January and February 2022
January and February 2022
Biosecurity | Automotive Tech: Megatrends
Automotive Tech: Megatrends Week will be taking place in-person at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this January 4th.
The health & safety of our audience is important to us. On this page, please find guidance on all of our initiatives to keep all Automotive Tech: Megatrends attendees safe as they gather together in Las Vegas.
We look forward to seeing you January 4th.
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Process & FAQs
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required
The health and safety of our audience is important to us, and in light of recent global developments in the progression of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, only individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to participate in-person at Automotive Tech: Megatrends 2022 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. This policy applies to all attendees, exhibitors, speakers and event staff.
Attendees that cannot participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, are encouraged to utilize our online event platform to view the content on-demand post event, and to network with our in-person attendees.
What to expect at Automotive Tech: Megatrends 2022
PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED
- Automotive Tech: Megatrends attendees must show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination in order to collect their Automotive: Tech Megatrends badge.
- When you reach our registration area, please be prepared to show the following items when you reach the registration area:
1. Government issued ID (passport or Driver’s license.
2. Proof of vaccination (physical card, picture of card or mobile app)
3. QR code (via Event App or Check In email).
- Attendees must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). A list of approved vaccines can be found here.
- Once you have provided your proof of vaccination and picked up your badge, you will not need to verify your vaccination status again.
- Per Nevada Emergency Directive 047, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas requires all guests and employees, both fully vaccinated or not, to wear masks while indoors on property. As such, masks will be required while attending Automotive Tech: Megatrends 2022.
- To view The Cosmopolitan Health and Sanitization Guidelines, please click here.
CONFERENCE AREA AND MEETING SPACING
- Our conference and meeting areas will be set out to allow social distancing, following appropriate guidelines.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRECAUTIONS
- We will be providing pre-packages boxed lunches to attendees, and where possible, food and beverages will be served by staff, rather than via open food stations.
MAKING CONNECTIONS WHILE STAYING HEALTHY
- Hand sanitization stations will be placed throughout the event to encourage frequent hand sanitization.
- Badge stickers will be available at registration – green for handshakes and hugs, red for elbow bumps and keeping your distance. These stickers will help others to understand where your limits are, and keep everyone safe and comfortable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last vaccine dose. If you received a single dose vaccine (ie, Johnson & Johnson), you are fully vaccinated two weeks after your shot. If you received a vaccine that requires two shots (ie, Pfizer or Moderna), you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second shot. If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated, and will not be able to enter the event space.
Will Automotive Tech: Megatrends accommodate medical or religious exemptions?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. If for any reason you cannot or will not be fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space.
I am not vaccinated, but I can provide a negative test – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. A negative test is not a substitute for vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space.
I am not vaccinated, but I have already had COVID and can prove I have antibodies – can I attend in person?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions. The CDC recommends vaccination for COVID, even for those who have already been infected. If you are not fully vaccinated at the time of the event, you will not be able to enter the event space.
TRAVEL & TESTING
I’m coming from outside the United States – what are the requirements for entry?
Starting November 8, 2021, The United States requires all international travelers, including US citizens and legal permanent residents, to provide proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID test before you board your flight. Please review the current CDC guidelines or check with your airline for more information.
I’m coming from outside the United States, what is the policy for me to return to my country of origin?
If traveling internationally, check with your country of origin for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry.
I need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before I return home. Where do I do that?
Please visit the CDC website for a directory of state health departments. These local health departments will have the latest information on testing facilities. Appointments may be required, and the type of viral COVID-19 tests offered may differ by location.
What should I do if I test positive during or after attending the conference?
In the unlikely event that you test positive for COVID-19 during or following participation in our conference, we would appreciate being informed. Please get in touch with Bridget Hays on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I get a COVID-19 test after attending the event?
We encourage any attendee that exhibits COVID-19 symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and receive a test.