For International Attendees

International Attendees

Attending AES 2021 from outside the United States?

The information below should provide you with everything you need to travel to Chicago to join us at the 2021 AES Annual Meeting.


Letter of Invitation 

For security purposes, letters of invitation are available only after you have completed your registration for the Annual Meeting. Please check the appropriate box and a letter will be emailed to the address you listed after your registration is completed. For questions, please contact


Consulates and Embassies 

Please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy to find out the earliest that you may apply for a visa at You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 


Visa Application Information 

Applicants should first consult the U.S. Department of State’s visa appointment and processing wait times website. Important timelines and information regarding travel to the United States are available on the U.S. government websiteIf you are experiencing significant visa delays, you are encouraged to complete the visa survey. This will bring your case to the attention of the U.S. Department of State. 


International Group Registration and Housing 

International group coordinators may submit a request for housing packages. Please email for more information.

Please note: Maritz is the official housing partner of the AES Annual Meeting and manages all housing needs. Maritz is the only approved partner for hotel reservations. 


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