American Mathematical Society—Fall 2005 Central Section Meeting

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
October 21–23, 2005


Registration for the meeting will start approximately at noon, Friday October 21 and run until about 4pm on October 22, 2005. (Most special sessions will start at 1:40pm; the Randomness in Computation Session starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Some special sessions will continue through some of Sunday afternoon. See AMS Programfor more precise information.)

Travel Information

NEW: We added the Cornhusker Marriott hotel (not quite as close as the Embassy Suites and the Holiday Inn) to the accommodations list as well as Lincoln Chamber of Commerce list a link to the Chamber of Commerce hotel list.

Airport Information

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus is four miles from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), which is served by United and Northwest.

It is also possible to fly into Omaha (OMA), rent a car and drive the 60-mile distance to Lincoln. Or to take one of the two shuttles listed below from Omaha to Lincoln.

Car Rentals

  • Avis (800) 230–4898
  • Budget (800) 527–0700
  • Hertz (800) 800–654–3131
  • National (800) CAR-RENT (800) 227–7368
  • Thrifty (402) 474–1122

Shuttle Services

  • If you are flying into Lincoln and staying at the Holiday Inn, Cornhusker, Town House or Embassy Suites you can call the hotel from the airport to request a hotel shuttle. It might be safer to let them know ahead of time. (The Townhouse shuttle is 9 am to 4 pm.)
  • From the Omaha airport to Lincoln: Eppley Express (800) 888–9793,
  • From the Omaha airport to Lincoln: OMALINK (877) 473–5465

Driving Directions

Getting to UNL via the Interstate

From I-80 take the Downtown exit I-180 (401A) going south, you will see Memorial Stadium on your left (difficult to miss). As I-180 South ends, it becomes 9th Street in downtown Lincoln. The first intersection you will approach will be 9th and Q Street.

You should get into the far left lane and turn left on P Street (one way), then turn left again on 10th street and work your way over to the farthest right lane on tenth street, so that you can turn right on T street—it comes just after a bend in the road. Then you can go left into a big parking garage. Avery Hall is the three story building on your left (north) at the east end of T street (where the street stops at the campus).


Weather conditions in Lincoln during October are usually very pleasant, with lows of about 30°F. and highs around 50°F.
Current weather conditions and seven day forecast.


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include taxes. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Sectional Meeting. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

  • Holiday Inn Downtown FULL
    • 141 North 9th Street
    • Lincoln, NE 68508–1311
    • 402–475–4011 (phone), 402–475–4366 (fax)
    • $71/single or double
    • About 6 blocks to the meeting site
    • Provides shuttle to airport upon request
    • Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005
  • Embassy Suites
    • Lincoln, NE
    • 1040 P Street
    • 402–474–1111
    • $109 for one to four people
    • Embassy Suites website
    • About 3 blocks to the meeting site
    • Complimentary hot breakfast daily
    • Provides shuttle to airport upon request
    • Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005
  • The Cornhusker Marriott (JUST LISTED)
    • Lincoln, NE
    • 333 S. 13th Street
    • 402–474–7474
    • $89/single or double
    • About 7 blocks to the meeting site
    • Cornhusker website
    • Provides shuttle to airport upon request
    • Deadline for reservations is October 7, 2005
  • Town House Mini Suites Motel FULL
    • 1744 M St.
    • Lincoln, NE
    • (800) 279–1744
    • $44 single or $51 double
    • About 1 mile to the meeting site.
    • Provides shuttle to airport upon request, but their shuttle runs only from 9am to 4pm.
    • Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2005
Other hotels (You may need a car for these.)
  • Cornhusker Super 8 Motel
    • 2545 Cornhusker Highway
    • Lincoln, NE 68508–1311
    • (402) 467–4488
    • About 3 miles to the meeting site
  • Holiday Inn Express
    • Lincoln, NE
    • 1133 Belmont Avenue
    • (402) 435–0200
    • $109/single or double
    • About 2 miles to the meeting site
  • Super 8 Motel
    • Lincoln, NE
    • 2635 West O Street
    • (402) 476–8887
    • About 3 miles to the meeting site
  • Lincoln Travelodge
    • 2801 West O Street
    • Lincoln, NE
    • (402) 475–4921
    • About 3 miles to the meeting site.
Also see Lincoln Chamber of Commerce list

Airport to meeting transportation

As listed above, the Holiday Inn, the Embassy Suites and The Cornhusker have shuttles that run all the times that planes land in Lincoln. The Townhouse shuttle apparently runs only from 9 am to 4 pm. You could alert your hotel ahead of time that you will want the shuttle; otherwise you could call them from the airport. We intend to have people at the airport on Friday up to 3pm greeting meeting participants and assisting with transporting them on Friday in case they are staying at other places.

In addition the Holiday Inn and The Cornhusker have said that if their shuttle is not full, our participants staying at other places can ride their shuttle to the hotel associated with the shuttle. They have assured Marilyn Johnson, the Math Dept staff organizer for the meeting, that they will not leave participants at the airport if they have room to transport them. Participants staying at The Townhouse could easily take the Cornhusker shuttle and walk the few blocks to the Townhouse.

We have not been able to contact the Embassy Suites about this matter yet.


The closest public parking to the meeting site is found at the Stadium Drive parking garage.

From the Lincoln airport take I-80 to the Downtown exit I-180 (401A) going south. When you enter downtown Lincoln, you will be on 9th street, you will wish to be in the far left lane. Turn left onto P Street; turn left onto 10th Street. You want to be in the far right lane once on 10th Street. After Q Street, you will want to take the second right which is T Street. Entry to parking garage will be to your left. Cost at the time of this printing is $0.45 per 1/2 hour for the first hour; $0.60 per hour thereafter; $5.00 maximum per day.

There are also a number of parking garages within a short walk (5–10 minute) from campus. Haymarket, Market Place, and Que Place are the three closest. For more information please see ParkItDowntown.

For additional information please contact:

AMS Associate Secretary: Susan J. Friedlander
Local Organizer: Sylvia Wiegand
Conference Coordinator: Marilyn Johnson