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SAFETY UPDATES
The next SAMPE Spring conference and exhibition will be held in Seattle, Washington on April 17-20, 2023. 

COVID SAFETY UPDATES 

IMPORTANT NOTE: SAMPE continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 variants, and we are following the federal, state, city, and Seattle Convention Center policies regarding COVID preventative measures. 

Amid Uncertainty of Variants, Research Shows Attending In-Person Business Events Safer Than Daily Activities Like Going to the Grocery Store 

 

According to the latest Freeman & Epistemix Delta Impact Study, in-person business events can happen safely, despite the increased delta and seasonal increase in COVID cases. Some key takeaways from the report include: 

  1. Participants (including attendees, exhibitors, staff) have a vaccination rate of 80% or greater (and climbing), imparting a coverage ratio that drastically cuts the transmissibility of COVID-19 at such events. Coupling the controllable nature of events + industry vaccination rates, attending an event is no riskier than most ordinary daily activities​. 

  2. In-person business events have high vaccination rates, which drastically cuts the transmissibility of COVID-19​. 

  3. Indoor air quality is a critical consideration: Most major convention centers and hotels have significantly upgraded their systems, and most spaces are voluminous and are similar to outdoor transmissibility. 

Personal Responsibility & Liability Waiver

SAMPE’s goal is to ensure a safe meeting environment and will follow the strictest guidance established by the Seattle Convention Center , the county department of public health, and the State of Washington. Accordingly, you agree to abide by any prevention or safety measures that SAMPE, the convention center, the county health department, or the State may have in place during the show. By attending SAMPE, you voluntarily assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury related to exposure to COVID-19 and any variants thereof, and release SAMPE from liability for any damage or harm that may result by attending the conference. You also agree not to attend SAMPE if you become ill, are aware that you’ve been directly exposed to the COVID-19 virus within ten days of the show, or exhibit any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus before or during the show.

COVID-19 CANCELLATION POLICY 

Registration is 100% REFUNDABLE for anyone who contracts COVID-19 within 14 days of the event dates and can show proof of a positive test.  

In the event the registrant is no longer able to attend SAMPE, substitutions of a business colleague/co-worker will be accepted. The original registrant must submit the replacement's name and contact information in writing to info@sampe.org. Cancellation requests cannot be processed over the phone. 

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns at info@sampe.org or + 1 (626) 521-9460.