Your Safety is Our Top Priority

To ensure maximum safety, AABC has instituted mandatory health and safety protocols for all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff who attend in person.

Attendees that cannot participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, are encouraged to participate using our highly praised virtual event platform. Our virtual events are designed to provide you with an in-person experience at your convenience, anywhere, anytime.

We are actively following news and recommendations around COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. These protocols are subject to change as we continue to learn more.

All in-person attendees must:

  • Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You will be asked to present your vaccination card (or a photo of it) at registration.
  • It is recommended that masks be worn in all event spaces

Masking Requirements
AABC is working closely with the conference facilities to ensure a safe conference environment. We will follow all local government guidelines, which may include mask requirements and/or social distancing. Masks are recommended for this event.

Cleaning Protocols
AABC will follow all local guidelines. Read more about how our venue is working to ensure safety here. We’ll also have hand sanitizing stations available throughout the event space for your use.


Our Code of Conduct

All in-person attendees must agree to AABC’s Code of Conduct. If you choose to attend in person, you agree to:

  • Provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Follow all safety protocols set by event staff
  • Not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19 (even if you don’t feel sick)
  • Not attend if you feel sick
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Be respectful of your fellow attendees– everyone’s comfort level with social interactions is different

If you are not able to participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, you are encouraged to attend the event virtually.


Flexible Registration Policy

Seamlessly switch between in-person and/or virtual
Select an in-person or virtual option, and you have the flexibility to switch your preferred event experience at any time leading up to the conference. Simply contact us, and we will either charge you the difference for upgrading to in-person or credit back the price for transferring to virtual.


Frequently Asked Questions

VACCINATION

How will AABC be verifying vaccination of attendees?
Our event staff will review your vaccine documentation and ID to confirm that you are fully vaccinated and able to enter the event space.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last vaccine dose. If you received a single dose vaccine (ie, Johnson & Johnson), you are fully vaccinated two weeks after your shot. If you received a vaccine that requires two shots (ie, Pfizer or Moderna), you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot. If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated, and will not be able to enter the event space.

Will AABC accommodate medical or religious exemptions?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. If for any reason you cannot or will not be fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

I am not vaccinated, but I can provide a negative test – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. A negative test is not a substitute for vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

I am not vaccinated, but I have already had COVID – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. The CDC recommends vaccination for COVID, even for those who have already been infected. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space. We welcome you to participate using our virtual platform.

TESTING

I need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before I return home. Where do I do that?
Please visit the CDC website for a directory of state health departments. These local health departments will have the latest information on testing facilities. Appointments may be required, and the type of viral COVID-19 tests offered may differ by location.

What should I do if I test positive during or after attending the conference?
In the unlikely event that you test positive for COVID-19 during the event, do not attend any additional in-person event sessions or functions. Please alert our team by getting in touch with Pam Gerardi, Director, Client Relations pgerardi@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com, and we will work with you on next steps.

Should I get a COVID-19 test after attending the event?
We encourage any attendee that exhibits COVID-19 symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and receive a test.

TRAVEL

I’m coming from outside the United States – what are the requirements for entry?
Starting November 8, 2021, The United States requires all international travelers, including US citizens and legal permanent residents, to provide proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID test before you board your flight. Please review the current CDC guidelines or check with your airline for more information.

I’m coming from outside the United States, what is the policy for me to return to my country of origin?
If traveling internationally, check with your country of origin for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry.

ATTENDING IN PERSON

Is there anything special I need to bring with me to the event?
Please bring a copy of your vaccination card and a photo ID. You may also want to bring a mobile device or laptop to join in some of our virtual sessions and speaker Q&As (please make sure your devices are fully charged; we do our best to make outlets available but cannot guarantee them).

How should we greet and meet our fellow attendees?
This one is up to you. Please follow your personal comfort level and respect the boundaries of your fellow attendees. Handshakes, waves and elbow bumps all welcome.


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