FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about ASTA Global Convention 2018? See below for a few frequently asked questions by our attendees.

When/Where is ASTA Global Convention 2018 taking place?
ASTA Global Convention 2018 is taking place August 21-23, 2018 at the Washington Hilton, located only 4 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line).

Is there a special rate at the host hotel for attendees?
Yes. We've secured a special rate of $169 + taxes at the Washington Hilton. For more information on how to book, visit here.

What is the dress code?
The dress code for events taking place during the day at ASTA Global Convention is business casual. While we expect the weather to be beautiful outside, don't forget a jacket or sweater -- sometimes the temperature of the meeting rooms can be difficult to control. All sightseeing activities and evening receptions are casual dress. However, the ASTA Advocacy Dinner taking place the evening of Wednesday, August 22 is black-tie/formal attire.

What’s included in my registration?
Your ASTA Global Convention 2018 registration includes the following.

  • Access to multiple education sessions
  • Complimentary admission to both our opening & closing event
  • Admittance to the trade show floor to meet with several suppliers

Do I have to register to attend an education session?
While we do prefer that you choose your education sessions before arriving at ASTA Global Convention 2018, it is not a requirement. We also understand your schedule may change during the week, so schedules may be adjusted at the event.

What is the weather like in Washington, DC in August?
Washington, DC averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 87 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (30 to 21 degrees Celsius).

I need a VISA to attend. How do I obtain a letter of invitation?
An invitation letter can be issued in support of your visa application after you have completed your ASTA Global Convention 2018 registration.
Please provide the following details to meetings@asta.org:

  • Complete name
  • Date Of Birth
  • Your address, email and telephone number
  • Your ASTA membership status and ASTA membership ID
  • How long you plan to stay in U.S.A.
  • Where you plan to stay during your stay in the U.S.A.
  • When you plan to leave the U.S.A.