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International Registrants

ASSE offers an official letter of invitation for Safety 2009 attendees. The visa letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application, can assist as a supporting document. Present this letter of invitation from ASSE to the Consular Officer during the visa interview. This letter by no means guarantees admittance into the U.S., but can provide compelling evidence for immigration officials to consider. Please note that ASSE cannot intervene with either the U.S. embassies abroad or with the U.S. State Department on behalf of any participant. You can receive a customized letter by submitting an email to Please include your ASSE member number, full name and proper email. If you are not an ASSE member please provide your full name, title, company name, full complete company address and proper email.

Traveling to the United States

All visa applicants are advised to apply for their visas as soon as travel to the United States is contemplated, and not later than four months in advance. Further visa information is available at:

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. For more information go to and click Visa Waiver program.


US-VISIT currently applies to all visitors (with limited exemptions) entering the United States. This includes visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program. Visitors are photographed and fingerprinted upon arrival. In 2008, the US Department of Homeland Security began collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at O’Hare International Airport. The change is part of the department’s upgrade from two- to 10-fingerprint collection to enhance security and facilitate legitimate travel by more accurately and efficiently establishing and verifying visitors’ identities. For more information go to

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)

Implemented in 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all persons traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States. For more information, go to

Future Conference Dates

Please join us at Safety 2010, June 13-16, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Don't miss out on the festivities of the 100th anniversary of ASSE at Safety 2011, June 12-15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.


Information about Exhibiting

ASSE's Safety 2009 Exposition attracts safety professionals from the top levels of management across the country.

   • Safety 2009 Expo


Virtual Expo

Can't make it to the conference? View products and services available from our Exhibitors online at the Safety 2009 Virtual Expo.

   • Safety 2009 Virtual Expo


Did you miss Safety 2009?

Purchase a CD or MP3 download of presentations from past Professional Development Conferences!

   • Safety 2009 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2008 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2007 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2006 Audio Sessions
   • Safety 2005 Audio Sessions