NFDA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all convention participants and NFDA staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, NFDA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Virtual Code of Conduct Policy. This Policy applies to all NFDA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than NFDA but held in conjunction with NFDA events, in public, online or at private facilities.
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NFDA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, virtual meeting places, or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NFDA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by NFDA throughout the virtual event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any NFDA virtual event staff.
- Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. NFDA reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
- Participants should not copy, record video, or take screenshots of presentations, Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
NFDA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the event without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and NFDA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.