COVID-19 policy

COVID-19 policy for A’22 attendees

All A’22 attendees must provide proof of vaccination or negative test before picking up their conference badge in Chicago. AIA will accept proof of:

    1. Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination per CDC guidelines. This includes all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. (Any WHO-approved vaccine will be accepted.)


      Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at or after 9am CT on Tuesday, June 21. Both PCR and over-the-counter antigen tests will be accepted.

    2. Complete a health attestation form at conference badge pick-up.

Although masks are not required, we encourage attendees to wear a mask if they choose.

Vaccine or negative test verification process

AIA is partnering with the HIPAA-compliant service CrowdPass to verify vaccines and negative tests. Attendees who are uploading proof of vaccination can complete verification now. Since verification can take up to 12 hours during busy times and affects when attendees can pick up their conference badge, AIA recommends completing the process as soon as possible to avoid delays on-site in Chicago.

Upload proof of vaccination now >

Upload negative test result >

CrowdPass instructions

Have your vaccination card or test results on hand (or a copy/photo of it saved on your computer). CrowdPass accepts .png, .jpg, .jpeg, and .pdf files.

  • Visit the A’22 event page onCrowdPass and click the “register” button.
  • Create an account.
  • Select your method of verification (vaccinated or negative COVID-19 test).
    • If vaccinated, fill in the information from your vaccination card. Take or upload a photo of your vaccination card and click “submit.”
    • If submitting test results from a test administered Tuesday, June 21, at or after 9am CT, take or upload a photo of your test results and click “submit.” Do not bring your test to McCormick Place.
  • Monitor your inbox for a confirmation email from CrowdPass. Check your junk or spam folder if you do not receive this message. Log in to CrowdPass to check your approval status at any time.
  • Bring your CrowdPass confirmation with the green checkmark to registration at McCormick Place or the Sheraton Grand.

If you do not receive a confirmation after 12 hours, have a special situation (such as a nonstandard vaccination card) and need assistance, or have technical issues, please email CrowdPass.

On-site verification

Attendees who are unable to use CrowdPass can verify their vaccination status or negative test results on-site. However, this process must be completed at the Health Screening Check Point at McCormick Place or the Sheraton Grand before proceeding to registration for conference badge pick up.

Please allow additional time for this option.

Picking up attendee conference badges

Before proceeding to registration to pick up a conference badge, all attendees must have their CrowdPass confirmation or their temporary verification card from manually verifying on-site at an A’22 Health Screening Check Point.

A line checker will review attendee CrowdPass confirmations or temporary verification cards in registration lines.

At registration all attendees must:

  • Sign the Health Attestation form on-site (Preview the form >)
  • Show their A’22 registration QR code or confirmation.


What is the earliest I can take a PCR or over-the-counter test?
9am CT on Tuesday, June 21.

Will AIA provide COVID-19 tests?
AIA is not providing COVID-19 tests. Here is a list of locations near McCormick Place where you can get an over-the-counter or PCR test.

Can I use an over-the-counter test?
Yes. AIA will accept either PCR or over-the-counter antigen tests. If you use an over-the-counter antigen test, take a photo of the results. Do not bring the actual test with you as proof of a negative test.

What’s the benefit to verifying my vaccination or negative test status in advance vs. on-site at the Health Screening Check Point?
You’ll save a lot of time! If you verify on-site, you’ll need to complete that process before you can pick up your conference badge at registration.

Where are the on-site Health Screening Check Points located?
McCormick Place South Building, Level 2.5
McCormick Place South Building, Grand Concourse, Level 3
Sheraton Grand, Lobby Level 3

What if I test positive while at A’22?
Self-quarantine per CDC guidelines. Do not go to the convention center. Then contact Karen Watson at (512) 781 5520 and notify close contacts—anyone who was within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

AIA will report positive test results to the Illinois Public Health Service as required by law. The identity of individuals who test positive will be kept confidential.

Are masks required?
No, though we encourage attendees to wear a mask if they choose.

Are guests required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test?