Health & Safety Policy

iConnections LLC (“iConnections”) considers the health and safety of all those onsite at the Global Alternative Investment Conference 2022 as our top priority. We are committed to building this event safely during public health-related challenges. To accomplish this goal, however, we need all participants, including attendees, guests, volunteers, staff, and partners, to do their part as well, as described below.

iConnections has established health and safety protocols for the Global Alternative Investment Conference 2022. We are requesting that all participants and attendees follow all such health and safety protocols at all times. These protocols are subject to change at iConnections’ sole discretion in response to changing conditions and regulations.

Considering the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not engage in iConnections events and/or other face-to-face meetings or activities. By attending an iConnections event, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:

  1. Individuals who currently or within the past 14 days prior to the event have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19 as described in the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others.
  2. Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
  3. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning it has been fewer than 14 days since the final dose.

iConnections reserves the right to refuse attendance to any iConnections event and cancel registration if an attendee falls within one of the above-mentioned categories. Please be aware that iConnections does not provide refunds for Global Alternative Investment Conference registration cancellation or platform subscription cancellation or to participants who fall into the above-mentioned categories.

iConnections requires that all participants and attendees follow the most recent CDC guidance regarding travel related to attendance at any iConnections event. It is the responsibility of each attendee to familiarize themselves with the latest Miami Dade County travel advisories prior to arriving in Miami or to a Global Conference event.

UPLOADING PROOF OF VACCINATION
Individuals are required to upload proof of vaccination to the iConnections App up to 72 hours prior to arrival on-site for the iConnections Global Alternative Investment Conference.

Vaccination information is collected via a HIPAA-compliant third-party service that features SSL and TLS encryption, as well as high level encryption both in transit and at rest to ensure any sensitive information that is uploaded is kept private and protected. iConnections does not have access to the uploaded information. Learn more about HIPAA policies here.

Registration will be subject to cancellation without refund for any participants who do not upload their proof of vaccination prior to the 72 hour period. iConnections may allow exceptions under special circumstances at its sole discretion.

GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS
COVID-19 booster shots are not required for the iConnections Global Alternative Investment Conference. However, if you are eligible, receiving a booster is strongly recommended. We also recommend that you upload your booster documentation to the iConnections Mobile App, if applicable.

DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR
Guests should continue to follow iConnections Global Alternative Investment Conference health and safety protocols while attending meetings and events off-site, that are not held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This includes meetings and events that may not be hosted by iConnections, sponsored by another organization, or a private individual.

Participants, including attendees, guests, staff, partners, and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact iConnections at notify@iconnections.io if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 48 hours after participating in any event hosted by iConnections.

During the conference, if a participant is feeling unwell and takes a COVID-19 test off-site, we ask that the individual remain off-site until their test results are complete. If the test result is positive, we ask that the participant stays in their home, or hotel, contact their primary care provider and report their positive status to notify@iconnections.io.

If the test results are negative, the unwell participant is still asked to stay home, out of respect for the health and safety of the other guests and staff.


MASK WEARING
We are implementing a ‘Restaurant Rules’ mask policy to provide for a safer environment when in the conference center. Participants will be required to wear masks indoors when moving through the conference center. When seated at a table or standing at a high top, masks may be removed. We recommend that participants be courteous to other participants and follow suit during meetings – if others at your table are wearing a mask during meetings we recommend that everyone wear a mask to make your co-participants feel comfortable. Masks will also be required during all general sessions when seated in the ballrooms on Leadership Day on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

RAPID TESTING
A medical station will have rapid COVID-19 testing capabilities on-site as needed.

ADDITIONAL EVENT HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Venue Safety

  • Participants will be required to upload proof of vaccination via the iConnections App at least 72 hours prior to arriving on-site. Registration for the event will be cancelled for participants who have not uploaded proof of vaccination prior to arriving on-site and will be non-refundable.
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach will have signage in public areas informing non-event participant hotel guests who are not vaccinated to wear a mask in indoor public areas.
    Participants and non-event participant hotel guests that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask.
  • Masks will be available at the iConnections registration desk and help desk throughout the duration of the conference.
  • Daily wellness checks will be available via the iConnections App.
  • iConnections will have rapid COVID-19 testing capabilities on-site, as needed.
  • All Fontainebleau Hotel and vendor staff will be required to wear masks indoors for the duration of the conference in designated event space areas.
  • Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Fontainebleau Miami beach offers AM~PM DOC on property and guests have the option to use SKYDOC 24-hours a day to communicate via their computer/cell phone or schedule a doctor visit in the comfort of their hotel room.
  • Public restrooms are equipped with touch-free devices and touch-less hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the hotel.
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach had adopted increased cleaning and sanitization protocols, utilizing the highest level of disinfectants.
  • Hand sanitizing stations and individual hand sanitizer dispensers will be made available in meeting spaces throughout the venue.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the Miami Dade County Alerts before arriving in Miami.
  • Guests with international travel to Miami should refer to the State Department travel website for travel recommendations from the guest’s location.


Food & Beverage Service

  • Pre-packaged meal offerings will be available wherever possible.
  • All meals will take place outdoors weather permitting. If weather becomes an issue we have secured enough space in the hotel to allow us to space participants appropriately throughout the conference center and the various restaurants in the hotel.


Event Partners

  • Event vendors contracted directly by iConnections must comply with the iConnections health and safety protocols and applicable operating standards.
  • All vendors are required to provide proof of vaccination prior to arriving on-site for the iConnections Global Alternative Investment Conference.
  • Hotel and vendor staff will also be required to wear masks indoors for the duration of the conference in designated event space areas.


PRIVACY NOTICE
As a participant, whether as an attendee, guest, volunteer, or partner, you recognize that your participation, involvement, and/or attendance at any iConnections, meeting, fundraising event, or activity may result in some data collection, containing but not limited to: your name, email address, confirmation of vaccination status including a copy of your vaccination card, and daily no-contact temperature scanner readings. Your health data is captured on a secure third party, HIPPA compliant, mobile app. The data is not accessible by iConnections staff and is deleted after the conference. Any information sent to notify@iconnections.io alerting to a positive Covid diagnosis will only be used for contact tracing purposes and will remain confidential of any identifying elements such as name, email, company, etc.

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iConnections Global Alternative Investment Conference

iConnections welcomes you to our Global Alternatives Investment Conference for managers and allocators — an in-person event that brings together the industry’s leading names in one place.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach January 24 – 27, 2022