Your Safety is Our Top Priority



IoB’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated September 22, 2021

To ensure maximum safety, IoB has instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for the Manufacturing X.0 South 2021 Event. Attendees will be asked to furnish proof of vaccination. Additional details on the vaccine policy will be provided upon registration. We feel it is our community duty to ensure IoB events are part of the COVID-19 solution to reopening safely.

Attendees that cannot participate because of this policy, or due to travel restrictions, are encouraged to participate using our highly praised virtual event platform. Our virtual events are designed to provide you with an in-person experience at your convenience, anywhere, anytime.

This policy may shift as the virus abates, but we feel strongly this is the right time and the correct protocol for IoB to reopen safely.



Mask Policy

What additional safety protocols will you be instituting onsite?

IoB will follow all local guidelines. Currently, this includes optional mask wearing and capacity limits.

Cleaning Protocols

Will IoB have increased cleaning protocols?

We will follow the guidelines as regulated by state and local governments.

Greeting fellow Attendees

How should we greet and meet our fellow attendees?

Please follow state and local guidelines as well as your personal comfort level.

Code Of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct

All in-person attendees must agree to IoB’s Code of Conduct.


NEWFlexible Registration Policy – Seamlessly switch between in-person and/or virtual

Select an in-person or virtual option, and you have the flexibility to switch your preferred event experience at any time leading up to the conference. Simply contact us, and we will either charge you the difference for upgrading to in-person or credit back the price for transferring to virtual. Our flexible registration is designed to take the uncertainties out of these uncertain times.


Frequently Asked Questions



In-Person Attendee:

What is IoB’s preparedness plan for returning to in-person events?
IoB is working closely with the conference facilities to ensure a safe conference environment. We are monitoring CDC updates as well as local government guidelines. As we get closer to the event dates, a full preparedness plan will be outlined based on the above guidance.

How will IoB be verifying vaccination of attendees?
We are partnering with a third party to confirm vaccination status for all of our onsite event attendees and staff. This partner will store all health data in a secure, HIPPA-compliant manner. You will not be asked to release any personal health data directly to IoB.

I’m from outside the United States, am I allowed to attend in person?
Please review the CDC’s guidelines on Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States

I’m coming from outside the United States, what is the policy to travel to/from my country to the destination of the conference?
If traveling internationally, check with the country of your destination’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for details about entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry. Review the CDC’s guidelines for International Travel During COVID-19 as well.

I need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before I return home. Where do I do that?
The CDC recommends visiting your state, tribal, local, and territorial health department’s website to find the latest local information on testing. The type of viral COVID-19 tests offered may differ by location.

Is it recommended to bring a laptop to the conference?
Yes, IoB is encouraging attendees to bring a laptop to maximize your experience over the course of the event.

Will IoB utilize temperature screening?
No, due to our mandatory vaccination policy, we will not be utilizing temperature screening.

Does my in-person conference registration include access to the virtual platform?
Yes. In-person registration includes access to the virtual event.

Does my attendance include access to the on-demand archive?
Yes. Your attendance includes access to the on-demand archive for one year from the end date of the conference.

Will there be an in-person and virtual exhibit hall?
Yes. We are currently planning an in-person as well as a virtual exhibition. Unfortunately, these plans can change, so we are asking that you check back for additional information as we get closer to the event dates.

Will speakers present in person during the event?
Yes, many speakers will be presenting in person. However, some presenters will be presenting using our virtual platform for all attendees to view, whether attending in person or virtual.



Virtual Attendee:

When will I receive access to the virtual platform?
Sponsors and exhibitors will receive access two weeks prior to the conference. All other attendees will receive access one week prior to the event start date.

Does my attendance include access to the on-demand archive?
Yes. Your attendance includes access to the on-demand version for one year from the end date of the conference.

Will there be an in-person and virtual exhibit hall?
Yes. We are excited to announce we are currently planning an in-person as well as a virtual exhibition. Unfortunately, these plans can change. Therefore, we ask that you check back for additional information as we get closer to the event dates.

How is networking going to be facilitated?
IoB has invested in an intuitive event app to enable seamless 1-on-1 networking opportunities between virtual and in-person participants. Search and filter comprehensive profiles to find participants with similar interests and goals or simply focus on your recommended networking connections, provided by IoB’s exclusive matchmaking algorithm. Enjoy centralized online and physical meeting locations, and a private meeting scheduler. Access to the most relevant professional connections has never been easier.