International Attendees

We recommend you begin your visa application three months prior to AISTech.

AIST provides letters of invitation to our international attendees and exhibitors applying for a U.S. visa. If you have never applied for a visa and would like to know how, please visit the U.S. Department of State Business Visa Center. This site should provide you with the necessary information for obtaining a U.S. visa.

If you are having trouble obtaining a visa please contact the International Visitors Office (IVO) and they may be able to assist you. It is very important you mention our event name, AISTech 2015, when contacting them. For AIST assistance, please contact Member Services


The conference and exposition will take place at the Cleveland Convention Center in Downtown Cleveland, Oh., USA.


The official language of AISTech will be English.


During May, the average temperature in Cleveland is between 70°F (21°C) and 50°F (10°C) with an average rainfall of 3.66 inches (93.0 meters).


The currency unit in the United States is the US Dollar.  On 13 August 2014, the following conversion rates were obtained from XE Currency Converter.

1 US Dollar = 1.09 CAD (Canadian Dollar)
1 US Dollar = 6.15 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi)
1 US Dollar = .75 EUR (Euro)
1 US Dollar = 13.12 MXN (Mexican Peso)
1 US Dollar = 6.86 SEK (Swedish Krona)
1 US Dollar = 61.10 INR (Indian Rupee)


Standard electrical voltage in the United States is 120 Volts, 60 Hz. The standard electrical receptacle will be a Type A electrical plug, or flat blade attachment plug, uses two flat parallel pins or blades. 


During AISTech 2015, the time in Cleveland, Oh., USA will be Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).