Heading to Vegas for CES 2022? Download the CLEAR Health Pass to prove your vaccination status
CES 2022 is the first major vaccine verification test for in-person tech events.
You can’t miss the green banner that appears at the top of every page of the CES 2022 website: “You MUST be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to collect a badge and gain access to CES in person in Las Vegas.” CTA is also asking in-person attendees to take a self-test 24 hours before leaving for the event and 24 hours after arriving.
The CTA announced on December 31 that the show would officially end at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 7, instead of the previously scheduled closing on Saturday, January 8.
In September, Salesforce required the few in-person Dreamforce 2021 attendees to show proof of vaccination to attend the event, but CES 2022 will be one of the first large-scale events to do so. Alla Valente, a senior analyst at Forrester, said CTA’s decision to require vaccination reflects a trend she has seen among many of her clients.
“Forrester customers we speak with are choosing to follow the science and require proof of vaccination for all employees, whether those employees work in an office or from home,” she said.
Operational details vary, from educational efforts on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine to incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated to vaccine verification.