Getting to San Francisco

Easy to Get To 

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers nonstop flights from more than 31 international cities on 30 international carriers. SFO connects nonstop with 76 cities in the U.S. We have arranged for discounts on 20 airlines with SkyTeam, a WCSJ2017 official alliance network. Learn more and book.

 

 

SFO is connected directly to downtown San Francisco by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. Once attendees arrive, they will find San Francisco is one of the top walking cities in the United States.

Information for Visa Applicants and Other International Travelers

This conference (WCSJ 2017) has been registered by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on their official list of international science meetings taking place in the United States in 2017. The Academies list is maintained for the U.S. Department of State and is available for U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.

The Academies’ International Visitors Office, which maintains a very helpful resource for travelers, recommends that meeting participants from countries for which visas are required for entry into the U.S. begin their application process at least four months before their travel date. Attendees should bring evidence of their professional accreditation (published work for freelancers) and an English-language CV to their consulate visa interview. Attendees may also request a general letter of invitation from WCSJ2017 during the online conference registration process. Issued electronically as a PDF and general in nature, this letter may take up to two weeks to receive. Please plan ahead.


Gateway to the West

San Francisco is just a short distance away from many popular destinations.

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Flight times from San Francisco

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Driving times from San Francisco