AVIXA Harassment Statement
This statement applies to speakers, staff, volunteers, guests, members, contractors, exhibitors, government and attendees.
AVIXA, the owner of InfoComm, is committed to providing a professional environment free from physical, psychological and verbal harassment. AVIXA will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to harassment based on ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all participants and attendees at AVIXA conferences, meetings and events. Harassment includes offensive gestures and verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate photography and recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention. Participants requested to cease harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately, and failure will serve as grounds for revoking access to the AVIXA event.
Attendees, speakers, staff, volunteers, guests, members, and contractors are encouraged, but, not required, to inform the harasser that their conduct is unwelcome. Regardless of whether the harasser is directly confronted, speakers, staff, volunteers, guests, members, contractors, attendees must promptly report the conduct to AVIXA event management or any on-site AVIXA management, to enable the AVIXA to investigate and address the conduct. AVIXA staff will help participants contact convention center/hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to enable them to feel safe for the duration of the event.
When notified of individuals engaging in harassing behavior, AVIXA may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to expulsion from the current and/or future AVIXA meetings, conferences and events. Decisions to ban individuals from future AVIXA events is in the sole discretion of AVIXA.