Global Travelers

Welcome! We are looking forward to seeing you in CITY NAME!

At XXIS 20XX you will have the opportunity to meet like minded professionals from across the world and exchange information and insights, discuss research opportunities and learn about the research of others.

Event Basics

Here are a few details you may want to know prior to registering for the conference or before coming to the United States.

  • Venue

    The conference will be held at the HOTEL NAME Hotel. Click here fore more information on the hotel or to make a reservation.

  • Language

    Sessions at the event are conducted in English.

  • Weather

    In MONTH, CITH NAME has average highs of XX°F (XX°C) and average lows of XX°F (XX°C). Prior to traveling to CITH NAME for the meeting, you may wish to check the CITY NAME 10-day weather forecast.

  • Travel Discounts & Hotel Accomodations

    You will need to book a hotel room with the HOTEL NAME. A negoitated rate has been established for the conference. To book a room with the AIS room rate click here.

  • CITY NAME Highlights

    INFORMATION ON WHERE IT IS LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTRY. ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON WHAT THE CITY IS KNOWN FOR, WHAT DRAWS TOURISTS THERE.  For more information on what CITH NAME has to offer click here.

  • Time

    CITH NAME is in the XXX Time Zone. In the month of XXXX they observe (IF NEEDED daylight savings time (DST)). The time in MONTH is -XXXXh UTC/GMT

  • Electricity

    Voltage XXX, frequency XX Hz. ADAPTOR INFORMATION HERE.

  • Telephone

    COUNTRY NAME country code: +1
    LOCAL area code: (XXX)
    COUNTRY NAME telephone numbers have XXX digits total, which includes the area code and a seven digit phone number (e.g., XXX.XXX.XXXX)
    To make a call, dial “X,” then the area code, and then the seven-digit number
    To call internationally from CITY NAME, dial “XXX,” then the country code, then the area code, and then the number

  • Internet Access

    Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections either in the room or on public areas within the hotel. Some access requires a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure.

  • Emergencies

    Dial  XXX from most phones. Some hotel phones may require an additional number. Please see the phone or hotel for specific instructions.

Cultural Nuances

If you are not familiar with the United States culture you may want to become familiar with them prior to traveling.

  • Attire

    Attire at AIS Conferences is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

    Here is an article, with illustration, on what business casual is in the United States.

  • Tipping

    Tipping in the COUNTRY NAME IS/IS NOT customary. A XX% to XX% tip is usually expected in restaurants, taxis, and for services you receive.

  • The Handshake

    If you are unsure or uncomfortable with shaking hands in the U.S. click here for advice.

Visas

To help you with your travel arrangements, below are links to important information regarding visa invitation letters, visas, and other resources.

  • Visa Invitation Letters

    Once the conference registration form opens you may complete your conference registration, and then complete the Invitation Letter Request Form. After completing both, please email the completed request form to the AIS Registrar at registrar@aisnet.org or fax to +1 (404) 240-0998.

    Please Note: Prior to receiving a letter of invitation you will need to complete and pay for your conference registration. As Visa requests can take several weeks, registrants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Letter of Invitation no later than two months prior to the conference.

  • Visa Information

    The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. Recent changes to the visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on U.S. visa policies and procedures, visit  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html .

  • Visa Waiver Program

    The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

    In order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding an approved U.S. bound air or sea carrier. ESTA is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) automated web-based system to determine eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States for tourism or business. VWP travels must also have the correct type of passport.

    To obtain a complete list of exempt countries and learn more, visit the Visa Waiver Program website at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html .