2012 RTG Conference - Attendee Information | Department of Mathematics

2012 RTG Conference - Attendee Information


TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 11 AM - 2 PM.

All conference attendees, including speakers/presenters, are asked to complete the registration process as soon as possible, which will include booking your on-campus housing (for plenary speakers and minicourse presenters, off-campus housing is also booked through the registration process). If any fees or charges are applicable, a credit card will be required to complete the process.

Conference and registration details are being refined and this page is updated regularly to reflect new information as it becomes available.
(Friday, June 1, 2012, 7:20 PM: Registration, Parking, Honors Hall check-in)

Getting to the UNT Campus from the Airport

The UNT Campus


Denton, TX

• Conference Accommodations:
On-Campus Off-Campus

• Dining
On-Campus Off-Campus

Conference Reception

Conference Events - Wednesday, June 6:
Afternoon Excursion to Fort Worth

Evening Banquet in Honor of Dan Mauldin
Friends and family are encouraged to join us
for these events; conference registration is not required!


The campus is located 35 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which is the one we anticipate the majority, if not all, conference participants to arrive at if traveling by air. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex favors commuting by automobile and, as such, public transportation options are limited. For the most comprehensive view of available options, please visit the DFW Airport websites's ground transportation page. Below is a list of some available options and estimated costs.

For reference and planning purposes, individual visitors to the Math Department generally elect to travel by taxi, for which the cost is $60-70 in one direction.

There are three "shared ride" services operating out of DFW, the most familiar of which would be SuperShuttle. A one-way trip for a single passenger traveling to UNT is $57, round trip is $124.


The campus is located approximately 43 miles from downtown Dallas. Denton's town square is approximately 1.5 miles from the campus and makes for a very pleasant walk.

The campus map gives a good overview of key conference locations:

• General Academic Building (C-6) - Department of Mathematics

• Business Leadership Building (E-6) - Conference on-site registration
Conference talks (room 155)

• Bruce Dining Hall (C-5) - on-campus dining

• University Union (D-6) - on-campus dining
Reception (Golden Eagle Suite - Monday, June 4, 6:30 PM)
Banquet (Silver Eagle A - Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 PM)

• Honors Hall (E-5) - on-campus accommodations

• Conference Parking Lots (E-5 & E-6) - Lots 23, 24 and 25
(please read parking information below)

• Campus Information Booths (E-4 & C-5)

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Conference attendees can park in any campus resident lot desigated by resident signs which feature a white "R" in the center of an orange circle. The resident lots nearest Honors Hall are lot 29 , directly across from the Honors Hall (enter lot on Kendolph Drive between Wilshire and Eagle), and lot 23, directly across Avenue C from Honors Hall (lot entrances on Avenues C & D near Eagle).

The nearest resident lot to the Business Leadership Building where the conference sessions are taking place is lot 24, immediately to the west of the Business Leadership Building. Lot 24 is accessible on Highland Street between Avenues C and B and on Maple Street between Avenues C and A. Additional resident parking is available in lot 25 at the corner of Highland Street and Avenue C.

A covered parking garage is located immediately to the east of the Business Leadership Building at an hourly rate with a maximum cost of $10 per day.

If you would prefer to park elsewhere, you will require a visitor parking pass. Guests on the UNT campus are entitled to two visitor parking passes annually at no cost that allows in parking in locations designated for visitors. These passes can be obtained at one of the two information booths on campus, in the driveway at the rear of the Alumni and Gateway Centers between Eagle Drive and North Texas Boulevard and on the east side of Chestnut Street and Avenue C. Additional visior passes will be issued at the cost of $4 per day.

Parking outside of a resident lot without a visitor parking hang tag will result in ticketing.

Parking locations an be referenced on the campus map.

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A wealth of information about Denton, TX, and the surrounding area including local restaurants and attractions, can be accessed via the Discover Denton website.

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ON CAMPUS: HONORS HALL - UNT, 1716 Eagle Drive, Denton, TX 76201 Honors Hall suite plan

The third floor of Honors Hall, UNT's premiere residence hall, has been reserved for the Conference. Honors Hall's common areas posess a more sophisticated decor and ambience than one generally associates with a dormitory, including a beautiful and spacious ground-floor common furnished with comfortable, oversized leather sofas and a well-appointed kitchen. Laundry facilities and vending machines are available on every floor. Coffee supplies will be available in the ground floor common area throughout the conference.

Honors Hall accommodations consist of suites, each of which is comprised of two private, lockable bedrooms opening into a common area with an adjoining bathroom that is shared by two occupants. Each bedroom is furnished with a single bed, a desk and a sink. Each suite's common area is furnished with a table, chairs and a sink and the bathroom is appointed with a toilet and shower stall. Each occupant will be issued a key specific to their private bedroom door which will also open the hallway door to their room's common area.

The nightly rates for Honors Hall are $29.50 for semi-private accommodation (suite shared with one additional occupant) and $35.75 for private accommodation (sole occupancy of a suite with access to one of the two bedrooms). Bed and bath linens will be provided for each occupied bedroom. Guests are reminded to bring their preferred personal care items/toiletries and that daily housekeeping service and linen replenishment are not provided.

