We Care About Your Safety!

We are developing event procedures and guidelines to ensure that if we are able to proceed, our in-person conferences are held with precautions taken for the safety of our participants. All fall AWEA conferences will also feature a virtual attendance option. We know that there is uncertainty about travel and this option will ensure the global, clean energy workforce has the ability to participate in these informative conferences.

If you choose to attend in-person, the following measures will be taken with sanitation and your safety in mind:

  • All in-person participants must adhere to our event standards which will factor in CDC guidelines and recommendations as well as state, local, and hotel requirements.  Based on what we know now, this will include:
    • A limited number of attendees and exhibits will be allowed to participate in-person to allow for social distancing in meeting rooms and meal spaces; priority will be given based on your registration date. Please respect one another’s space and follow on-site signage and staff guidance to ensure social distancing for all involved.
    • Face masks / coverings will be required by all participants and staff at all official conference activities and within all conference spaces. Bring your own favorite mask with you but if you forget one AWEA will have extras on hand!
    • A contactless temperature check may be conducted each conference day by a medical professional or hotel staff for all participants and staff before entering meeting space, should it remain a recommendation by the CDC.
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided in several locations and all participants are asked to wash their hands frequently.
    • Meals will be provided in a way to limit cross-contamination in coordination with the venue catering team.
    • Handshakes are on hold, elbow bumps are more fun anyway! 
  • Participants should stay home or participate virtually from their hotel room if they feel sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, chills, muscle pains, headache, sore throat)
  • As we learn new information, we’ll update these measures in an effort to keep all attendees as safe as possible.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to conference@awea.org.