Delegates planning to attend the 2012 IAM Grand Lodge Convention in Toronto, ON will soon receive detailed instructions regarding travel dates, hotel reservations and other important information. A package of information will be mailed from IAM headquarters on June 8, 2012 to help delegates prepare for what is expected to be an historic and highly enjoyable experience.
IAM representatives and delegates attending the Convention are reminded that they will need a valid U.S. passport to enter Canada. If you do not have a current passport, you should apply for, or update, your passport as soon as possible. Click here to go to the U.S. State Department website for the application form and further instructions.
Another concern is extra charges for international cell phone usage. Before leaving for the Convention, contact your cell phone carrier about making and receiving calls while in Canada. Most major phone companies have ongoing or temporary service plans that allow you to make international calls. Call your carrier for specific information about your phone plan. Also, international text messaging and data charges are expensive. IAM staff using IAM-issued cell phones should limit their use of text messaging.