UPDATED AUGUST 27, 2021: SLAS continues to monitor official Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 safety protocols working closely with our partners at Hilton, the county of San Diego and the state of California. Guidelines are changing constantly across the United States, and we are working to create the safest environment possible for this event. Participant well-being is SLAS’s first priority. Here's what we're doing to protect your health and peace of mind so you can focus on getting the most from this event.
SLAS has partnered with Safe Expo to oversee the onsite Health Safety Plan in addition to adhering to Hilton meeting procedures and guidelines. Both follow strict CDC guidance for meetings and events while allowing guests to come together safely.
SLAS will require full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test to enter this event.
If you are unable to secure a negative test prior to your arrival, onsite testing will be available for a charge. Details regarding on-site testing will be updated as the event date approaches.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you will not only need to show proof of negative COVID-19 test but also complete a short health attestation form upon arrival at the event for the first time.
Once you are verified, you will receive a confirmation from Safe Expo via Ambassador@SafeExpo.org with your verification attachment.
Print and/or download that attachment to your mobile device. Please check your junk mail if you do not see confirmation in your inbox.
You will NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE EVENT WITHOUT THIS VERIFICATION.
Onsite every attendee, guest, SLAS team member and vendor will be passing through Safe Expo before collecting registration credentials.
SLAS encourages all event participants to be vaccinated; however, vaccination is not required for in-person attendance.We respect your personal choices and are committed to safely accommodating all participants.
Regardless of vaccination status, SLAS requires that all event participants, vendors, staff and service partners wear a mask in the SLAS event space.
This is in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Note that those individuals presenting at this event may remove their masks during their scheduled presentation.
Event participants are responsible for securing their own COVID test to comply with these guidelines, only if unvaccinated. As a reminder, unvaccinated participants who test negative for COVID must still mask at this event. There are multiple options convenient to the event to secure a test:
All participants are expected to follow local and facility guidelines as well as travel safety guidelines when using ground and air transportation en route to the event.
As has been the case this past 18 months, the situation is changing constantly and guidelines are fluid. SLAS reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time and to deny entry to this event to any participant not in compliance with these guidelines. Please be patient with event organizers, facility partners and your fellow event participants and please operate with kindness and understanding.
SLAS will continue to evaluate what is best for event participants to ensure we meet safely and that every attendee and member of the staff and service communities are comfortable.
Note: Individuals may choose to wear a face covering for a variety of reasons unrelated to their vaccination status; they may be immunocompromised, living with someone who has not been vaccinated or who has a health issue or they may just feel more comfortable with a face covering. Wearing or not wearing a mask does not signal someone's vaccination status. As a reminder, harassment or retaliation related to an individual's perceived vaccination status or wearing of a face covering is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Safe Meeting Guidelines for this event are developed, implemented and enforced by Safe Expo. Safe Expo works with the appropriate authorities to develop a safety plan that meets the needs of the event organizers and venues.
Visit the Safe Expo website for more information.
Please e-mail Amy Wilkinson, SLAS Director Global Events, for any additional questions.