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 2017, when contacting them. For AIST assistance, please contact Member Services.


The conference and exposition will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa., USA.


The official language of AISTech will be English.


During May, the average temperature in Philadelphia is between 55°F (13°C) and 72°F (22°C), with an average rainfall of 5.50 inches (0.139 m).


The currency unit in the United States is the US Dollar.  On 1 December 2017, the following conversion rates were obtained from XE Currency Converter.

1 US Dollar = 1.29 CAD (Canadian Dollar)
1 US Dollar = 6.61 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi)
1 US Dollar = .84 EUR (Euro)
1 US Dollar = 18.70 MXN (Mexican Peso)
1 US Dollar = 8.37 SEK (Swedish Krona)
1 US Dollar = 64.52 INR (Indian Rupee)


Standard electrical voltage in the United States is 120 Volts, 60 Hz. The standard electrical receptacle will be a Type A or Type B electrical plug.


During AISTech 2018, the time in Philadelphia, Pa., USA, will be Eastern Standard Time (EST).