The Academy is gearing up for our 2021 Fall Summit in San Diego, California this October. This will be our first in-person meeting in two years! We look forward to reuniting with our Members and their teams, meeting our VIP guests, and greeting our sponsors and returning speakers. Our Summit theme, In Good Company: Connections for a Lifetime, could not ring truer for our tight-knit community of entrepreneurial estate planning attorneys.
As you can imagine, this is quite the tumultuous time for planning. Since the rise of the pandemic in Spring of 2020 we have executed three successful online Summits, but we are anxiously looking forward to meeting in-person once again in San Diego. We are taking every precaution to provide a safe environment for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and the Academy Team — without compromising the environment conducive to connection.
As of today, August 12, 2021, we plan to hold our Fall Summit in-person. Our Event Manager, Chloe Slovinsky, and I have both engaged in a thorough course to become Pandemic Onsite Protocol certified through the Event Leadership Institute (certified in January 2021). The course empowered us with best practices for keeping everyone safe onsite, while also mitigating risk and maximizing prevention prior to the event. The Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education courses.
Onsite, we are following the hotel’s guidance on personal protective equipment including mask wearing. At this time masks are required for non-vaccinated attendees and optional for those who are vaccinated, however this is subject to change following guidance from the local government and venue regulations. The Academy will be providing individually wrapped masks that will be available to attendees each day if they choose to wear a mask while onsite. We will not be checking vaccination cards at this time. For the most up-to-date hotel information on Covid-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel, visit Marriott’s safety information here.
Necessity is the mother of invention! We will be integrating a contactless check-in process at our Registration Desk and name badges will be printed onsite to limit the number of people handling these items leading up to distribution. All attendees will be required to fill out a Covid-19 waiver during their Summit registration agreeing to practice good safety practices including hand hygiene self-monitoring for Covid-19 symptoms.
We look forward to seeing everyone in October for a safe and educational 28th Annual Fall Summit. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director, Projects and Event Planning
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc.
9444 Balboa Avenue, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 453-2128