AWE Health and Safety Guidelines

As we prepare to meet in person in 2022 (eager to see you in Lisbon, Portugal October 20-21, 2022),
AWE has updated the following Health & Safety Guidelines.
Following the guidelines will help ensure the health and safety of each and every AWE participant, which includes everyone
involved with AWE: sponsors, exhibitors, attendees, speakers, colleagues, volunteers & vendor partners alike.
AWE continues to monitor and adhere to the highest level of safety standards guided by WHO, CDC, State of California and City of Santa Clara COVID-19 guidelines for the USA 2022 event and
WHO and Visit Portugal  for the EU 2022 event. 

Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines & know what to expect at AWE 2022 events.

Face Masks/Coverings STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all in-person participants at all AWE 2022 sessions, expo and special events.

Please note that this guidance is subject to change as CDC, State of California, City of Santa Clara, Visit Portugal and other guidelines are updated.


Face masks/coverings are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all participants while attending the in-person event. We encourage you to bring your own masks/face coverings; however, if needed, complimentary face coverings will be provided by AWE at registration.

USA: All participants are highly encouraged to wear masks when traveling and/or using public transportation (i.e., airplanes, buses, cabs), as recommended by the CDC.

EU:  Masks are mandatory in public transports, taxis and similar passenger transports.

Booth/Stand Cleaning

Exhibitors will be expected to disinfect their respective booths and exhibits regularly using their own cleaning materials throughout the event. The cleaning standards include ALL demo equipment equipment such as headsets, eyewear, etc. which must be disinfected by exhibitors after each use prior to the next use.

Food & Beverage Services

AWE will work with food & beverage service providers in offering food in pre-packaged and/or in closed containers. Payment by credit card will be required. (No cash transactions.)

Increased hand sanitizer stations at all AWE venues.

Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout both venues and replenished regularly.

Increased Communication via Show Website, Apps, & SMS

AWE will continue to clearly communicate the guidelines for the AWE 2022 events through all channels, with the specific details available on the show website and app and immediate or urgent messages sent via SMS.


Updated June 15, 2022

Primary Sources
CDC Guidelines for events (Updated February 25 2022):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/gatherings.html

CaliforniaAll (Updated May 12, 2022)
https://covid19.ca.gov/mega-events/#what-mega-events-are 
Visit Portugal (Updated June 9, 2022)
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal