Department of Mathematics

Travel Information for AMS regional meeting in Lincoln, NE

Where: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
When: October 14–16, 2011 (Friday-Sunday)


Here is a map showing the meeting venues in relation to the main hotels.


Registration & Book Sales will run from 2:00pm - 5:30pm on Friday and from 7:30am - 4:30pm on Saturday in the lower level lobby of Avery Hall. Click here for a more detailed schedule.

Airport Information

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

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

Hertz Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. Depending on variables such as location, length of rental, and size of vehicle, Hertz will offer participants the best available rate which can range from 5-25% discount off regular rates. Participants must use the assigned Meeting Hertz Discount Number ( CV# 04N30001) and meet Hertz rate requirements to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at all corporate and participating licensee locations.) Reservations can be made by calling 800-654-2240 or online at

For your convenience, here are additional options.

Shuttle Services

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. (The Downtown Holiday Inn is one block directly ahead on the right.)

To get to Avery Hall, 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 about 100 yards directly east of south entrance of the parking garage.


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 Holiday Inn Downtown, the Embassy Suites and the Suburban. 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 with a conference hotel, 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. When making reservations please call the hotel directly and ask for ``in house'' reservations. You will not receive the conference discount if you book online.

Here is a map showing the meeting venues in relation to the main hotels.

Hotels fairly close to the conference venue

Other hotels (you may need a car for these)

Also see Lincoln Chamber of Commerce list.


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 is about $1/hr up to a maximum of $5.00 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.

Handicapped parking permits are available upon prior request; contact Marilyn Johnson below.

For additional information please contact:

AMS Associate Secretary: Georgia Benkart
AMS Conference Coordinator: Peter F Smith
Local Faculty Organizer: Brian Harbourne
Conference Coordinator: Marilyn Johnson