The Alliance welcomes all international attendees to the 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in St. Louis, MO! AAM believes strongly in the value of fostering global dialogue, seeking diverse perspectives and embracing cultural differences. We strive to connect colleagues from around the world, and we are glad that you are joining us!

International Lounge

The International Lounge is a great place to connect with  your colleagues working in other parts of the world. Visit the lounge to network, join an informal roundtable discussion or simply relax and recharge. The International Lounge is located in the Convention Center, Room 123. 

International Lounge Hours

Open during conference hours Sunday through Wednesday.

International Lounge Activities

See the schedule for descriptions of activities taking place in the International Lounge.


International attendees receive a special rate of $295. Register today.


AAM has negotiated discounted room rates for attendees, which must be booked through the Official Housing Bureau. Reserve your room today.


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 2016 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 (May 7-10) unless you are part of a special program.