A Safe SAAS NORTH Experience

We know that some of you may still be apprehensive about attending an event in-person. So, we wanted to address the elephant in the room and help you feel comfortable attending SAAS NORTH.

We want you to know that the safety of our community is our priority.
As leaders in the conference space, we’ve been keeping an eye on large events that have taken place as per regulations across Canada, including Redblacks games at TD Place, which have been the largest events in Ottawa since the start of the COVID-19.

Elsewhere, Lions & Whitecaps games have occurred for some time in Vancouver, which have had no outbreaks. Blue Jays games are happening and they’re thinking of increasing the capacity beyond 15,000 people. These are just a few encouraging examples that show that large events are safe when hosted properly.

Ontario has recently announced they’ll be easing capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required; which shows that large events are safe when hosted and organized properly, especially with an entirely vaccinated audience!
 
In fact, research is showing that attending a large in-person business event is safer than many daily activities and does not increase COVID-19 cases. 

According to scientific modeling by the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance and Epistemix, in-person business meetings pose a near-zero (0.001%) risk of COVID-19 transmission with proper safety protocols in place.

SAAS NORTH will operate with the following protocols in place:

Current Government Mandates Enforced (no exceptions)
- Proof of full vaccination required
- Mask required
- Capacity limits in venue

A Safe Venue Space
- Enhanced ventilation and air purifying system at Shaw Centre 
- Spacious rooms to allow for distancing
- Masks on-site for anyone who’s forgotten theirs
- Ample hand sanitizer
- All attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend SAAS NORTH

Minimized Touch Points 
- Touchless registration check-in systems
- Scannable badges for exchanging contacts instead of business cards

Food Options
- Individually pre-packaged meals or venue-serviced buffets

Badge Stickers To Display Your Comfort Level
- Let everyone know how comfortable you are interacting

💚 Green - Handshakes and/or hugs are okay 
💛 Yellow - Let's just fist bump
❤️️ Red - We'll just wave at each other

We are taking extra precautions, beyond those mandated by Public Health Authorities and The Shaw Centre to ensure our event is exceeding the health and safety expectations set locally. 


Buy Tickets With Confidence

We understand that you may need some extra flexibility this year. If, at any time, it is determined that the event will not take place in November 2021 due to health guidelines, you will automatically receive complimentary access to the next SAAS NORTH event or the option for a full refund. We are also offering a flexible cancellation policy for in-person ticket holders.

We look forward to welcoming you back to a well-organized, well-ventilated and fully vaccinated SAAS NORTH IRL!  

Sincerely,
The SAAS NORTH Team