Safety & Security

AASL always takes the safety of all conference attendees very seriously at both in-person and virtual events.  Here are some specific steps and information regarding safety at the AASL National Conference:

  • AASL National Conference badges will be required to enter all AASL sessions and exhibits.  Security can then easily identify if someone is not wearing an AASL National Conference badge. 

  • The registration area will be directly in front of the single entrance into the center. This will ensure that anyone who enters will have to register and get their badge first, which makes security easier since we can say with 100% certainty, no badge, no entrance.

  • The convention center has in-house security command 24 hours a day to respond quickly even during hours that the conference is not “open.”
  • AASL will be using a secure mobile app/website interface to which only attendees will have access. There will be no location specific information posted for public viewing.

Accessibility & Inclusion

The Tampa Convention Center and the City of Tampa are committed to the inclusion and fair treatment of all persons regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.

Please see the link below for City’s Initiatives pertaining to the following and more:

  • ADA Compliance & Accessible Tampa
  • City of Tampa Autism Friendly Initiative
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Liaison
  • Mayor’s African American Advisory Council
  • Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities
  • Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council
  • Mayor’s Compact Against Hate, Extremism & Bigotry
  • Tampa Office of Human Rights, Human Rights Board & Ordinance

Full list of the City of Tampa’s Initiatives

The Tampa Convention Center is dedicated to upholding the accessibility standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please follow this link to find important accessibility information for their facility: