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2021 Safety First Commitment

On-Site Guidelines

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is designed to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 and other highly contagious diseases by limiting and controlling large groups of people coming together.

Entering and Check-In

A minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing will be strictly enforced during check-in. Phased entrancing will be put into place when necessary.

On the Exhibit Floor

A key dynamic of SME Events is the interaction between attendees and exhibitors. That said, measures are in place to help those interactions take place as safely as possible.

Meetings, Sessions, Halls and Seating

Adapted Seating — Seating will be distanced from demonstrations. Exhibitors will be encouraged to have fewer furnishings and structures, allowing for more open space inside each booth.

Keynote and Panel Sessions — Keynotes and general sessions will be livestreamed and accessible from internet-enabled devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc.)  so event participants can view them online.*

Modified Conference Sessions — In person and prerecorded education session options will be provided.**

Crowd-Managed Networking Functions – Each function will provide focused yet rewarding engagement opportunities while employing all applicable safety measures. Exhibitor functions are welcomed and encouraged while employing applicable safety measures.


*Keynote and General Session livestreaming will be available at RAPID + TCT, FABTECH and CMTS.

**Consult individual event schedules for details.