h+h americas: June 22 – 24, 2022 | #hhamericas
Chicago, IL @ Donald E. Stephens Convention &
Conference Center in Rosemont
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h+h americas: June 22 – 24, 2022 | #hhamericas
Chicago, IL @ Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Code of Conduct at h+h americas?2022-01-14T20:46:56+00:00

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected characteristics. We expect all attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, and exhibitors to help us ensure a safe and positive experience for everyone.

Below are our expectations for participant behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT:

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  • Alert event venue security or h+h americas Staff if you notice a dangerous or harassing situation or someone in distress.

UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT:

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, threatening, harassing, physically or verbally abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees or exhibitors at the event and related event activities. All who participate in the event deserve respectful treatment, regardless of the capacity in which they are attending.

h+h americas defines harassment to include: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, or disability; use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or unwelcome following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

Attendees often combine professional activities with social interaction with other attendees and while h+h americas encourages such networking and strengthening of connections between participants we reserve the right to remove anyone whose social attentions become unwelcome to another and who persists in such attentions after their unwelcome nature has been communicated. h+h americas  reserves the right to remove any attendee or exhibitor who appears inebriated and who engages in conduct that interferes with the ability of other attendees and/or exhibitors to participate in and enjoy the event. Attendees and exhibitors are not permitted to bring firearms to the event.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR EXPERIENCE CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES THE CODE:
Conduct in violation of this Code should be brought promptly to the attention of Event Security or any h+h americas staff member at the event.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR:
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated at the events, whether by attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors or exhibitors.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

h+h americas expects all attendees and exhibitors to abide by this code of conduct at all event venues and event-related social events as a condition of attendance.  Upon our discretion we may bar those who violate this Code from continued attendance or participation in some or all of the event, without refund of any fees paid, and may in appropriate circumstance bar violators of this Code from attendance or participation at future events.

Will people call me to book a hotel room?2022-01-14T22:19:42+00:00

NO.

Please do not work with or give your information to any company representing themselves as the “Official Housing Company” of the h+h Americans or Koelnmesse Inc! Reservations made by these unaffiliated organizations may have unreasonable cancellation/change penalties or be completely non-refundable, and the rates are much higher than what we offer.

We have worked diligently with all of the hotels on this page to establish the hotel block and room rates for our attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider is NOT approved by Koelnmesse Inc.

Do not accept phone calls from “Check in Now” regarding your hotel needs for h+h americas. The call may come from 813-867-5918 or 813-522-5531.

Please report any unauthorized solicitation to Darrin Stern at d.stern@koelnmessenafta.com.

What defines fully vaccinated?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

Per the CDC, individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of multi-dose vaccines and 14 days after the single-dose vaccines. h+h americas will strictly enforce this schedule. A list of approved vaccines can be found here.

Will h+h americas consider any combination of FDA or WHO-approved vaccines as fully vaccinated (i.e., AstraZeneca for first shot, Moderna for second shot)?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

In line with CDC guidelines, this is acceptable.

If an individual has had only one vaccination after they already had COVID-19, will h+h americas accept that as fully vaccinated?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

Per CDC guidelines, if that vaccination is Johnson and Johnson or another FDA or WHO-approved single-dose vaccine, yes. Otherwise, you must have completed both doses of a multi-dose vaccine.

Will h+h americas require attendees to receive booster shots?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

At this time, a booster shot is not required to attend h+h americas.

What vaccines will be approved by h+h americas?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

h+h americas will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA or WHO. A list of approved vaccines can be found here.

Will h+h americas offer COVID-19 testing for attendees?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

h+h americas will not offer testing for admittance into the show. However, facilities will be available in Rosemont for those who wish to get a COVID-19 test. We will provide information about local testing sites as we get closer to the show.

Can I provide a negative COVID-19 test if I am not vaccinated?2022-01-13T20:29:01+00:00

Yes, proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Result within five days of attending the show*.

    • Two types of Negative COVID-19 tests are acceptable: polymerase chain reaction referred to as “PCR” (also called diagnostic or molecular), or rapid antigen test (also referred to as a “rapid test”).
    • Either of the following will be accepted for entry (when accompanied by a valid government issued photo ID):
      • Electronic proof of a Negative test result through a Show Management approved app, or
      • A printed or digital copy of your Negative COVID -19 test results, written in English, that indicates the type of test administered (PCR or Antigen) and has your name and the date the test was administered.

