Conference organizers are working diligently to keep attendees safe – your well-being is our top priority. Organizers continue to monitor and track guidance at the federal, state, and local level to ensure the conference complies with all regulations. These safety measures will be regularly updated and adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The COVID guidance below represents current requirements and recommendations, but may change prior to the conference. Please check back regularly for updates.

UPDATED 23 August 2021

Masks: At this time, we strongly recommend all attendees wear a mask while indoors in accordance with CDC guidelines. CDC guidelines recommend indoor masking in areas of high or substantial transmission.

Distancing: We ask that all attendees be mindful of the distance between themselves and others at the conference. Physical distancing is strongly encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.

Symptoms: If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of the conference, we respectfully ask that you stay home. Please refer to the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date list of COVID-related symptoms:

Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple locations throughout the convention center. The event spaces will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned. All attendees are highly encouraged to cover coughs, sneezes, and regularly wash hands.

Vaccination: Attendees are not required to be vaccinated in order to attend. However, we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note that we reserve the right to update and change these guidelines as necessary prior to the conference.