AR2020 Policies

By joining our virtual conference, you are agreeing to the following terms.

Safer Space Policy

By attending the Animal Rights National Conference you agree to act respectfully toward other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and conference management. As an attendee, speaker, sponsor, and/or exhibitor you will refrain from disparaging other activists or organizations. 

Attendees*
While constructive discussion and debate of tactics and strategies is encouraged, personally disparaging remarks or harassing behavior, language, and literature are not permitted.

Impermissible acts include verbal abuse, and unauthorized recordings and/or photographs/screen captured (details below). Personal space transgressions are instances when we make someone uncomfortable by attempting to get too close, either emotionally or physically. Pressuring another person to share more personal information than makes them comfortable is an examples of transgressions of personal space. The easiest way to be sure we are not transgressing on someone’s personal space is to ask them, listen to their answer, and act according to their wishes.

Impermissible acts also include, but are not limited to, sexually inappropriate and/or derogatory comments about someone’s gender, race, ethnicity, age, appearance, sexual orientation, physical ability, or mental/emotional competence or other personal attributes.

While registering implies consent to be recorded using the Tame.Event platform, all personal audio and video recordings must have the express consent of all parties involved. Video recordings can be found on the conference’s Tame.Event platform after the event has concluded for up to one month. After this, audio recordings of sessions will be available for purchase. 

Any violations should be reported to conference management. Depending on the gravity of the situation, violators may be asked to leave the conference platform, barred from future conferences, or deal with authorities. Violations will be recorded, which can be used as justifications for further actions.

*Attendees include anyone that comes to the conference, registrants, visitors, volunteer, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and staff.

Speaker, Sponsor and Exhibitors
As a speaker, sponsor and/or exhibitor, you are still required to commit to the above attendee policy. Though, as such comes with more responsibility, thus you are also held to the additional policies below.

While constructive discussion and debate of tactics and strategies is encouraged, individuals and organizations should not be singled out for critique (or named for such) using the conference’s public speaking or exhibiting platforms.

Speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors must also maintain messaging consistent with our vision of animal rights during the conference. Promoting or encouraging the consumption or use of animals in any capacity is not permitted.

Speakers are expected to focus on providing attendees with knowledge and skills. Therefore, while of course speakers are likely to share their own work and experiences, we ask that this be done in the spirit of helping others to succeed, versus in the spirit of impressing others with our success.

Notice of Video and Audio Recording

By attending the Animal Rights National Conference, you consent to screen capturing, audio recording, video recording and its/there release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction by the Animal Rights National Conference or the person or entity designated to do so by the Animal Rights National Conference with the virtual event platform Tame.Events to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Animal Rights National Conference staff. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote future conference. You release the Animal Rights National Conference, its full staff, from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs, video and/or or sound recordings. All other audio and video recordings must have the express consent of all parties involved.

By attending, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, audio, or video recording taken by the Animal Rights National Conference or the person or entity designated to do so by the Animal Rights National Conference.

If  you do not consent to any recordings, we suggest not using any microphone or webcam within the platform.

If you have any questions, or you would like to request that  any audio or video recording taken of you NOT be used after the event, please contact us below. 

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and cancel their registration. If we do cancel your registration, you may or may not receive a full/partial refund. 

We reserve the right to update these policies for those attending at any time. 

Canceled

We regret to inform you about the cancellation of the Animal Rights 2020 Virtual Event which was originally scheduled for July 17-19.

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