Health & Safety Protocols

Learn what steps RISE is taking to ensure a healthier and safer conference experience for attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff

Here at RISE, we are dedicated to ensuring our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff have a healthier and safer conference experience. We are incorporating health and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state that the event is taking place in, as well as the conference venue guidelines. Please note that due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety protocols are changing frequently, so we recommend checking back periodically for updates.

Please note that these protocols may vary depending on the state where the event is taking place and the legislation implemented by that state. Please visit specific conference websites to learn what will be expected at each event.

The following protocols are in place for all in-person events until further notice.

Proof of Vaccination Required

 Face Coverings 

Health Screening Upon Arrival

Hand Sanitizing

Physical Distancing Appreciated

All attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and RISE staff must provide proof of COVID-19 full vaccination** to gain access to the event.

Face coverings are required in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation.

All attendees will be asked to certify several statements upon check in, indicating they have not been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days and are not experiencing any symptoms.

 Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the event in conjunction with the CDC recommendation of thorough hand washing.

Physical distancing will be encouraged through a color-coded system for attendees to self-select their comfort level for interacting with others. 


We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to keep all attendees safe and healthy. If you are not feeling well or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, we strongly urge you to follow the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine and not travel. 


Additional Information

Proof of Vaccination

 **For the purposes of right of entry to this conference, a person is considered fully vaccinated*:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or 
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

A physical copy of the CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of the card, along with a photo ID, will be accepted as proof of vaccination at the registration desk.

* This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines).  

Mask Requirement

Face coverings will be required for all individuals in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Masks are expected in indoor conference spaces with the exception of when attendees are eating or drinking and in a location where they can maintain a minimum distance of six feet between other attendees. 


Other Ways RISE is Creating a Healthier & Safer Conference Experience

  Limited Seating During Sessions
  All sessions will be set up with limited seating per table.
  Safer Food & Beverage Experience
  All food and beverage items will be individual servings, or served by hotel staff.
  Comfortable Networking 

We will have a color-coded system in place to allow attendees to self-select and display their comfort level for interacting with peers:

High-Fives & Handshakes
Comfortable with shaking hands and interacting close to peers

Elbows Only
Interested in interacting, but prefer elbows to handshakes and would like some distance between peers

No Contact
Six feet apart please!

  Visiting Exhibit Booths
  All exhibitors are encouraged to set up their exhibit booths with physical distancing in mind, as well as provide a touchless experience so attendees can comfortably interact and shop for solutions.
  Present with Confidence
  The speaker podium will be physically distanced from attendees, therefore speakers will not be required to wear a face covering while speaking. For panel sessions, panelists will be physically distanced and all AV equipment will be sanitized after each session. 
  Friendly Reminders
  Proper signage will be placed throughout the event to serve as friendly reminders of each events' protocols.



If you have additional questions about the in-person meeting experience, please contact Denise Nova at


We look forward to seeing you in-person again!