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Safe Environment Policy

AAEM/RSA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AAEM/RSA staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AAEM/RSA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all AAEM/RSA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AAEM/RSA but held in conjunction with AAEM/RSA events, in public or private facilities.

Responsible Drinking

At most AAEM/RSA networking events both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. AAEM/RSA expects participants at our events to drink responsibly. AAEM/RSA and Meeting host event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason, and may require a participant to leave the event.

Personal Safety and Security

AAEM/RSA works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to AAEM/RSA staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something.

If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any AAEM/RSA staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you.

Unacceptable Behavior

AAEM/RSA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AAEM/RSA asks that you inform either Kay Whalen, CAE, AAEM Executive Director, kwhalen@aaem.org or 1-800-884-2236 or Janet Wilson, CAE, AAEM/RSA Executive Director, jwilson@aaem.org or 1-800-884-2236 so that we can take the appropriate action.

AAEM/RSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and AAEM/RSA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.