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Updated: August 18
DesignCon will be organized in accordance with Informa's AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world's leading events' organizer, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
Placing your safety at the heart of our events
When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experience. All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events will follow the ten Informa AllSecure priority commitments.
Updated: May 11
As our communities move forward amid the developments of COVID-19, the events, travel, and hospitality industries are mobilizing around enhanced safety regarding outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. We are working diligently with our venues to adhere to health and government guidelines that ensure our organized gatherings continue to be as safe as possible.
We’re proud to be taking an important step forward in demonstrating compliance with health and government operating procedures as the economy reopens. Please refer to our website over the coming weeks for detailed plans.
Updated: April 29
Understanding the CARES Act
We at the DesignCon event understand the federal shutdown of non-essential operations currently in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 has many businesses experiencing economic stress. To support our community and simplify the process of securing financial support, we’ve developed a CARES Act FAQ that breaks down the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and provisions of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus that lawmakers approved in March 2020.
The initial $360 billion allocated for small businesses was depleted in a matter of weeks, helping more than 1.6 million businesses remain in operation. On April 23, 2020, the House of Representatives approved a bill to replenish the program with $484 billion—$310 billion of which is apportioned to support small businesses, broken down between two types of loans, PPP, and EIDL.
We are dedicated to supporting our community throughout this challenging time. Please refer to the FAQ for the most up to date information pertaining to COVID-19 and economic relief.
Please note, we do not claim to be experts on the CARES Act; the FAQ was developed to the best of our ability with the resources available. We at the DesignCon event strongly urge all businesses and individuals interested in securing a loan as a part of the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) to consult our “Resource Center” found at the bottom of the FAQ to fully understand how a loan, if eligible, would impact your unique business.
Updated: April 1
Informa, the organizer of this event, is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 and its effects. The health and safety of our customers, colleagues, and partners are always our top priority. As such, we're following all safety advice and precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Please be assured that we are staying up to date on official guidance from governments and international authorities. We are proceeding as planned to hold a safe and successful event January 26–28, 2021 in Santa Clara, CA. However, if plans change for any reason, we will inform our attendees, exhibitors, and partners, as well as update this section of the website.