General FAQs

Health and Safety Protocols

Go West Summit is monitoring the information being released by the CDC on the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Omicron variant, and any public health concerns related to travel, mass gatherings and geographic risk assessments. We have been in communication with our host hotel (Grand Sierra Resort) and host destination (RSCVA) who are communicating local vaccine mandates and safety preparations for our registrants while in Reno. Click here to view Grand Sierra Resort's updated health and safety protocols.

COVID Vaccines or a Negative COVID Test are Required to Attend Go West Summit

In order to comply with event directives, we are requiring all attendees to upload proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test (within 72 hours of the event). Attendees who have provided mobile numbers at registration will receive a text message with a link to upload documents. If you do not receive a text message, you can scan the QR code below to upload your document. Each participant must upload their own document through their own mobile device. 

Click here for a quick start user guide that will explain the upload process.

Click here to view additional information about the verification process.

  • International attendees without international calling plans may upload via a web messenger version here .

If you are not vaccinated, you are asked to provide proof of a negative COVID test administered by a medical professional in accordance with the timelines suggested by the CDC. Home tests will not be accepted. Test verification is identical to the vaccination verification described above.

Washoe County requires masks at all indoor activities unless you are actively eating or drinking. If a person has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask, we will require a statement in writing.

Testing is available in the Reno area at both CVS and Walgreens

Who will attend?

U.S. and Canada-based tourism suppliers representing CVB's, lodging properties, resorts, adventure outfitters, shopping facilities, attractions, and state departments of tourism are invited to register and take appointments with buyers responsible for bringing visitors to the American West. Qualified journalists specializing in the American West are also welcome to attend and meet with suppliers to generate articles in some of the world's leading international publications and digital media.

Will Go West Summit 2022 (Reno, Nevada) occur as scheduled?

Nothing replaces networking opportunities like a face-to-face, physical event and both Go West Summit and the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority are excited to return to a traditional Go West Summit in February 14-17, 2022.

Appointment FAQs

What is the appointment process?

Go West Summit has created an innovative alternative to our traditional meeting format that allows you to view specific appointment opportunities and request a meeting – no more waiting for a final appointment schedule. Click here to learn how to review companies to meet with, select appointments, and approve appointment requests. A consolidated cheat sheet can be found here. At the event, suppliers will use their appointment schedule to visit buyers at their tables during the two days of Marketplace on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every 12 minutes, a bell rings and suppliers move to their next appointment.

How do I cancel a meeting?

During the appointment selection process: select "Request Meetings with Companies" on your appointment dashboard, then click the Marketplace button of the appointment you would like to delete. Click the trash icon beside the appointment. You are welcome to enter text in the chat box describing your reason for canceling. During appointment week: simply email the other party to inform them of the cancelation. 

When is the last day I can modify my meeting schedule?

Appointment schedules can be modified until 5:00PM Friday (U.S. Mountain Time) February 11, 2022. To modify meetings in a closed marketplace, use the contact information provided in the company details to send them an email requesting the cancelation or to suggest a meeting at a later date. 

How many appointments can suppliers expect?

For the 2021 event, registrants saw an average of 20 appointments each.

Event Timeline

December 14, 2021 Deadline for premium advertising submissions
January 14, 2022 Appointment selection begins
January 21 Deadline for all artwork
January 28 Deadline to modify profile. Changes to your company profile made after this date will not be included in the GWS app.
February 11 Appointment selection concludes. Attendees who register after this date will attend with a blank appointment schedule.
February 14-17 Go West Summit 2022