The following policies govern the 2024 iOi Summit. They were developed in conjunction with federal/state/local laws, venue policies and NAR policies. Sources are listed for each policy, where possible.
General Meeting Policies
Your Name Badge & Access Pass
Your name badge identifies you as a meeting participant and must be worn at all times during the event.
Unauthorized Solicitation and Distribution of Materials
Solicitation of business in sessions and meetings is entirely prohibited.
Distribution of flyers, pamphlets, notices and brochures in any session of the NAR event, without the prior written consent of NAR, is expressly prohibited.
The ideas and opinions offered at meetings/educational programs presented during this conference are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position, policy or opinion of the National Association of REALTORS®. The ideas and opinions presented in these education sessions and the products and services promoted by meeting sponsors associated with the conference should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement of the ideas, opinions, products or services by the National Association of REALTORS®. In issues affecting legal, financial or accounting matters, members should also consult trained professionals to address their individual situations.
Video and Photo Consent
The National Association of REALTORS® will be conducting video recording and still photography of meetings, sessions and events for use in connection with future educational, promotional and marketing activities of the association. Your participation in the event constitutes your consent to be photographed and video and audio recorded and to all uses of the images and recordings so created.
Video and Photo Usage
NAR reserves the right to restrict audio and video recording at NAR meetings and events based on a speaker or performer’s contractual agreement with NAR. Attendees agree to adhere to any restrictions relating to the recording of conference events, such as special booth appearances or educational sessions. Failure to comply with such restrictions may result in an attendee’s removal from the venue, without a right of readmission, reimbursement or other compensation.
Sessions and Meeting Policies
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue fire marshal reserves the right to close a session when the room has reached maximum capacity. Cell phones should be silenced. NAR reserves the right to remove any guest who is disruptive.
Presentation materials are copyrighted by the speakers, their companies, or others from whom they have received permission to use. Written permission from the speaker is required before publishing.
The National Association of REALTORS® works with convention centers, hotels, vendors and the meetings industry to provide a more health-conscious and green environment for meetings and to encourage green practices, conservation and recycling at all meetings.
Allergens and Food Safety
Allergens may be present in food served at NAR meetings. It is the responsibility of each attendee to contact the catering staff or show management about specific food allergies. NAR provides a meal request space when registering for most special events in the registration system.
Statement of Appropriate Event Conduct
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is committed to providing a positive and rewarding experience for everyone associated with an NAR event. In addition to NAR members’ adherence to the NAR Member Code of Conduct all attendees agree to abide by this Statement of Appropriate Event Conduct by virtue of their attendance at an NAR event.
All attendees (including without limitation NAR members, guests, speakers, exhibitors and vendors) are expected to conduct themselves professionally, to use good judgment and be respectful at all times while present at an NAR event. This includes an attendee’s conduct while physically present at an NAR event, as well an attendee’s conduct on any virtual platform associated an NAR event.
NAR does not tolerate any inappropriate behavior, including harassment or discrimination in any form. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to, harassing or defamatory verbal or written comments, display or use of graphic images or language, destruction of property, threats, intimidation, unwanted physical contact, unwanted sexual conduct whether physical or verbal or non-verbal, and any conduct, statements or images that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group based on a protected characteristic.
Any attendee should immediately report any behavior they believe in good-faith violates this Statement of Appropriate Event Conduct to Lesley Muchow, NAR Deputy General Counsel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Donna Gland, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Resources (email@example.com). Please include as much detail as possible, such as the date, time, location, and a description of the incident being reported. Any attendee who believes they are in immediate danger should report the incident directly to the police via 911.
NAR reserves the right to take any necessary and appropriate action against any attendee who violates this Statement of Appropriate Event Conduct, including, but not limited to, immediate removal from the event, prohibition from attendance at future NAR events, removal from a committee appointment, and expulsion from membership.
We value your attendance and thank you for your cooperation and commitment to ensuring a positive event experience for all.