Lodging check-in for this event will begin at Honors Hall on Sunday, June 3, at 3 PM. (Workshop in Inner Model Theory & Descriptive Set Theory participants will continue lodging in their original room if staying on for the conference). The concierge desk closes at 9:00 PM and late arrivals will need to telephone the number posted on the doors of Honors Hall to have an attendendant open the door and complete the check-in process; there's a telephone on the wall of the front entrance foyer for your convenience. The check-out date is Friday, June 8, by 4:00 PM, however we will work will work with guests to accommodate exceptions based on air travel. Standard check-out at 1 PM applies to all other conference days.

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT DENTON - 2800 Colorado Blvd., Denton, TX 76210, phone: 940.382.4600
A block of rooms will be reserved for conference use at the Courtyard Denton, a newer Marriott Hotel featuring a contemporary décor that draws on an Asian aesthetic. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in all rooms and common areas, a swimming pool and a fitness room. All conference attendees will have access to buffet breakfast each morning and a shuttle service will be provided by the hotel for transportation to and from the UNT campus (approximately five miles). There are three restaurants within walking distance of the hotel: Olive Garden (Italian), Texas Roadhouse (steak) and On the Border (Mexican). The conference has arranged a discounted nightly rate of $85 (plus $11.05 city and local tax at 13% for a total cost of $96.05 per night) that will include a buffet breakfast.

With the exception of plenary speakers and minicourse presenters (who will reserve Marriott accommodation via the registration process), all conference attendees who wish to stay at the Courtyard should make reservations directly with the hotel at the earliest opportunity. IMPORTANT: Beginning May 22, to obtain the discounted conference rate, please call 940.382.4600 and request to speak directly with Ms. Gina Atkinson, the Director of Sales, regarding reservations for the UNT Math Department conference.

HERITAGE INNS - 815 Locust Street, Denton, TX 76201, phone: 940.565.6414
The Heritage Inns are two beautiful Victorian houses offering a unique bed-and-breakfast style accommodation and charming alternative to a typical hotel stay with its hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, wormy chestnut wood trims, back porch swing and glider and an antique Coke machine. Each named room has private bath facilities, a distinct decor and complimentary wireless Internet access. Located approximately a mile-and-a-half from the Department of Mathematics, it's location allows for a very pleasant walk to campus and easy exploration of historic downtown Denton on foot. While booked May 31 through June 2, several of the ten Heritage Inns rooms will be available to conference attendees beginning on June 3 at a discounted nightly rate of $85 (plus $11.05 city and local tax at 13% for a total cost of $96.05 per night), which includes a breakfast buffet served between 7 and 9 AM. The innkeepers are offsite in the evening but on-call and only a few minutes away from the premises, but guests requiring check-in after 5 PM will need to make explicit check-in arrangements.

All conference attendees (with the exception of plenary speakers and minicourse presenters who will book via the registration process) who wish to stay at the Heritage Inns should contact the hotel directly at the telephone number above to make a reservation and reference the "UNT Math Conference" during the reservation process in order to receive the discounted nightly rate.

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Dining services will be available at Bruce Dining Hall from 7 AM - 7 PM during the conference at the cost of $6.95 per meal. Some of the features of Bruce Dining Hall are a salad bar that includes soup and fresh fruit and a sandwich bar. The fare includes vegetarian options, a variety of hot entrees and side dishes, pasta selections and pizza.

Bruce is open continuously, but the meal fare changes througout the day as follows:

Breakfast 7-10:30 AM
Lunch 10:30 - 3 PM
LightLunch 3 - 4:30 PM
Dinner 4:30 - 7 PM

The University Union also affords a range of dining options in addition to Bruce Hall. One of these is Avesta, a University-run prix-fixe restaurant. Avesta's menu changes weekly and will be open throughout the conference serving breakfast from 7:30 - 10 AM ($4.95) and lunch from 11 AM - 2 PM ($6.95 for entrees and Friday buffet).

Retail dining choices are available as well, but as the campus has considerably less student traffic in summer, most of these retailers will be only be open until Monday through Thursday. Those starred on the list below will be open Friday.

Einstein Bros. Bagels (7:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
Southern Tsunami - sushi and rice bowl meals (10:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
Taco Bell Express (10:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
Chik-Fil-A (10:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
University Burger Company (10:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
Mia's Mediterranean - pizzas, salad, pasta (10:30 AM - 2 PM, M-Th)
Green Mountain Coffee (7:30 AM - 5 PM)***
Boar's Head Deli (7:30 AM - 5 PM)***
Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream (10:30 AM - 2 PM)***


There's a wide variety of dining choices available in the area, and these are best explored by visiting the Discover Denton website. Some unique departmental favorites include Loco Cafe, GreenHouse and Giuseppe's. Guests at Honors Hall will find a number of obvious choices just outside the front door and across Eagle Drive, as well as an International House of Pancakes within a few minutes' walking distance on North Texas Boulevard just southwest of Eagle Drive.

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An opening night reception will be held in the Golden Eagle Suite of the University Union on Monday, June 4, beginning at 6:30 PM.

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