AWHONN is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All including, but not limited to, participants, presenters, volunteers, exhibitors, AWHONN staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Event Code of Conduct. This Code applies to all AWHONN meeting-related events held in person, hybrid or virtual, including those sponsored by organizations other than AWHONN, but held in conjunction with AWHONN events, on public or private platforms.
By participating in any AWHONN event, you agree to communicate in a courteous, professional, and respectful manner. You agree to be considerate to individuals that have varied opinions and views on topics. You agree to be mindful of your surroundings and of other AWHONN participants.
AWHONN has zero-tolerance for any form of harassment, including but not limited to discrimination of age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, physical or cognitive ability or sexual orientation. Harassment of any form, including physical, sexual, or verbal in nature will not be tolerated. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AWHONN asks that you notify AWHONN at firstname.lastname@example.org or the AWHONN registration desk at a live event.
Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:
Participants requested to cease harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
AWHONN reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, which may include:
As of 6/7/2022
In reviewing the current state of infection rates across the country, AWHONN will be implementing the following COVID-19 protocols:
All onsite participants are required to show proof of vaccination* at registration, while picking up your name badge. AWHONN will be requesting that participants use a vaccine verification app to share their cards or bring the original or copy of their card. The Clear app has a place in which you can store your card on their app. Other apps, like Walgreens or CVS, may also have areas for this.
As health protocols will be in place in accordance with expert guidance from the CDC, we also ask that you recognize the following:
By participating in the Convention, all attendees agree to:
In addition, while onsite:
How will meals be handled?
Pre-packaged items, if available, will be served, as well as buffets, with service from Gaylord staff, will be a part of the program. Buffet separation guards will be provided to ensure safe service between guests and food.
Is AWHONN offering onsite testing?
No – currently, there is no plan to offer onsite testing. For your own peace of mind, we strongly recommend taking a COVID-19 PCR test before you depart for Aurora and the day after you arrive onsite.
How will I find out about Convention health updates while on site in Aurora?
To help ensure your personal safety and comfort during Convention, AWHONN is committed to robust and transparent communications during the event. We are exploring a messaging alert system and will encourage all participants to receive up-to-the-minute updates.
My COVID-19 status has changed. What do I do?
*We look forward to welcoming all guests to celebrate our community at this year’s Convention. Participants who wish to receive a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine will be asked to show the following documentation:
If you are requesting an exemption, please indicate that you are not vaccinated when you register. Once onsite, please present your exemption documentation, and negative PCR results, to the AWHONN customer service representative at the Convention registration desk.