FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about ASTA Global Convention 2020? See below for a few frequently asked questions by our attendees.

Q: When/Where is ASTA Global Convention 2020 taking place?
ASTA Global Convention 2020 is taking place August 25-28, 2020 at the Washington Hilton, located only 4 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line).

Q: Is there a special rate at the host hotel for attendees?
Yes. We've secured a special rate at the Washington Hilton for $179 plus 14.95% tax. For more information, click here.

Q: What is the cutoff date to book my room using the discounted rate?
More information coming soon!

Q: 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 is black-tie/formal attire.

Q: What’s included in my registration?
Your ASTA Global Convention 2020 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

Please note: All sightseeing tours and educational journeys are not included in the registration fee.

Q: Do I have to register to attend an education session?

Choosing your education sessions before arriving at ASTA Global Convention 2020 helps our meetings team to plan and prepare our meeting rooms based on interest received. Registering for you sessions also helps you to keep track of your schedule via the ASTA Global Convention app. Note: Registering does not guarantee you a seat or restrict you from attending a different session onsite. Please arrive early to each session to secure your seat.

Q: 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)

Q: 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 2020 registration.
Please provide the following details to
  • 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.
Q: 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 2020, please visit here.

Q: Where are future ASTA Global Conventions taking place?

More information to be announced soon!

Q: Where can I find more information on other upcoming ASTA events?
You can visit

Q: Where can I find more information on ASTA?
You can visit

Q: Are room upgrades at the host hotel available?
If interested in room upgrades, please contact the hotel directly. 

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