Global Learning Forum - FAQs

The Location

Where is the Global Learning Forum 2015?

At PATH International in Seattle, WA

2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98121 USA

Registration

I’m with a LINGOs Member Organization. Is there a special Members’ rate for registration?

Each LINGOs Membership includes one prepaid registration to the Global Learning Forum, and access to "Early Bird" discounts for additional participants (expire on July 31).

Do you have a letter I can use to present my case to my supervisor for attending?

We have produced a letter that you can download and send to your supervisor, to download this template click here


Travel and Accommodation

What is the best airport to fly into for the Global Learning Forum 2016?

Seattle Tacoma Intl services all international flights and is the main Seattle airport.


How can I make my hotel reservation?

The Global Learning Forum hotel is Hyatt House at 201 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, Washington, USA, 98109,. It is conveniently located approximately 5 minutes walk from the Forum venue and approximately a 25 minute drive from Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

Hotel URL: www.hyatthouseseattledowntown.com

Lingos has secured a rate of $204.30 per night.

To make reservations visit the hotel website (link above), click on 'Make a Reservation' and fill out the details, expand the section 'Special Rates' and select 'Corporate or Group Code'. You will need to enter the LINGOs Global Learning Forum code (email info@lingos.org to obtain the code)


What are the fastest and most economical ways to get from SEA Airport to the Global Learning Forum hotel?

Public Transportation:

The Link Light Rail runs directly from SEA TAC airport to W.Seattle. From there you are able to access the Metro to take you the rest of the way to Hyatt House. The average cost of this trip is $5.50. Plan your journey here.


Local Shuttle:

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express

Contact: +1 425 981 7000

Price: $37 one way

24 hours operation

If you prefer a taxi the approximate one way fare from the airport is approximately $50


I'm coming from outside the US, what do I need to know? (ESTA, Visa Letter, etc)

Please see the United States International visitor requirements via the US Customs and Border Protection site; http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors.


Determining your VISA needs

Do I need a visa to enter the United States for business?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) may allow citizens from participating countries to travel to the United States for temporary business without a visa. For a list of participating countries visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/business.html .

If you are traveling from a participating country you must have an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/esta before you can apply to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html .


If I need to apply for a visa where should I start?

There are many steps which may differ by US Embassy or Consulate. Please consult the instructions on the US Embassy website http://www.usembassy.gov/index.html .

Wait times could vary by location so it is best to begin this process as soon as possible.


Do I need proof of business purpose to apply for my visa?

If you need proof LINGOs will provide you the appropriate conference invitation letter as supporting documentation. Please submit your letter request to Lourdes Isalgue (lourdes@lingos.org).


At the Forum

What is the attire for the Global Learning Forum?

LINGOs Forum is fairly informal. You won’t go wrong with “business casual” and wearing layers to help you stay comfortable, whatever the weather or heating/cooling in the LEED Certified building.


As a meeting participant will I be able to make a one on one appointment with LINGOs staff?

LINGOs encourages participants to use the meeting time to network with one another. The LINGOs team is eager to engage with meeting participants in groups and one on one, as necessary. You can always connect with the LINGOs team, and you may find your time at the meeting best used by connecting with members, board members, partners, and other community members!

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