Do I have to be a member to attend the event?
Yes. In order to attend HARDI’s Annual Conference you must be a current member and have current dues.
What are the fees associated with the Annual Conference?
All attendees must pay for a registration fee that grants them access to the event at different levels. The booth program has an additional fee associated with the program which is in addition to the individual’s registration. Also, there is an additional fee associated with the solutions center if any eligible member wants to participate in that during the event.
What is included in the Full Executive Registration?
The full executive registration includes the opening reception, all general sessions, breakout sessions (unless otherwise indicated) and the closing reception/dinner. If you are a supplier or vendor and have purchased a booth space for the Booth Program you and other individuals from your company/brand participating will be granted access as well. If your organization or brand does not have a booth, you will not be granted access.
What is included with the One Day registration option?
The One Day registration is a registration option mainly for Suppliers and Service Vendors that have a booth space reserved in our Booth Program. These registrants are given access to all the sessions that take place on the day of the event they registered for including both general sessions and any breakout sessions (unless otherwise noted).
What is the difference between the Solutions Center and the Booth Program?
The Solutions Center is only open to Service Vendors, Marketing/Purchasing/Cooperatives and Affiliate members. The Solutions Center has hours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before and during the sessions throughout the conference hallways/foyers. The Booth Program is open to Suppliers and Service Vendors, Marketing/Purchasing/Cooperatives and Affiliate members and takes place in the afternoon on Sunday and Monday. HARDI holds no sessions during the hours that are scheduled for the Booth Program.
FAQ: COVID-19 In Georgia
Where can I find information on coronavirus in Georgia?
The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) is the state’s leading source of information for COVID-19 in Georgia. Check the GDPH website for the latest data on confirmed cases, testing, and guidance on mitigating the spread.
Where can I find information on coronavirus in Atlanta?
Visit the ATL Strong website. You may also sign up for the City of Atlanta’s COVID-19 text updates. Sign up by texting “ATLCOVID19” to 888777.
Are there any Georgia travel restrictions right now?
The state’s statewide shelter in place order expired April 30, and as of June 11, the shelter in place order expired for Georgians over the age of 65, unless they are medically fragile or fall into a category as described on page 6 of Executive Order 06.29.20.02 – Empowering a Healthy Georgia. However, Georgians are urged to stay home whenever possible. This order extends Georgia’s public health state of emergency through August 11, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
If you do leave your home, you are encouraged to follow GDPH and CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others from the disease.
Should I cancel my trip to Georgia?
With the situation continuing to evolve, Georgia encourages visitors traveling to and within the state to follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health, and local authorities.
- Travel health advisories: Visit the CDC website.
- Travel to or within Georgia: Please check travel alerts from your destination before your trip to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
Are masks required in Georgia?
All Georgia residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their home or place of residence, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. However, they are not required. You can check Georgia mask updates here.
What is currently open in Georgia?
As of April 30, Georgia’s shelter in place orders expired for the majority of Georgia businesses. However, businesses must continue to operate with the state’s social distancing, sanitation guidelines, and operational requirements to keep customers and employees safe.
- Starting July 1, live performance venues may reopen, subject to directives available here.
- Starting June 1, bars and nightclubs can reopen, subject to directives available here.
- On June 12, amusement park rides, traveling carnivals, water parks, circuses, and other temporary amusement rides can reopen, subject to directives available here.
- Banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues have new directives for operating that align with restaurants, available here.
If you’re planning to travel to or within Georgia, please check travel alerts from your destination before your trip to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
Can I still hold my event in Georgia?
As of April 30, Georgia’s shelter in place orders expired for the majority of Georgia businesses. However, businesses must continue to operate with the state’s social distancing, sanitation guidelines, and operational requirements to keep customers and employees safe. Banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues have new directives for operating.
The executive order continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is 6 feet between each person, outlines mandatory operating criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile. The order runs through 11:59 p.m. on July 31.