Essentials for your health and safety at ONA22

We are excited to deliver an incredible ONA22 experience without incident — but things happen! Review these important resources and guidelines to prepare for any obstacles you may encounter.

Code of conduct

We’re committed to providing a positive environment that is welcoming to all people, whether you are engaging in person in Los Angeles or virtually. Be sure to review the Code of Conduct before the conference. The code clearly states our expectations for all staff, supporters, volunteers, speakers and attendees.

Reporting a problem

Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert ONA staff if you notice what you assess to be a dangerous situation, someone in distress or violations of this Code of Conduct. To report a problem, email For transparency, this email forwards to Chief Knowledge Officer Trevor Knoblich and Director of Programs Meghan Murphy.

Your badge

Wear your badge and keep it visible at all times throughout the conference. Your badge provides access to the conference programming and contributes to the safety of fellow attendees.

Upon arrival, head to the Westin Bonaventure’s 2nd floor to pick up your badge. Access the 2nd floor by using the escalator past Hotel Registration in the lobby, the ADA elevator between Hotel Registration and bell desk, or the Green □ or Yellow ◊ Tower stairs. (View venue map)

Registration & Help Desk hours:
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Covid-19 protocols

Be sure to fully review how we’re managing COVID19 and what to expect, including:

  • COVID19 vaccine requirement: Upon arrival each day, all attendees will proceed to the registration area through a health screening checkpoint to show proof of vaccination and confirm you’re not experiencing symptoms. Preview the acceptable proof of vaccination and health questions. Since access to booster shots vary, we ask that you follow recommendations where you live and get up to date on vaccines before you attend ONA22. In the U.S., bivalent boosters that offer protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants are now available.

  • Masks: Well-fitting face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required at all indoor events. Pack enough masks to last you the four days of the conference, plus a few extras just in case!

  • Testing: We strongly encourage testing within 48 hours of your first day at ONA22 and each day you are on site. We can provide self-test kits on request.

  • Change of plans: If you test positive within five days of the event, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID19, please do not attend ONA22 in person. Contact to switch your registration to a virtual-only pass.

If you test positive at any time during or immediately after attending ONA22, let us know by emailing This email is forwarded to Chief Knowledge Officer Trevor Knoblich and Director of Programs Meghan Murphy. We also ask that you report the case to public health departments to help officials track case load, and inform anyone who was in close contact with you.

Conference help

If you need help with anything, whether it’s finding a specific room or getting first aid, find a volunteer wearing a bright blue “Volunteer” T-shirt. You can also visit the Help Desk — located on the 2nd floor at the Westin Bonaventure — or tweet with the hashtag #ONA22Help.

In case of emergency

For your quick reference, this information is printed on the back of your badge (wear your badge at all times!):

  • Police or ambulance: Dial 911;  TTY 711; On hotel house phone: Dial 99
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988 (connects to trained mental health professional)
  • Non-emergency police line:  1-877-275-5273
  • Evacuation: Follow EXIT signs
  • Earthquake: After shaking stops, proceed to Pasadena Exhibition Hall on the lowest level of hotel; use inner stairwell in YELLOW ◊ or GREEN □ towers; BEWARE of falling glass

For your privacy

Information gathered from attendees during registration helps us see trends and patterns, as well as plan programming, networking activities and events. We will use Name, Job title, Organization, Twitter and location by city, state and country (excluding addresses) to create an attendee list that is shared with registered attendees only. ONA does not sell attendee information and we work to keep your contact information secure. Learn more about our privacy policy.