SC22 Rescinds COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Vaccination No Longer Required for Attendance
Planning a conference in a world of COVID-19 is challenging as we never know what the virus will do next. The SC22 Planning Committee has followed the science along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations, and integrated that information with the views and input of the HPC community. As vaccinations for this virus have significantly reduced serious illness, hospitalization, and death, the SC22 attendance policy was for all in-person attendees to be vaccinated.
Because Texas prohibits such requirements, going forward, all SC22 in-person attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, follow the CDC guidance, and to properly wear (covering nose, mouth and chin) a high-quality KN-95 or N-95 face mask while at SC22. SC22 will have a supply of KN-95 masks available to attendees during the conference.
Anyone who would like to modify or update their registration may do so by using the change/modify screens on the registration site.
Digital Experience & Mobile App Available
The custom-built Digital Experience option is available for those who are not attending the conference in person. The interface is easy-to-use and will include live-streaming as well as recording for on-demand viewing of nearly all conference events.
Based on feedback from the last two years, we have created a new platform that has been made more intuitive, enabling participants to easily access the preponderance of lectures, panels, exhibitor sessions, tutorials, and showcases taking place throughout the conference. For Digital Experience attendees to benefit from automatic closed captioning, the content will be live-streamed with a 12- to 15-second delay.
The SC22 mobile app is returning to the conference this year and will, among other things, allow you to virtually connect and network with other attendees.
You’ll be able to download the app from links on the Mobile App page closer to the conference.
SC22 Is the Place to Be No Matter How You Attend
We are confident SC22 will be terrific. All of the things that make SC a special experience will be happening. The technical program is nearly finalized, with the depth and breadth you’ve come to expect from an SC conference. For in-person attendees, more than 290 exhibitors have committed to be on the show floor in the exhibit hall, ready to share their latest offerings with you. And, as always, old and new friends are ready to share their experiences and help you solve your challenges or advance your career regardless of how you connect.
We look forward to seeing you in November, in person or through the Digital Experience!