Planning Ahead for a Live Event
As we plan for an in-person Annual Conference & Expo, the health and safety of our attendees remains paramount. As the situation with COVID-19 changes, we will adapt our preparation accordingly to ensure a safe environment for all our attendees.
The Austin Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC — a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association — the Austin Convention Center Department has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention for the facility. More information on their COVID-19 response is available here.
All Annual Conference & Expo attendees (including guests if applicable) will be required to*:
If you are unwilling or unable to comply with the above health and safety measures on-site, please contact [email protected] by September 3 to discuss alternative options for your registration. We regret that we will be unable to grant access to noncompliant participants.
*Any attendee refusing to comply with the above health and safety measures on-site will not be granted access to the event, nor will any refunds or expense reimbursements be issued.
We have created a safe and secure conference plan that prioritizes the health and safety of all in attendance. This plan includes:
By attending the Annual Conference & Expo, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. To learn more or read our terms of service, click here.
You also assure us that at the time that you first attend the conference and for the 14 days prior:
In accordance with the current guidelines for large gatherings, PPE or face coverings will be required for all individuals at all times while at the conference and inside Austin Convention Center buildings. As rules change and evolve, we will update this information and communicate to attendees.
Strategic Scheduling and Traffic Flow Considerations:
All educational programming features staggered start and end times to allow for physical distancing when traveling the event spaces, increased sanitation measures and lower volumes of attendees in one place.
Increased Cleaning and Sanitation
Safety and Physical Distancing
We are closely monitoring industry best practices and will be evaluating further additional measures pertaining to attendance requirements, on-site screening and other safety protocols based on the advice of health authorities.
This page will be updated regularly; please check back frequently.