AME Event Code of Conduct
It is a condition of participating in any AME event that the the following code of conduct be observed by all attendees, speakers, hosts, sponsors and volunteers. Your co-operation will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everybody.
Be considerate, respectful, and co-operative. This includes following organiser and host instructions regarding safety or other matters, and taking care not to damage other’s property.
Be mindful of your surroundings and ensure your actions or behaviour does not negatively impact the safety and comfort of other event participants.
Participate in an authentic and active way. Share when relevant and listen when appropriate.
Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees, sponsors, speakers, staff or patrons of the AME event.
Consultants and service providers are not permitted to hand out marketing material (e.g. brochures) during AME events or otherwise aggressively promote their services to hosts, speakers and/or attendees.
Consultants and service providers must respect the fact that event attendees have come to the event in order to learn, not necessarily to network or buy services. Therefore they should not persist in promoting their services to an event attendee, event host and/or speaker unless invited to specifically do so.
Whilst we value the membership of Consultants, it is important that “practitioner “ members are given priority opportunity to listen, observe and learn. Therefore Consultants should avoid interrupting conversations between attendees in order to promote their own services.
Consultants should avoid criticising speakers, sponsors and other consultants in their conversations with attendees.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, whether by attendees, speakers, organisers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of AME events.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the AME event host may take any action they deem appropriate, including expulsion from the event without warning or refund.
What to Do If You Witness or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour
If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify the AME representative or AME office as soon as possible.
Direct enquiries to Laura Robertson, National Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 263 287.