Tourism Information

The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Mexico Tourism Department
Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau
Taos Tourism Information

Visa Applications

International participants should go to for important information on the visa application process for traveling to the United States. International attendees often need a letter of invitation from the conference office to obtain a visa to visit the United States. Because of increased scrutiny of visa applicants, many potential attendees of meetings in the United States have experienced unusual delays in obtaining travel visas, so leave plenty of time for this process.

If you require a letter of invitation in order to obtain a travel visa to attend the conference, you must first register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee(s). Letters will be sent via email.

If an original letter is required, the letter will be sent via U.S. mail or it can be sent overnight if a shipping account number is provided for any of the major international overnight shipping companies.

Please submit your requests in writing by email to or fax to: (505) 266-3461. Please DO NOT submit your request until your registration has been paid in full.

Money Exchange

Exchanging currency is highly reccomended before arriving in Albuquerque. Albuquerque has two Associated Foreign Exchanges located within 20 miles of the conference campus. There is NO money exchange located in the Albuquerque Airport.

Associated Foreign Exchange
1720 Bridge Boulevard Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 843-8550

Associated Foreign Exchange
633 Old Coors Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 352-2580

There are money exchanges located in the following major airports.

Current currency exchange rates can be found at