From the start, we have committed to hosting a convention that would help protect our attendees from the spread of COVID while staying true to the traditions that makes Texas Cyber Summit Educational, Fun and Memorable. As the number of COVID related cases continues to climb, it becomes clear that we need to update our health and safety protocols in order to keep that commitment. With the Delta and MU variants causing more COVID-19 cases worldwide, including “breakthrough” infections of vaccinated individuals, we must make changes to our COVID protocols including requiring all attendees who attend the live convention to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID [PCR] test taken within 48 hours of arrival before entering the convention. You will be required to wear a mask* at all times on the convention floor, and conference and training rooms.
Additionally, we have added many FAQs below addressing questions we have received from attendees, including details around the mask mandate and anticipated questions with today’s announcement. We encourage you take the time to review each of these to help you prepare for Texas Cyber Summit 2021.
We have reviewed Texas SB968 and it does not apply to private events, Do not attempt to use this to avoid following the rules of the conference, you will be ejected.
Thank you again for your patience and support.
We want to thank everyone for your patience as we worked through these details and in doing so built an amazing training event to bring to our Texas Cyber Summit Con family. These last few months have seen many changes as it relates to the pandemic and recommendations from experts around the world, many even in the last week. In response, we’ve adopted a number of health and safety protocols designed to help reduce the spread of COVID while making the convention educational, fun and memorable for all attendees. We will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures and follow the guidance of public health officials in order to keep the convention as safe as possible for those who choose to attend in person.
For those who want to stay home, we have the Texas Cyber Summit Virtual Experience, featuring a completely separate event with exclusive programming just for the platform from our amazing learning tracks to our incredible speakers. For those who missed it, last year’s virtual version of TCS Virtual was unbelievable, with multiple streaming channels across three different platforms. Like the live convention, this year’s virtual convention will be packed with the same learning opportunities, goodness and many opportunities to connect and interact on our social platforms, all of which we know will make you happy.
Because of our amazing attendees, we often get asked what you can do to help the convention. Outside of lending your support and love during this difficult time, which we seriously can’t thank you enough for, we encourage anyone who can be vaccinated, to take the step to protect yourself and your community. Additionally, we ask that you take responsibility to maintain your health by following CDC guidelines, as we will be doing and enforcing.
The very best part of Texas Cyber Summit is the community. We know that you have each other’s backs, that you care for your fellow attendee, and that you will follow the rules because it’s the right thing to do. We trust you to make good decisions and look forward to welcoming you home.
We’ve committed to answering questions about how Texas Cyber Summit will look different this year. Below is a rather lengthy list of changes that we have put in place to deliver on a quality of the Texas Cyber Summit experience while taking important steps to keep our guests, attendees, members and staff safe.
Hold-Harmless: As like with most events, we are not responsible for your safety, security, health, welfare or well-being, we are not and can not be held responsible if you get hurt, sick or die, or if you contract an illness, get hurt or die at the event or any other item that may cause you harm – we are NOT responsible for you – YOU are responsible for you !
Face masks and reduced attendance
Room Capacity, Including Academy Learning Spaces
Traffic Flow, Congestion, and Personal Distancing