NCTE expects all participants to adhere to the following policies while in attendance at the Annual Convention. NCTE reserves the right to dismiss any participant from Convention whose conduct is inconsistent with these policies.
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 email@example.com if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassing situation exists. All reports will be directed to NCTE leadership immediately.
Demonstrations and protests will be conducted in a peaceful and organized manner, will be within the policies of the venue, and will be 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 our Convention Operations Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register their plans and obtain further details.
By attending the Convention, you acknowledge and agree that NCTE, or others acting on its behalf or through sponsorship or exhibitor contracts, may take photographs and video (by any means) and/or make sound recordings during the Convention (including via social media) and that you may appear in such photographs and videos and be heard in such sound recordings, and that NCTE may edit and use the footage it captures for marketing and promotional activities (including through social media) now and in the future, and for any other lawful purpose in the ordinary course of its business.
Please be respectful of presenters and other attendees when photographing, videoing, or sound recording any part of any Convention sessions or other content. Please request permission of presenters before photographing or recording and/or posting on social media. Live streaming out any part of the Convention on a personal device is prohibited.
The expectation is that all presenters are to register and attend the Convention in person. This request is out of respect for the attendees who will travel to Columbus expecting to see live presenters and to ensure a positive experience for the attendees.
NCTE does not require proof of vaccination to attend the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention. As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NCTE continues its policy of following all applicable safety guidance and protocols recommended by the CDC and local health departments. Additionally, on May 11, 2023, the federal government ended the COVID-19 emergency declaration and no longer requires federal employees to be vaccinated. As the CDC and local health authorities are not requiring mask usage for gatherings, NCTE is not currently requiring that attendees at our meetings wear masks either. However, we welcome any individual who chooses to wear a mask during meetings and advocate for all attendees to show respect for individual choices. NCTE will continue to monitor applicable health guidelines to the extent there are any recommended changes and may add new health and safety guidance or requirements should the current situation change. Of course, each individual should make an informed decision regarding travel and attendance at in-person meetings based on their own circumstances.
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