COVID-19 Safety Guidelines | Digital Summit Minneapolis

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

With the return to live Digital Summit events in some cities in 2021, the DS team is dedicated to ensuring a great experience and keeping you safe during any ongoing pandemic conditions in the U.S. For the cities where we’re planning in-person events, please see all the measures below that we will be following to ensure everyone’s safety regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

If you’re still not comfortable attending an in-person Digital Summit this year, we have several virtual options for you - including our Digital Summit at Home events planned for February-June 2021.

We’ll continue monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and national vaccination progress. If you are experiencing symptoms, are uncomfortable with being in a crowd right now, or have a pre-existing condition that is “high risk” for infection, please consider one of our virtual events instead.

For our live events, here is what you can expect:

  • If You Are Sick

    If you have a temperature, are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event then you need to stay home and request a refund. We will not be taking temperature checks at the events as we have found this to not be a reliable determination of one’s eligibility to attend. If you don’t feel well, please stay home.

  • Masks

    The Digital Summit staff will be wearing masks. We ask that attendees wear a mask as well—especially when moving between sessions and speaking to others. Please review the guidelines issued by the venue hosting your event for important information regarding face coverings, as some locations REQUIRE the use of face coverings at all times.

  • Hand Cleaning

    Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event. Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available at most venues. By this point, everyone should know that hand washing is important in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Local Venue

    We are working with the venues that host our events on their cleaning procedures regarding the use of disinfectants, wiping down tables, chairs, door handles and procedures for restroom usage and other high-touch areas. We are confident that they are doing everything they can as recommended by professionals.

  • No Handshakes, Hugs, or Fist Bumps

    We will be asking all attendees, staff and sponsors to adhere to a “no touch” policy and asking attendees to wash their hands often. Networking sessions will be eliminated from the agenda and instead we will offer an online alternative for attendees with directions communicated to attendees prior to their event.

  • Seating and Spacing

    Seating will be spaced with the recommended 6 feet of distance between attendees. We are limiting passes sold to reduce the number of attendees and to ensure we can abide by the 6 foot distance recommendations. Masterclasses will be conducted virtually with a highly rated webinar platform, and will not be live on site at the venue. The areas around sponsor booths will also have 6’ space markers for attendees to follow so they know an acceptable amount of space to leave in between each other and sponsors will be spaced further apart from each other.Due to spacing constraints, a few events will not be having a keynote speaker. We are also eliminating VIP lounges. See the Agenda page to confirm details for this event.

  • Food and Beverage

    We will be working with the venue to revise how food and beverage services will be provided to minimize exposure/risk (i.e. pre-packaged food, pre-packaged silverware, no self-serve stations).

Please contact us for any other information that we may not have covered here.