotel to Arizona State University are also given in case you want to use the library or visit colleagues there.

Directions from Sky Harbor Airport

SuperShuttle (recommended): Shared-ride vans; the fare is $12.50, plus $6 for each extra person. Tell the driver that you are going to the Holiday Inn Old Town Scottsdale; there is more than one Holiday Inn in the city.

Taxi: Fare is $20-30. Taxis are available at all hours.

Driving: Ask the rental-car agency for directions to Route 202 East; from inside the airport, follow signs to East Exit/44th Street and then stay in the middle lanes to get to Route 202. Get off at Exit 7, Scottsdale Road. Turn left as you get off the freeway. Stay in the middle lane on Scottsdale Road, and go straight (to Downtown) when the road forks after three miles. Go another mile to Indian School Road (two blocks past Main St., next light), and turn right. Turn right again at Buckboard Road (second light), and then left into the Holiday Inn.

City bus (takes about 75 minutes; buses do not run late at night): Fare is $1.25. Go to the north side exit of Terminal 3 or 4 (if you arrive at Terminal 2, take the walkway to Terminal 3). Board the Red Line or #40 bus (at 21 and 51 past the hour weekends; every 15 minutes weekdays), and ask the driver for a transfer. Get off the bus at Rural Road (about 20 minutes, just past the ASU campus). Cross Apache Boulevard and board the #72 bus (at 20 and 50 past the hour; board only buses signed "To FLW Blvd" or "To Princess Blvd".) Get off at Indian School Road (about 35 minutes, just after the bus returns to Scottsdale Road from the turnoff to Loloma Station). Turn right; the Holiday Inn is two blocks away on the right.

Driving directions to the conference

From the east or south (Tucson): Take I-10 to Exit 153A, Route 143. Go four miles to the end of the freeway, the McDowell Road exit. Turn right on McDowell Road. Go three miles to Scottsdale Road, and turn left. Stay in the middle lane on Scottsdale Road, and go straight (to Downtown) when the road forks after one mile. Go another mile to Indian School Road (two blocks past Main St., next light), and turn right. Turn right again at Buckboard Road (second light), and then left into the Holiday Inn.

From the west or north (Los Angeles, Flagstaff): Take I-10 (or I-17 to I-10 east) to Exit 147, Route 202. Take Route 202 to Exit 4, 52nd St/Van Buren St. Go one mile north on 52nd St to McDowell Road, and turn right. Go 2.5 miles to Scottsdale Road, and turn left. Stay in the middle lane on Scottsdale Road, and go straight (to Downtown) when the road forks after one mile. Go another mile to Indian School Road (two blocks past Main St., next light), and turn right. Turn right again at Buckboard Road (second light), and then left into the Holiday Inn.

Local transportation

City bus #72 provides service between downtown Scottsdale and Arizone State University, taking about 30 minutes; the bus fare is $1.25. If you plan to do significant sightseeing in the Phoenix area, you will probably want to rent a car for these trips; bus service is available but slow.
Bus information
Route 72 schedule

Weather

The Phoenix area is hot and very dry in late May. Normal temperatures are 97 F (36 C) high, 58 F (14 C) low. Rain is rare.

Banquet

The conference banquet will be at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, May 23, at the Old Town Tortilla Factory, 6910 E. Main St; this is within walking distance of the Holiday Inn. The cost will be $47; if you have not mailed a check, please pay IN CASH at the registration desk on Monday, May 21, the first day of the conference.

Getting to Arizona State University

In Scottsdale, walk two blocks west (left) on Indian School Road and cross Scottsdale Road. Bus #72 leaves at 16 and 46 past the hour, every 15 minutes at rush hour. It follows Scottsdale/Rural Road to University Avenue, which is the north edge of campus; you may want to check the campus map to find the best bus stop.

To return from ASU, board bus #72 on the north side of University Avenue between College Avenue and Rural Road, across from campus; on the east side of College Avenue at University; or on the east side of Rural Road, across from campus. Board only buses signed "To FLW Blvd" or "To Princess Blvd". The bus leaves College Avenue on the hour and half-hour, every 15 minutes at rush hour.

If you are driving, go south on Scottsdale Road about five miles to University Avenue (next light after Sixth Street), turn right on University, go half a mile to College Avenue (third traffic light), and turn right; there is a visitor parking lot on the right side.

Links

Holiday Inn Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
Downtown Scottsdale Map
ASU Math Department
ASU Main Campus Map The Department of Mathematics is in Physical Sciences Building A, with some offices in the Goldwater Center; mathematics books and journals are in the Noble Science Library.