COVID planning

As we look forward to our first in-person Button ever, we’re prioritizing the health and safety of everyone who attends. Keep an eye on this page to stay up to date on our COVID guidelines and policies for Button 2022.

Your health and safety are our first priority.

We can’t wait to see you in person in October—and we want you to feel confident about your decision to join us.

We’re carefully tracking all the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health. We’re also partnering with our official venue, The Westin Seattle, to ensure that Button 2022 is held in a safe and clean environment.

Here’s what will be required of participants.

As of September 9, 2022, all Button 2022 attendees, speakers, and sponsors must present:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We will accept your physical card, a photo of your card, or an approved digital record using an app (e.g., Docket). Please also be prepared to show a photo ID.


  • Negative COVID-19 test result, reported within the last 48 hours from a test provider, laboratory, or health care provider. Your result can be presented either as a printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) or an email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.


  • Negative COVID-19 test result, from an at-home (over-the-counter) test taken onsite at the venue. We will not provide these tests for you!

If you are unable to show a negative test result, we will refer you to a nearby testing center or place to purchase an over-the-counter test.

Masks will be optional throughout the conference venue (Westin Seattle).

We strongly encourage mask-wearing based on your personal comfort level, and we ask all Button attendees to support and respect each other’s choices. We will have masks available onsite at the registration desk.

Masks will also be optional at off-site conference social gatherings, including the main conference party.

Here are a few (optional) ways to maintain your personal comfort.

Wear one of the green, yellow, or red buttons available at the registration desk. Red says, “Wave hello,” yellow says, “High fives,” and green says, “Bring it in!”

Eat wherever you’re most comfortable. We will provide ample seating for meals, which will be served buffet-style. If you prefer, you are welcome to carry your meal to a more remote location (even outside!) then return your dishes to one of the main conference areas.

Have more questions?

We’re more than happy to talk. Just get in touch.

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