Attendees of the CLA, RISE, and CPDA Regulatory Conference are required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination before entering the meeting venue. The only exemption to this policy is for religious or medical reasons. When this occurs, specific health protocols must be followed which may include wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing. We also ask that attendees who can not provide proof of vaccination provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting. All attendees must also comply with any federal and local COVID-19 measures required at the time of the event. 


CLA, RISE, and CPDA ask that meeting registrants submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination during or after the online registration process via our event registration platform. This information will not be stored post-event. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms and best practices, please click here. If you had close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should get tested 5-7 days after exposure, even if you do not have symptoms. If you display symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days of the conference, do not attend.  Attendees that cancel their registration due to COVID-19 will be eligible to recover 90% of their registration cost.


We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we look forward to hosting a successful in-person conference! For further information regarding this policy please contact Mano Basu or Katie Stump.


Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the CropLife America (CLA), RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), and Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA)  Regulatory Conference (“Event”) at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC (“Hotel”). Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless CLA, RISE, and CPDA (collectively the “Associations”), its employees, members, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. 

Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the Event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Association, its employees, members, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the Event. 

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the attendee’s attendance at the Event, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by the Associations and the Hotel, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, to protect as much as possible, the health and safety of all Event attendees.