What to Expect at EWRI 2022 Congress
Q. What COVID-19 safeguards is ASCE putting into place to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus?
A. A complete listing can be found on the health and safety page.
Q. Is ASCE requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test?
A. Yes. ASCE will be partnering with third-party vendor CLEAR Health Pass to validate that each participant has filed the appropriate documentation to attend. Please visit the health and safety page for instructions on how to download the CLEAR Health Pass app and securely upload your documentation to the affiliated conference.
To be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 means that you have cleared the two-week waiting period after receiving your vaccine (or second dose of a two-dose vaccine). This means you will need to have had your last vaccine administered no later than Friday, May 22, 2022. Attendees who do not comply with this requirement and provide documentation will not be admitted.
Q. How does an international attendee submit their vaccination or negative PCR COVID-19 test?
A. Unfortunately, CLEAR Health Pass is not equipped to receive international submissions. Please print out your vaccination or proof of negative PCR or antigen test, and present it to the conference registration staff on-site at the conference.
Q. What if I need to claim a medical exemption or religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccination?
A. You still will need to provide documentation of a negative PCR or antigen test taken 72 hours prior to arrival. Attendees who do not comply with this requirement and provide documentation will not be admitted.
Q. What is the face-mask policy while attending the conference?
A. Masks are optional during the event.
Q. Will I be able to register on-site?
A. No. We are striving for a contactless registration process, and pre-registration will be required.
Q. What time zone is the conference website in?
A. The conference website is in Eastern Daylight Time. The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States which also is in the Eastern Time Zone.
Q. Will we get Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for the conference?
A. PDH’s will be awarded (approximately 30 days after the conference) for every 0.5 or 1.0 hour of educational content that you participate in during the scheduled date and time of the session.
We will provide a manual PDH tracking form to keep track of which sessions you attended. You do not need to submit this form to EWRI, it is only a tracking method for your personal records. You can claim the PDH hours 30 days after the conference ends when the PDH email announcement is sent.
Q. When can we access the published conference proceedings?
A. Instructions will be emailed to all conference attendees in June 2022. The instructions will contain a token that must be used to claim the proceedings before it expires.
Q. Can ASCE provide financial assistance to cover my conference registration and/or my travel costs?
A. ASCE does not provide financial assistance to cover these items. Information regarding the Student Activities Reimbursement Fund (StAR) is available on the registration page and must be applied for by October 1, 2021.
Q. How do I apply for an international visa?
A. Please refer to the information page for international travelers.