Face masks/coverings are highly recommended for all participants while attending the in-person event. Face masks/coverings must be worn completely over the mouth and nose at all times at AWE. (Complimentary face coverings will be provided by AWE if needed.) All participants are highly encouraged to wear masks when traveling and/or using public transportation (i.e., airplanes, buses, cabs), as recommended by the
Participants will only be allowed if fully vaccinated.
Anyone attending AWE USA 2021 in-person will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus
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 Hyatt & Santa Clara Convention Center
Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout both venues and replenished regularly.
Increased cleaning protocols at Hyatt & Santa Clara Convention Center (SCCC)
SCCC: Rigorous cleaning schedule for all public areas (escalators, elevators, restrooms, etc.) Hyatt Hotel: Rigorous cleaning schedule with medical grade cleaning products on surfaces in our public areas and upgraded cleaning protocols for guest rooms and suites.
Increased Communication via Show Website, Apps, & SMS
AWE will continue to clearly communicate the guidelines for the AWE USA 2021 event through all channels, with the specific details available on the show website and app and immediate or urgent messages sent via SMS.
Updated July 2021
CDC Guidelines for events (Updated July 2021):
Society of Independent Show Organizers
International Association of Exhibitions & Events