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 15 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 15 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, October 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. 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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ICLAS Member Associations

AALAS membership registration rates will apply to individuals from outside the United States who belong to one of the ICLAS member associations. Proof of membership will be required to qualify for the member rate.

ICLAS Member Associations

Session Recording Access Available for Purchase 

Session recordings from the AALAS 68th National Meeting are now available for purchase through AALAS On Demand. Purchase your access today and experience all that AALAS On Demand has to offer, including up to 100 recorded hours of educational content, audio sessions synchronized to PowerPoint™ slides, downloadable MP3s, and 24/7 availability to learn from the comfort of your home or office. Audio recordings of education sessions up to 2010 are available in both CD and Mp3 format from  Lawrence Media Group.