Midwest Probability Colloquium
October 9-11, 2014
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
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Jian Ding (University of Chicago)
Tai Melcher (University of Virginia)
Cheng Ouyang (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Jonathon Peterson (Purdue University)
Elton Hsu (Northwestern University)
Tom Kurtz (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Greg Lawler (University of Chicago)
National Science Foundation Northwestern University University of Chicago
Women in Probability
Women in Probability is an informal organization
for women active in probability
research. The primary purpose of this organization is to provide networking and mentoring
opportunities for early career women. Its activities are funded by the NSF.
Women in Probability will be hosting a brunch at the Midwest Probability Colloquium
on Friday, October 10th at 10am at Le Peep Restaurant (827 Church Street). We will be able
to offset costs for women graduate student and postdoc brunch attendees. Anyone interested
in participating in the brunch should send a message to Professor Tai Melcher.
Please visit Northwestern University Travel Guide for general travel information.
Norshore Cab 1-847-864-7500
303 Taxi 1-800-CALL-303
American Taxi 1-847-272-8000
Call these numbers at the arrival level after you have picked up your checked-in baggage.
Do not take City of Chicago taxis.
b. Best Western University Plaza 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-4416 (847-491-6400) Best Western University Plaza agrees to block 10 rooms for the conference at the rate of $99 per night (group code: Midwest Probability Conference). The cutoff date of September 8.
c. Rodeway Inn 9333 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077 (847-679-4200 ) Rodeway is 5 miles away from the conference site, about 12 minutes by car. It is recommended for participants who have a car.
d. The Margarita European Inn 1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847-869-2273)
e. The Hilton Orrington at Evanston 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847-455-8667) The Hilton Orrington at Evanston agrees to block 10 rooms for the conference at the rate starting from $179 for single occupancy per night (group code: NUMP). The cutoff date is September 12.
f. North Shore Doubletree 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077 (847-679-7000)
The above hotel information is subject to change. For the most recent hotel information
please visit this website again. Participants who receive financial support from the conference should pay their hotel bills and submit the receipts for hotel and other expenses together with the Visitor's Expense Report within 30 days for reimbursement up to the amount of the promised financial support.
We have received a grant from
the National Science Foundation to provide financial
assistance to graduate students, younger investigators, and researchers without alternative sources of
financial support for attending the conference. Typically we can supplement travel and lodging
expenses in the $250-$500 range per participant, depending on priority, need, and the number of
requests for financial assistance.
All requests for financial assistance should be sent by email to the local conference organizer
Professor Elton Hsu on or before September 10. In order to receive financial support you must
register online and indicate on the registration form that you would like to receive financial
support. Other factors being equal, the funds will be distributed according to the chronological
order in which the requets are received. Please note that only flights on US flag airlines will be
reimbursed in accordance with NSF regulations.
If you are a current graduate student, you need to confirm you status by asking your academic
adviser to send a brief letter of reference by email to the local organizer Elton Hsu
For reimbursement, mail
or email your valid
receipts and the
Expense Report within 30 days to
Reimbursement Processing, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2033 Sheridan Road,
Evanston, IL 60208.