The Self Storage Association is working to keep you safe at the Spring Conference, June 2-4, 2021.

SSA is putting your health and safety first as we plan the 2021 Spring Conference. We're going above and beyond CDC and local requirements to create a productive environment for networking. Here are the steps being taken before and during the event:

Social Distancing

You'll find an additional 5,000 sq ft in expo aisle space, one-way traffic, and controlled capacities so you can safely visit with vendors and attend educational sessions.

Face Coverings

Everyone in attendance will be required to wear a face covering while inside the meeting venue.

Frequent Cleansing

All information points and registration desks (with Plexiglass) will be cleaned after each visitor. The venue will be disinfected continuously throughout the event. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.

Health Screening

Attendees must provide evidence of a complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within the previous 72 hours to gain access to the event.  On-site testing will be available to those attendees unable to provide the above information.


All Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and Show Management staff will be there to assist you in following health and safety guidelines and rules for the venue.


Coming Together Again, Safely in Nashville

To help you reunite with friends and colleagues safely, we've added Covid specific measures that exceed local and CDC guidelines. Your comfort and safety is our #1 priority.

As part of the registration process, SSA requires that all attendees and exhibitors sign our COVID-19 waiver before being admitted to the conference.


SSA Is Working To Keep You Safe

Social Distancing, Capacity Management, Traffic Flow
  • Social distancing that exceeds CDC recommendations, including an additional 5,000 sq ft added to expo aisles, will be in force.
  • All expo spaces will feature one-way aisles, separate entry and exit points, and controlled capacities to ensure distancing.
  • Extra wide "networking aisles" have been added to the expo hall to provide space for socially-distant conversations.
  • Breakout Meeting spaces will be 6-feet apart with separate entry and exit points.
  • Many public networking events will take place outdoors. Food and beverage locations will have plexi-glass and touchless payment.

Personal protective equipment

  • All participants must complete a daily health screening.
  • All participants must pass a temperature check before entering the facility.
  • Face coverings will be mandatory for all participants.

Cleaning and Sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer will be widely available.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures will be implemented throughout the the event.
  • All public spaces will be continuously cleaned.
  • Hands must be sanitized before and after handling products or materials.
  • Touch-free surfaces in restrooms.

  • Exhibitors must ensure that all staff and contractors have received, as a minimum, training in the health and safety guidelines and rules provided.

Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center

As venues across Nashville Reopen, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center deployed health and safety measures to support social events at the venue. We are raising our demanding standards to an even higher level with new protocols for the current circumstances. As a part of Marriott International’s family, we have put in place a multi-pronged approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19 as outlined in Marriott’s commitment to clean, public spaces, including, but not limited to, the lobby, aquatic areas, fitness centers, and meetings & convention spaces. The Marriott team has dedicated staff to sanitize frequently throughout the day.