We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2017 attendees who are joining us from abroad!
Here you can also find useful information for travel to the United States and tips to get the most out of the 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference.
AEC 2017 Official Language: English
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Passport: Every visitor entering the USA from abroad needs a passport. Foreign passports must be valid for at least six months longer than your intended stay in the USA unless your country of origin is exempt from that requirement.
Visa: If you require a visa to enter the United States to attend the AEC 2017, you need to apply early. For more information about visas, please click here: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html
Orlando: The conference is a great opportunity to visit Orlando. Famous for tourist attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Sea World, Orlando received 66 millions of visitors in 2015. The City of Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful". For more information about Orlando, please visit this website: http://www.visitorlando.com
Orlando Weather: One of Orlando's biggest draws is the year-round sunny, mild weather. The average temperature in the Orlando area in March is 65 °F (18 °C), with an average high of 78 °F (26 °C) and an average low of 56 °F (13 °C).
Time zone: Most of Florida, including Orlando lies in the Eastern Time Zone. Daylight Saving Time starts on March 12th, 2017 and it ends on November 5th, 2017. The time zone during this period is known as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Currency: The official currency of the United States is the US dollar. 1 dollar is divided into 100 cents. There are four coins: 1 cent (penny), 5 cents (nickel), 10 cents (dime), 25 cents (quarter). Dollar bills can be distinguished by their different values: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollars.
Telephones: All US phone numbers are composed of 10 digits (three-digit area code, followed by a seven-digit local number). To call US from abroad, you need to dial the international code 00 + US country code 1 (or +1) + phone number. To call abroad from US, dial 011, followed by the country code, the city code (if applicable), and the phone number.
Electricity: Electric power is standardized in all states across the United States. It is set at 110 volts and 60 cycles. If you bring any electrical appliance to the United States, you may need an adaptor to fit the electrical outlet.
Tipping: Tipping in the United States is customary. Adding 15-20% to the amount is regular practice in taxis, restaurants, and bars.
Additional travel information can be found here: http://www.iise.org/Ergo/Conference/details.aspx?id=6964
Please visit this page often for updates regarding additional on-site activities.
The main goal of the International Outreach Committee is to provide assistance and enhance the experience of the international participants. Please let us know how we can help you.
José Ronaldo Veronesi Jr. (third from the left) is promoting the 2017 Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) at the ABRAFIT Conference (Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association Conference) - June 10-12 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Veronesi was a presenter at AEC 2016 and is currently president of ABRAFIT, an AEC international alliance partner.
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact the Applied Ergonomics Conference Manager Bill Gibbs.