Updated March 9, 2021

NBAA’s highest priority is the health and safety of all event participants. NBAA and the Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee has decided to postpone the 2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022) until April 4-7, 2022 due to concerns over COVID-19 variants as well as changing event regulations in the state of California. NBAA’s highest priority remains the well-being of participants amidst a fluid situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Omicron variant of the virus.

NBAA and the San Diego Convention Center are committed to hosting an interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors that follows the guidance of health and safety experts. Please continue to check this page for the latest updates.

Badge Pickup Requirements

All SDC2022 participants will be required to present proof of one of the following upon badge pickup:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, or
  • A negative result from a professionally administered COVID-19 test conducted within the prior 24 hours (for antigen tests) or 48 hours (for PCR tests)

After initial badge pickup, participants will not be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative test for subsequent entries to the San Diego Convention Center.

SDC2022 Vaccination Deadline

To be fully vaccinated by the opening day* of SDC2022, you must receive the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by March 22, 2022.

*The deadline for exhibit personnel working during exhibit move-in and for individuals attending events on April 3 to 4 (including PDP courses) will be earlier.

NBAA is working with CLEAR to allow participants to securely provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test.

On-Site Testing

NBAA will offer on-site testing for individuals who do not present proof of full vaccination or a negative test result.

Attendees utilizing this service will be responsible for the $150 cost of the test.

Please be aware that participants will not be permitted access to the SDC2022 venue while awaiting the test results.

Proof of Full Vaccination

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer/COMIRNATY or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

In addition to Prizer/COMIRNATY, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, accepted vaccines include those authorized for use by the World Health Organization, including vaccines produced by AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

Mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization are permitted to establish full vaccination status.

For further information on approved vaccines, refer to the World Health Organization. For help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, visit vaccines.gov.

At this time, a booster shot is not required. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that eligible individuals get a booster shot.

Proof of Negative Lab Test Result

Participants choosing this option will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 result from a professionally administered test. Results from a PCR test will be valid for badge pickup for 48 hours from the time the test was conducted; results from an antigen test will be valid for badge pickup for 24 hours from the time the test was conducted.

Participants will provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test at the time of badge pickup by presenting digital or printed proof of their negative test result and photo ID.

Using the CLEAR App

To securely provide proof of full vaccination, download the CLEAR app and complete these steps before you arrive:

  1. Open the CLEAR app and tap on the White Health Pass tile.
  2. Select “NBAA” under “All” locations and then select the event name “NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers.”
  3. Follow prompts to confirm your proof of vaccination by uploading your CDC vaccine card or digitally linking to your vaccine by providing the product name and manufacturer lot number.

A green Health Pass means you’re good to go! Show it at the CLEAR entrance when you arrive.

Scan the QR Code below to set up your CLEAR Heath Pass or install the app.

If you still have questions, contact clientservices@clearme.com.

Face Coverings

Masks are not required at SDC2022. However, the San Diego County Department of Public Health strongly recommends that masks be worn in most indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.


The California Department of Public Health recommends that travelers arriving in or returning to California from other states or countries should test 3-5 days after arrival. Review the California Department of Public Health travel advisory.

Venue Safety

Additional information on health and safety protocols and re-opening procedures is available at the San Diego Convention Center website. Review Reopening & Safe Meetings at the SDCC.

Important COVID-19 Information

COVID-19, a highly infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is currently classified as a pandemic by public health authorities. It is associated with severe symptoms including acute respiratory issues, severe damage to lungs and other organs and death. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and individuals over age 65 and people of any age who have certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 is not fully understood at this time, and understanding of the symptoms, risks and spread of the disease may change over time. Although NBAA will take all reasonable safety precautions to protect the health of participants, because thousands of attendees are expected, NBAA cannot guarantee that participants will not be exposed to COVID-19 during attendance at the event.

COVID-19 Liability Waiver/Assumption of Risk

All participants at SDC2022 acknowledge that their participation is completely voluntary and that they understand the dangers of COVID-19 and the risks of exposure described above. All participants further acknowledge that they assume all risks associated with COVID-19 in connection with attendance at SDC2022, including risks to their own health and the health of others with whom they may come in contact during or after SDC2022 (“Assumed Risks”). Additionally, all participants at SDC2022 agree, on behalf of themselves, their heirs and assigns, and anyone who might assert a claim on their behalf, to release, indemnify and hold harmless NBAA, the SDC2022 venues, NBAA partners and their respective owners, directors, officers, employees, representatives, heirs and assigns from any and all liability, claims or causes of action that may be released under applicable law arising from or relating to the Assumed Risks. This release includes any claims for personal injury, disease, death, property loss or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and any right to seek damages.

Any person who attends an NBAA convention, conference, seminar or other program grants permission to NBAA, its employees and agents (collectively "NBAA") to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of NBAA, including advertisements for NBAA and its programs.