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Attendee Health & Safety at the CONNECT Conference

Attendee Health & Safety​

Your health and safety is our #1 priority. We have taken enhanced measures to make the CONNECT conference as safe as possible for our attendees, staff and sponsors. However, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  Attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. 

By attending The CONNECT Conference, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 information and updates from the CDC as well as other federal, state and local authorities. Following CDC recommendations, additional precautionary measures to support the health and safety of attendees at any future in person meeting are being adopted. 

We are continually reviewing policies and will update the meeting status as needed. Please continue to visit this site for the latest information.

COVID-19 Related FAQ

Our venue has implemented the following health & safety protocols:
  • Colleague certification, trainings and recertification process for hygiene and cleanliness
  • Increased frequency of cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants on all high-touch surfaces and areas such as lobbies, guest rooms, restaurants, meeting and event spaces, recreational areas, public restrooms, fitness centers, elevator buttons, all employee areas, and more
  • Implementation of enhanced food safety and hygiene protocols for restaurants, room service, and group meetings and events
  • Prominently placed hand sanitizer stations throughout hotel public and employee areas and entrances
  • Exploring purification and sanitization device installation in an effort to ensure air quality
  • Protective masks and other equipment worn by hotel colleagues
  • Social distancing guidance in public areas across hotel properties
  • Evolving new policies in consideration of guidance and information shared by various health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local authorities, and other leading organizations and experts
  • PPE will be provided for all conference attendees (masks & hand sanitizer)
  • A registered nurse will be onsite throughout the conference to assess any illnesses and administer testing for those who may wish to be tested.
  • Contactless technology will be implemented for onsite registration, session attendance and exhibitor connections
  • One-way traffic lanes with 6′ of distancing will be marked throughout the conference center and meeting rooms
  • Entrance and exit doors will be clearly marked to direct traffic flow
  • In some cases, live video feeds will be available in overflow meeting rooms

We will follow the latest CDC guidelines for in-person meetings and update this page as we are closer to the meeting date.

Yes! The conference organizer will provide all attendees with a mask and hand sanitizer. The hotel will also have hand sanitizer readily available throughout the conference center and all public spaces.

General precautions that are taken to prevent the spread of any cold or flu virus include:

  • Maintain social distance guidelines
  • Wear a mask in all public spaces and meeting areas
  • Follow all posted directional signage
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and/or cough
  • Stay in your room and seek medical care if you are feeling sick
Conference Registration

We understand the uncertainty that still exists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore we have decided to revise our standard cancellation policy and offer RISK FREE registration. This means you may register for this event now and should circumstances change affecting your ability to attend, you may cancel without penalty until December 31, 2022. Any cancellations after this time will carry a pro-rated refund policy.


Please stay tuned for details as we are closer to the meeting date.

Air Travel

Most airlines remain flexible with their cancellation policies and are waiving change fees. Please check with your preferred carrier for the most up-to-date information.

No, at this time we are not planning on offering a virtual pass. We have considered this and so please let us know if you are interested in attending virtually.