Rutgers Academic Building

15 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Letter of Invitation for Visa

The letter can be downloaded here.

We cordially invite you to attend the International Advanced Manufacturing Conference (NAMRC-MSECLEM&P). The joint conference of the 51st Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC51), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2023), and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)’s International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing/Materials & Processing (LEM&P 2023) will be held at Rutgers–New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA from June 12-16, 2023.

In order to visit the United States of America, you may need to obtain a visa. We encourage you to contact your local Consulate or the Consular Section of your local US Embassy if you need a visa and to determine the approximate time for the visa application process to be completed. The Organizing Committee has no influence or control over the issuance of a visa.

The United States Department of State – Bureau of Consular Services maintains a website which provides information on the visa application process.

This Letter of Invitation is to be used for the purpose of securing a visa to attend the conference.

How to Arrive

Nearby Airports

NJ Transit (Map) to New Brunswick

The Northeast Corridor

AMTRAK to New Brunswick

Newark (EWR, recommend)~0.5 hour
LaGuardia~1 hour
JFK~1 hour
Philadelphia~1.25 hour

Newark~0.5 hour
NYC~1 hour
Philadelphia~1.5 hour
Washington, D.C.~3 hour

Newark Airport to New Brunswick By Public Transportation

Take the "Airtrain" directly from your arrival terminal to the Airport Train Station, where you can connect with a New Jersey Transit train to New Brunswick (cost is about $18). The train to New Brunswick leaves regularly.

Newark Airport to New Brunswick By Car

(0.5 hour)

Parking Information

Event Parking

Start Date: Jun 12, 2023 8:00:00 AM

End Date: Jun 16, 2023 5:30:00 PM

Special Event parking is provided to all conference attendees free of charge. Attendees are allowed to park in Lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Parking Deck after registering their vehicles online. These lots are a short walk from the conference venue. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and guests may receive a citation. Special event parking registration are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park in authorized parking locations according to their parking permit and should not register under the special event parking link.

Event Parking Registration: Click here

Parking Lots Map: Lot 26; Lot 30; College Avenue Parking Deck

The College Avenue Parking Deck is strongly recommended. It is accessible from George Street. Lots 26 and 30 are currently affected by the Solar Panel Construction Project, leaving only a small number of spots available.

Metered Parking

A limited number of on-street metered spaces can be found on Rutgers campus.

Hotel Accommodation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to New Brunswick in June 2023. Due to the high demand for hotels in June 2023, special rates are not available for the hotels. We are strongly recommending that those travelling book their accommodation now. There are several large events taking place in New Brunswick in June 2023 making accommodation availability a challenge. Please consider booking your accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment and potential rate increases.

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

0.6 mile/13 min walking to conference venue

Address: 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hotel Website: Click here

The Heldrich Hotel

0.7 mile/15 min walking to conference venue

Address: 10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hotel Website: Click here

Hilton East Brunswick Hotel

3.0 mile/6-10 min driving to conference venue

Address: 3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Hotel Website: Click here

Residence Inn by Marriott New Brunswick Tower Center Blvd.

3.5 mile/7-15 min driving to conference venue

Address: 6 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Hotel Website: Click here

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tower Center New Brunswick

3.5 mile/7-15 min driving to conference venue

Address: 4 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Hotel Website: Click here


Childcare Services

Included below is a list of local companies the Organizing Committee has received from NJ resources. Please also do your own due diligence.


Jovie is the nation’s most complete, full-service, childcare resource - first as College Nannies and Sitters, and now as Jovie. In New Jersey, we serve New Brunswick, Summit, Montclair, Jersey City, Princeton and surrounding areas by providing reliable, professional sitters and nannies that are vetted and trained for your family’s safety and security. Whether you need event childcare, in-room hotel sitting or weekend childcare services, we work with you to make sure our sitters and nannies are personally a good fit for you and your child/children.
Jovie is a wholly owned subsidiary in the Bright Horizons Family of Childcare Solutions. For more information, visit: Then click on "Get Started" in the middle of the right side.

Elegant Event Sitters

We entertain the little ones so you can have fun! Our highly qualified staff provides custom childcare, entertainment and fun programs for weddings, conventions, conferences, hotel-room sitting and special events in a safe environment nationwide.