Art Unlimited is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference events, participants and team members. Each and every participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, Art Unlimited staff, and service providers, is expected to understand and follow attendance policies. These expectations apply to all Art Unlimited meeting-related events, including those events held in conjunction with Art Unlimited conferences and events.
Personal Safety and Security
Art Unlimited works hard to make sure all participants are safe at events. We ask that all attendees report any questionable activity to any Art Unlimited or venue security staff for immediate action. No concern is too small – if you see something, say something.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Regardless of where you are, use the buddy system when walking to and from the conference location, networking event locations – especially during early or late hours.
Work to avoid extreme late night events – arrange transportation in advance rather than walking
Don’t wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the venue.
Don’t carry a lot of cash or credit cards.
Don’t leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.
In an emergency, you should first call 911, connect with your Art Unlimited team or the on-site security personnel to help you.
At many conferences and networking events, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. Art Unlimited expects team members at events to follow the guidelines outlined in the employee handbook, section 4.6. No alcohol or substance use is allowed during Art Unlimited sponsored events, educational events, or any event where you are representing Art Unlimited including attached travel to and from events. If a trip is extended beyond the event for personal reasons, these conduct rules apply if Art Unlimited is covering the expenses.
Art Unlimited has the right to deny attendance to employees and participants, and may require early dismissal from the event if these rules are not followed.
Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
Any abuse, including physical, verbal or non-verbal abuse, of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, Art Unlimited staff member, service provider, or any other meeting guest.
Disruption of presentations at sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at any events organized by Art Unlimited at the meeting venue, hotels, or other Art Unlimited-contracted facilities.
Not attending the main approved educational event, showing up late or missing conference sessions unless there is an approved reason.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, Art Unlimited staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
Sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel uncomfortable, offended, humiliated and/or intimidated. Examples of conduct or behavior which constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
Physical violence, including sexual assault
Unwelcome physical contact or inappropriate touching
The use of threats or rewards to solicit sexual favors
Comments or insults based on appearance, age, private life, etc.
Sexual comments, stories or jokes
Repeated and unwanted social invitations for dates or physical intimacy
Condescending or sexist remarks
Sending sexually explicit messages (by phone or email)
Display of sexually explicit or suggestive material or images
Whistling or “cat calling”
Reporting Unacceptable Conduct
If you or anyone else is in immediate danger at any time, please contact local law enforcement (by calling 911) and immediately notify facility security.
If you or anyone else is the subject of unacceptable conduct, please contact any of the Art Unlimited Leadership team.
Art Unlimited has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. If you experience or observe harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, Art Unlimited asks that you please inform any of the following so that we can take action.
All reports will be treated seriously and promptly. Incidents will be handled with respect for the privacy of the victim, and will be confidential to the extent practical, given the circumstances. Reports may also be made anonymously.
Upon receiving a complaint, the matter may be further investigated by additional Art Unlimited team members. Actions to be taken will be discussed beforehand with the victim of the harassing behavior, where possible.
If the complaint is of a criminal nature, legal authorities will be notified.
If the offense is not of a criminal nature, the Art Unlimited team members receiving the report will listen to the victim and discuss next steps.
If a person has been found to have harassed another person, any of the following may take place:
Verbal or written warning;
Suspension of attendance at Art Unlimited-sponsored events;
Prohibit attendance at any future meeting
The Art Unlimited team receiving the report will respect any and all requests of the victim to remain anonymous. Unacceptable conduct may be part of a larger pattern of repeated harassment. Please alert Art Unlimited team to all such conduct regardless of the offender’s identity or job title, even if you prefer your report to remain anonymous.
Reports of unacceptable conduct by an individual may also be reported by Art Unlimited team to an individual’s employer.
It is imperative to note that other companies, as well the Art Unlimited team is responsible for displaying professional behavior at all times. Because our clients, industry, and competitors are very connected, there are always eyes and ears watching our conduct. With this in mind, please know that we will try our very best to maintain a great reputation within the industries that we service. If you see conduct of another company that you find questionable, please consult with a leadership team member. As we owe it to our clients, vendors, and industry relationships to look out for their best interests as well.