Here’s the message from Corinne McKay, President-Elect and conference interpreter:
Hello everyone! Please help us put the word out about our new badging policy at this year’s conference. To be admitted to breakfast, sessions, or any other conference events and activities, attendees *must* wear their badges. Most people do wear their badges already, but this year the temps will be checking for them in order to protect the integrity and security of our event and make sure that registered attendees get the benefits that they paid for. So for example if someone comes from Zumba straight to breakfast, they *must* have their badge with them in order to get breakfast. If you are attending the Job Fair or other after-hours events, you must display your badge.
What about guests? Attendees can bring a guest to the welcome reception by purchasing a guest ticket (sold onsite for $75). Anyone w ho attends conference meals or events other than the welcome reception must be registered for the conference and display a badge.
Note that this policy doesn’t apply to events that Divisions hold separately from the main conference events. Many of those events *do* allow guests by simply purchasing a ticket for that person. Check with the individual Division to make sure, but if you are bringing a guest and they want to attend events such as breakfast, sessions, Job Fair, etc., they must register for the conference.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions,