NCTE Annual Convention Policies
NCTE expects all participants to adhere to the following policies while in attendance at the Annual Convention.
Mutual Respect & Anti-Harassment Policy
NCTE is committed to producing events where everyone may learn, network, and socialize in an environment of mutual respect. Therefore, some behaviors are expressly prohibited: harassment or intimidation related to gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or events; inappropriate contact and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants are expected to observe this code of conduct policy in all venues and events. Contact an NCTE staff member onsite to intervene if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassing situation exists. All reports will be directed to NCTE leadership immediately. Legal counsel, venue security, and/or local law enforcement may become involved if deemed necessary.
Demonstrations and protests will be conducted in a peaceful and organized manner and within the policies of the venue and compliant with federal, state, and local laws. Such activities are strictly forbidden in exhibition space, and protesters will not be permitted to block the entrance to traffic flow within the exhibit area. NCTE retains the right to permit protests to occur in predetermined areas and to terminate any protests that occur on its property or property NCTE is renting, leasing, or otherwise using for a specific time to host an event. Attendees who do not uphold these standards may jeopardize their membership and/or event participation.
Individuals and groups interested in demonstrating/protesting should contact Lynn Neal, Senior Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register their plans and obtain further details.