Extension of the Bar Available
In an effort to provide an alternative option for our members seeking a conference experience with additional covid safety protocols in place, an on-site “extension” room is now being offered. In a spirit of hospitality, we have established a room that will serve as an extension of the bar. This room will be equipped with socially-distanced seating (no tables), and the wearing of masks will be enforced for all within. Whereas masks will be encouraged for all members who wish to wear them in any conference meeting room, it will be enforced within this particular room.
This room, which is right around the corner from the main plenary session, is available to voting conference members only. It will be monitored by tellers and supplied with a live feed of the conference business. Members will still be able to vote and watch the proceedings in real time. However, if a member of the conference utilizing the extension room wishes to address the conference (make a motion, speech, etc.) he or she will have to walk to the microphones in the main plenary session to do so. A teller will assist with this process, alerting the Bishop that a member is approaching the microphone to ask to be recognized. There is no way to be recognized by the Bishop or any presenter from within the extension room.
Conference members who anticipate wishing to utilize this designated space during our time together are asked to please complete this interest form. This allows conference leadership to prepare adequate seating and teller coverage. Please note that this interest form is non-binding and any conference member may elect to sit in the room or leave the room at any time. The form is used for planning purposes only.
As a reminder, in order to reduce the total number of persons in the room and practice social distancing, this room will only be for voting conference members. No guests, spouses, etc. will be allowed within - as the entire room will be considered an extension of the bar.