NASP Code of Conduct Policy

NASP is committed to providing an inclusive, respectful, and safe environment for all attendees. Our Code of Conduct outlines the expected behavior and standards of conduct for all participants, including attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. By attending our conferences, you agree to comply with this policy. The NASP Conference Code of Conduct is applicable to all conference-related activities, both onsite and online.

  1. Inclusivity and Respect

    1.1 We value diversity and inclusion in our community. Treat all individuals with respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other protected characteristic.

    1.2 Harassment, discrimination, or any form of offensive behavior towards any conference participant will not be tolerated.

    1.3 Avoid making offensive, demeaning, or discriminatory remarks or jokes during the conference.

    1.4 Respect others' personal space and boundaries, both in physical and virtual interactions.

    1.5 Be mindful of language and images used in presentations, discussions, or any conference-related content, ensuring they are appropriate and respectful.

  2. Professional Conduct

    2.1 Engage in constructive and respectful dialogue during Q&A sessions, workshops, and discussions.

    2.2 Critique ideas, not individuals. Disagreements are acceptable, but personal attacks or hostile behavior are not.

    2.3 Do not engage in disruptive behavior that hinders the conference experience for others.

    2.4 Dress appropriately and professionally during the conference.

    2.5 Individuals and groups cannot sponsor or engage in non-conference sponsored events during the conference unless sanctioned by NASP.

  3. In-Person Conduct

    3.1 Abide by all local laws and venue regulations during the conference.

    3.2 Do not engage in any form of physical, verbal, or psychological abuse or intimidation.

    3.3 Be mindful of alcohol consumption and use substances responsibly if applicable during conference events.

  4. Online Conduct

    4.1 Respect the rules and guidelines of the conference's virtual platforms and communication channels.

    4.2 Avoid any form of cyberbullying, harassment, or disruptive behavior in virtual interactions.

    4.3 Do not share offensive, explicit, or inappropriate content on conference platforms.

  5. Reporting and Enforcement

    5.1 If you experience or witness any violation of this Code of Conduct, promptly report it to a NASP staff member.

    5.2 All reports will be treated confidentially and thoroughly investigated.

    5.3 NASP reserves the right to take appropriate action against any individual found to have violated this Code of Conduct. This may include, but is not limited to, a verbal warning, revocation of conference access without refund, or future event attendance restrictions.

  6. Contact Information

    For any concerns related to the Code of Conduct or to report an incident, please contact: · Email: · 800-574-9961

By participating in the NASP Conferences, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Code of Conduct policy and agree to adhere to its guidelines. We strive to foster a supportive and respectful community that benefits everyone, and your cooperation is vital in achieving this goal.