ALM is pleased to welcome our professional communities back to in-person events!
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff. By adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines established by state and local health authorities, we believe that we, along with our venue partners, can create a safe, welcoming environment for our communities to share the experiences they rely on ALM to provide. Failure to comply with all Covid-19 safety protocols will result in immediate removal from the event.
Registration and Compliance
All event participants must be registered in advance of the event. During the registration process, all participants are required to confirm their compliance with all Covid-19 safety protocols as outlined on the event website, confirmed in subsequent communications, and posted onsite. Should it become necessary, ALM will work with local health authorities to trace and contact participants at our events while doing our utmost to maintain their privacy.
Participants are asked not to attend an event if they are feeling unwell, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within ten days leading up to the event, or have displayed Covid-19 symptoms within 48 hours preceding the event. These symptoms may include fever, coughing and other respiratory symptoms, and loss of taste or smell. A full list of common Covid-19 symptoms can be found here. If you are unable to attend the event for a Covid-related reason, the event staff will work with you on your registration.
If a participant becomes unwell during an event, he/she/they should immediately inform a member of the event staff who will work with the venue to isolate the participant and seek medical attention as needed. If a participant becomes unwell within ten days following the event, please notify ALM by emailing Events@alm.com
Personal Protective Equipment
For participants who are not vaccinated, it is strongly recommended that they wear a face mask when they are indoors. Participants who have been fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks at their discretion. Additionally, event and venue staff may wear gloves or other items of personal protective equipment if appropriate. Masks are available at Event Registration upon request.
Social Density and Social Distancing
ALM is constantly working with its venue partners to monitor and maintain the required level of social density (number of participants in a designated event space) as established by local health authorities. Wherever possible ALM will encourage staggered registration and check-in and minimize the number of potential lines. In instances where a line is anticipated, safe social distancing will be specified by signage and/or graphic floor indicators.
ALM may modify its use of event spaces to ensure safe social distancing. This may include adjusting event floor plans to include one-way traffic flows as specified by signage and graphic floor indicators and increasing the distance between booths, tables and chairs.
All of ALM’s venue partners maintain the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness, which includes heightened sanitization of all spaces before and during each event with particular emphasis on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, restrooms, counters, and tables. During breaks, meeting rooms will be cleaned and refreshed. Wherever possible, we ask participants to retain the same seat throughout the day.
ALM and its venue partners will provide hand sanitizing stations at key locations throughout the event space. Further, all participants are encouraged to frequently wash and disinfect their hands.
Food and Beverage Distribution
ALM’s venue partners employ the highest standard of food safety. ALM and its venue partners will adhere to all state and local guidelines regarding food preparation and service. In addition, outdoor seating will be used wherever possible.
Covid-19 safety protocols will be modified as new information becomes available and local restrictions are amended.
-- Updated October 2021