IES 2022

Oh how Happy we are to be Together again!

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International Education Symposium
International Education Symposium 2022

IES "Happy Together" • July 20-24, 2022 • San Antonio, Texas

From transportation and weather, to items to pack, the information in this document includes important details to help prepare you for IES and ensure your trip is safe and memorable.

Travel, Stay, and Swim!

Enjoy education, contests, and being "happy together" on-site at Trinity University.

Remember what a blast we had singing tags at the pool? This IES tradition is back! The Trinity University pool has been privately reserved for Sweet Adelines. Bring your friends and floaties — the pool is reserved 'til 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

See, Hear, Taste, Enjoy... San Antonio!

Hey Sweet Adelines, let's take over San Antonio! We've picked out some places you just have to visit during your stay. While you're out and about, take advantage of discounts and perks with the "Show Us Your Badge" Program.

Registration Refunds and Airfare Disclaimer
Registration closed June 19th

Please note, full registration refunds will be available for all IES registrants up until the event date.

Due to ever changing circumstances, we advise waiting to purchase airfare, or purchasing refundable airfare if possible. Sweet Adelines International is not liable for purchased airfare should the event require cancellation due to COVID-19.

Faculty, Contests and Special Events

Faculty you love, contests you crave, symposium choruses so we can finally sing together...

Faculty You Know and Love!

Get happy the classroom with some of the most dedicated, experienced educators of the barbershop world!

Symposium Choruses

Learn from iconic Sweet Adelines and sing with your peeps in the Symposium Chorus.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Diamond Division Quartet Contest

At long last, it’s time for the Inaugural Diamond Division Quartet Contest! IES registration includes admission for non-competitors.

Not attending IES, but want to attend Diamond Division in-person? Bring proof of vaccination and you're good to go.

Diamond Division Quartet Contest

Friday, July 22, 2022
Rising Star Quartet Contest

IES registration includes admission for non-competitors to the 2022 Rising Star Quartet Contest.

Not attending IES, but want to attend Rising Star in-person? Bring proof of vaccination and you're good to go.

Rising Star Quartet Contest 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Saturday Show

This is going to be good...performances from our Rising Star, Diamond Division Quartet Champions, and more.

Health and Safety Protocols

The well-being of Sweet Adelines members and attendees is our top priority as we return to in-person events. While it's impossible to eliminate all risks related to COVID-19, Sweet Adelines will be implementing protective measures for the health and safety of those attending the International Education Symposium (IES).


All attendees must be fully vaccinated by June 29 (with the exception of those with qualifying exemptions*).

A person is considered fully vaccinated: Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series*, such as Pfizer and Moderna; Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine*, such as Johnson & Johnson; Booster shots are recommended, when eligible.

This applies to all COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, and by the national health authority of the country where it was administered.


Anyone who has a medical condition, disability, or religious/spiritual belief or practice that does not allow them to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can qualify for an exemption.

Applications and letters can be submitted to or presented on-site. Upon receipt, applications and letters will be accepted pending negative COVID-19 test results which must be uploaded to the third-party portal within 72 hours of Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Instructions on how to upload to the third-party portal will be emailed to each attendee prior to IES.

  • Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Application.
  • A signed letter from either a certified medical doctor or religious/spiritual leader confirming that you are not able to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Negative COVID-19 (Molecular, PCR, or Antigen) test within 72 hours of Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
  • Antigen home testing kits with compatible app for results will be accepted, which includes s On/Go, BinaxNOW with Navica App, and Ellume. Other at home tests will not be accepted.

For additional questions on this process, contact


Sweet Adelines International has partnered with a trusted third party, ShareMy.Health to collect and approve all vaccination documentation via a secure web portal. View ShareMy.Health’s Data Privacy Policy. All attendees will receive an email detailing this process. If you do not receive an email by Monday, July 11, please check your spam folder, then email

Need additional help uploading your vaccination documentation? Watch the short user guide videos provided by ShareMy.Health.


The city of San Antonio has lifted its indoor mask mandate and the CDC launched new guidance regarding COVID-19 Community Levels. As a result, masks are not mandated in indoor settings, including Trinity University.

Wearing a mask at IES is a personal choice and we ask that everyone makes their choice responsibly. Given the numbers of individuals coming from around the world, we strongly encourage participants to wear masks (KN95, N95, or surgical masks) throughout the event. All attendees should be mindful and respectful of other attendees' health choices. We ask that participants honor the requests of others to mask up and/or maintain physical distancing.

Greater. SAfer. Together

Many San Antonio businesses have banded together under the Greater. SAfer. Together Pledge, which specifies evolving COVID-19 precautions based on recommendations from the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC). Use the button below to find the latest recommendations and a categorized list of over 20,000 San Antonio businesses that have taken the pledge.

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