COVID-19 planning

As we look forward to our first in-person event since 2019, we’re prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who attends. Keep an eye on this page to stay up to date on our COVID-19 guidelines and policies for Confab 2022.

Your health and safety are our first priority.

We can’t wait to see you in person again in May—and we want you to feel completely confident about your decision to join us.

Our attendee policies are based on active guidelines for large group gatherings from the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health. We’re also partnering with our official venue, the Hyatt Regency, to ensure that Confab 2022 is held in a safe and clean environment. See Hyatt COVID policies and standards.

Here’s what will be required of participants.

As of May 2, 2022, all Confab 2022 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff will be subject to the following mandates:All attendees are required to comply with these two mandates.

1. When signing in for the conference, all attendees must present:

  • Proof of full vaccination, including the first two doses and at least one booster (or one shot and one booster if you received Johnson & Johnson). We will accept your the physical card, a photo of your card, or approved digital record using an app, e.g., Docket). Please also be prepared to show a photo ID.

OR

  • Negative COVID-19 test result reported within the last 48 hours from a test provider, laboratory, or health care provider. Your result can be presented either as a printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) or an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. Self-reported negative test results will not be accepted. If you are unable to show a test result, we will refer you to a nearby testing center or provider.

2. All attendees must wear masks in the main conference venue (Hyatt).

Masks will be required at all times in the main conference venue unless eating, drinking, or presenting on stage. We will have masks available onsite at the registration desk. Your mask must fully cover your nose and mouth. N-95, KN-95, surgical, and cloth masks are all acceptable.

NOTE: Masks will be optional at off-site conference social gatherings, including the main conference party on Wednesday night, in accordance with current Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for restaurants.

If you are unable or unwilling to comply with these mandates, you will not be allowed to attend or remain at the conference. If you leave the event due to failure or refusal to comply with these mandates, refunds will not be provided.

Here are a few (optional) ways to maintain your personal comfort.

Wear a green, yellow, or red button (available at the registration desk). Red means “Please keep your distance,” yellow means “I’m OK with brief fist bumps or elbow bumps,” and green means “I am ready for handshakes and hugs.”

Eat wherever you’re most comfortable. We will provide ample seating for meals, which will be served buffet-style. If you prefer, you are welcome to carry your meal to a more remote location (even outside!) then return your dishes to one of the main conference areas.

What if large gatherings are prohibited May 9–12?

If we’re not able to safely host Confab in Minneapolis during our scheduled dates, the conference will be canceled and all registered attendees will receive full refunds. See our terms and conditions for details.

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