The 42nd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 14-17, 2001
The 42nd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS
2001), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on
Foundations of Computing, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October
14-17, 2001, at the
There is a block of rooms at the Tropicana reserved for the conference
at the special rate of $75/night Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday,
and $129/night Saturday.
The room block will be held until 5:00 PM PDT
September 18, 2001. Note extension of deadline.
Our time zone is -7:00, so that's midnight GMT.
The hotel's room reservation department on the cut-off date must receive
all requests for reservations. Once inside this cut-off date, any additional
reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be subject to
the prevailing rate.
Deadline Extended to September 18.
The Tropicana will hold the room block until September 18 or the block is
used up, whichever happens first. Because of the large demand,
the Tropicana has added more rooms to the block.
Alternatively, arrive Sunday morning in Las Vegas. The usual airline rule
that fares are cheaper if you stay over Saturday night, which is intended
to discriminate against business travelers, does not apply to travel to
Las Vegas, because the proportion of business travelers to tourists is
so much lower than usual. Also, unlike most cities, where hotels have
vacancies over weekends, rooms are hard to get in Las Vegas Friday and
Saturday nights. The tutorials start late Sunday morning, and the terminal
is very close to the Tropicana (you could walk it in half an hour if you
didn't have luggage to carry; I've walked it), so consider arriving Sunday.
To reserve a room:
- Phone Tropicana Hotel room reservations, at 800-634-4000
- Tell them you are with the
IEEE Computer Society.
- If necessary, give them our
group code, which is SIEEE01.
Other hotels near the Tropicana.
The Tropicana Hotel is practically adjacent to the airport, and only
two miles by foot from the terminal (I've walked it.) It is also
less than two miles to UNLV.
You can get a shuttle to the hotel in the taxi area of the airport.
The Tropicana occupies the Southeast corner of "Four Corners," the
busiest intersection in Nevada, where Tropicana Avenue crosses
Las Vegas Boulevard (the "Strip"). You needn't soil your soles
visiting Four Corners; you can get from the Tropicana to the
MGM Grand, New York New York, the Excalibur,
the Luxor, and the Mandalay Bay, all without descending to the sidewalk.
There is a free tram from the MGM Grand Hotel,
across the avenue from
the Tropicana, which takes you about a mile northward to the center
part of the strip. In addition, there is a free tram from the Monte Carlo,
New York New York, which takes you to the Bellagio, from
which there is an overhead bridge to Caesar's Palace, which connects
Forum Shops, an indoors but virtually outdoors, shopping center,
complete with street cafes and talking Roman gods.
There is no need to rent a car for the conference if you plan to
confine your visit to the Strip.
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