Your Health and Safety Are Core to #LMA21

After more than a year of waiting, we are excited to see you in person at the LMA Annual Conference. But let’s also be practical — we’re watching the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance carefully in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and realigning our health and safety measures on an ongoing basis.

We care about you, our members, and there is a new requirement we need to put in place for our collective safety.

Requirement for In-Person Attendance

For public health and safety reasons, everyone attending LMA 2021 in person is required to comply with all health, safety and distancing guidelines, including:

  • to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving onsite and
  • to wear masks while indoors at #LMA21.

These rules apply to all in-person attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and LMA staff, regardless of your registration date. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact

LMA is at its best when our community bands together — whether that’s sharing advice and best practices or looking out for the well-being of others. Thanks for taking the time to understand our expectations to make this the safest event possible. We can’t wait to see you!

Here are some additional informational areas for your reference:

We will be updating this page on an ongoing basis based on the latest from local authorities and CDC guidelines.


What You Can Expect in Our Conference Space

  • Regardless of vaccination status, LMA is requesting that all attendees wear a mask while indoors
  • A new approach to the agenda, allowing for less congestion at key time periods
  • Large, open education rooms, theatres and the LMA Marketplace with high ceilings
  • Distanced seating in those education rooms and theatres
  • Easy and readily available access to LMA-specific outdoor space to be able to step away when you want to
  • A dedication to crowd density and social distancing measures
  • Widespread availability of hand sanitizer and masks


What You Can Expect in Your Hotel Room at The Diplomat

The Diplomat is committed to providing you peace of mind when you stay at their resort. As part of the Hilton family, The Diplomat upholds the cleaning standards detailed in the Hilton CleanStay program, such as:

*Housekeeping and cleaning procedures are subject to change. Please refer to The Diplomat website and/or the Hilton CleanStay web pages for the most up-to-date information.


Travel Recommendations From the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a checklist of standard protocols to follow while traveling to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Wear a face covering in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes

Visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.


Health and Safety-Related FAQs

We understand that not having a definitive answer for what the future holds can be unnerving and challenging to plan. While we are constantly updating our health and safety protocols, we are 100% committed to holding the 2021 LMA Annual Conference in person at The Diplomat this October.

Visit the FAQs page for more information


*Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates. Last updated on 10/1/2021.