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International Attendees

AMS welcomes attendees from around the world to the 2017 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA!

Registration

Follow the link on the registration page to register. If you are applying for a visa, you may register before your visa has been approved. If you register and then find out that your visa is denied, AMS will provide a full refund on your registration.

Language Interpretation

We are pleased to offer simultaneous Mandarin interpretation for the 3 keynote addresses and several workshops. To purchase this option, select Mandarin on the “Add-On Events” page of the conference registration form. You will be contacted prior to the conference with instructions about when and where you can pick up your headset device. For more information, contact Jennifer Demel.

Note: The service fee for this service is $30/attendee.

Visas

The Visa Waiver Program enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for stays of 90 days or less without needing a visa, providing they meet specified requirements. You can read the details here.

For those who do need a visa, we recommend beginning the visa request process 3 – 4 months before the conference. To request an invitation letter from AMS, e-mail the following information to visas@amshq.org for each prospective attendee who needs a visa in order to attend:

  • Name of the attendee (as it appears on the passport or government-issued ID)
  • Name of attendee’s school or organization and attendee’s title there
  • AMS login ID (if applicable)
  • Nation of citizenship and passport number
  • The address of the U.S. consulate office to which you will be presenting the letter

Within 5 business days of receiving your request, we will e-mail you a letter of invitation that you may deliver to the appropriate consulate.

For more information on the U.S. Visa process, including finding a consulate and appointment wait time, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Staying in San Diego

To find a room at the conference hotel, the Town & Country Resort, or at our overflow hotel, visit our 2017 Conference Hotel page.

To learn about local attractions and exploring the area, visit our San Diego Travel page or the Town & Country’s Local Area page.

Events with Mandarin Interpretation

Several events at the conference will include the option of Mandarin interpretation.

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    Talleres en español

    Ofrecemos estos talleres para los miembros de nuestra comunidad Montessori que hablan español. Hay un taller en cada sesión del congreso. También presentamos una sesión de “networking” (creación de redes de contacto). Esperamos que los disfruten.

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