2021 Conference FAQs


UPDATE

17-September-2021

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns and travel restrictions faced by the majority of our attendees, the in-person event scheduled for October 8-11, 2021 has been cancelled. For more information, click here: 2021 Conference

The FAQs shown are by no means comprehensive, but reflect the most commonly asked questions we've received about the 2021 conference so far. Check back regularly for new Q&A and updates!

To submit a question not shown here, send to: admin@sietarusa.org

17-Sept-2021

Q: In light of the in-person event being cancelled, will my registration fee be refunded?

YES. All registration and gala ticket fees paid to SIETAR USA will be refunded to all registrants. This process is already underway, and should be complete by October 1, 2021. Your patience as we process these transactions is greatly appreciated!

Q: What’s the mask policy in and around the hotel?

Effective: 13-July-2021

At this time, masks are now optional for Hilton Omaha guests and Hilton Team Members who are fully vaccinated. The hotel asks that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask indoors and practice social distancing. SIETAR USA is in full support of this request.

Masks are not required outdoors unless appropriate social distancing (defined as 6’) cannot be accomplished.

Bookmark the Nebraska Tourism Commission website and check back for updated information: https://visitnebraska.com/coronavirus-information

Q: Do I have to have gotten a vaccine to come to the conference?

No. SIETAR USA will not mandate that attendees receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend the conference. Whether or not to receive a vaccine is an individual and personal health choice.   Douglas County (Omaha, NE) reports 51.1% of their residents are fully vaccinated (as of July 13, 2021.)

SIETAR USA will respectfully insist that all attendees continue to observe basic prevention protocols while at the conference:

      If not vaccinated, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth

      Maintain a social distance of 6’ from others whenever possible/practical

      Wash your hands regularly with soap & water

Q: Are there travel restrictions in place to come to Omaha, NE from another location?

US travelers coming into Nebraska from out of state should practice strict social distancing and should also self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Should you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you are expected to self-isolate immediately and observe all local protocols for COVID-19.

International travelers must be able to show proof of a negative COVID test result prior to boarding their flight to the US; this test must be performed no more than three (3) days prior to travel. Upon arrival, travelers should practice strict social distancing and should also self-monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-10. Should you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you are expected to self-isolate immediately and observe all local protocols for COVID-19.

Q. What is your refund policy? What happens if I cannot attend because of a health crisis?

All requests must be in writing and postmarked by October 8, 2021 to receive a full refund (less a $25 processing fee). No refunds will be granted after October 8, 2021 or for registrants who fail to attend the conference.

Your paid registration is transferrable to this event if necssary: a co-worker may attend in place of a registered attendee at no additional cost, provided written notice is submitted to SIETAR USA no later than October 8, 2021 NOTE: A $25 processing fee for registration transfer will apply.

For additional registration questions e-mail admin@sietarusa.org.


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