Conference Policies

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Conference Policies

The Dance/USA 2023 Conference will provide opportunities for attendees to connect with creative workers and dance professionals from across the dance ecosystem, learn from leaders and experts in the field, engage in meaningful conversations, and find fresh solutions to shared problems in real time. This page includes information about Conference Health and Safety Protocols and our Code of Conduct. 

Health and Safety Protocols for the 2023 Conference

The health and safety of all in-person attendees is of great importance to Dance/USA. Prior to any in-person event, we strongly recommend that all eligible attendees receive the most updated COVID-19 vaccines and boosters per current CDC guidance. Attendees should engage in social events to the extent of their own comfort in doing so and should recognize that there are inherent risks when traveling to and participating in in-person events.

For Dance/USA’s 2023 Conference June 13-16 in Atlanta, Georgia, we highly recommend attendees are fully vaccinated; however, being vaccinated is not required for attendance.

To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses, a high-quality mask is required in all convening spaces. For catered events and coffee service, where eating and drinking will take place, masks are optional. We ask that your mask remain on when you are not actively eating and drinking. Dance/USA defines a high-quality mask as one that comfortably and closely fits on your face without any gaps—especially around the edges and nose.

The entire Dance/USA team is fully vaccinated, will be tested daily for the duration of the in-person event, and will continue to wear masks for your protection. All speakers and volunteers will be tested on the days they are involved in the event. Speakers will only unmask for the duration of their presentations, should they choose to do so.

If you do not feel well, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 7 days, and/or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 7 days, please take care of yourself and stay home.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms while at our event, test yourself. We recommend packing at home rapid tests. If you test positive, please do not return to any events. Caring for the collective health and safety of everyone in attendance at an in-person event and mitigating risk is highly imperative, so please notify us of your positive test result at Your identity will be kept confidential.

Should a positive case be detected during our event, attendees will be notified. Scheduled sessions and events will continue to take place as possible, but attendees should take appropriate precautions that prioritize their individual health and safety.

We deeply appreciate your adherence with these protocols to prioritize the well-being of everyone in our community. We are thrilled to be able to convene in-person and look forward to connecting with you soon!

Dance/USA closely monitors the CDC’s travel guidelines as well as state and city guidelines. These protocols may be revised, at any time, as Dance/USA deems appropriate or advisable based on local or national conditions. For the Conference in June, learn about our partner hotel’s care and cleanliness policies.

If you have any COVID-19 protocol questions or need assistance, please email

Cancellation and refund requests for the 2023 Conference must be submitted, in writing, by email to by May 5, 2023. A $75 cancellation fee will apply to each individual registration. For example, If you are registering your team, a $75 fee will apply to each team member registered. Online registration fees will not be refunded after May 5, 2023.

Code of Conduct

Dance/USA is dedicated to making all members of the dance community feel welcome and safe during all of our programming, whether in person or virtual. Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing, and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. We encourage creative workers and dance professionals attending Dance/USA events and programs to be sensitive to and aware of issues related to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience for ALL involved in Dance/USA programming. This includes but is not limited to members of the Dance/USA team, Dance/USA Board, those apart of our member community, program participants and host venue. Harassment or offensive behavior (which may include slurs, epithets, sexual advances, discrimination, demeaning comments, exclusion from participation, comments on appearance or disability and threats) will not be tolerated. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel your safety is at risk, or you bear witness to harassment or offensive behavior, please immediately visit the registration table or seek out a member of the Dance/USA team. Dance/USA will investigate all incidents reported with discretion, confidentiality, and urgency. Dance/USA reserves the right to revoke, without refund, access to all future programming and/or access to Dance/USA’s member community.

We invite you to participate in our programming with an open-mind, integrity, honesty, curiosity, and respect.

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