ConGen2023 Visa Information for non-US participants

For travel information, please refer to:

Date and place of arrival: June 21, 2023 at  State College University Park Airport (SCE).

Date and place of departure: July 1st, 2023, State College University Park Airport (SCE).

Address at the workshop/conference?  St Francis University, Science Center 109, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 15940-0600

Persons/organizations sponsoring trip:


Local ConGen 2023 Committee Representative

Justin Merry, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Biology Department Chair
Science Center 109
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940-0600

Voice: 814-471-1105
Text: 814-419-41672.

US point of contact information:
(ConGen 2023 Co-Director)

Dr. Taras K Oleksyk, Ph.D 
Department of Biological Sciences
Oakland University
Dodge Hall Rm 367
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
Office: +1 (248) 370-3359
Fax: (248) 370-4225

What vaccinations in accordance with US law do I need to get ?

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States

US B1 visa interview information: