Novogradac Conference In-Person Attendance Safety Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: January 14, 2022


As an in-person attendee, your safety and the safety of all attendees is our top priority. The following terms & conditions have been implemented based on CDC-guidelines, and, unless otherwise prohibited by law, your in-person attendance is subject to these terms and conditions. Please familiarize yourself with these terms & conditions and reach out to [email protected] with any questions.


These Conference Safety Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time. You should consult CDC, state, and local health authorities for additional guidance applicable to your personal circumstances, including any order recommending or requiring you to quarantine after travel or after a possible or confirmed exposure to COVID-19. To the extent any federal, state, or local law requires safeguards in addition to those required in these Safety Terms & Conditions, you should follow them. You should also ensure review of the hotel’s policies and procedures and these terms & conditions prior to your attendance at the event.

You should not attend in person if and within the 10 days prior to the conference: 

  • You have been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including:
    • A fever of 100.4°F or higher.
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Respiratory Illness or difficulty breathing
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • Tested positive or had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Close contact is defined by the CDC as being six (6) feet of someone with or without a mask for a total of 15 minutes or longer in a 24-hour period.

Conference Safety Terms & Conditions

Face Coverings

  • CDC announcements and data report increased spread and transmissibility of SARS-CoV2 variants of concern such as Omicron, Delta, or other future variants among unvaccinated and vaccinated populations. Regardless of an individual’s vaccination status, face coverings in compliance with the CDC’s Guide to Masks are currently required at all Novogradac conferences, particularly those located in a region designated by the CDC as having substantial or high transmission of COVID-19.
  • Attendees must wear a face covering that extends from the chin to the bridge of the nose at all times during the conference, except when the attendee is eating or drinking, or for attendees who cannot wear face coverings due to a medical or mental health condition or disability, or who are hearing-impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person.
  • Any revisions to our face covering policy will be dictated by CDC Guidelines and the status of the pandemic in the region where the conference is held. The policy may be revised up to and including the time of the conference.

Attendee Information

  • At the time of registration, all attendees are required to review and acknowledge our Novogradac Terms & Conditions of Conference Registration, Novogradac COVID Terms & Conditions of Conference Registration and Novogradac Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk.
  • All registered attendees will be required to submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test via our 3rd party event management platform within 72 hours of the event. Instructions for submission will be provided to all registered attendees via e-mail. Each attendee that successfully submits the required documentation will receive a QR code indicating they have satisfied the health and safety requirements for in-person attendance. 
  • Upon entry to the conference, all registered attendees are required to scan their QR code. 
  • Optional colored bracelets are available to indicate an attendee’s comfort level of interaction with other attendees during the conference.
  1. Orange = social distance - I’m comfortable with no physical contact
  2. Blue = still cautious - I’m comfortable with elbow bumps
  • An anonymous submission form is available to report concerns and/or incidents that an attendee would like Novogradac to address.

Conference Room Setups

Meeting, meal and networking furniture is set up in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

Routine Cleaning

Public touch points throughout the function space is cleaned in accordance with the CDC Guidelines.

Sanitizer Stations 

  • Sanitizing stations are set up throughout the function space.
  • Attendees are encouraged to utilize sanitizing stations before and after eating as well as before and after sessions and breaks. 
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Food and Beverage 

Food and beverage stations are set up in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

Notice of Potential Event Changes

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in various city, state, and federal regulations, guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and state and local health authorities, and emergency orders (together, “Government Orders”), we are currently unable to predict how many attendees will be able to attend this event in person. Based on current circumstances, we are moving forward with the plan of accommodating the greatest number of in-person attendees to the extent it is deemed safe and advisable by applicable Government Orders. Since the state of the pandemic and Government Orders can rapidly change without notice, we reserve the right to adjust the number of attendees registered to attend the in-person portion of our conference at any time, and to convert any or all registrations to a virtual registration to the extent required by applicable Government Orders. Novogradac is not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to a conference cancellation or conversion from in-person to virtual, including, but not limited to, cancellation fees, airfare, accommodations, transportation costs, etc.

Attendance at the Conference is subject to Novogradac’s policies and procedures, which will be based on current Government Orders, as well as the policies and procedures of the venue. Because Government orders or the policies and procedures of the venue may change at any time with little or no advance notice, we reserve the right to change our policies and procedures at any time. By registering for the Conference, you agree to comply with Government Orders and Novogradac’s and the venue’s policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, face coverings, social distancing, quarantine, or health screenings and/or questionnaires.

Novogradac and/or the venue reserve the right to ask an attendee to leave the Conference or to refuse admission to a live attendee who violates the policies and procedures of the Conference, Novogradac, and/or the venue. If you are asked to leave or refused admission to the Conference you will not be readmitted into the Conference and no refund will be provided.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention