Association Event Conduct Policy

NAELA is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the Academy that all participants in NAELA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1) harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or any other protected status, as provided by local, state or federal law; 2) sexual harassment, including unwelcome attention, stalking and physical contact; 3) abusive conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with another person's ability to enjoy or participate in the event, including social events related to the conference; and 4) undue interruption of any event, speaker or session. 

Prohibited conduct from any participant at the Conference, including attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, contractors, volunteer leaders, and vendors is not condoned. Individuals who witness, become aware of or experience prohibited conduct should report such conduct to NAELA leadership and/or NAELA staff.  

If a person is found to have engaged in prohibited conduct, appropriate action will be taken, including, but not limited to, expulsion from the event, restriction from attendance at future NAELA events and other such actions as the Academy deems appropriate up to, and including, termination of membership.