Prepare Your Trip

About California


California is winter season in Dec. There’s one number to remember when you’re talking about Orange County weather: 70. That’s the approximate percentage of sunny days AND the average temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are moderate to hot, but proximity to the ocean brings cool evening breezes. Winters are mild with little rainfall. It's always smart to pack an umbrella if you're here in the winter, just in case.


California is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT minus 8 hours). The state observes daylight saving time.


USA operates on 120 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 60 Hz in USA.

Tips about Money

The currency is the US dollar. Traveler’s checks are not necessary since credit cards are widely accepted. Please do not forget to bring some money in USD by cash or credit card for your meals during the forum.


U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping.


The forum organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that may occur during a participant’s stay in California. Participants are therefore encouraged to obtain travel insurances (medical, personal accident, and luggage) in their home countries prior to departure.


You may access the internet with PASSCODE during the forum. Please find the information at the registration office.

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