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International Attendees

AudiologyNOW! attendees traveling from outside the country are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible. Information regarding visa policies and requirements may be found at the US Department of State Web site. For a Letter of Invitation, contact Sabrina Moton. Other Visa information can be found here.

Business Hours

Generally, business offices are open weekdays from 9:00am-5:00pm and government offices are open from 8:00am until 4:30pm or 5:00pm. Stores are open 6 days a week, with many also open on Sunday; department stores usually stay open until 9pm at least 1 day a week. Discount stores and supermarkets are often open later than other stores, and some supermarkets are open 24 hours a day. Banks are usually open weekdays from 9:00am-5:00pm, occasionally a bit later on Friday, and sometimes on Saturday. There’s 24-hour access to automated teller machines (ATMs) at most banks, plus in many shopping centers and other outlets.


The electricity used in San Diego, CA, is standard electricity, which is 110 volts. European appliances brought here will require a voltage transformer.


Tipping is voluntary; gratuities are not automatically added to the bill. Here are a few tipping guidelines: Waiters are usually given 15% of the bill. For outstanding service, tip 20%. Taxi drivers usually receive 15% of the fare, and doormen, skycaps and porters are usually tipped $1 per bag.

Time Zone

San Diego, CA is located in the PT – Pacific Time (North America) Time Zone Calculator.

International Reception

Thursday, April 15
Hilton Bayfront, Headquarter Hotel