giftED21 COVID Safety
We are excited to experience the energy of learning together as we plan to gather at giftED21, December 1-3, in Dallas and Online. Providing a safe environment for all participants remains our top priority as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. With this in mind, we are writing to provide you with an important update on the safety measures being put into place for giftED21.
In an effort to create the safest environment possible, TAGT will require all participants at the in-person giftED21 conference to be fully vaccinated—including attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. More information has been released here regarding a secure, and HIPAA-compliant third-party service TAGT will use to verify the vaccine status of attendees.
No in-person gathering during the pandemic is without risk, and although a vaccine requirement does not guarantee safety, it is part of the overall safety plan for protecting our community. Our team continues to monitor all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, federal, state, and local health officials, and the meeting planning industry to help mitigate risks and concerns you may have about attending giftED21.
Additional and detailed protocols, including potential mask requirements and social distancing, are under consideration and further precautions beyond this vaccine requirement, will be announced in November, if necessary.
For those not in a position to attend or who choose not to provide a vaccination verification, the giftED21 Online event will provide a fantastic learning experience with pre-recorded and live-streamed learning opportunities.
We respect that everyone who chooses to participate either in person or online are making the best decision for themselves, their families, and their communities and look forward to seeing you either in Dallas or Online in December!
Updated September 13, 2021
TAGT is committed to making giftED21 a safe event. TAGT will require the most restrictive guidelines recommended by federal, state, and local entities at the time of the meeting for all attendees, volunteers, staff, speakers, and exhibitors. Policies may include required masks, required social distancing, acceptance of COVID waiver, temperature checks, capped attendance, and other safety protocols as recommended.
Because the environment and disease continue to change rapidly, TAGT will publish final policies, procedures, and protocols by November 15th. At that time, in-person registrants who do not agree to these guidelines may change registration types to giftED21 Online and enjoy the event virtually.
Updated August 23, 2021