FENCETECH 2021 announcement (12/22/2020)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be meeting in Nashville this February. Please see the FENCETECH homepage for more information.
FENCETECH 2021 Health & Safety
General Health Disclosure
The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority as we prepare for FENCETECH 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Our team has been working diligently alongside the City of Nashville to ensure a safe environment for all attendees. FENCETECH 2021 will apply and adhere to guidelines and standards set by federal, state and local agencies and venues.
To better protect the health of our employees and the community, some changes are now in effect with many Metro Public Health Department programs. Please visit the following websites for more relevant information regarding COVID-19 and Nashville, TN:
- Visit Music City’s COVID-19 Information
- Good to Go (Music City’s hospitality safety program to help Nashville residents and visitors easily identify businesses in every industry that are committed to your health and safety.)
- Metropolitan Government of Nashville COVID-19 Response
Music City Center (the primary FENCETECH venue) has created a document describing how they are Creating Safe Noteworthy Experiences.
Please read each hotel’s/hotel brand’s response to COVID-19 and the procedures they have implemented for your stay:
- Omni Nashville Hotel
- Omni Nashville Hotel Updated Policies & Services for COVID-19
- Omni Hotels & Resorts Safe & Clean program
- Renaissance Nashville Hotel
- Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown
- Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown/Convention Center
- Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown Conference Center
COVID-19 information for transportation into and around Nashville.
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Nashville International Airport Addresses COVID-19
General Safety Info
Be Safe in Nashville
FENCETECH is a great event to network, learn and enjoy the host city. We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe experience, so here are some tips and information to help you plan and stay safe during the conference:
1. Ask for help
Have a question at any point? Look for someone in a uniform that you can trust: a police office, hotel employee or convention center employee.
2. Your conference badge
Remove your conference badge when you are outside of the Music City Center or an official conference event. Wearing your conference badge while walking from your hotel to the convention center automatically identifies you as a visitor.
3. Remain aware of your surroundings
It is easy to enjoy the sights and views of a new place, but be sure to keep an eye opened for any potential hazards. Watch as you step off curbs, look both ways before crossing a street and be on the lookout for anything that looks out of place.
4. Your hotel room
If someone knocks on your hotel room, ask to see an ID through the peephole before you open the door. Call the front desk to verify that an authorized employee is at your door. Put any valuables in a provided hotel safe. Use the deadbolt whenever you are in your room.
5. Backup identification
In addition to guarding your valuables, take a photo of your identification and email it to yourself, just in case your original goes missing during the trip.
6. Know where you are going
If you are unsure of where you are going, ask a hotel or convention center employee for directions. Take the shortest, most direct route, but also make sure it is well-lit, if you are walking at night.
7. Identify emergency exits
When you arrive in your hotel room or a conference meeting room, identify your closest emergency exit. From your hotel room, do you turn left or right to the nearest emergency exit? In a meeting room, is the closest emergency exit the door you entered through or is there another door closer to your seat? Remember, the closest usable exit may be behind you.
8. Use the buddy system
Walk with a friend or a group to your next event. Or let your friend know when you leave your current location and when you are expected at the meeting point.
9. In an emergency?
Do not hesitate to call 911, if it is an emergency. If you have a question in a hotel, reach out to the front desk or ask another employee. If in the convention center, look for a uniformed employee or guard. If you have an injury, get first aid treatment and file a report.
10. Know your limit
If you are drinking alcohol, remember that excessive consumption reduces inhibitions and impairs your capacity to reason.