ANPD Annual Convention 2021 - Aspire to Inclusivity

Terms and Conditions


ANPD reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the Terms & Conditions at 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, guests, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors).

The views expressed by any attendee, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor are not necessarily those of ANPD.  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, ANPD 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, which 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:

  • Offensive or unwanted behavior or language including, 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, including in presentations and slide decks
  • 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 at other events organized by ANPD
  • Copying or taking screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the online space
  • Abusive action directed at an individual, such as threats, intimidation, or bullying, both online and/or in-person
  • Sharing your ANPD registration or making event content available to another person(s)
  • Possession of a weapon or something that could be construed as a weapon both displayed 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

ANPD 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

Cancellation by ANPD

If for any reason beyond ANPD’s control APND determines that the Annual Convention must be cancelled, shortened, delayed, dates changed, or otherwise altered or changed, Participant understands that any registration fees paid for the in-person event will be automatically transferred to the online experience. Participant also understands and agrees that ANPD shall not refund the registration fees paid and that all losses and damages that Participants may suffer as a consequence thereof are their responsibility and not that of ANPD or its directors, officers, employees, agents or subcontractors. Participants understand that it may lose all monies it has paid to ANPD for participation in the Annual Convention, as well as other costs and expenses it has incurred, including travel, lodging, etc.

Cancellation by Individual

Because all 2021 ANPD Annual Convention sessions will be available for on-demand viewing, only in the case of loss of employment, death in the family or other extenuating circumstances will a refund be issued. To request a refund, you must contact ANPD at with documentation of your reason for cancellation by July 2, 2021. All cancellation requests will be reviewed by ANPD, and if approved, will be processed within 2 weeks of the original request. Refunds that are approved will be refunded back to the original payment method.

Internet Disclaimer

ANPD will provide you online access to Aspire to Inclusivity – the online experience via the internet by use of your internet browser. You are solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining at your own expense, all equipment needed to access the Aspire to Inclusivity – the online experience, including but not limited to Internet access and adequate bandwidth.  USE OF OR CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES TO CIRCUMVENT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS AND ILLEGALLY GAIN ACCESS TO THE EVENT AND CUSTOMER DATA. ACCORDINGLY, ANPD CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE PRIVACY, SECURITY OR AUTHENTICITY OF ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED OVER OR STORED IN ANY SYSTEM CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.

Online Exhibit Booth

By entering an exhibit booth you are providing the exhibitor with your contact information and opting-in to receive communications from the exhibitor. You will be subject to their communications and privacy policy and must opt-out with them directly if you choose not to receive communications.

Liability Waiver & Release

In consideration of being allowed to register for, and participate in the Annual Convention, you hereby warrant and represent that you are age 18 or above and freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue ANPD or its members, employees, contractors, 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 ANPD. You must be age 21 or older to attend social events where alcohol is served unless a parent is present. This Liability Waiver & Release is specifically binding upon your heirs and assigns and is knowingly given.


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

Technology Use

You may not upload or otherwise provide infringing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise improper content. You may not upload viruses or harmful components to the online event platform or ANPD website. You may not use the ANPD website or online event platform to further any unlawful purpose or to violate the rights of any party.

You may not upload or otherwise provide content with a commercial purpose or attempt to solicit funds or advertise goods and services via the ANPD website or online event platform.

You may not utilize the ANPD website or online event platform to engage in communications leading or related to an agreement in restraint of trade, to exchange specific information relating to your prices, profits, or costs, or in any other manner to limit competition or restrain trade in violation of state and federal antitrust laws.

Dress Code

The dress code at the Annual Convention (both in person and online) is business casual. Participants are required to adhere to this dress code during the event including, but not limited to, live video chat.

Data Privacy

As part of your registration to the Annual Convention, ANPD will share the data you provide with third party vendors in order to process your registration, to make you aware of goods and services you may be interested in, to perform analytics on behalf of ANPD, in connection with the Annual Convention and for such other purposes as ANPD may approve from time to time. Your registration for the online experience may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and online booths visited.

For more information regarding your personal data rights, please review ANPD’s Privacy Policy.