Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting

May 26-27, 2018

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Supported by

PIMS, ILAS and Washington State University



The Western Canada Linear Algebra Meeting (W-CLAM) provides an opportunity for mathematicians in western Canada and US working in linear algebra and related fields to meet, present accounts of their recent research, and to have informal discussions. While the meeting has a regional base, it also attracts people from outside the geographical area. Participation is open to anyone who is interested in attending or speaking at the meeting.

The participation fee is US $30, to be collected at the meeting. This fee will be waived for participating students and post-doctoral fellows. Subject to funding, support of $300 per person will be available for a limited number of participating students and post-doctoral fellows on a first-come, first-served basis.


Deadlines


Program and Participants

WCLAM 2018 will have two distinguished invited speakers:

The program will be announced by May 15, 2018


Registration

You can register for the meeting by sending the following information via email (tsat@wsu.edu) to Michael Tsatsomeros. Please include the following information:

Name

Affiliation and address

E-mail

Are you a student or a post-doc?

Would you like to present a paper or a poster?

A cell-phone or day phone number (optional)


Directions

The meeting will be held in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (aka as CUE), found on the Washington State University campus map. (Note that this is NOT the math building).


Accommodation

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rate ($90) is negotiated with the Quality Inn below. Note that rates quoted do not include the Washington state hotel tax (9.8%). Participants must state that they are with the Math Meeting (WCLAM) at Washington State University to receive the discounted rate.

All places below are approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) away from the meeting venue.

Quality Inn Paradise Creek, S.E. 1400 Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163; 509-332-0500

Other options include:

WSU Residence: Single dorm rooms may be available for $35 per day and double rooms for $26 per day/person. Send us an email if you are interested in this option.

Holiday Inn Express, 1190 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163; 509-334-4437

Residence Inn by Marriott, 1255 NE North Fairway Dr, Pullman, WA 99163; 509-332-4400


Food Services

On Campus: Dining is available at the Compton Union Building between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. This building is adjacent to the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education where WCLAM will be held.

Located on the first floor of the Compton Union Building are the Bookie Cafe, open Saturday 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Subway, open Saturday and Sunday until 7:00 pm; and Panda Express, open Saturday and Sunday until 7:00 pm.

Off Campus: Downtown Pullman is about a 15 minute walk from the campus. There are many restaurants in that area. More information on restaurants and local attractions in the Pullman area, including a map, can be found here .


Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the campus of Washington State University. A campus map can be found at map.wsu.edu/. Information about the WSU Department of Mathematics & Statistics can be found at www.math.wsu.edu/. Please visit the Washington State University website at http://wsu.edu/ for additional information on the campus.


Parking

Parking is available under the Center for Undergraduate Education at a cost of $3.00 per day on Saturday and Sunday. This is the most convenient parking as it is closest to the meeting spaces.


Travel

The meeting will take place on the main campus of Washington State University, located in Pullman, Washington.

By Air: The Pullman/Moscow Airport is two miles from the Pullman campus. Horizon Air (Alaska Airlines) services the region. Please visit their website for a list of cities with direct flights; www.flypuw.com/. Rental cars are available at the airport; for more information about rental cars and other ground transportation please visit www.flypuw.com/transportation/. Taxi from Pullman/Moscow Airport to Campus/Pullman hotels is approximately $25

Spokane International Airport is 78 miles from campus and serviced by most airlines; for information on airlines and flight schedules please visit spokaneairports.net/.There are many options available for ground transportation from Spokane International Airport. The Wheatland Express Shuttle offers service to Pullman from Spokane International Airport for US$38.00; www.wheatlandexpress.com/ariportexpres/. Rental cars are available at the airport; for more information please visit spokaneairports.net/rental-cars/.

By Bus: Major bus routes pass through Pullman. Northwestern Trailways stops about one mile from campus and offers round-trip fare to Spokane International Airport for US$68. For more information please call 800-366-3830 or visit www.northwesterntrailways.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx.

Greyhound Transit offers daily trips to Pullman. Buses stop at the Dissmores IGA located at 1205 N Grand St, about a 20 minute walk from campus. For more information on Greyhound please call (509) 332-2918 or visit https://www.greyhound.com/.

By Car:

From the south: Take US-195 North to WA-27 N/S Grand Ave. Turn right onto WA-270 E/SE Paradise St (signs for Moscow/WSU). Turn left onto E Spring St. Your destination will be on the right.

From the north: Take US-195 South and turn left onto WA-270 East. In two miles turn right onto N Grand Ave. Turn left onto WA-270 E/SE Paradise St (signs for Moscow/WSU). Turn left onto E Spring St. Your destination will be on the right.

From the east: Take WA-270 West toward Airport Rd/Terre View Dr. Turn right onto E Spring St. Your destination will be on the right.

From the west: Follow I-90 East and take exit 137 to merge onto WA-26 E toward Othello/Pullman. Follow WA-26 E to US-195 S in Colfax.From US-195 South turn left onto WA-270 East. In two miles turn right onto N Grand Ave. Turn left onto WA-270 E/SE Paradise St (signs for Moscow/WSU). Turn left onto E Spring St. Your destination will be on the right.

For a map of campus with surrounding routes, go to https://visitor.wsu.edu/VisitorMap.html.


Local Transportation

Walking, biking and personal cars are recommended to get around campus and Pullman.

Local bus transportation is available through Pullman Transit. The general public may ride Pullman Transit by paying per ride.


Weather

The average high temperature for May is 65F (18C) degrees and the average low is 45F (7C) degrees. Historically, the probability of some precipitation in a given day is 40 percent.


Organisers

Shaun Fallat, University of Regina

Hadi Kharaghani, University of Lethbridge

Steve Kirkland, University of Manitoba

Sarah Plosker, Brandon University

Michael Tsatsomeros, Washington State University

Pauline van den Driessche, University of Victoria


Local Organisers:

Michael Tsatsomeros, Washington State University (tsat@math.wsu.edu)

Judi McDonald, Washington State University (jmcdonald@gmail.com)