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Covid-19 Policies

Covid-19 Policies For Live Events

At From Day One, we believe in bringing people together. When thoughtful people meet it creates a positive environment that can help inform, inspire, and lead to positive change. In-person gatherings create fruitful opportunities for interaction, remove distractions, and increase our ability to learn and connect with others.

For this to be possible, however, gatherings need to take place in a healthy and safe environment for everyone involved. Needless to say, the global pandemic has made these issues difficult to navigate.

As a team we’ve worked out some principles and rules of thumb we’re employing as we do so:

Vaccination Policy

For our live events in 2022, From Day One will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated, as defined by state authorities at the time, or take a rapid covid test upon arrival.

We believe that vaccines are a highly effective way to mitigate the dangers of Covid-19, and that gathering in a group of other vaccinated people can be a reasonable and responsible decision for many. We’ve decided to request that every person attending or staffing our events be fully vaccinated. We will ask for, and insist, that each person in the building (including staff and partners) show proof of vaccination as well as attest that they are not currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

For those who are attending in person, proof of vaccination will be required upon entry. Those who do not have their proof of vaccination immediately available will be given the option of taking a rapid test, administered by registered nurses through our local testing partner, and joining the event once proof of the negative results are available.

On Site Accommodations

We will continue to refine our policy on wearing masks during events. Beginning with our Boston event on 4/12 and going forward we are making mask usage optional while at our conferences. On-site options will be available for attendees who would prefer additional social distancing. Examples include the option of distanced, single-person tables in a separate area during the food and beverage service, and a live broadcast of main-stage content to an alternate location within the building with distanced seating.

In addition, our on-site rapid antigen testing is available to all guests who want it, even those who are vaccinated, as a courtesy and additional safety measure.

Attendees who wish to signal to others that they are not comfortable being approached will have the option of choosing a brightly colored lanyard.

We understand that live events will not be a match for everyone. For those members of our audience who prefer a virtual experience, we are pleased to offer a large and comprehensive slate of virtual events, including regular webinars and monthly interactive virtual conferences, which we encourage everyone in our community to attend. Please see our conference schedule for more information about all of our virtual and live programs.