Health and Safety

The safety of our attendees, speakers, team members, and partners is extremely important to us. We are committed to following the health and safety measures in accordance with in-person event guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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COVID-19 Attendance Policy

Please be aware that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists anywhere other people are present. Any person who chooses to travel to and/or participate in this conference:

  1. acknowledges that they are aware of the inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus while attending the conference;
  2. recognizes that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death;
  3. assumes all risks arising from their decision to attend, including but not limited to infection from other vaccinated or unvaccinated participants, hotel staff, hotel guests, or other persons; and
  4. waives liability against the Center for Self-Determination Theory, its officers, employees, agenda, contacts and volunteers for any loss, damages, or suffering related to exposure to COVID-19.


COVID-19 Vaccinations  

The SDT2023 organizing leadership strongly encourages all participants at the 8th International Self-Determination Theory Conference, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The CDC updated their Vaccines website to indicate the status of "Fully Vaccinated" and "Up To Date."  We also encourage all attendees who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Booster in addition to being fully vaccinated. 


Ongoing Planning

We will continue to develop onsite protocols for seating, signage, meals, and other events during the 2023 SDT Conference. More information will be posted here as we prepare for the conference. We look forward to welcoming you to Orlando.

Updated 10/28/22