Registration Policies

Thespian Nation Live is to be held exclusively online. Some online sessions, workshops or meetings may contain breakout sessions, use of video, and chat capabilities. Unique password access/links will be given to each attendee to attend the virtual event. 


RULES AND REGULATIONS
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants shall abide by EdTA Code of Conduct, rules, and regulations.

CHAPTER AFFILIATION POLICY
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants understand that registrations will be approved after Chapter Affiliation is reviewed and verified.

PAYMENT POLICY
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants understand that full payment must be received in full before gaining access to the virtual event platform.  All payments must be received no later than January 22, 2021 to ensure access to the virtual event platform.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Due to the nature of this virtual event, all sales are final. Attendees will have access to session recordings for one month following the event. No cancellation refunds will be issued. 

DISCOUNT CODES POLICY
Use of a discount code is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase. Limit one (1) special offer/discount code per registration. 

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants declare that I hereby acknowledge that bullying of any attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, EdTA staff, service providers, and all others is strictly prohibited and should not be tolerated. Definition of Bullying is a pattern of aggressive, intentional, or deliberately hostile behavior that occurs repeatedly and over time. Bullying behaviors normally fall into three categories, physical, emotional and verbal, and may include, but are not limited to, intimidation, assault; extortion; verbal or written threats; teasing; name-calling; threatening looks, gestures or actions; rumors; false accusations; social isolation; and cyber-bullying. Detailed information can be found on the EdTA website.  

YOUTH ACTIVITY SAFETY POLICY
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants understand that EdTA has implemented Youth Activity Safety Guidelines to provide a safe environment for youths participating in online activities, clinics, and conferences. These policies and guidelines will help to protect participating youths from potential misconduct incidents and help provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable activity/program experience. Detailed information can be found on the EdTA website.

BACKGROUND CHECKS
All adult participants must acknowledge and understand that in connection with participation with Educational Theatre Association and International Thespian Festival (including any independent contract for services) or when deciding whether to modify or continue your ongoing involvement, EdTA may obtain a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” on you from Trak-1, a consumer reporting agency, or from any third party, in strict compliance with both state and federal law. Background checks must be completed before gaining access to the virtual event platform. View disclosure and authorization.

MARKETING RELEASE 
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants agree that registration and attendance at, or participation in, EdTA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by EdTA and other third parties, including but not limited the venue and the host. Your virtual registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and virtual booths visited.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELEASE
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants hereby assign to EdTA all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in artwork, text, music, software, video, choreography and other types of work (“Works”) created by undersigned specifically for undersigned’s participation in the events or activities of Organizers. Undersigned waives all rights in such Works under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 and agrees to sign all further documents or instruments necessary to vest in EdTA all rights, title and interest in the aforementioned Works and intellectual property. The intellectual property rights hereby assigned to EdTA and waived by Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants do not include rights of Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants in works that pre-exist Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants’s participation in the events or activities of EdTA. 

RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION
Thespian Nation Live participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants release and agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), its programs, Chapter and other Group Affiliates, and all respective officers, employees, agents and representatives of the aforementioned entities (each an “Organizer” and collectively the “Organizers”) from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of actions, losses, liabilities, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from participating in Thespian Nation Live. I shall give each Organizer prompt written notice of any claim or facts or circumstances that might give rise to any claim for indemnification.