Please plan to arrive in the afternoon-evening on Thursday, November 7, and to leave late afternoon on Sunday, November 10. The talks will finish by noon on Sunday.
The conference organizers: Stephen Brick, Igor Mineyev, Mark Sapir
and Guoliang Yu.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will go deep sea fishing
(there seem to be enough participants willing to join now).
How about changing the name to
"Geometric Grouper Theory on the Gulf Coast"?
Please call Clarion Suites Resort to reserve your room. Do it as soon as possible, but certainly no later than October 10. You will be asked to provide a credit card number. Make sure to mention "Geometric Group Theory" conference when reserving the room to obtain the group rate (geometric group rate :) of $76 ($84.74 with tax) per night. This is cheaper than the cheapest regular rate for this hotel.
The "rooms" are actually "one bedroom suites", and they have a bed and a sofa sleeper, so they can be shared (for a small additional price). They can accommodate a family up to 4 people.
We can only guarantee the rooms, and the rate, for the 3 nights on November 7-10, and only for the first 20 people who call before October 10. For other dates, or if 20 rooms are taken, or after October 10, if rooms are not available, you will need to find accommodations by yourself.
Description of the rooms
(that is "one bedroom suites").
Zoomable map of the area.
Directions to the hotel.
There are other hotels within walking distance from Clarion. The closest is Best Western. Here are some other nearby hotels.
Average temperatures in Pensacola and curent weather forecast.
You might want to rent a car during your stay in Pensacola Beach.
It might be fun to stay in the hotel longer, or to come earlier, if you choose. In that case you would need to find accommodations for any additional dates.
Here is flights and airport information in Pensacola.
View the abstracts submitted.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (please note that it was changed recently) FRIDAY AFTERNOON Lunch at Flounder's 2.40pm-4.10pm 4:20pm-5pm Mladen Bestvina 5:15pm-5:55pm Dani Wise Dinner at Bay Side Grill, Beach Side Resort, start at 7pm. SATURDAY MORNING Breakfast at the hotel. 9am-9:40am Leonid Potyagailo 9:55am-10:35am Noel Brady 25-minute break 11am-11:40am Rostislav Grigorchuk 11:55am-12:35pm Nicolas Monod 25-minute break 1pm-1:40pm Victor Gerasimov Lunch at Calypso SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3pm-3:40pm Karel Dekimpe 3:55pm-4:35pm Erik Guentner 25-minute break 5pm-5:40pm Aleksander Olshanskii Dinner at Jubilee. SUNDAY MORNING Breakfast at the hotel. 9am-9:40am Alexey Miasnikov 9:55am-10:35am Ilya Kapovich 25-minute break 11am-11:40am Andrzej ZukThere will be two overhead projectors and two boards. The boards are not exactly large (4' by 6' each), so the speakers might want to prepare transparencies for the talks.
Also coming for the conference: Patrick Bahls, Igor Belegradek, Stephen Brick, Craig Jensen, Ralph McKenzie, John Meakin, Mike Mihalik, Igor Mineyev, John Ratcliffe, Lucas Sabalka, Mark Sapir, Zoran Sunik, Xiangdong Xie, Guoliang Yu and others.
Please tell us if you are coming, and also if you are looking for a roommate.
We will try to give preference to those who were not supported in the past. There are no more time slots left for talks, but those students participating in the poster session (described above) will be also given preference.
Please tell us if you would like to share a room and looking for a roommate.
Our boat will be the Lively One. Of course, no federal money will be used to cover fishing expenses. With the current number of participants the price is about $95-100 per person, and cheaper if more people join. Please have cash or a check ready when we meet at 8:30am on Friday. The boat takes up to 25 people. Please tell us in advance if you are willing to participate.
We are planning to order some sandwiches and stuff to be delivered to the boat in the morning. That will probably cost about $3-5 per person, and will be included in that $100 or so fishing price. Don't forget to take your hat and sunscreen. We really want you to stay alive and healthy for the talks next two days, and for a long time after that. :)
A word of advice from the boat owner:
I am not sure what the weather will be that day, however, if it is cool you should bring something warm. Many times when I fish in November I bring sweat pants and shirt with a T-shirt and shorts in case I get hot.
Polarized sunglasses work well on the water. Boat shoes if you have them, tennis shoes if you do not. Sunscreen for your face is recommended.
Seems like we will be able to cook the catch after fishing, in a restaurant near the hotel. Or you can just leave it to the ship owner if you wish.
The proud fishermen so far: Igor Belegradek, Mladen Bestvina, Noel Brady, Victor Gerasimov, Rostislav Grigorchuk, Ilya Kapovich, Ralph McKenzie, John Meakin, Alexey Miasnikov, Mike Mihalik, Igor Mineyev, Nicolas Monod, Leonid Potyagailo, Mark Sapir, Zoran Sunik, Dani Wise, Andrzej Zuk. Join!