Health and Safety for SPIE Smart Structures + NDE

We are monitoring the situation and will keep this page updated as we prepare for the event. Last update: 21 September

Together, we can ensure a safe and successful event

SPIE Smart Structures + NDE will safely bring the community together in March 2022. Based on rules from federal, state, and local authorities we will take guidance that provides the most safety for our attendees.

Requirements may change so please check back as the event approaches.

SPIE meeting attendee following saftey procedures by wearing a mask

Wearing masks indoors will be required


SPIE and our event partners aim to provide a safe event for all attendees. All event participants are expected to understand and follow the current safe event requirements outlined below. 

SPIE safe meeting protocols 

This page reflects current rules and expectations and will be kept up to date as any requirements change.

  • SPIE will follow the latest published requirements and safe gathering protocols established in the location where each event occurs
  • Among national, state, local, or facility-specific rules or recommendations SPIE will apply the most restrictive of the applicable controls.
  • Rules applied by SPIE may change if local, state, or federal rules change prior to or during an event

What to expect at SPIE Smart Structures + NDE

  • Masks are mandatory for all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status
  • Enhanced sanitation measures will be taken throughout the event
  • Masks and hand sanitizers will be widely available
  • Learn more: Hilton Hotel safety guidelines 

How we can all help

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Respect the personal space and comfort level of others (note that individual comfort levels will vary and some people may prefer touchless greetings or elbow bumps instead of handshakes)
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well

Traveling to the United States

For information on traveling to the United States, please visit the Hotel and Travel page


What to expect in Long Beach

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required at area businesses
  • Masks are mandatory for all indoor spaces in public settings and businesses regardless of vaccination status
  • Respect local area mandates and requirements
  • Learn more Downtown Long Beach