Attending an upcoming IIA in-person seminar or conference? Here are a few things to know as you prepare for your professional development experience.
What to Expect
Your health and safety remain The IIA’s foremost concern when it comes to conducting in-person events. We are working diligently with local officials and venues to implement new measures, such as limiting in-person attendees to maintain social distancing, revising procedures for serving meals, increasing access to personal protective equipment and sanitation procedures, and other mandatory precautions for attendees. You can register with confidence knowing we will be providing hybrid event options to meet you where you are — either in-person or virtually!
How is The IIA conducting in-person training?
The IIA books training venues primarily with a single vendor, Attune. Our ongoing relationship helps us work closely with Attune to take appropriate precautions to protect the health and well-being of our training attendees. Attune has established safety protocols that are followed in all its locations and affiliate locations.
How does the training facility address safety concerns?
Attune requires that employees, guests, and building personnel follow recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local governments, and local health departments. Attune training facilities are open to host events with 10 or fewer attendees. A face covering/mask is required to enter the building and/or suite and may be removed when in a classroom. As these recommendations evolve, Attune will update its policies and procedures. We encourage you to bring any concerns to on-site staff.
What safety measures are in place for common areas?
- Signs are posted at the entrance barring the entrance of any individual who is not feeling well or has been in close contact with someone feeling ill. We ask that if you have been in contact with someone who is sick or if you are sick, please do not enter the facility.
- Building elevators may have capacity limits and standing area restrictions.
- Building services have increased cleaning of common areas, including elevator buttons, door handles, and restrooms.
- All common areas, including doorknobs, tabletops, and chairs, are wiped frequently with disinfectant.
- Break times will be alternated to avoid large groups in common spaces.
What safety measures are in place for individual training rooms?
- All computer equipment is disinfected daily, including keyboards and mice.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are provided in each meeting room and at the front desk for public use.
- Room assignments will be made to observe 6-foot distance between seated attendees, and capacity is limited for attendance as required by local orders.
- Floor sticker markings are placed to indicate 6-foot distance walking paths in hallways and rooms.
- Room numbers will be provided two days prior to the event to avoid a line at the front desk and allow attendees to proceed directly to the room.
How are meals conducted on site?
- Café areas will offer beverages and snacks “to go” to be consumed in the room.
- Café areas are currently closed to seating and congregating. Café areas will be opened as appropriate based on current conditions and local regulations.
- Lunches will be served as boxed or individual servings and delivered to the room.
- Employees will wear gloves and other personal protective equipment during food handling.
- Open food items will be replaced with packaged items until further notice.
The IIA hosts our conferences at different venues from our in-person training seminars. We’ve listed links to each upcoming conference’s health and safety guidance below: