#2021APPAM COVID-19 Health & Safety
APPAM is excited to host our rescheduled 2021 Fall Research Conference in Austin, Texas, this March 27-29! At APPAM, your safety is our number one priority and we have been working to put measures into place to protect your health so you can focus on the conference. See below for an update on our COVID-19 safety policies.
Attendees are required to wear masks. We encourage you to respect your fellow attendees by consistently wearing a mask inside. We’re excited to be able to provide attendees with APPAM branded masks!
Since Texas does not have a mask mandate, the mask requirements are in our meeting space only, not the entire hotel, but we encourage you to wear your masks throughout the hotel and anywhere you may visit in Austin.
If you prefer to show your vaccination card onsite, rather than sharing it electronically, please email email@example.com to let us know. We will hold your badge at the registration desk until your vaccination card has been verified by an APPAM staff member in-person.
We will not be offering any testing onsite through APPAM. We highly recommend testing pre-travel to the conference. FREE test kits are available to order here.
If you feel sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to traveling or while onsite in Austin, we encourage you to reconsider your participation in the conference. APPAM is committed to robust communication throughout the conference. Make sure to download the conference app (coming in late February) and monitor APPAM social media for live updates during the conference.
Presenting at APPAM? Unfortunately, we cannot accept additional virtual presentation requests. This means that if you agreed to present your research in-person, you will need to present in-person. However, if you agreed to present your research virtually and want to switch to in-person, we will do our best to accommodate those requests based on availability.
Currently we are offering about 50 sessions in either virtual or hybrid format for virtual attendees. You will receive a separate email shortly with your presentation details and instructions on how to withdraw, change presenting authors, and make other submission revisions. If you have questions about your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for the November 2022 conference in Washington D.C. open in early February, so if you must withdraw, we hope you resubmit for the fall and join us there!
Deposits and Fees
Because we know that things can change quickly these days, we are waiving our registration cancellation fees and first night’s non-refundable hotel room deposit fees.
If you still have questions regarding your health and safety at the 2021 Fall Research Conference, please email email@example.com.