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COVID-19 Details

We are continuing to monitor the changing landscape of COVID-19 and how it will affect our in-person gathering at the 2022 National School on Market Regulation. We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available. 

Registration Cancellation Policy


0-4                                                          no refund

4-6                                                          50%

6-8                                                          75%

8+                                                            100%


No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees. The IRES Foundation reserves the right to cancel any school it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fee, but will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. Registered attendees may delegate a substitute participant up to 24 hours prior to registration check-in.

If you feel sick, have been exposed to, or tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of arrival at the School, we will rollover your registration to the 2023 School if you aren’t able to send a replacement.

Onsite Protocols

The IRES Foundation considers the health and safety of all participants at the National School on Market Regulation as our top priority.


To that end, face masks will be encouraged at all indoor events by all attendees.


We ask that all attendees comply with one of the following:

  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO- authorized vaccine; or

  • Obtain a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of arrival at the event; or

  • Obtain a negative FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of arrival at the event.


We will continue to monitor the situation at the local, state, and federal levels, and make any necessary changes or adjustments to comply with those recommendations.

Liability Waiver

The IRES Foundation remains fully committed to holding a successful in-person meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Our priority is always the health and well-being of our attendees. We are working closely with the staff at the Hilton El Conquistador to ensure we have a safe environment for our conference. We are following the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for hosting events as well as following the guidelines of the State of Arizona.


As a registered attendee for the 2022 IRES Foundation School, please note the following




Commitment of Accountability: Any public space where other people are present could result in  exposure to COVID-19. By attending the annual 2022 IRES Foundation National School on Market Regulation (“School”), you agree to follow the guidelines and protocols established by the IRES Foundation for the health and safety of all attendees. This includes all recommendations and safety procedures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Arizona, the City of Tucson, and The Hilton El Conquistador. At a minimum, this includes wearing a mask in public places, engaging in appropriate social distancing, and not attending the event if you are ill or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.  Guidance for onsite safety protocols will be provided by the Foundation in advance of the School and such protocols are subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of the IRES Foundation.


As a courtesy to others, please contact the IRES Foundation at if you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or receive a positive test results, within 10 days of attendance. The IRES Foundation will not release your name or other personal or identifying information.


Assumption of Risk. I understand and voluntarily accept the risks of attending an in-person event such as the School during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I accept sole responsibility for any expense, liability, illness, injury, or disability, death to me or other persons as a result of contracting or being exposed to COVID-19, or any other illness or communicable disease, while traveling to or from or while attending the School.  


Liability Waiver and Release. In consideration of being permitted to attend the School, I hereby waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue the IRES Foundation, or its officers, board members, employees, agents, and representatives for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury (including loss of life, disability, or serious harm), property damage or theft, negligence, or actions (each, a “Loss”) resulting from, arising out of, or in connection with my travel to or from the School, or my attendance at the  School and School-sponsored activities.  I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the IRES Foundation, its officers, board members, employees, agents, and representatives, from all Losses of any kind relating to COVID-19 or other communicable disease. 


This Commitment of Accountability, Assumption of Risk, and Liability Waiver and Release applies regardless of the nature or extent of protocols implemented by the IRES Foundation. I agree that this waiver and release shall bind me and my personal representatives, shall be enforceable to the fullest and broadest extent of the law, and, if any portion is held invalid, the remainder should continue in full legal force and effect.  This Commitment of Accountability, Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver and Release shall be construed under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

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