The language of the Congress is English.
Delegates will be able to register at the Ross School of Business (conference venue) at the entrance level located on the corner of Tappan and Monroe Streets starting Sunday, August 7 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Monday, August 8 beginning at 8 a.m.
Registration will be available throughout the Congress at an Information Desk, where someone will also be available for any Congress inquiries.
Ann Arbor, Michigan is in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States.
Climate and Clothing
Dress code during the conference is business casual and casual on the excursion days. It is summer in Ann Arbor in August and the average temperature is 83°F (28°C). Please note there may be occasional showers. The organizers suggest that you bring a light-weight jacket or pullover and an umbrella or raincoat. Weather information and forecasts are available at http://www.weathercentral.com/weather/us/cities/mi_ann_arbor.html. Walking shoes are recommended for casual wear and excursions.
Credit cards are accepted at most businesses including restaurants, shopping centers (malls) and gift stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and around the University of Michigan campus. Major credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. ATMs are also located at many areas throughout southeastern Michigan.
The monetary unit is the United States Dollar (USD). In July 2011: USD 1 = Euro 0.69053. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange booths and cash dispensers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and in Ann Arbor.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit oanda.com or x-rates.com
Tipping is an accepted practice in the United States. Tipping in restaurants and bars is generally at 15%. Tipping taxi drivers is also a common practice.
Passport and Visas
Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry into the United States.
In the United States the electrical voltage used is 120 V.
Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses, and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are required when visiting the United States.
The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the Congress delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the Congress. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.