U.S. citizens should bring a passport when visiting Canada (Americans can cross the U.S. border to Canada with just a birth certificate and photo ID, but you'll need your passport to go home again.) U.S. citizens don't need a visa for a stay of up to 180 days.
International visitors to Canada, not including U.S. citizens, must carry a valid passport and, if required, a visa when entering the country.Citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia and others don't need a visa to enter Canada. Additional details below.
Making travel arrangements and obtaining a VISA (when applicable) is the responsibility of the participant. We have included a few helpful links to assist with this process.
Do I need a VISA? http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
How to Apply for a VISA? http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-how.asp
VISA Application Forms and Guide: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/index.asp
If your visa is denied, you will not be issued a refund of your paid registration fee if the cancellation is received after August 1, 2012. Please see the registration website for the posted cancellation policy.
For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals that have registered for the meeting. Once you have registered, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request your Letter of Invitation.