IMPORTANT: Please read in advance of your arrival in Washington, D.C. regarding information about embassies, travel, and passports. Never been to Washington, D.C.? Learn more about how to enjoy your time in our nation’s capital.
U.S. Government Entry Requirement for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Countries
Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of Visa Waiver countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any air carrier destined for the United States. For more information, visit the VWP program website.
It is strongly recommended that international participants apply for visas at least 3 months prior to Fall Meeting. Note: Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews; therefore, applicants should first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. Additional information on business visas can be found at the DOS Business Visa Center website and at the IVO website.
Also, if you are experiencing significant visa delays, please complete the visa survey, and a representative will provide feedback.
The U.S. Department of State maintains a comprehensive website containing information about traveling to the United States.
The National Academies website has additional information about visa-related issues and travel information for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
Letters of Invitation
Please note that if you are submitting an abstract for presentation, you may login in and download a letter of invitation. If you are not submitting an abstract and will be a registered scientist attending the meeting, please contact us to request a letter. Please note that we cannot provide letters of invitation to spouses, children, or others who will be accompanying you on the trip but not attending Fall Meeting as registered attendees.
Plan Your Stay
View the schedule at a glance for the meeting. Washington, DC has fun activities and attractions for every kind of visitor. During your visit to the nation’s capital, choose from world-class cultural events, a vibrant (and delicious) dining scene, museums packed with history and so much more.
Expect temperatures in December to be between mid 40s/low 30s.
Details about discounts via the local transportation system, Amtrak, and United Airlines will be posted in late summer.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Fall Meeting events will take place throughout the center, which is located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001 in the heart of our nation’s capital.