Cancellation & Covid Protocols
The health and safety of all BetterInvesting National Convention (BINC) attendees, staff, volunteers, and hotel employees continues to be a top priority. As we look forward to our first in-person BINC since 2019, we are dutifully monitoring all CDC guidelines and best practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to follow the applicate CDC guidelines and create a healthy environment during your attendance at BetterInvesting’s 70th National Convention, BINC 2022.
For all unvaccinated attendees and staff, for the virus that causes COVID-19, we will require proof of a negative viral test 1 -2 days before BINC, before allowing an attendee to enter the event. Fully vaccinated attendees and staff are exempt from this screening testing requirement; however, fully vaccinated individuals will need to provide proof of vaccination before entering the event. Our safety protocols are based upon CDC guidance. They may change based on evolving guidelines from health and safety experts and government authorities. You will receive a notification prior to 2022 BINC with any updates to these protocols. This convention is open to all invitees and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.
Unvaccinated attendees and staff need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be within 48 hours of event.
- Can provide a physical or digital record from the testing site of the results including the date of the test (the test can be PCR, NAAT or antigen).
- Can provide a negative self-test within 48 hours of the event that includes a telehealth provider that observes sample collection and testing procedures, confirms the test results, and issues a report. The BetterInvesting personnel/volunteers must be able to confirm that the report is for the person registering for the event.
- Here are some helpful links for unvaccinated attendees who arrive in Dallas without a negative test yet:
This convention is open to all invitees and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.
Refunds will be offered for tickets purchased prior to May 1, 2022
Registration Cancellations MUST be received in writing by 5/1/2022. All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. NO refunds will be made after May 1, 2022. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your cancellation.
Stay at home if you’re ill or symptomatic
Refunds or exchanges will be available for attendees who cannot attend BINC due to COVID-19 related issues.
Can I receive a refund if I can’t attend BINC 2022 because of a positive test?
Yes, refunds will be available for those who receive a positive test, or for those who have been exposed and are waiting for test results. Please contact BetterInvesting member services for instruction at email@example.com or 877-275-6242.
Masks are optional.
How long will this policy be in effect?
This policy will be in effect until further notice. BetterInvesting will evaluate the policy on a regular basis as CDC guidance and local conditions evolve.
Does this policy apply to your employees, volunteers, and hotel staff?
All BetterInvesting employees, volunteers and hotel staff are required to follow the CDC guidelines.
What is the Westin Park Central Hotel by Marriott doing to address BINC attendee’s welfare?
Marriott has implemented significant operational changes to ensure patron safety. Details of Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” can be found at headpieces://whattoexpect.Marriott.com/dalwi.
What is acceptable proof of vaccination?
Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
- Physical vaccination card
- Copy of vaccination card
- Photo of vaccination card visibly showing the entire front of the card with date(s) of vaccination and individual's name that matches the patron’s ID.
- Proof of vaccination must accompany a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID, or school ID if the patron is under 18.
BetterInvesting is exploring options for vaccine and testing validation but has not identified a solution at this time.
I’ve had COVID-19. Do I still need to be tested or obtain a vaccine?
Everyone entering BINC will need to provide proof of vaccine or negative test.
Will there be separate sections for vaccinated vs. unvaccinated attendees?
There will not be separate sections for people based on vaccination status.
Do I need to show my vaccine card every day?
Once you have registered and have been verified there will be no need to show your vaccine card daily.
Attendees with accessibility questions or who require additional assistance related to the BINC’s COVID-19 protocols may email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-275-6242.