Event Updates Regarding COVID-19

AFCEA International is closely following developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are adhering to all government guidelines, timeframes and standards, and we are adjusting our event schedules to align for both compliance and safety. Our updated events schedule can be found here.

For details regarding specific AFCEA International headquarter event postponements, please refer to the website for each event.

The most up-to-date information for AFCEA International chapter events can be found on the chapter or chapter event website or the AFCEA calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions for AFCEA Events

When will the decision be made to postpone and/or cancel any AFCEA event?
We will be adhering to relevant government decisions and mandates as they become known. All updates to event status will be immediately posted on the event website. Please continue to check the AFCEA calendar of events.

Is there an option to attend events virtually?
AFCEA has transitioned some events to virtual and is continuing to adjust schedules and look at options to continue to serve our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees in the most appropriate way. Please continue to check the AFCEA calendar of events for updated information.

If the event is postponed and/or canceled by AFCEA, what will happen to registration fees paid?
If the event is postponed, we will offer all registrants the opportunity to transfer registration fees to the rescheduled event. If the event is canceled, we will refund all registration fees.

If the event is postponed and/or canceled by AFCEA, what will happen to exhibitor fees paid?
If the event is postponed, we will offer all exhibitors the opportunity to transfer exhibitor fees to the rescheduled event. If the event is canceled by AFCEA, we will offer all exhibitors a credit of the full amount paid for the exhibit to be applied to any of the following: a future AFCEA Headquarters event, AFCEA Corporate membership dues, SIGNAL Media products and/or a donation to the AFCEA Educational Foundation. All credits must be used within 12 months from the time of the canceled event.

If the event is postponed and/or canceled by AFCEA, what will happen to sponsor fees paid?
If the event is postponed, we will offer all sponsors the opportunity to transfer sponsorship to the rescheduled event. If the event is canceled by AFCEA, we will offer all sponsors a credit of the full amount paid for the sponsorship to be applied to any of the following: a future AFCEA Headquarters event, AFCEA Corporate membership dues, SIGNAL Media products and/or a donation to the AFCEA Education Foundation. All credits must be used within 12 months from the time of the canceled event.

If I am unable to sponsor or exhibit at an event for any reason other than a government decision (national, regional, or local), will I be able to receive a refund?
AFCEA will adhere to the terms of contracts as signed.

If I am unable to sponsor or exhibit at an event because of a government decision (national, regional, or local), will I be able to receive a refund?
AFCEA will offer sponsors or exhibitors a credit of the full amount paid to be applied to any of the following: a future AFCEA Headquarters event, AFCEA Corporate membership dues, SIGNAL Media products and/or a donation to the AFCEA Education Foundation. All credits must be used within 12 months from the time of the canceled event.

What safety precautions are AFCEA and the venue taking on event sites?
AFCEA International has made the health and safety of our members, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees as our top priority. We will be implementing all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by WHO, CDC, and state and local health authorities.

When in-person events resume, attendees and exhibitors will see heightened levels of cleanliness and onsite accommodations to encourage all show participants to take common-sense precautions following CDC guidelines. AFCEA International will also work with all event service providers to ensure they take appropriate protective measures and provide up-to-date information for staff and partners. Additionally, AFCEA International will work with all event service providers to ensure that adequate additional precautionary measures are in place, including increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched objects; posting informational signage; and maintaining communication with local health agencies.