Know before you go

Las Vegas
February 12 – 15, 2017


Entry Documents
For entry into United States, your passport must be good for at least 6 months after your departure date.

Residents of Canada and most European countries do not need a visa to visit the United States if they are staying less than 90 days. However, residents of these countries do require an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization.) For more information please visit esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/.

For further information on whether or not you require a visa to enter the United States please visit www.travel.state.gov.

Customs
You will have to pass through the United States customs if arriving by air. At United States airports, passing through customs means having to present a completed customs declaration form (which may or may not be provide in-flight.)

Calling to/from United States
The country code for United States is 1. When calling you must dial your 1 + area code + phone number.

Internet Access
Complimentary wireless internet connectivity will be available in all guest rooms. Convention space at the hotel over the event dates using your hotel room number. If you are not staying at the MGM Grand or room is not available yet, you can use the free guest wifi. Upon checkout, you will still be able to use your wifi until midnight that day.

Currency
The currency of the United States is the US Dollar (USD)

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in the United States. Visa and Mastercard are universally accepted. ATMs are plentiful in Las Vegas and are an easy source of cash.

Please contact your bank and let them know you will be travelling to the United States. Credit or debit cards with suspicious purchases outside of your home country may be seen as suspect, leading to suspension or cancellation of your cards.

Electricity
Electricity system is 120v/60hz. You will find a mix of 2 and 3 prong outlets in the United States.

Weather
February temperatures in Las Vegas, Nevada can range from daytime high of approximately 63°F (17°C) to evening lows of 39°F (4°C). Temperatures inside the venue can vary so we recommend that you bring a light jacket or sweater.

The welcome reception this year will take place Sunday evening, February 12 will be held outside near the MGM Producers pool. We recommend you wear warm clothes for this event.

Name Badge
You are required to wear your conference name badge at times for access to conference sessions.

Dress Code
The welcome reception this year will take place Sunday evening, February 12 will be held outside near the MGM pool area. We recommend you wear warm clothes for this event.

Mobile Application
The mobile application will be available attendees on February 6th. Download the app.