Prepare Your Trip

About San Diego, USA


San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, mild and sunny weather. The average temperature in December is between 49-66 degrees F (9-18 degrees C).


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 personal expenses during the forum.

Dress Code

Please dress accordingly and appropriately for a scientific meeting. Evenings are cooler, so be sure to bring a jacket or a light sweater.
FYI, you can wear casual clothes during the technical tour.


Electricity in the U.S. is 120 volts (120V) at 60 cycles (60 Hz) per second. If your device does not accept this voltage, you will need a voltage converter


The forum organizers and secretariat cannot take any responsibility for accidents that may occur during a participant’s stay in California. Participants are strongly recommended to take out their own personal travel insurance (medical, personal accident, and luggage) for the duration of their trip in their home countries prior to departure.


You are able to use the internet with PASSCODE during the forum. Please find the information at the registration office.


English is the official language of the forum.

Messages/Lost & Found

Please approach the registration office for assistance.

Time Zone

California is in the Pacific Time Zone (GMT minus 8 hours).


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

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