*PLEASE NOTE: Per the CDC, Negative COVID-19 test results are valid for 5 days (120 hours), meaning that the Negative test must have been completed no earlier than Sunday, June 21, 2022, in order to be accepted for entry for all three show days. Testing sites may be found HERE.

Will h+h americas accept proof of antibodies (recent COVID-19 infection) in place of vaccination?2022-01-08T21:36:16+00:00

We did look into accepting proof of antibodies. For a variety of reasons, we decided to rely on the vaccination requirement and not accept proof of antibodies.

Will h+h americas make exceptions to the general Health & Safety?2022-01-13T20:40:09+00:00

Show management will work in conjunction with local, state, and feral authorities to provide the best possible environment.  Show management retails the right update our health policy. If you have specific questions, please contact the show director.

What if I received my vaccination outside of the United States?2022-01-08T21:36:15+00:00

h+h americas will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA or WHO. A list of approved vaccines can be found here.

Will convention staff be vaccinated?2022-01-08T21:36:15+00:00

We have requested that all convention staff during show days and hours show proof of vaccination.

I prefer not to upload my vaccination or testing results or I am unable to upload them. What should I do?2022-01-13T20:25:30+00:00

Uploading your information in the registration process will ease and speed up badge pickup in Rosemont, however, you can show proof of vaccination or negative test results by presenting them on-site. Please be aware this will likely slow your onsite badge pick-up process. Details on how to provide this information will be available soon.

What are the exhibitor move in hours?2022-01-13T20:36:43+00:00

Exhibitor Move-in                              
Monday, June 20, 2022

  • 12:30pm – 5:00pm (by appointment only)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm*

Wednesday June 22, 2022

  • 8:00am – 3:00pm**

*The RES Service Desk closes at 4:30pm each day
**All booths must be completely set up and freight removed by 3pm on Wednesday

h+h americas will welcome exhibitors and attendees with physical disabilities.2022-01-14T20:07:46+00:00

We are hosting a virtual training session for all of our instructors with accessibility consultant Renee Van Hoy to help them create accessible instruction and classroom materials. The Rosemont Convention Center is handicap accessible. Handicap parking is located on the ground floor of the parking garage. Mobility scooters will be available. Seating areas will be located inside the convention center near the entrance and on the show floor at regular intervals.

For more information: visit or Scooter and Wheelchair Order Form

When selecting speakers and topics for the business conference, diversity is a key criteria.2022-01-13T21:09:38+00:00

The conference faculty represent diverse backgrounds in the crafts industry. The conference content will include presentations focused specifically on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

h+h americas has affordable exhibition opportunities for those with limited financial means.2022-01-13T21:09:58+00:00

The Indie Untangled Newcomers Pavilion  offered by Indie Untangled is designed to help solo-preneurs and small startups in all segments of the craft industry take advantage of the opportunity to exhibit at h+h americas with support and guidance and at a lower price point. Participants will get access to a cooperative space in the center of the action on the show floor. In addition, you will get help building the wholesale segment of

your business, with special education and networking events to set

you up for success at h+h americas and moving forward.”

h+h americas is undertaking outreach efforts to uplift marginalized communities.2022-01-13T21:10:33+00:00

We are excited to announce that Knit the Rainbow, a non-profit organization based in New York City, will host a stitching lounge on the show floor where attendees can knit or crochet squares that will be used to create garments for homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

h+h americas is also proud to be collaborating with the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) to exhibit works from The Remembrance Project. These fiber art pieces were created to memorialize those killed by gun violence in the US. SJSA founder, Sara Trail, will be speaking about the organizations work with underserved communities during a plenary session open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Can I pre-order a scooter or wheelchair?2022-01-14T20:11:16+00:00

Yes, RES has a limited inventory of accessibility scooters and wheelchairs. We recommend if you need support please place or order in advance to ensure access. Please use the following PDF order form our call the following phone number.

Order form

Scooters +1-847-696-2208
Wheelchairs is +1-847-692-2220

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