|Membership & Event Policies|
Membership & Event Attendance Policies (In-Person and Virtual Events)
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Please note that SCIP reserves the right to edit title, abstracts, and bios for consistency and style. SCIP may be photographing throughout the event, including social events. By participating in this event you are:
GUEST ATTENDANCE POLICY
All conference activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for conference attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the conference areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.
SCIP has a spouse/guest fee for attendance at SCIP meetings by those not eligible for SCIP membership. This is a restricted fee intended for family members. Any spouse/guest who is interested in networking with other spouses/guests as well as friends in SCIP may pay a fee to cover the costs of food and beverage and attendance at the evening events. This $150 fee includes the Opening Reception and Tuesday Evening Event, but does not include attendance to conference sessions, meal functions (outside of receptions) and conference materials. ANYONE CONSULTING WITH, OR EMPLOYED BY, AN ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN SCIP IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS FEE.
CODE OF ETHICS
All attendees (including but not limited to speakers, substitutes, and volunteers) agree to adhere to the SCIP Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and the Antitrust Policy. Any attendee observed to be in violation of either the Code or Policy will be immediately asked to leave, and no refund will be provided.
SCIP reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. SCIP also reserves the right to cancel an event, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. We are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of SCIP cancellation.
CODE OF CONDUCT AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
SCIP leadership and staff are committed to providing a vibrant learning environment at all of our events, welcoming people from as many diverse backgrounds as possible. We expect our events to be a respectful, harassment-free environment for people of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and beliefs. We’re grateful that our community is positive, friendly and supportive of one another — it’s what makes our events such a draw each year. In that spirit, the staff, supporters, volunteers, attendees and speakers at SCIP events are expected to:
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert emergency services if you notice what you assess to be a dangerous situation or someone in distress. For other violations of this Code of Conduct, please firstname.lastname@example.org or a SCIP staff member onsite.
You agree not to do the following:
SCIP CODE OF ETHICS
We reserve the right to revoke and terminate any membership at any time if we determine that a member's activities are in direct violation of the Code of Ethics.
Although numerous industries are represented in our membership, there are nonetheless competitors at our events, both in-person and virtual. As such, it is important that all participants at SCIP events are educated and vigilant about the applicable antitrust laws. At industry meetings any discussions among competitors of current costs, prices or fees relative to your products or to others’ products and services, or focusing on the “cons” of working with third parties, could constitute antitrust violations. Although our meetings aren't industry-specific, any discussions of the following issues (whether in the business sessions, breakouts, or social events) are not appropriate and should be immediately brought to the attention of the SCIP team:
SCIP memberships are not transferable and are non-refundable. The standard membership term is in effect for 12 months and begins at the enrollment date. Each SCIP Membership ID Number and corresponding record is assigned to an individual, and therefore when a change of employment occurs the membership remains valid and tied to the individual through the remainder of the original membership term. To ensure continuity of tenure and benefits, SCIP members should immediately update their profile and validate information whenever there is a change in employment status as many benefits are delivered electronically and a current email address is required at all times. If a new employer will be paying for a subsequent membership renewal, the original membership record and anniversary date will be used whenever possible. Should a member decide not to renew or otherwise fails to renew, their record will be deactivated in the membership database. Companies that pay for their employee's SCIP membership are eligible to transfer the remainder of a departed employee's membership term to a new or different employee under the following conditions: 1) there are at least six (6) months remaining in the membership term; 2) the substitute is not already a current member of SCIP; and 3) the substitute's complete contact information is supplied at the time the new member record is created. A record and Member ID Number will be created for the new employee member and the membership term will be effective through the remaining months of the original membership term.