The Birthplace of Apra

2022 Apra-MN Conference

Terms & Conditions

General

Apra-MN reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid, the remaining will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors).

The views expressed by any attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor are not necessarily those of Apra-MN. All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of all individual or corporate presentations, marketing collateral, and/or advertising.

Code of Conduct

We are committed to creating a safe, productive, and welcoming environment that is inclusive and free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other protected categories under applicable law.

All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, Apra-MN staff members, service providers, and all others must abide by the following policy:

Expected behavior:

  • Be considerate of those around you.
  • Be respectful of others and their viewpoints that may be different from your own.
  • Be collaborative with others.
  • Be mindful of your words and actions.

Unacceptable behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-Apra-MN recording and/or transmission of education sessions in any format is strictly prohibited.
  • Reproducing or repurposing presentation materials in any way without express consent from the presenter.
  • Offensive or unwanted behavior or language related to, but not limited to, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other similar categories.
  • Visual harassment, such as sexual images OR sexual language including in presentations, PowerPoint etc.
  • Sexual harassment of any kind, such as unwelcome sexual advances or words/actions of a sexual nature.
  • Wearing attire that includes harmful or offensive language or imagery that is not appropriate for a professional setting.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions or events organized by Apra-MN.
  • Copying or taking screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
  • Abusive action directed at an individual, such as threats, intimidation, or bullying, both online and/or in-person.
  • Sharing your Apra-MN registration credentials with any other person(s).
  • Making event content available to a competitor of Apra-MN.
  • Possession of a weapon or something that could be construed as a weapon, both online and/or in-person.
  • Possession or mention of illegal substances, both online and/or in-person.
  • Inappropriate comments or stalking of fellow attendees.
  • Nudity is prohibited.
  • Any other illegal activity not already covered above.

Apra 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 are the subject of, or witness to any violations, you can contact us by sending an email to programming@apra-mn.org.

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and could result in debarment from current, and/or any future Apra-MN events. If a participant is found or reasonably believed to be engaging in unacceptable behavior, Apra-MN may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event without warning or refund. If appropriate, local law enforcement may get involved.

Liability Waiver & Release

In consideration of being allowed to register for, and participate in Apra-MN's 2022 Conference, you hereby warrant and represent that you are age 21 or above and freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue Apra-MN or its members, employees, board members, agents, or volunteers for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage, or property theft or actions of any kind that you may hereafter suffer or sustain before, during, or after the event, unless said expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage or property theft or actions of any kind is caused by the sole, gross negligence of Apra-MN. This Liability Waiver & Release is specifically binding upon your heirs and assigns and is knowingly given.

Photography/Video

On occasion, you may be photographed, videotaped, or audio-taped in connection with Apra-MN activities. As a participant of Apra-MN's 2022 Conference, you agree that Apra-MN is the sole owner of all rights in and to the resulting photographs, video footage and recordings, for all purposes related to Apra-MN's business (both now and in the future). Your name and likeness may be used by Apra-MN in advertising and promotional materials. Participants shall receive no compensation or royalties for appearance in any materials.

Registration Policies

In-Person Registration Deadline

 All registrations for in-person attendance must be received by October 5th, 2022. 

Virtual Registration Deadline

Virtual registration will provide viewers with the option to view plenary/keynote/panel presentations. Please note that the virtual platform will be primarily view-only and interactivity may be limited. Virtual registrations must be received by 12PM CT on October 12th, 2022.

Individual Cancellation & Modification

  • Cancellation: Should you need to cancel your in-person or virtual conference registration, an email must be sent to the Apra-MN registration inbox at programming@apra-mn.org. This email must be received on or before 12PM CT on October 12th, 2022. Telephone cancellations are not accepted.

  • Registration type modification: If you wish to transfer from a virtual to in-person conference registration or vice-versa, you must contact programming@apra-mn.org. All requests to transfer from virtual to in-person registration must be made by October 5th, 2022. All requests to transfer from in-person to virtual must be made by 12PM CT on October 12th, 2022. Telephone modification requests are not accepted.

  • Process: If you need to cancel or modify your registration and provide notice by the dates specified above, Apra-MN will credit your registration cost to your account, which may be used for an Apra-MN membership and future programming (such as Lunch & Learns, BUZZ Sessions, networking events, and more). 

Event Cancellation & Modification

If for any reason beyond Apra-MN’s control it determines that the in-person portion of the conference must be canceled, and the virtual portion of the event is still held, the participant understands and agrees that Apra-MN shall credit the difference from the in-person registration fee to the registrant's account. Participant understands that their registration type shall be changed to a virtual attendee.

Health & Safety Policies

We recognize the changing impact the pandemic has on our jobs, families, and plans. This is why, in addition to creating an exceptional education and networking experience, Apra-MN leadership has updated its policy for on-site attendance for our 2022 conference.

At this time, we are planning for an in-person conference with a virtual option. We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions as needed and reserve the right to modify this plan at any given time given ongoing changing nature of current or new public health emergencies. 

Testing

We strongly encourage all in-person attendees to administer a Covid-19 PCR or antigen self-test between October 11th and 12 PM CT on October 12th, and then to isolate themselves to the extent possible between that test and the event to minimize the possibility of exposure.

Please take appropriate precautions depending on the results to help protect yourself and others. If you test positive, please stay home and submit a request to transfer your registration type to virtual (or cancel your registration) to programming@apra-mn.org by 12PM CT on October 12th.  

At the Event

Masks: The Wilder Foundation currently requires guests to wear masks in shared spaces, such as hallways and entrance ways. Within the conference room, we will invite attendees to wear masks to the extent that they are comfortable with doing so.

If you feel ill: All attendees agree that they will not attend any Apra-MN events if they feel ill at any time during the event. Attendees that feel ill with any flu-like symptoms agree that they will self-isolate and contact a local health provider for assistance. 

Virtual Option

If you are unable to comply with the on-site health and safety requirements, we encourage you to register to attend the Apra-MN virtual option.

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