COVID planning

As we look forward to our second in-person event since 2019, we’re prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who attends. Here are our COVID guidelines and policies for Confab 2023.

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 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 2023 is held in a safe and clean environment. See Hyatt COVID policies and standards.

Here’s what will be required of participants.

As of September 9, 2022, all Confab 2022 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and must present:

  • Proof of full vaccination, defined as 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.


  • 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. If you are unable to show a test result, we will refer you to a nearby testing center or provider.


  • Negative COVID-19 results from an at-home test taken onsite at the venue. If you are unable to show a test result, we will refer you to a nearby testing center or provider.

Masks will be optional throughout the conference venue (Hyatt).

We do strongly encourage mask-wearing based on attendee personal comfort level, and we ask all Confab attendees to support and respect each other’s choices. We will have masks available onsite at the registration desk. Masks will also be optional at off-site conference activities and social gatherings.

Masks will also be optional at off-site conference social gatherings, including the main conference party.

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

Wear a green, yellow, or red button (available at the registration desk). Red says “Wave hello,” yellow says “High fives,” and green says “Bring it in!”

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.

Have more questions?

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