Our company takes your health and safety seriously and we are prioritizing policies to keep all our conference attendees safe from COVID-19. Here is what you need to know:
Our Experiences in 2021 and 2022
In 2021 we were extremely successfully in having all our conference and tour attendees avoid getting COVID.
In 2022, this has proven more difficult due to new variants that avoid the vaccines and due to widespread relaxing of precautions. What we are finding the most is that people who do not take precautions while traveling to and in advance of a tour or conference are susceptible to getting COVID.
Safe Conference Bubble
Attending a conference is similar to substantially broadening your “bubble” of contacts. Thus, if we can keep each attendee safe we can keep everyone safe. We will do this by requiring all participants to have a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination. We will then ask attendees to limit their outside interactions while at the event.
However, this only works if we all safely arrive to a conference without getting COVID. Thus, we will ask all of you to be especially safe leading up to each event.
COVID Testing and Vaccinations
We will require everyone attending a conference to have either a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of the conference start or proof of full vaccination. We will provide a form to upload proof of your vaccination or test. We strongly recommend vaccination. In 2021, 100% of our conference attendees were fully vaccinated.
Most of our conference participants fly to their destination and we are not in control of that aspect of travel. While most people are no longer masking, we strongly urge you to mask in airports, on airplanes, and in other transportation on your way to a conference. For information on how to fly safely, see our founder Allan Wright’s blog post on flying safely during COVID.
Because it is possible to catch COVID while vaccinated, we will strongly encourage masks while indoors , including on transportation provided by the conference.
If we cancel a conference, you can elect to receive your money back or transfer your registration to the new date. If you cancel your registration, there are no refunds but you can transfer your registration with at least 30 days notice with these options:
- Transfer to another Zephyr conference in the same year
- Transfer your registration to someone else
Our safety precautions and your actions have been successful. However, we all are reliant on each other to remain cautious and safe leading up to a conference. Please do your part!