Comments on: Are in-person events COVID safe? https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:13:56 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80635 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 19:13:56 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80635 In reply to Samme Allen.

Thank you, Samme. I agree that it would be good to replicate this work (hopefully after mitigating the deficiencies I noted) in other geographical regions. I looked at the numbers in the UK a few days ago, and the demographics and case rates seemed comparable to the U.S., but, of course, each region ultimately needs to be assessed individually. However, I think the current Epistemix model’s flaws are significant wherever you’d apply it.

Please feel free to share, and thank you for doing so! Ultimately, I hope such responses and discussions will lead to better models and more accurate statements about the safety of in-person events during pandemics.

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By: Samme Allen https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80629 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:27:58 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80629 Thank you for this insightful article Adrian. It lays down the facts, and the mitigation needed for planning safer events. It would be interesting to see this measurement across other countries. I will be sharing your insights.

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80599 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:17:04 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80599 In reply to Peggy Young.

You make a good point—though we share many common goals, event companies do not always have the same perspective as independent consultants. And thank you, Peggy, for taking the time to let me know you like my articles!

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By: Peggy Young https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80598 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 19:37:18 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80598 Thank you for your continued great work, Adrian. I agree with the skewed modeling, and another issue I have with Freeman’s conclusion is that they are in the business of meetings, quite different from my role as a consultant, and so it’s in their best interest to conclude meetings are safe. I enjoy reading your articles.

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80576 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:30:58 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80576 In reply to salvador Bernal.

Thanks for your comment, Salvador. Portable air purifiers are certainly one solution for small meeting rooms, and many medical and professional offices are already using them. However, these units simply don’t have enough capacity to safely filter room air in the larger rooms, open indoor areas, and venues that meetings generally use.

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By: salvador Bernal https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2021/09/are-in-person-events-covid-safe/#comment-80563 Tue, 21 Sep 2021 03:23:46 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=23215#comment-80563 The only way to get back to the meetings on person is purifying the air in the Meeting rooms, is an extra protocole that need to be follow besides the Mask and the Social Distance. The Mobile Air Purifiers should be a must in all the meetings. To have a save meeting, we need to follow up all the existing protocols.

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