Safety & Preparation for the CALED Conference

On behalf of the CALED leadership and staff, we can’t say strongly enough that your health and peace of mind are important to us. At this time, the CALED conference is moving forward and we would like share with you the steps we are taking to address concerns raised by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Before You Get Here:

  • If you are experiencing acute respiratory illness symptoms, we encourage you to stay home.
  • We understand flying is a concern for some. If you are traveling from a destination greater than 300 miles from Sacramento and choose to drive instead of fly, CALED will reimburse your organization up to $250 to help defray the cost of driving. Please contact Laura@caled.org to find out more.
  • If you are not comfortable traveling or your employer has travel restrictions that will keep you from attending, please see our refund policy at the bottom of the page to cancel your registration.

On Site:

  • The conference is a “No/low Contact” event.
    • There will be green stickers available at registration that you can place in a visible spot on your nametag for those of you that are comfortable with shaking hands and hugging.  If you don’t see the green sticker, a head nod or warm smile is the preferred greeting.
    • Session doors will remain open, minimizing the need to touch handles.
    • Seats in breakout rooms will be reduced to allow for more personal space for attendees
    • General session tables will have less seats and be spaced out to allow for more personal space as well.
  • The hotel is helping by:
    • Providing sanitizers in the public areas of the spaces.
    • Providing additional staff to serve buffet lines in an extra effort to keep less spread of germs.
    • Following all guidelines in regards to sanitation chemicals they use from Ecolab that are effective against viruses.
    • Requiring their team to follow guidance on hand washing, cleanliness, etc.

Addressing the Coronavirus from an Economic Developer’s Perspective

One of the benefits of gathering in a few weeks is that we can talk about how you all can support your communities and businesses that are impacted by the threat of virus outbreak as well. We are pleased to share that we have two presenters that will partner to present best practices and tips for how you can address this as well. Jesse Torres and Anatalio Ubalde will lead this discussion/presentation.

CALED is actively monitoring Sacramento Countystate and federal guidance to see if there is a change regarding public events and will keep you informed if there is.