Forum Health and Safety

We see you. We hear you. We care about the health and safety of our international community.  

Keeping Your and Your Community’s Health and Safety in Mind.

IACP is actively monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in surrounding regions of California. After careful review of Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations for large events, IACP’s 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together will take place as planned with the following health measures in place to ensure the safest possible outcome for attendees:

  • IACP requests that only fully vaccinated people attend our 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together and we will require all attendees, speakers, vendors, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in all public indoor spaces at Forum, except while eating, drinking, and speaking on stage. 

    • If you are not able to comply with this rule, please contact our office at to transfer your ticket into virtual, Beacon When We’re Apart ticket, and recieve a refund of the difference, or receive a full refund for your in-person ticket, minus a small administrative fee.

    • If you have already registered for Forum and feel you cannot comply with these policies, please contact our office at for a refund of your registration fees. 

  • If attending IACP’s 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together, please maintain proper etiquette when interacting with others in person:
    • Please only attend if you are fully vaccinated.
    • Refrain from touching others without their permission.
    • Kindly ask others if they are comfortable with you coming closer to them or touching them.
    • Please cover coughs and sneezes with a mask, tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
    • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
    • Masks are required in all indoor Forum spaces, with exceptions as below, for all attendees, speakers, vendors, and staff.
    • Attendees may remove their mask when eating or drinking.
    • We endeavor to provide non-eating, "masks required" space at all events where food is served.
    • Speakers may remove their mask when speaking from the stage or podium, but must maintain 6 feet distance from others when unmasked.
    • Speakers on the same panel together are encouraged to consult with their co-panelists about how they will navigate masking among themselves .
  • Our hotel, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, has announced enhanced cleaning and safety protocols:

We continue to monitor and adhere to COVID-19 safety measures from the following locations:

If you choose to attend our 2021 Annual Forum in San Diego California, please keep in mind CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:

  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Use a mask in public, especially when it may be difficult to maintain a distance of at least six feet from other people.

If you are sick or feeling as if you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home, which can be accommodated through our refund policy or transferring your live Forum ticket into a Beacon When We’re Apart virtual program ticket. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.

If you are traveling to Forum from out of state, here are important travel guidelines: 

If you are traveling internationally, here are important travel guidelines:

For Those Who Cannot Attend Forum In Person:
Sadly, we also know that some members will be unable to travel to San Diego due to health concerns or ongoing border closures. For those who are not able to attend in-person, we offer a virtual program, Beacon When We’re Apart, to stay connected to our members around the world who won’t be able to join us in person this October. Beacon When We’re Apart brings a taste of IACP's 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together to you, including workshops, networking, and socializing alongside your virtual and in-person peers. You can learn more about our virtual event descriptions and schedule here.

This year, we recognize how important it is for Collaborative communities who can’t attend Forum in person to still gather in their local communities and participate together in virtual workshops, networking events, and parties. So this year we are offering a group pass for $750.00, which gives your practice group or organization license for one login to our virtual platform, that can be watched together by multiple people in the same location. Your group pass also includes group access to all recordings of our online program. Buy your group pass here and watch our How to Host a Watch Party Guide here to learn the best tips on how to plan and gather as a community to make the most of our virtual programming.

As we learned last year, distance is no barrier for this community when it comes to learning or celebrating! As we have both live and virtual programming this year, it’s easier than ever to attend the largest and most preeminent gathering of Collaborative and family dispute resolution professionals in the world in a way that suits YOU!