The committee takes the safety and well-being of KansasFest attendees seriously. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this led to our decision to hold KansasFest virtually in 2020 and 2021. In 2022 we held a modified KansasFest, consisting of both in-person and remote components. For the in-person event, participants needed to provide proof of vaccination (electronic or paper) or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours. We provided testing kits as well as free hand sanitizer and masks.

For the 2023 in-person event, we are following guidance from our host university and local health authorities. We do not expect COVID vaccination, testing, or masking requirements. We will have tests, masks, and hand sanitizer on site. We’re continuing the same refund policy introduced last year, and we offer full refunds of your registration costs for any health concerns.

The KansasFest committee would like to remind participants that they attend at their own risk. For attendees coming from far away or flying, we recommend precautions such as travel insurance or refundable tickets to protect against the unlikely but real possibility that the in-person conference must be shortened or canceled.