Conference Participant Policies
Disability Access Requests:
MSSA will make all attempts to provide closed captioning for our virtual sessions. To request other accommodations, please contact Sharon Hollister at firstname.lastname@example.org. Providing at least 4-6 weeks advance notice will help to ensure availability.
By registering for this conference, you agree to be bound by the following terms:
Cancellation/Refund/Returned Check Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing no later than February 10 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after February 10 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellation requests to email@example.com. Returned check fee is $30. Please write registrant's name on check. If the MSSA 2021 Virtual Conference is delayed in whole or in part, due to events over which MSSA has no control, then MSSA shall reschedule any delayed or interrupted portions of the conference and provide comparable registration benefits as determined by MSSA.
Registrant Substitution/Share Policy: If a registrant is unable to attend, a substitute may be sent in their place. Only one substitute is allowed per original registrant. Please email substitutions to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Each person attending the conference or viewing on demand content must complete a separate online registration. This includes all individuals registering under the agency registration discount. Conference attendance cannot be split between employees.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images: All attendees acknowledge that they may be photographed while at events, and that those photos may be used for promotional purposes, in MSSA publications, websites, and on social media. Any recording of sessions (audio, video, chat logs, screen captures, etc.) intended for personal use, distribution, publication, or copyright without the express written consent of MSSA and the individual authors is strictly prohibited.
Liability Waiver/Release: As an attendee at the MSSA Annual Training Conference & Expo, I release MSSA from all liability and agree not to sue MSSA or those acting on their behalf, for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, theft or actions of any kind that I incur and I assume full responsibility.
Conference Code of Conduct: MSSA is dedicated to providing a fabulous conference experience for all participants. When we gather at MSSA as part of a larger health and human services community, our goal is to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment to all. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in this conference community. We invite all of you to help us create this safe and positive experience for everyone.
As health and human services professionals our collective, positive actions are essential to counteract the many forms of inequity and abuses of power that exists in our society and which adversely affect those that we work with and for. As a community we expect participants to:
- Be mindful of your fellow participants
- Exercise consideration and respect in your speech, chats, and actions
- Minimize disruptions by using mute and video controls appropriately while presenters are speaking
- Respect presenters and participants contributions. Please do not make and/or distribute recordings, pictures, or screen shots of presentation/poster materials, Q&A, and chat activity in the virtual space without explicit permission.
- Participate with MSSA’s Core Beliefs and Values in mind
Questions? Contact MSSA at email@example.com or 651.644.0556 for assistance.