Health & Safety Protocols

ADED and NMEDA are excited  to welcome you to Columbus for our inaugural co-located conferences and Auto Mobility Expo. Your safety is our highest concern. We want to share some information about safety during this in-person event and will continue to update you as current and updated information becomes available. Our information and guidance is fluid based on the CDC guidelines, state and local mandates, and facility protocols and procedures.

According to the CDC guidelines, we are recommending that all participants wear a mask during the show, while indoors. All facilities staff will be wearing masks.

We will also have social distance preference badge ribbons available at all registration counters, so you can let others know your level of comfort while together:

Red = Keeping my distance with a smile and a wave,
Yellow = OK with talking at a distance but no touching,
GreenComfortable with handshakes or hugs.

There will be hand sanitizer available outside every room at the convention center which is where all our conference events are happening. Our events have ample seating capacity, so all attendees are welcome to space themselves out to their desired comfort level.

The CDC recommends: “If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant, and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in area of substantial or high transmission.” You can track transmission levels for Franklin County, Ohio here:

Not vaccinated? You can find a vaccination center here:

We are in regular contact with the staff at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Columbus, and the Hilton to verify that policies ensuring the safety and wellbeing of guests are in place.  Below are links to each venue’s protocols, but in a nutshell:

Should you have any questions, please reach out to us.

UPDATED: 8/18/21