Visa Information for Foreign Travelers
Letters of Invitation
Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas must be listed in the program to receive an invitation letter. Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas to present their papers need to send an e-mail to Conference Staff at InviteLetter@asilomarssc.org. Please, include the paper number, author(s), and title in your correspondence.
All letters of invitation will be sent by e-mail (as PDF attachments), airmail or faxed. Please allow ample time for processing requests. The Conference staff is not able to contact U.S. Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the conference. We recommend that you start your visa application process as soon as you have been notified that your paper has been accepted, as the visa application process can be lengthy. Cancellations after the registration cutoff will result in a cancellation fee.
If you're coming from San Francisco, or San Jose Airport (by car)
If you're coming from the San Franscisco/San Jose airports (Shuttle Service Option available with the Monterey/Salinas Airbus
It is possible to arrange for direct drop-off at the Conference Grounds with advance reservations (this option is highly recommended for travelers as it will greatly simplify your trip).
One-way fare is $45.00 (as of 01/09). Reservations are recommended.
If you are coming from the Monterey Airport (by car)
If you are coming from the Monterey Airport (Public transportation option)
Bus service is provided by Monterey-Salinas Public Transit, Asilomar Conference Grounds is serviced by bus #1, #2, or #2X from Monterey. In order to reach the Conference Ground from the Monterey airport, use bus #13, #15, or #21, from the MRY airport and transfer to bus #1, #2 or #2X at the transfer plaza in Monterey. Check www.mst.org for current schedules and cost information. Exact change requested. If you plan to use the local bus system during your visit, note that a GOCard may be purchased online or during business hours at the MST Bus Stop Shop & Mobility Management Center, 150 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (located close by the Monterey transit center). See http://www.mst.org/fares/gocard/ for details.
If you are coming from the Monterey Airport (Shuttle service option)