We are committed to providing an environment that follows recommendations for health protocols, allowing participants to focus on getting the most out of their ATD experience. 

We are working through additional ways to minimize and eliminate points of contact throughout the event.

What to Expect:

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Daily health screenings will be conducted before you enter the event.

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Masks will be required for attendees and staff.

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There will be reduced registration lines with digital badges.

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Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event.

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Electrostatic sprayers will be used to clean session rooms and the EXPO.

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There will be larger aisles in the EXPO to help manage traffic to avoid crowds.

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Education sessions will be set up to allow six feet of space between chairs.

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General sessions will have limited occupancy and will be set up to allow for six feet of space between chairs.



Here are some additional things to expect if you choose to join us in-person:

  • The Salt Palace Convention Center is a GBAC Star Facility and was the first convention center on the West Coast to earn this accreditation reflecting their high standards of outbreak prevention, response and recovery.
  • Session and total attendance will be capped based on the physically distanced floorplans and capacities.
  • Sessions will require advance sign-up to secure your seat and attendance will be verified at the door.
  • Certificate Programs and Education sessions will be set up to allow for six feet of space between seats.
  • Medical services will be available onsite.
  • Responsible food and beverage service.

As a participant in our event, we ask that you:

  • Avoid handshakes and contact greetings.
  • Follow all event signage and instructions from the ATD team.
  • Respect your fellow participants’ comfort and privacy.
  • Stay at home (or in your hotel room) if you are sick with a cough, fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Most of all, we want you to engage fully in the event! Even in unique times, learning never stops. Whether we’re connecting with each other online or in person, development is the heart of our work. When you’re ready to see us in person, we’re ready and equipped to welcome you. Otherwise, we encourage you to join us for ATD21 @Home.

Salt Palace Convention Center is Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star Accreditated for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention to minimize risks associated with infectious agents in facilities.

Participants in all ATD courses, events, and meetings are required follow our Code of Conduct.

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