Loading... please wait

Our in-person COVID-19 policy at the 2021 Annual Summit

keeping our community safe

The 2021 Annual Summit is taking place the week of September 20 in a hybrid format, with both in-person and digital programming from September 20-22 and digital-only programming on September 23. At Concordia, we understand the power of in-person connection. For many of us around the world, going digital over the past 18 months has provided huge opportunities, but no technology will ever be a complete substitute for the human-to-human encounter. With COVID-19, there are many challenges to bringing people together in person, but all of us at Concordia are committed to taking decisive action to ensure that we can offer both in-person and digital opportunities for this year’s 2021 Annual Summit. 

Below is a set of standards that will dictate how we will safely bring together our membership community in person at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel this September, in line with New York City Mayor’s Key to NYC vaccination mandate. We strongly believe that these guidelines will allow us to achieve our mission and successfully host our 11th Annual Summit at a time when coming together as a global community is more pressing than ever before. 

To join us in person, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination under CDC or EU guidelines when completing pre-event health questionnaire. 
  • Consent to a rapid COVID-19 test upon arriving each day at the venue. 
  • Consent to regular temperature checks throughout the venue. 
  • Wear a mask at all times, unless speaking in a session or consuming food or drink. 
  • Be a member of our community (see below).

We’ve hired Dynamic DXS to provide onsite COVID-19 rapid testing and temperature checks for all guests. What’s more, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel will be undertaking proper COVID-19 protocols, including regularly sanitizing the event space and enhanced hygiene procedures when serving food and beverages. We are strategically holding the summit at a large venue to allow guests to socially distance at their own comfort level. We are also taking steps to manage the number of guests on site. 

To participate in person, one must fall within one of the following categories:

  1. 1. Leadership Council Member 

  2. 2. Senior Advisor 

  3. 3. Advisor 

  4. 4. Board Member

  5. 5. Programming Sponsor, Programming Partner or Media Partner

  6. 6. Member

  1. 7. Registered Press 

  2. 8. Speaker 

  3. 9. Speaker Staff (restricted to one per speaker, not including protocol or security)

  4. 10. Concordia Staff or Event Vendor

  5. 11. Select invited guest

Any questions? Check out our FAQ webpage or email rsvp@concordia.net

See NYC & Company’s COVID travel & resource, Stay Well Pledge, Transportation, and Parking in NYC pages.