FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have questions about ASTA Global Convention 2017? See below for a few frequently asked questions by our attendees.

When/Where is ASTA Global Convention 2017 taking place?
ASTA Global Convention 2017 is taking place August 27-29, 2017 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, located only minutes from the San Diego airport.

Is there a special rate at the host hotel for attendees?
Yes. We've secured a special rate of $169 +12.695% taxes at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. For more information on how to book, visit here.

What is the cutoff date to book my room using the discounted rate?
The room block cut-off date is July 25th. 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 Monday, August 28 is black-tie/formal attire.

What’s included in my registration?
Your ASTA Global Convention 2017 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 2017, it is not a requirement. We also understand your schedule may change during the week, so schedules may be adjusted at the event.
Will there be transportation available from the San Diego airport?
Yes, transportation will be provided every 15-30 minutes from the San Diego Airport to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina San Diego. When exiting baggage claim, cross two lanes of ground transportation to reach the Courtesy Vehicle area. Look for the blue & white Sheraton Hotel & Marina San Diego bus!

When will the registration desk be open?
The registration desk will be open the following dates & times.
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
What is the weather like in San Diego in August?
San Diego averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 74 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit (23 to 26 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 65 and 69 °F (18 to 20 °C).

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 2017 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.
My company wants to exhibit. Where do I find more details?
We welcome you to join us! For more information on exhibiting at ASTA Global Convention 2017, please visit here.

Where are future ASTA Global Conventions taking place?
Where can I find more information on ASTA?
You can visit ASTA.org.

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