AWE Health and Safety Guidelines

Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines & know what to expect at AWE 2024 events.

As we prepare to meet again in person, for the first time in Long Beach, CA June 18-20, 2024, and in Vienna, Austria October 30-31, 2024, 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 Los Angeles County COVID-19 guidelines for the USA event and the Holidays in Austria (Travel Guidelines for Austria) for the EU event.

Please note that this guidance is subject to change as CDC, State of California, Los Angeles County, Holidays in Austria and other guidelines are updated.

USA: The federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration ended on May 11, 2023.  CDC (Sep 12, 2023)

EU:  All COVID restrictions have been lifted in Austria.  Learn more.

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 are available throughout both venues and replenished regularly.

Increased Communication via Show Website, Apps, & SMS

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

Updated 17 November 2023

Primary Sources
CDC (Sep 12, 2023)
CaliforniaAll (Updated 10 August 2023)
Holidays in Austria (Updated 23 July 2023)