Protocols and Policies
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Because we recognize that the situation and applicable guidance will continue to evolve, attendees should check the Health and Safety Hub on the conference website (ILparksconference.com), as well as email announcements and social media channels for the latest information about on-site health and safety protocols for attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and staff as the 2023 Soaring to New Heights Conference approaches.
CONSENT TO CONFERENCE POLICIES
As a condition of attending the Soaring to New Heights Conference and to help protect the health and safety of yourself and others, all participants will be required to comply with protocols and conference policies that are in effect when the event takes place. All participants will also be required to sign an acknowledgement of personal responsibility form prior to, and as a condition of, being admitted to the conference. Any individual who refuses to adhere to health and safety protocols and conference policies or who refuses to submit a signed personal acknowledgement of personal responsibility form will not be admitted to, or be removed from, the conference without receiving a refund.
CONSENT TO USE PHOTOS AND OTHER REPRODUCTIONS
By registering for, participating in or attending IAPD/IPRA meetings or other activities, an individual irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution by IAPD/IPRA of his or her image or voice in photographs, video recordings, audio recordings and any other electronic reproductions of such events and activities for any purpose without inspection or approval and without compensation, right to royalties or any other consideration now and in the future.
Event photography provided by JHyde Photography
MEETING SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY POLICY
IAPD/IPRA are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference participants and staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety and Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all conference-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than IAPD/IPRA but held in conjunction with the Soaring to New Heights Conference, in public or private facilities.
At some networking events both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. IAPD/IPRA expect participants at our events to drink responsibly. IAPD/IPRA and host venue staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason and may require a participant to leave the event.
Personal Safety and Security
IAPD/IPRA work diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at their meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to IAPD or IPRA staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Use the buddy system when walking to and from the event venue, networking event locations during early or late hours.
- Don’t wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the building/venue.
- Don’t carry a lot of cash or credit cards. Leave in your hotel room safe.
- Don’t leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.
If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any IAPD or IPRA staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you.
Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, IAPD/IPRA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
Disruption of presentations at workshops, sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by IAPD/IPRA at the meeting venue, hotels, or other IAPD/IPRA-contracted facilities.
IAPD/IPRA have zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, we ask that you inform either Sue Triphahn, CMP, IAPD’s Educational Services and Conference Director, email@example.com or Cindy Galvan, CMP, IPRA’s Conference & Meetings Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can take the appropriate action.
IAPD/IPRA reserve the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and IAPD/IPRA reserve the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.