Policies

Find out more about the official policies that affect all individuals involved with the ADLM 2024:

General Registration Policies

Each person attending must register.

  • Only one person may register per order.
  • If you register online, the person attending must be the person who registered.
  • Once you have registered, your fees will not be adjusted downward based on any sponsorship, discount, or any other reason.
  • Registration does not include travel and accommodation.
  • ADLM permits individuals aged 16 and 17 with a valid government issued photo ID to register for and attend ADLM 2024, if accompanied by a registered adult. However, children under 16 are not permitted on the exhibit floor or in the educational sessions at any time.

If you complete a registration on behalf of another individual, you are warranting that you have made the attendee aware of ADLM’s meeting policies and that they have accepted these terms.

Payment Policy

ADLM requires full payment of all fees to register. We do not accept purchase orders or cash payments.

Online registration must be paid by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

To pay by wire transfer or check, print a registration form and follow the instructions on the form:

Confirmations and Receipts

You will receive a confirmation email within two weeks of receipt of your registration form with complete payment. To make sure this confirmation reaches you, please ensure that your valid, unique email is entered correctly during registration. Also, be sure to check your junk email box in case any of our emails are caught by spam filters.

Registrants may view their confirmation or print a receipt online.

Upgrade Policy

Expo Only (exhibit hall access) registrations may be upgraded starting in April 2024 to an Chicago All Access (full conference) registration, which includes access to the educational sessions during ADLM 2024.

Cancellation/Refund/Transfer Policy

Expo Only Registration

There will be no cancellations, refunds, or transfers of Expo Only registration.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Conduct and Liability

Conduct Policy and Personal Accountability Commitment

ADLM is committed to providing a welcoming and productive environment to all participants at ADLM-related events. This Conduct Policy applies to all ADLM activities, including all official ADLM-sponsored events and online presence, including social media.

All attendees, media, speakers, organizers, staff, and exhibitors associated with any ADLM-sponsored event agree to adhere to the following principles:

  • Respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal space and interaction, courtesy, and respect for private property.
  • Be considerate and respectful of differing perspectives during the meeting.
  • Respect the rules and policies of ADLM, the meeting venue, hotels, and city.

Furthermore, by attending the ADLM 2024 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, attendees, media, speakers, organizers, staff, and exhibitors agree to abide by and engage in conduct that is beneficial to health and that adheres to ADLM’s COVID-19 safety guidelines while at the event.

ADLM prohibits discrimination, harassment—sexual or otherwise—and bullying against any person for any reason. Accordingly, some behaviors are specifically prohibited:

  • Intimidation, stalking, harassment, unwelcome sexual attention, inappropriate photography, or discrimination.
  • Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior.
  • Yelling at, threatening, or personally insulting participants or presenters (verbally or physically).

Participants asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

All participants are expected to alert staff of any dangerous situations, violations of this Policy, or of anyone in distress.

Consequences

  • ADLM may remove any individual from attendance or other participation in any ADLM-sponsored activity or event without warning or refund.
  • ADLM meeting attendance badges are the property of ADLM and must be returned to ADLM upon request.
  • ADLM may also prohibit the individual from attending or participating in future ADLM events and, among other actions, may take action related to the individual’s ADLM membership and/or volunteer service.
  • ADLM may involve law enforcement as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.

Reporting

Violations of the Conduct Policy should be reported to onsite event staff (whether ADLM or venue security). Some ways to make a report include contacting:

  • ADLM or security staff in the convention center.
  • ADLM Headquarters Office in the convention center.
  • ADLM via email at [email protected].

Event staff will help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist, as needed.

Liability

Each attendee agrees that:

  • Except as required by law, neither ADLM nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages, or losses arising directly or indirectly from the event/activity or other aspect related thereto.
  • ADLM may update its programming, speakers, and other pertinent details at any time.
  • ADLM reserves the right to change, amend, add, or remove any Policies, Terms, or Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms and Conditions should become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Policies, Terms, and Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors).

COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

ADLM remains fully committed to holding a rewarding ADLM 2024 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ADLM’s priority is always the health and well-being of our community. Our Health & Safety Plan is a living document that will continue to evolve, as we work closely with the McCormick Place Convention Center, vendors, and hotels to create a COVID-19 safety plan for ADLM 2024 attendees.

Read ADLM’s COVID-19 Health and Safety plan here.

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