What COVID-19 safety precautions will be implemented during the event?

  • Protective masks will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Participants who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear an appropriate face covering at all times.
  • Chairs in each meeting room will be spaced six feet apart
  • The schedule includes 30 minutes between sessions to allow time for sanitizing each meeting room

What if some of the sessions I need are virtual, but I attend the conference in Hot Springs?

There will be designated space at the Hot Springs Convention Center to sit and watch a virtual session. Participants would need to bring their own laptop and headphones.

Will virtual attendees be able to participate in the face-to-face sessions?

While virtual participants are not able to attend the face-to-face event, they can participate in the livestreamed sessions.

Will there be any lunch options onsite?

On-site lunch will be available for purchase at the convention center concession stand (view menu) or the Hotel Hot Springs restaurant (view menu).

Will PD credit be offered?

It is up to district discretion to provide professional development credit, as no certificates will be provided by the ADE.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Conference sessions will not be recorded; However, many presenters upload copies of their PowerPoint presentations to the online schedule.