2022 OREA REALiTY+ Event Policy
as of November 16, 2022 and subject to change.
By registering for the 2022 Ontario Real Estate Association (“OREA”) REALiTY+ Conference and/or the REALTOR® Advocacy Day and/or the YPN Boost and/or OREA’s Centennial Birthday Gala (the “Event”), you acknowledge and agree to the following terms:
1) COVID-19 Event Safety Policies
Attendees of this Event are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that separate rules and requirements apply to OREA staff.
However, it is recommended that we still do our part to protect ourselves and others, especially during respiratory illness season. This includes practising good hand hygiene, wearing a mask if required or if you feel it is right for you including if you are at higher risk of severe illness or health outcomes from COVID-19, staying home when you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive, and staying up to date on your vaccinations.
In line with current public health guidelines, including guidance issued by the province of Ontario and the local public health unit, attendees are directed not to attend the Event if they:
- • Are asymptomatic but tested positive for COVID-19 within the ten (10) day period leading up to the event; or
- • Are currently experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as outlined in the province of Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool: https://www.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
All attendees will be required to review and verbally agree to a COVID-19 Health Attestation prior to being admitted access to the Event. Copies of the Attestation form will be available onsite at registration and on the REALiTY+ Conference website.
3) Additional Speaker Requirements
Some Speakers at the Event may have additional requirements to ensure their care and safety while participating in the Event. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to, measures such as masking and/or social distancing. Also, certain sessions may prohibit photography and/or recording.
VIP functions with Speakers may also require additional measures including, but not limited to, masking, proof of booster vaccinations, social distancing, photography/recording prohibitions, background checks and/or proof of negative PCR and/or Rapid Antigen COVID tests.
Individual sessional requirements may require additional disclosure from Event attendees in order to facilitate their participation in VIP functions or specific events. These requirements will be administered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in an attendee’s removal from the particular session and/or the Event. Applicable Speaker requirements will be communicated to Event attendees closer to the Event date. Please direct any accommodation related questions or concerns to email@example.com.
4) Cancellation Policy
Any cancellations initiated in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, October 31, 2022 will be refunded in full, subject to a $50 processing fee. Refunds will not be provided after this date.
5) Event Cancellation or Postponement
OREA reserves the exclusive right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel any portion of the Event for any reason, including but not limited to an act of God, war, strike or labour disturbance, terrorist attack, extreme weather event, curtailment of transportation or travel either in the event city or in the countries/provinces of origin of the attendees or epidemic, pandemic or any consequence thereof). The sole and exclusive remedy for such cancellation by OREA shall be a refund in the amount of the paid registration fee (if any).
OREA will not be held liable for any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred as a result of OREA’s cancellation of any portion of the Event.
7) Code of Conduct
OREA is committed to creating a safe and inclusive experience for our Members, staff and all attendees, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion/creed or any protected grounds under human rights legislation. We do not tolerate harassment or violence in any form. All attendees are expected to conduct themselves professionally. OREA does not tolerate inappropriate behaviour or harassment in any form, including defamatory verbal or written comments, displays of illicit images or use of illicit language, threats, intimidation, and unwanted physical contact.
Anyone violating these rules may be asked to leave the Event without a refund and may not be permitted to participate in any future OREA events at the sole discretion of OREA staff.
If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is or have any concerns, please contact email@example.com.
8) Unauthorized Solicitation and Distribution of Materials
Solicitation of business on the premises of the tradeshow floor by anyone other than official REALiTY+ Conference exhibitors is strictly prohibited. Solicitation of business in sessions and meetings is entirely prohibited.
Distribution of flyers, pamphlets, notices and brochures in any session of the REALiTY+ Conference, without the prior written consent of OREA, is expressly prohibited.
8) Video and Photo Consent
OREA may take photographs, video and voice recordings at the Event for possible use in OREA’s promotional materials, social media channels and publications including, but not limited to, OREA’s website and all of its internal and external publications and brochures. By participating in the aforementioned Event, you grant OREA the right to capture your image during the Event and to use your name, image and/or voice for all such promotional and publication purposes.
10) This Policy is subject to Change
OREA reserves the right to change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent based on risk assessments, OREA’s discretion, and applicable laws, regulations, public health orders, directives and recommendations to best protect the health and safety of Event attendees and others. All attendees must comply with relevant policies as communicated by OREA should they wish to attend the Event.
11) Applicable law
The requirements of this policy are subject to applicable law. If any part or provision of this policy conflicts with applicable law, or is otherwise illegal, the relevant provision will be severed from this policy, and the balance of the policy shall remain in full force and effect.