Folk Alliance International Terms and Conditions

Cancelation Policy

1. Registration fees are refundable (minus a $50 handling fee) until December 31, 2018.

2. Those canceling between January 1, 2019, and January 17, 2019, will receive dollar value credit toward the 2020 Conference.

3. Conference credits cannot be used toward membership fees nor do they guarantee future exhibit space.

4. Unfortunately, there are no refunds or credits for cancellations after January 17, 2019, including due to illness or weather.

5. There are no substitutions of participants allowed except in the case of company employees, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the FAI office.

6. There are no refund or credits for failure to redeem a promo code during registration.

Harassment and Discrimination

As emphatically as we welcome people of all national, geographic, cultural, ethnic, social, economic, gender, sexuality, orientation, mobility, and other forms of diversity to our events and organization, we also wish to express our rejection of discrimination and harassment.

As defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): “Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).” In accordance with US law, our board recently adopted refined language regarding harassment in our employee handbook. For reference, please see the way FAI defines and informs our staff of this important issue. We encourage our members to adopt similar policies in their places of work and to adhere to this standard at their events.

Accordingly, we want to make members aware of what to do in the unfortunate event that harassment does occur. If you experience discrimination and/or harassment at our conference or any FAI event, take action:

  • Cite the FAI value statement and linked definition, tell the offending party to stop
  • Talk immediately with a trusted colleague
  • Contact your union
  • Contact an FAI staff member in person or email operations@folk.org
  • Contact Hotel Security by dialing 0 to reach an operator
  • Call the 24 hour National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673
  • Call the local police at 911

Inter-delegate Incident Management Policy

FAI, its employees, and its designated staff do not have management or control of security personnel tasked with policing safety and order at any Event or on behalf of any individual delegate or attendee.

Unless otherwise provided in limited circumstances, security enforcement rests solely within the power of local law enforcement in the locale of the Event or the security personnel hired and managed by the hotel, venue, or other property wherein the Event takes place.

Should a delegate communicate to FAI, its employees, or its designated staff that they are in fear of harassment or bodily harm from another delegate, FAI, its employees, or its designated staff shall provide the delegate with contact information for the Event location security and/or local authorities who can address the matter properly.

Exceptions

If a delegate has been ordered by a court, judge, magistrate, or other governmental adjudicator to refrain from contact, communication, or physical proximity to another delegate, and the delegate provides FAI with certified copies of both the order establishing such parameters and proof that the same order has been properly served upon the offending party pursuant to the rules or laws of the local jurisdiction, FAI shall make reasonable efforts to cooperate with Event location security and/or local authorities to ensure that the offending delegate complies with the order. Notwithstanding the above, nothing in this exception shall be read to expand the rights or authorities of FAI, its employees, or its designated staff as outlined in the policy above.

Media Release

Folk Alliance International appreciates your consent that by entering the conference premises your voice, name, and/or likeness may be used without compensation in films and tapes for use in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised and you release Folk Alliance International its successors, assignees, and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.