By registering and attending IECA 2023 Annual Conference, each person acknowledges and agrees to the following restrictions as the criteria of being accepted to attend.
Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers
If you cancel by Dec 30, 2022, you are eligible for a full refund, less a $30 processing fee. No refunds of any kind will be made for cancellations received after Dec 30, 2022. No refunds will be given for no-shows and/or anyone who fails to notify us by the cut-off date. Cancellation notifications must be emailed to email@example.com before each designated cancellation date. Substitutions from the same company will be accepted until Jan 20, 2023 - requests must be put in writing and a $30 transfer fee will apply.
Ancillary Events Cancellation and Refunds
We reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of ancillary and extracurricular activities.
Photography, Audio and Video Recording
IECA will use photography throughout the IECA 2023 Annual Conference for use in the marketing of future events as well as for publishing in Environmental Connection magazine for informational and educational purposes. It is possible that by attending the IECA 2023 Annual Conference, your image and/or voice might be captured during the normal course of attending educational sessions and related events.
Badge Scanning and Registration Data
By allowing an exhibitor to scan your badge, regardless of which conference they are exhibiting with, you are consenting to your registration data being shared with them, including but not limited to name and contact information. By registering for this event, you consent to your registration data being shared with the organizers for the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 and the IECA 2023 Annual Conference.
Anti-Trust and Restraint of Trade Policy
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is comprised of competitors, or potential competitors, that share common interests and seek solutions to common problems. IECA conferences, meetings, chapter functions and listservs provide these competitors with opportunities to discuss a variety of business practices and conditions within their industries and professions. IECA strictly prohibits any discussions or actions among its directors, employees and/or representatives that may have the effect of improperly restraining trade and competition in the marketplace in violation of applicable laws. Accordingly, it is IECA’s policy to prohibit the following: 1) Any discussions, understandings, or arrangements (either expressed or implied) about setting or fixing prices that will be charged for goods or services. Improper price discussions include agreements and understandings not only on the prices themselves, but also on price related issues, such as discounts, credit terms, surcharges, mark-ups, etc. 2) Any discussions, understandings, or arrangements (either expressed or implied) designed to injure a competitor or squeeze it from the market. This includes collective action to refuse to deal with a company or boycott its goods or services. 3) Any discussions, understandings, or arrangements (either expressed or implied) regarding the division or segregation of markets. Agreements and understandings to refrain from competing or advertising in certain markets can narrow the choices available to the consumer and unlawfully stifle competition. 4) Any discussions, understandings, or arrangements (either expressed or implied) that unreasonably restrain trade, stifle competition, involve unfair methods of competition or otherwise violate applicable laws.
Suitcasing (Virtual or In Person) is strictly prohibited at IECA 2023 Annual Conference. We reserve the right to remove any individual from the conference that are reported to be soliciting at the event and are not an event sponsor or exhibitor. We encourage attendees to support the paid sponsors and exhibitors who, in turn, are supporting the industry.
The views expressed by any IECA 2023 Annual Conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor are not necessarily those of IECA 2023 Annual Conference, IECA or its representatives. All event attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of any and all individual or corporation presentations, marketing collateral, advertising and online Web content.
Cancellation of Event and/or Education
IECA 2023 Annual Conference organizers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organizers nor any of their officers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by any person.
Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of IECA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Agreement to attend the IECA 2023 Annual Conference acknowledges acceptance of this provision.
Code of Conduct
IECA is committed to providing an atmosphere in which personal respect and intellectual growth are valued and the free expression and exchange of ideas are encouraged. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of IECA that all participants in IECA activities enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
Conference participants violating these guidelines are expected to comply immediately and may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund or liability at the discretion of the Conference Organizers.
To report a code of conduct violation, please call: 303-640-7554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admittance and Removal
In IECA’s sole discretion, without refund, we reserve the right to refuse admittance to or expel from the event anyone that we determine is behaving in a manner that could be disruptive to the event or any other attendee or not following the attendee code of conduct.
Mobile App Code of Conduct
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.
1. Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
2. Use the mobile app to network, share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide. If you’ve found a product or service helpful, please share your experience with the group in a respectful way.
3. Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.
4. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
5. Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
6. When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
Recording is Prohibited
IECA 2023 Annual Conference does not allow the recording or livestreaming of any session or events unless express permission is given by the speaker, facilitator or event organizer. No booth on the live show or virtual show floor may be recorded or livestreamed in any way whatsoever for personal or commercial use. This rule is to protect the intellectual property of our speakers, facilitators and exhibitors. Anyone found to be in violation of this rule will be removed from the event without refund.
2023 IECA Annual Conference COVID Measures: Safe Meeting Environment
Your safety is important to us! IECA and our host hotel partners are working together to create a safe meeting environment for conference attendees. The responsibility of this safe meeting environment is shared amongst us all, please review the IECA Commitment to Safe Meetings to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 at the IECA Annual Conference. Your personal actions support the collective wellbeing. Attendees will agree to the following terms below.
Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection by attending the IECA 2023 Annual Conference, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, death or property damage. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or other infectious diseases by being on the premises and engaging in activities at the 2023 IECA Annual Conference may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the International Erosion Control Association, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the 2023 IECA Annual Conference. I agree to not make or bring any such claim to IECA and forever release and discharge IECA from liability under such claims.
I understand that while IECA has implemented reasonable preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID and other infectious diseases, IECA can not guarantee that I will not become infected with COVID or other diseases. I ACKNOWLEDGE I AM VOLUNTARILY ENTERING THE PREMISES TO ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITY WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND ACCEPT AND ASSUMNE ALL RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY, INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMGE RELATED TO THE DISEASE BY BEING ON THE PREMISES AND ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLECT OF IECA OR OTHERWISE.
In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the my attendance at the 2023 IECA Annual Conference, I agree to comply with all COVID-related orders, procedures, directives and guidelines that may be implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IECA and the KANSAS CITY CONVENTION CENTER, including, but not limited to hand sanitation, face coverings and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all 2023 IECA Annual Conference attendees. I agree not to enter the premises if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID such as cough, shortness of breath or fever, have a confirmed case of COVID, or have come in contact in the last 14 days with a person who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID.
Liability Waiver & Release
In consideration of your registration and attendance of IECA 2023 Annual Conference, you waive any and all claims that you or any future agent or heirs has or may have in the future against IECA, IECA 2023 Annual Conference, their agents, employees, servants and officials and release them from all risks, liability and covenant not to sue them for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, disability, property damage, or property theft, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, or actions of any kind that you may suffer or sustain, before, during or after IECA 2023 Annual Conference, unless such was caused by the gross negligence of IECA.
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