Brian Rider is chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 36th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, to be held from July 29 to August 2, 2013, in Boulder, Colorado, USA. If you are thinking of attending the meeting, Brian advises you to book your accommodation as early as possible, as, he says, “It appears the week selected for SPA 2013 is incredibly busy in Boulder. I had selected the particular week to optimize chances of getting the nicer lecture halls on campus. Then in turns out the Animal Behavior Society picked the same week for their annual meeting to maximize chances of getting different rooms on campus. If that is not enough, SPA is taking place during the middle of a statewide softball tournament!” He says that lecture halls are not a problem, but hotel space is going to be tight.

Rooms are already being held under “SPA2013” at the following hotels (listed in order of proximity to campus):

Boulder Outlook (
Rates start at $98.

Best Western Boulder Inn (
$119 single.

Millennium Hotel (
$142 single/double

Boulder Broker Inn (
$69 single/double.

Best Western Golden Buff Lodge (
Rates start at $120 (2012 rates).

Information on other options, including university dormitories, will be posted as it becomes available at

For more information on the meeting, please visit the website