The health and safety of our attendees is at the core of the MidCamp Code of Conduct:
MidCamp is dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone.
MidCamp takes the safety of its sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and participants very seriously.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, it is incumbent on community-minded individuals like us to continue to prioritize the needs of those most vulnerable in our community.
- our desire to create a safe and collaborative space for all,
- a realistic assessment of our limited resources, and
- trust in all involved to be considerate, welcoming, and respectful of the most vulnerable in our community.
We encourage all attendees to take the following prevention steps:
- Get up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots.
- Get up to date with your flu shot and take proper steps to prevent RSV.
- Take a COVID-19 self-test prior to traveling to Chicago and after you return home. Remain at home if you test positive or feel ill.
- Test daily during the conference and stay home or in your hotel room if you experience any cold or flu-like symptoms.
Sick, been exposed, or awaiting test results?
- Quarantining or isolating when infection is suspected, when exposure is suspected, and/or while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
- If a participant has been fully vaccinated and is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, the participant does not need to quarantine unless symptoms are present, at which time a COVID test should be administered.
- If a test is positive, the participant cannot return to the camp and must leave campus as soon as possible.
- Reporting illness, suspected COVID-19 exposure, or a positive COVID-19 test to the camp using our anonymous COVID-19 Positive Report Form.
- Please report if you test positive on or between April 25, 2023 and May 2, 2023.
- Please follow the CDC guidelines for Quarantine and Isolation to reduce the spread.
Masking & Social Distancing
MidCamp recommends that all attendees wear a high-quality (N95, KN95, or equivalent) mask throughout the event out of respect to high-risk individuals and those with family or colleagues who are at a higher risk of getting COVID. We also ask that you respect those around you who choose to wear a mask.
NIOSH-approved N95 and KN95 masks will be available at the registration desk.
Speakers who are comfortable may remove their masks in order to make their presentations more accessible to attendees who may rely on lip-reading to improve their comprehension.
MidCamp will be providing stickers to attendees to note their social comfort level and we will be reducing the number of chairs in session rooms to allow for social distancing.
The DePaul University Student Center follows basic ASHRAE indoor air quality standards and has improved ventilation measures. Our organizing team will work to enhance those standards by:
- opening windows wherever possible, and
- operating additional HEPA filtration units in our spaces.
Additionally, hand sanitizer will be provided in various locations during the event.
MidCamp is a limited hybrid event, with some content being live and some being retroactive. All main conference sessions will be recorded and freely accessible via our YouTube channel 24-48 hours after their presentation.
MidCamp gave presenters the option to present remotely. Remotely presented sessions as well as selected additional sessions will be live-streamed during the event via the MidCamp YouTube.
No ticket will be required to access the hybrid experience.
Sessions available synchronously via live stream: