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Masking Guidelines for APICES

(as of Aug. 18, 2021)

In order to maximize protection, health and safety, all participants will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, for all indoor activities held for APICES. Masks will be available should an attendee forget theirs.

Additionally, the City of Chicago is reinstating an indoor mask mandate for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, beginning Friday, August 20.

Masks will be required for the following activites:

  • On flights and in the airport, masks are required for all passengers by TSA and airlines
  • APICES meeting space and exhibit area, including while seated in the general session room and when walking through the registration and exhibit areas
  • On the Shuttles to/from the evening event
  • Shared rides or taxis in the city of Chicago

Masks can be removed for the following activities:

  • When actively eating or drinking during breaks or meals in the hotel meeting space
  • If you are presenting at the podium or on stage for a panel
  • At the outdoor evening event in the Loews Event Terrace
  • In your hotel sleeping room once distanced from other attendees or guests

AAE staff will continue to monitor the latest protocols and guidelines from the CDC and City of Chicago to ensure that our meetings and events are the most compliant and safe meeting environment possible and send additional updates as needed prior to the event.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and protocols may change. Please refer to the Meetings and Events Health and Safety Code of Conduct for future developments.

Travel Stipend

Get a jump start on the stipend process by submitting your expenses, receipts and payment information through our secure online form. Only one form can be submitted per attendee; incomplete forms will not be processed. Forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, August 23.

APICES attendees are eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $200 to cover airline, train, bus or gas expenses. New this year, travel stipend payments will be distributed by direct deposit. Payments will be processed 4-8 weeks after the meeting and after verification of event attendance.

Launch Stipend Form

Guest Registration

In order to maintain safety measures, guest registration is closed and no additional guest registrations will be accepted onsite. For those who already registered a guest, please remember that the $50 fee covers their attendance at Friday evening's networking and social events and guest name badge credentials will be required to attend. Guests are not eligible to attend APICES programming or visit the Exhibit Hall.


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