Health & Safety

Here at RISE, we are dedicated to ensuring our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and RISE staff have a healthier and safer conference experience. We will be putting the following protocols in place for the duration of the event to ensure a fantastic experience for all:

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result Required

 Face Coverings 

Hand Sanitizing

Physical Distancing Appreciated

All attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and event staff must provide proof of COVID-19 full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to gain access to the event.

Face coverings are required for all individuals in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation.

 Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the event in conjunction with the CDC recommendation of thorough hand washing.

Physical distancing will be encouraged through a color-coded system for attendees to self-select their comfort level for interacting with others. 


We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to keep all attendees safe and healthy. If you are not feeling well or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, we strongly urge you to follow the CDC guidelines for self-quarantine and not travel. 


Know Before You Go

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test

A negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid anti-gen test must be received within 72 hours of arriving at the event. Attendees must provide printed or digital proof of the negative result to gain entry to the event. Alternatively, fully vaccinated attendees can choose to provide proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test result.

Proof of Vaccination

 *For the purposes of right of entry to this conference, a person is considered fully vaccinated*:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or 
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

A physical copy of the CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of the card, along with a photo ID, will be accepted as proof of vaccination at the registration desk.

* This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines).


Mask Policy

Following CDC guidance, individuals will be required to wear masks for the duration of the conference only if the event is taking place in a community categorized as high risk. Please visit the CDC Covid by County tool and check the county that the event is taking place in to determine if masking will be a requirement. 



If you have additional questions about the in-person meeting experience, please contact Denise Nova at