ROSCon 2022 Update: Early Registration Extension, Visa Support, and Program Updates

We hope that you’re as excited as we are for the return of in-person ROSCon this year! Our team just completed our pre-conference site visit, which gave us a chance to not only coordinate with the local staff and finalize event planning, but also to have first-hand experience with the Japanese visa application and entry process. We’re happy to report that everything went smoothly.

Given the additional complexity in travel this year, we’re extending the early registration deadline to September 19th. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to plan their trips and join us in Kyoto.

As previously announced, we are offering visa support as part of the registration process. If you are non-Japanese and traveling from outside Japan, you will need to apply in advance for a visa. To make sure that you have enough time to complete the visa application process, please register as soon as possible, and no later than September 15.

We’re continuing to update the program, which now has three full days of exciting content!

Special thanks for the generous support of our Platinum Sponsor, Locus Robotics and our Gold Sponsors
AMD, Analog Devices, Avidbots, AWS, Bosch, Clearpath Robotics, eYs3D, Formant.io, Foxglove, Hello Robot, Intel, Kudan, Luxonis, NCS, NVIDIA, Qualcom, Rapyuta Robotics, Robotec.ai, Robotis, ROS-Industrial, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Tier IV, Zebra / Fetch, and Zettascale

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Have any of you got message from JTB already? I have registered two weeks ago and haven‘t been contacted yet.

Not yet, but I think it will be soon.

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Please see the website, particularly the line that says, "JTB Travel will reach out to visa applicants after August 15th, 2022"

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Many thanks for your great help!
Looking forward to JTB info next week.

Thanks! Sorry for missing that.

In Germany there is a saying: „Who reads has clearly an advantage“ :smile:

I’m a little confused on the visa requirements. Is only for “foreign business travelers and students” as you must have an organization (company or school) backing the visa application?

Sorry if the answer is obvious

Hi Everyone,

(not trying to spam but just connect)

I couldn’t find any easy medium to interact with the on-site attendees of the ROSCon’22 or IROS2022 for the purposes of socialising, so I made one. Join and spread the word if you are attending on-site. :slight_smile: PS: #unofficial #justforfun ( WhatsApp Group Invite )

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Good news for all those still waiting for a visa! The Prime Minister of Japan has just said that restrictions on individual tourists and the need for a business visa will be removed from the 11th of October. However it is not yet known which countries will get the visa waiver programme; it might not be the same list as it was pre-pandemic. Check with your local Japanese embassy!

And there was much rejoicing!
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