FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Are you really going to have an in-person conference in 2021??
We are cautiously optimistic about hosting an in-person meeting in Boise in October, 2021. The organizing committee and the RRF board of directors have done extensive research and deliberation on this issue. We feel confident that we can host a safe and memorable conference in October. We have also explored every alternative to hosting an in-person meeting, including a long list of options for hybrid meetings. Ultimately the RRF board of directors made the decision to hold a hybrid meeting in which one day of the conference will be shared virtually (see below). This option will allow RRF to fulfill it’s mission of delivering a high quality conference to the greatest number of people possible across the world.
Q: What options are available to participate in the RRF conference this year?
In-person: Join us for an in-person conference in Boise, Idaho. Registration fees include evening social events and you have the opportunity to sign up for additional training workshops and field trips.
Virtual:One day of the conference scientific program will be recorded and made available to all registrants. Those unable to attend in person will need to register online and pay a registration fee.
Q: What precautions will be in place to ensure the safety of conference attendees?
The Raptor Research Foundation has a policy that all attendees, event staff, volunteers, and vendors will be required to follow US Center for Disease Control guidelines, requiring mask wearing and social distancing (of no less than 2 m) during the entire conference.
The conference will be held at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise. The facility has adopted extensive protocols to provide a safe environment for conference attendees. Following Idaho state guidelines, the Boise Centre currently allows up to 50 people in a meeting room. Furthermore, in 2021 the Boise Centre received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation.
Q: Do I have to be vaccinated for covid-19 before I can attend the conference?
RRF cannot require vaccinations nor ask for personal health records of attendees. We highly encourage participants to be vaccinated.
Q: How do I change or cancel my registration?
Contact email@example.com to modify your registration (i.e. adding a guest, changing field trip options, or cancelling)