AWE Health and Safety Guidelines

Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines & know what to expect at AWE 2023 events.

As we prepare to meet again in person this year in Santa Clara, CA May 31 - June 2, 2023 and in Vienna, Austria October 24-25, 2023, 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 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, City of Santa Clara, Holidays in Austria and other guidelines are updated.

Face masks/coverings are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all participants while attending the in-person event.

Up to date vaccinations are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all participants while attending the in-person event but are not required.

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 (Feb 3, 2023)

EU:  In Vienna only, FFP 2 masks remain compulsory on public transport and in pharmacies. Children under the age of 6 are exempt, those from 6-13 can wear a regular mask while FFP2 masks are mandatory from the age of 14.  There are NO travel restrictions to Austria unless arriving from China.  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 will be placed throughout both venues and replenished regularly.

Increased Communication via Show Website, Apps, & SMS

AWE will continue to clearly communicate guidelines for AWE 2023 events through all channels, with specific details available on the show website and app and immediate or urgent messages sent via SMS.

Updated March 2023

Primary Sources
CDC "How to Protect Yourself and Others" (Updated 3 February 2023)
CaliforniaAll (Updated 12 May 2022)
Holidays in Austria (Updated 9 January 2023)