International Lounge Hours

Sunday, April 26
12 noon –6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 27
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29
8 a.m.–12 noon

International Attendees

The Alliance welcomes all international attendees to the 2015 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in Atlanta!


International attendees receive a special rate of $399. Register today.


Reserve your room today. Or download a housing form and return to by March 20. 


Determine if you need a visa to enter or visit the United States. Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program do not need a U.S. visa for business or tourism visits of fewer than 90 days. For those who do need visas, we recommend you begin your process by mid-February or no later than 90 days before the Annual Meeting.

For details, see information provided by the U.S. Department of State on Temporary Visitors to the U.S.

Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter from the Alliance for your visa application to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, please e-mail us with the following information:

  • First name
  • Family name/Surname
  • Title or Position
  • Organization
  • Address

Letters will be sent as attachments via email. Please let us know if you also require a hard copy of the letter. We can only provide letters for the meeting dates (April 26-29) unless you are part of a special program. 

China Program

The China Program is a three day program that offers four sessions, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, and a Chinese Museum Leadership luncheon. There will also be a US/China Traveling Exhibition Ideas and Proposal Forum to facilitate dialogue and ideas on proposed exhibitions to travel to or from China. To learn more about our special sessions and offerings for delegates from China, download the brochure (in Mandarin or English). If you have further inquiries on the China program please contact

The following sessions are specifically designed to foster a greater understanding of U.S./China collaboration and information sharing on issues related to education, traveling exhibition development/management, and understanding business culture in China. Select sessions will be interpreted in Mandarin.    

Global Perspectives Sessions

The following sessions will be simultaneously translated into Mandarin and Spanish.

Lessons from the International Community

Lessons from the International Community features international case studies that provide cross-cultural perspectives on programs and policies that redefine global practice and reaffirm the valuable role museums make in society.

International Lounge

The Lounge is a great place to connect with your colleagues from the U.S. and abroad, join a round table discussion or simply relax and recharge. The Lounge is open Sunday from 12 noon –6:30 p.m., Monday from 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m.–12 noon.

View the final program for a full listing of all programming in the Lounge.

Additional Resources

General Information

Discover the daily program, learn about evening activities and more.