In addition to year-round sunshine and near-perfect weather, San Diego is home to 70+ miles of sparkling coastline, friendly locals, a vibrant downtown, and an endless assortment of unique neighborhoods to explore. San Diego has something to discover for everyone! From beaches, museums, attractions, parks, recreation, and nightlife to world-class dining, fresh local cuisine (like the famous fish taco), and a thriving craft beer scene, many entertainment options are found just steps from the Convention Center. The SOT Microsite has more information on the area’s attraction, as well as deals for meeting attendees.
The San Diego Convention Center and SOT hotels are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special services, indicate your needs while registering or by contacting Heidi Breeden (703.438.3115).
To arrange special services, SOT recommends the following providers for language and mobility needs:
If you register by January 28, 2022, you will receive your badge, event tickets, and other requested registration materials in the mail. Please remember to bring these items with you to San Diego, as your badge is your admission to the meeting, sessions, and events. Tickets for Continuing Education courses and other events also may be required and are issued with your meeting badge.
If you register after January 28, 2022—or did not receive your badge or misplaced it—go to the Registration counter on-site to pick up your badge. You will be asked to show a photo ID.
Badge holders will be available on-site near Registration.
While returning to in-person meetings is highly anticipated, some individuals will be unable to come to San Diego due to travel restrictions and health concerns, but SOT is ensuring that all can participate in this year's meeting. Through digital offerings, registrants off-site will be able to remotely join the San Diego proceedings for scientific presentations and discussions. More information on remote participation will be available in the coming months.
Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens of certain countries may travel to the United States for stays of 90 days or less without a visa. Anyone traveling under VWP must apply for authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.
Generally, non-US citizens/residents must obtain a nonimmigrant B-1/B-2 visa to enter the United States for a temporary visit. Visit the US Department of State website for more information on Visitor Visas.
The US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs provides visa wait times for every US consulate worldwide.
The SOT 61st Annual Meeting will be registered with the National Academies International Visitors Office in October 2021. If you have any problems regarding your visa applications, please report your case to them by completing their online questionnaire. To help them identify your case, please include the name of the meeting (Society of Toxicology 61st Annual Meeting) in the “Purpose of Visit” field on the questionnaire. The International Visitors Office can submit inquiries to the US Department of State about the status of visa applications that have been pending for 21 days or more. If you have any questions, please contact the National Academies International Visitors Office.
If you need a formal invitation letter for visa purposes, you may request an invitation by sending your name, address, and other contact information to the SOT Registration Department. If you have been accepted as a meeting presenter, please include the title and date of your presentation. You will need to make your own hotel reservations and register for the meeting.