Here are a few details you may want to know prior to registering for the conference or before coming to the United States.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Sessions at the event are conducted in English.
In August, Minneapolis has daily high temperatures from 82°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 90°F. Daily low temperatures range from 64°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 72°F. Please be sure to check the weather prior to traveling. Visit https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/minneapolis/55415/august-weather/348794?year=2022 for average temperature.
You will need to book a hotel room with the Hilton Minneapolis. A negotiated rate has been established for the conference. To book a room with the AIS room rate click here: https://amcis2022.aisconferences.org/hotel-travel/hotel-information/.
Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to United States Dollars.
Minneapolis is in the Central Time Zone. (UTC -5)
The United States uses 120V, 60 Hz AC power.
The United States’ country code: +1
U.S. telephone numbers have 10 digits total, which includes the area code and a seven digit phone number (e.g., (XXX) XXX-XXXX)
Rooms booked using the AMCIS 2022 housing link includes complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms. Some access requires a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure.
Dial 911 from most phones. Some hotel phones may require an additional number. Please see the phone or hotel for specific instructions.
If you are not familiar with the United States culture you may want to become familiar with them prior to traveling.
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 in the United States is customary. A 15% to 20% tip is usually expected in restaurants. Click here for information on tipping other service providers
Become familiar with American etiquette for private, public, and business interactions.
To help you with your travel arrangements, below are links to important information regarding visa invitation letters, visas, and other resources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit.html.
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 .