Invitation Letter

International registrants who plan to attend the AALAS National Meeting are urged to research VISA application requirements for their country and to apply early. Please note that AALAS cannot assist with VISA applications or with the embassies, but can assist with providing invitation letters to attend the meeting. Invitation letters to attend the AALAS National Meeting may be obtained through the following process:

  • Send e-mail requests to no later than August 14 to allow for timely VISA application, facilitate early registration for the meeting at the lower rate, and increase chances of booking a hotel in the AALAS block.
  • Include in the request the applicant’s full name and complete mailing address.
  • Invitation letters will be mailed via regular U.S. post. If expedited delivery is desired, the applicant must prepay for this service.
  • Requests received after August 14 will continue to be mailed via regular U.S. post; however, if expedited delivery is requested, the applicant must prepay for this service.


Attending your first National Meeting can be an overwhelming experience, considering the multitude of activities going on. Don’t worry—support is available to help you make the most of your experience. Join AALAS leadership and staff for the Orientation Session for new members, International attendees, and first timers on Sunday, November 3 from 2 to 3 pm in the Convention Center. You’ll receive tips on how to plan your week and get the chance to meet other new members and first-timers. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered about AALAS programs, educational opportunities, and National Meeting event schedules. We hope to see all newbies there!

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