Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When and where will Skift Global Forum 2021 take place?

SGF will be a hybrid event this year on Sept. 21-23, 2021. The physical event will take place at the iconic TWA Hotel at JFK, New York City. The online event will take place on SpotMe, our online platform. If you miss anything either live or in person you can watch sessions later on demand.

  1. What are the safety protocols Skift is taking to ensure we keep the attendees and staff safe? 

We are continuing to follow all state and city guidelines for events in New York City.

All attendees — speakers, sponsors, attendees, and Skift and hotel staff — will be required to have verified vaccinations to attend.

By design, we are limiting our event to half capacity and have seating spaced in the venue accordingly.

Lunch and receptions will take place outside or in the large open TWA Hotel lobby if weather is an issue.

Wearing masks will be required while attendees are inside the conference center.

The TWA Hotel also has a state-of-the-art HVAC system with air ionization technology installed.

  1. How many people will be allowed to attend the in-person event? 

In order to maintain social distancing, attendance is capped at 150 in-person attendees. 

  1. Will all speakers be in-person in New York? 

Speakers will be a mix of live, in-person sessions and live, online sessions from locations around the world.  

  1. What’s the cost to attend the in-person event versus online? 

The in-person tickets are $2,495 and online tickets begin at $345. 

  1. What does my in-person ticket include? 
  • Entry to the event at the TWA Hotel.
  • On-site refreshments during sessions.
  • Option to attend break-out sessions.
  • In-person networking breaks.
  • Access to the event app for iOS and Android
  • Networking with both online and in-person event attendees using the event app
  • Access to on-demand session recordings for one year after the event.
  • Special Skift-discounted rate to book hotel rooms at TWA Hotel.
  1. What does my online ticket include? 
  • Live access to all sessions via our online platform.
  • Access to the event app for iOS and Android.
  • Networking with both online and in-person event attendees using the event app.
  • Access to on-demand session recordings for one year after the event.
  1. What is the check in process at the in-person event? 

In order to facilitate touch-free check, in we will email each attendee a QR code, which will then be used to self-sign in at the event.

  1. Do I need to wear a mask during the in-person event? 

We suggest attendees wear a mask during the event, even if vaccinated.

  1. I am sick and can no longer attend the physical event, will I receive a refund or credit for my ticket? 

Tickets to Skift events are non-refundable. They can be transferred to another person or applied to a future event.

  1. What happens if a change in government rules prevents me from traveling to or within the United States, or forces Skift to cancel the in-person event? 

We will continue to follow any government regulations and if conditions do not allow us to proceed with our event, we will be in communication with all registered attendees on next steps. For all questions, please contact us at [email protected].

  1. I got vaccinated over 6 months ago, will I require a booster shot? 

CDC has not yet released a requirement of a booster shot but we will follow all recommended guidelines and continue to communicate with all registered attendees.

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