FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about ASTA Global Convention 2021? See below for a few frequently asked questions by our attendees.

Q: When/Where is ASTA Global Convention 2021 taking place?
ASTA Global Convention 2021 will be available as a hybrid event. Our in-person portion will be taking place August 23-25, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago. Our virtual portion will be taking place online from August 30-31, 2021. 

Q: Is there a special rate at the host hotel for attendees?
Yes. We've secured a special rate at the Hyatt Regency! Room rates start at $205 plus taxes and fees. To book your room, click here!

Q: What is the cutoff date to book my room using the discounted rate?
We encourage attendees to book their hotel rooms as soon as they can. The last day to book your room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago is July 23rd. 

Q: What is the dress code?
The dress code for events taking place during the day at the in-person 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?
There are two registration options for ASTA Global Convention 2021:

Your in-person registration includes the following:
  • Access to multiple education sessions
  • Complimentary admission to both our opening & closing event
  • Admittance to the in-person trade show floor to meet with several suppliers
  • Complimentary admittance to our virtual portion of the event taking place online on August 30-31st
Please note: All sightseeing tours and educational journeys are not included in the registration fee.
           Your virtual registration includes the following:
  • State of the Art Virtual Platform
  • Chat Live with Attendees and Exhibitors
  • Virtual Trade Show and Exhibitor Collateral
  • Virtual 1:1 Appointment System (August 30-31st)
  • Eight On-Demand Education Sessions and One On-Demand General Session
Q: Do I have to register to attend an education session?
In-Person: Yes, you will need to pre-register for Education Sessions, Lunch & Learns, and Receptions. This ensures that we can comfortably accommodate all attendees. Registering for your sessions also helps you to keep track of your schedule via the ASTA Global Convention app.
Note: Please arrive early for each session to secure your seat. If you do not pre-register for our sessions, you may not be able to join the sessions you are interested in. 

Online: Education sessions will be available for you to watch on-demand over the course of August 30-31st! 

Q: What is the weather like in Chicago, IL in August?
Chicago, IL averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 81- and 70-degrees Fahrenheit (27 to 21 degrees Celsius).

Q: I need a VISA to attend the in-person part of the event. 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 2021 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.
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 2021, please visit here

Q: Where are future ASTA Global Conventions taking place?
ASTA Global Convention 2022 will take place August 24-26 in San Francisco, CA at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

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

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

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