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By signing up for this conference you are agreeing to all of the policies below.

 

Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations are accepted in writing only via email to Laurie Miller at Lauriemiller@scbwi.org

 

Registration refunds:
Before January 8 – Full refund less a $75 Administrative Fee
After January 8 – 50% of Paid Regular Tuition

 

No refunds under any circumstances for weather related cancellations.

 

Blogging & Recording Policy:

By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video-taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

While we love when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI above refers to speakers' rights, authors' rights, and illustrators' rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers' talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter's material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

 

Photos/Video Policy:
Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used for SCBWI purposes.

 

Food Policy:
While we make every attempt to accommodate food sensitivities, please understand that we cannot ensure every single participant’s dietary preferences and food sensitivities for every meal.  We ask that if you have serious allergies/sensitivities or strict food preferences that you please bring supplementary food with you.

 

Anti-Harassment Policy:
SCBWI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience in its events and activities for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. SCBWI reserves the right to require anyone not complying with the above to depart from any event at which any such activity has been perpetrated and to bar them from future SCBWI events.

 

Other Terms and Conditions:
Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of posting the conference, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, SCBWI reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without liability and no cancellations are allowed if these circumstances arise. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible. SCBWI is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. SCBWI shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

 

SCBWI does not allow anyone under the age of eighteen to attend an SCBWI event. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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