International Attendees

Dear ICES International Members & Representatives,Show Logo small2

I have been appointed as the new International Chair/Liaison. I am happy to serve and assist in any way I can.  My hope is that we can work together to make ICES a truly International Organization and make it a very enjoyable year for all.

Now is time for you to begin making plans to attend the ICES Midyear meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio from March 2 -5, 2017 and also to attend the ICES Convention and Show in Spokane, Washington from August 3 -6, 2017.  Many of you will require a LETTER of INVITATION in order to obtain your Visa to enter the U.S.A. I am your contact for this request.  Please include the following information: your name as it appears in your Passport, your complete mailing address with zip/postal code and your e-mail address, if you have one. Your request maybe sent via e-mail to internationals@ices.org. Be sure to type “ICES Invitation” in the subject line so it will be opened as soon as it arrives. You may also mail your request to Membership Coordinator, Helen Osteen at 2502 Esther Ave., Pasadena, Texas 77502-3239.  Return letters will be mailed to you via first class  mail, as Letters of Invitation can not be faxed or e-mailed.

Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete this process from start to finish. Your request for this letter should be sent to me as soon as you decide to come to the USA. This request MUST be received no later than two (2) months prior to the ICES event you are planning to attend.

The ICES Midyear meeting will be held at the Millennium Hotel – Cincinnati, OH from March 2 -5, 2017. The deadline to request a Letter of Invitation is December 31, 2016. You should register for this event before February 15, 2017 and make hotel reservations before February 6, 2017. To make reservations please go to http://www.icesmidyear.org/ . You may also call the Millennium hotel – Cincinnati at (513) 352-2100 or (800) 240-7709 and mention “ICES Midyear Meeting”. Room rates are $119.00 plus tax (single- quad occupancy) and all rooms have either single or double king beds.

The 2017 ICES Convention and Show will be held at the Spokane Convention Center, in Spokane, Washington and the deadline to request a Letter of Invitation is June 4, 2017. Online Registration for convention begins April 1, 2017. Registration and reservations may be completed at http://www.ices.org/. The Early-bird registration fee is $190.00 for ICES members, after June 1, 2017 the registration fee is $225.00. All prices are subject to change and are in U.S. dollars.

Tickets to the demonstrations are $ 7.00 each and you may purchase up to a total of eight (8) tickets with your registration. Hands-On Classes are $75.00 each. You will be limited to three (3) classes during early-bird registration. You will be able to register for more classes after June 2, 2017.

Do not hesitate to contact me any time should you have questions or concerns.

Chineze Ibuoka
 International Chair & International Liaison internationals@ices.org

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