AS OF FEBRUARY 2, 2022: SLAS continues to monitor official Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 safety protocols working closely with our partners at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. 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.
The pre-event verification portal is now closed. Registration is still open.
Bring your vaccination card with you to SLAS2022 to be verified onsite by the Safe Expo team.
Be sure to allow extra time for onsite verification.
To pick up your SLAS2022 badge, you will need:
SLAS encourages all registrants, exhibitors, staff and service partners to:
SLAS has partnered with Safe Expo to oversee the onsite Health & Safety Plan, in addition to adhering to venue meeting procedures and guidelines. Both follow strict CDC guidance for meetings and events while allowing guests to come together safely.
SLAS will require proof of full vaccination to enter this event. There are no exceptions to this requirement. All SLAS2022 registered attendees, exhibitors and SLAS staff and service partners must be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to this event.
Defining Fully Vaccinated: A person is considered fully vaccinated 14-days after their final dose of a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or any World Health Organization approved vaccine.
World Health Organization-approved vaccine for international participants listed below.
Once you are verified as fully vaccinated, 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 service partner will be passing through Safe Expo before collecting registration credentials.
No Vaccine Exemptions:
If an attendee, exhibitor or SLAS staff member does not meet the vaccine requirements outlined on this page, they are NOT considered fully vaccinated and will not be permitted to attend SLAS2022 in-person. SLAS2022 does offer online only access to the conference including content streaming and a virtual exhibition. Presenters are invited to present virtually.
SLAS will continue to monitor local, state and CDC guidelines. At this time, masks will be required while in the official event space.
Masks are required indoors in the City of Boston. SLAS attendees will be required to wear masks as follows:
Note that those individuals presenting at this event, may remove their mask during their scheduled presentation.
COVID testing will be available onsite for event participants whom need this verification to return to their home country or workplace. Details on available testing options and pricing is below:
SLAS will distribute complimentary Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self Test kits (max one kit per registered attendee) upon arrival at SLAS2022. These kits will allow individuals to self-test as needed/per comfort level before, during or after the event.
Recommendations for Self-Testing:
It is recommended that each registrant self-test prior to officially entering their first SLAS2022 function (pick up your test kit when you collect your badge). The second test may be used over the subsequent 3-5 days while attending SLAS2022.
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.
SLAS and Safe Expo recommend all attendees, exhibitors and SLAS staff comply with travel guidelines issued by the CDC when traveling to Boston, MA, USA. In addition, all individuals should think carefully about any risk they may pose to others and make informed choices about travel as well as onsite and external engagement.
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.
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. More information on can be found on the Safe Expo website.
Additional questions can be directed to Amy Wilkinson, SLAS Director, Global Events.