We are committed to ensuring the highest possible health and safety standards at The Autonomous Main Event taking place on March 10, 2021. Since we are aware that these special times (COVID-19 pandemic) call for special measures, we have collected some of the most frequently asked questions and answers for you here. We will keep you informed if any changes or updates occur at a later stage. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us at event@the-autonomous.com.

COVID-19 FAQs

What happens if I cannot travel to Vienna due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

If your travel has been restricted due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can join the event virtually. We designed The Autonomous as a hybrid event from the beginning (online & on-site), so our virtual participants also get a high-quality event experience. If you don’t want to join virtually, you can ask for a reimbursement.

How can I change my ticket from in-person to online participation or vice-versa?

If you want to exchange your on-site conference pass for an online conference pass, please contact us via event@the-autonomous.com, and we will take care of it. Please remember that conference passes can be exchanged until January 31, 2021, at the latest.

If the event is canceled, will I get a refund for my booking?

In case the event is canceled, you can either opt for a voucher for next year’s The Autonomous Main Event or receive a full refund.

What happens if my company imposes travel bans?

If you cannot travel to Vienna, Austria, due to travel bans imposed by the company you work for, you have two options: 1) Join the virtual conference or 2) Ask for a full refund of your ticket. In this particular case, to refund your ticket, please provide us with a written statement from your company confirming the travel restrictions (send an email to event@the-autonomous.com).

What measures are you taking to reduce the risk of event participants getting sick with the coronavirus?

A well-thought strategy for the event has been planned. Depending on the situation in March 2021, we will:

  • Perform temperature checks at the main entrance
  • Provide disinfectants and hand sanitizers at all entry points
  • Provide masks to all attendees
  • Maintain the distancing rules in all rooms

(Status August 18, 2020)

Do you, as event organizers, offer molecular-biological COVID-19 testing?

We do not provide the COVID-19 tests, but you have the chance to test yourself for COVID-19 at Vienna Airport.

Do you allow individuals from high-risk areas / countries to attend The Autonomous Event?

Please check regularly the Austrian Foreign Ministry website and your country’s embassy website to find out if you are allowed to travel to Vienna.

Do I have to wear a mask at The Autonomous Event?

Yes, we kindly ask you to wear a mask in all open spaces of the event venue. (Status August 18, 2020)

Will I receive a refund if I change my on-site conference pass to an online conference pass?

Even if you opt to change your regular conference pass for an online conference pass, we will still provide you with the same level of opportunities to participate and network (e.g. online workshops, virtual matchmaking sessions, etc).

General event information

Where does The Autonomous Event take place?

The Autonomous Main Event will be held at Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace as well as via our virtual event platform.

How do I get to the Hofburg Imperial Palace?

The Hofburg lies at the centre of Vienna and can best be reached by underground or other public transport.  You can either reach it via underground U2 (purple line) “Volksgarten” or U3 (orange line) “Volksgarten” or via tram to “Burgring” with line D, 1, 2 or 72. From there, it is only a short walk to the Hofburg Palace.

Will there be filming and photographers in the event area?

Photographs will be taken and film recordings will be made during the event. Keynote speeches will be streamed live. By buying a ticket and entering the premises where the event will be held, the participant agrees to the publication of digital media without fee or payment and without a requirement for the participant’s express agreement. If the participant does not agree with any such publication of images or video material, he or she is kindly requested to inform The Autonomous Team in advance by writing to event@the-autonomous.com.

Can I display or hang any promotional materials at The Autonomous Event?

As a general rule, The Autonomous does not allow any product promotion. This conference aims to bring together the autonomous mobility ecosystem to exchange and align on relevant safety subjects and work on Global Reference Solutions from Architecture, Security, AI, and Regulation standpoint.

Whom can I contact if I have technical problems while booking my ticket?

For any technical problems while booking tickets, please write to event@the-autonomous.com.

I am interested in partnering with the event organizers as a company, whom do I contact?

If your company is interested in taking part in the event, please contact The Autonomous Project Lead, Philip Schreiner (contact@the-autonomous.com).

I want to attend The Autonomous Event as a media representative, whom do I contact?

If you are a media representative, a blogger, or something similar, please contact our Content Marketing Manager, Iulia Baidac (contact@the-autonomous.com).

Are the tickets for The Autonomous Main Event transferable?

Yes, you can go to Eventbrite and change your ticket. If you have problems, please get in touch with us at event@the-autonomous.com. However, be aware that only people with valid tickets and their names on the ticket can enter the event.