Code of Conduct & Assumption of Risk

IIBEC Events Code of Conduct

IIBEC is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and IIBEC staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, IIBEC staff members, service providers, and all others, are expected to abide by this IIBEC Events Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all IIBEC meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than IIBEC but held in conjunction with IIBEC events, on public or private platforms.

IIBEC has 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 IIBEC’s CEO or COO so that appropriate action may be taken.

Unacceptable behavior is defined as:

Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.

Verbal or written abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, IIBEC staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal or written 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, IIBEC staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

Unwelcome attention or contact with another participant.

Express or implied threat of physical or professional harm.

Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by IIBEC throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any IIBEC event staff.

Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. IIBEC reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.

Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in virtual spaces.

IIBEC reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate in IIBEC’s sole discretion, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and IIBEC reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

IIBEC’s Attendee Assumption of Risk

Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show. Such risk may include exposure to the COVID-19 virus and any injury, illness, disability, and/or death caused by such exposure. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of IIBEC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show. Attendee further hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless IIBEC, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any other claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.