CODE OF CONDUCT / ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
Our code of conduct boils down to one word: respect.
You must respect others’ safety and personal space, as well as any rules listed related to the event. Respect extends beyond our event – you must be respectful not just in-person, but online in social media interactions. If you engage with anyone in a disrespectful or inappropriate manner or do not adhere to our Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to immediately remove you from the event.
Who Follows The Code?
Everyone: staff, exhibitors, fans, presenters and volunteers. We expect all LightBox Expo participants to be kind and respectful to one another by following our Code of Conduct. Any breaches of this Code will result in action, including, but not limited to: written or verbal warnings, temporary banning, permanent ban, removal without refund for tickets, or other methods as determined by LBX in its sole discretion.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: Stalking, intimidation, offensive verbal or written comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention, or hate symbols in relation, but not limited to: Race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy or vaccination status. Hate symbols of any kind are not permitted.
We are very excited to see you at LightBox Expo 2022, but with the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, a lot is changing quickly. We are constantly looking at the published guidance from federal, state and local health authorities and government and trying to make decisions that can promote a safe gathering. We are continuing to assess our health and safety policies for the event in light of changing state/local and venue requirements. Please check this page often for the most up-to-date information.
As of now, everyone will be required to wear a face covering while attending LightBox Expo. This policy applies to all attendees, including exhibitors, guests, artists, and staff. We will continue to evaluate this policy and post updates as they are available.
Please be advised that a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any event or public space, including the event. Prior to registering for and attending the event, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. By attending the event, you acknowledge this inherent risk on behalf of yourself and/or any Minor attending the event for which you serve as Guardian (collectively, “You”) and, as a condition of entering the event, You acknowledge, understand and confirm each of the following in accordance with applicable health guidelines:
- That You will abide by all terms of admission and participation (as may be updated from time to time) and event health-and-safety requirements, including wearing an approved face covering at all times, and, where applicable, providing proof of compliance with any entry requirements;
- That You are not currently experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19, as identified at CDC.gov, including, but not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- That prior to attending the event You have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a CDC-recommended quarantine; and
- That You are not under any self-quarantine or isolation orders or subject to any CDC self-quarantine or isolation protocol.
For purposes of this acknowledgement, a “Minor” means any individual who under eighteen (18) years of age or has not reached the age of majority as defined by such individual’s jurisdiction of residence, and a “Guardian” means such Minor’s parent or legal guardian or other individual attending the Event who is over the age of eighteen (18) and acting in loco parentis for such Minor.
Please do not enter the event or the event venue if You cannot confirm all of the above criteria. If at any point during Your time at the event You do not meet all of the above criteria, You will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the venue at the sole discretion of event management.
Please note: The guidelines in this document are based on information currently available regarding the behavior and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.