1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications, so please begin your visa application process as soon as possible.
We highly recommend that you apply for the U.S. visa three to four months in advance.
Official Letter of Invitation for Meeting Attendees: This letter will be generated only after your registration has been confirmed. You can submit this letter with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location, and purpose of the ASCD Empower17 conference.
Registration Confirmation: Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you can refer to during your visa interview.
As of April 1, 2016, you must have an e-passport to use the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. The chip can be scanned to match the identity of the traveler to the passport.
For more information about the VWP and to see if you are eligible, visit the U.S. State Department’s VWP Page.
If your visa has been denied and you would like to be considered for a registration refund, please make sure you have one of the following:
Register and book your hotel before the hotel cutoff date, March 6, 2017.
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower17 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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Sponsorship opportunities are available.
February 10, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
March 6, 2017
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations