About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and the largest city in Utah. It is located in central Utah, near the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Nestled on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and overlooking the largest inland lake in the western US. Salt Lake is home to a pioneering past, and an exciting future. It is home to three Fortune 1000 companies. The world’s largest copper mine, the Bingham Canyon Mine, is located near Salt Lake City.

Event Basics

Here are a few details you may want to know prior to registering for the conference or before coming to the United States.

  • Language

    Sessions at the event are conducted in English.

  • Time

    During the conference Salt Lake City, UT will be in the Mountain Time Zone – MDT (UTC -6).

  • Electricity

    The United States uses 120V, 60 Hz AC power.

  • Telephone

    The United States’ country code: +1U.S. telephone numbers have 10 digits total, which includes the area code and a seven-digit phone number (e.g., (XXX) XXX-XXXX)

  • Internet Access

    Rooms booked using the AMCIS 2024 housing link includes complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms. Some access require a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure.

  • Emergencies

    Dial 911 from most phones. Some hotel phones may require an additional number. Please see the phone or hotel for specific instructions.

Cultural Nuances

If you are not familiar with the United States culture you may want to become familiar with them prior to traveling.

  • Attire

    Attire at AIS conferences is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

  • Tipping

    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.

Visas

To help you with your travel arrangements, below are links to important information regarding visa invitation letters, visas, and other resources.

  • Visa Invitation Letters

    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 registrar@aisnet.org or fax to +1 (404) 240-0998.

    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.

  • Visa Information

    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.

  • Visa Waiver Program

    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/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html.