NATA 2022 In-Person Registration Terms and Conditions
These are the key terms and conditions related to attending the 73rd NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo (NATA 2022). By registering for NATA 2022, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth below. If you are completing the registration on behalf of another individual, you warrant that you have made the attendee or participant aware of these terms and they acknowledge that you are accepting these terms and conditions on their behalf.
All registrants are expected to act professionally at all times while on-site at NATA 2022 and act consistent with any policies of NATA governing ethics, conduct and behavior. Failure to act consistent with any NATA conduct standards may result in, among other consequences, the immediate removal of the offending person from the event.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
In light of fluctuating COVID restrictions, convention attendees may change their in-person registration to on-demand at any time before October 31*, or their on-demand registration to in-person at any time before June 27. For your comfort, cancellation refunds will also be available until June 27. Cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to the NATA office (firstname.lastname@example.org if by email) if by email), and refunds are credited back to the original payer via the method they were received.**
*In-person attendance voids changing registration to an on-demand status
** Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds, if written request is received no later than 10 days after the last day of convention
Although there is no charge for guests and children, they must be registered to attend. A Child Release Form must be completed during the registration process for children 17 and under. Access to the AT Expo requires age verification; see process below.
AT Expo Age Verification Process
To be eligible for entry into the AT Expo, a birth certificate must be presented for each child 0-12 months and 16-17 years of age. A photo ID showing date of birth can be substituted for the birth certificate for children 16-17 years of age. Entry will not be permitted in the absence of a birth certificate or photo ID.
Birth certificates may be uploaded during the registration process, emailed to email@example.com, or provided onsite at the Member Services counter in registration.
Adult guests and children 16+ will receive a convention badge. A child verification card will be issued for children 15 and under.
Please note, the guest policy is subject to change. NATA will continue to adjust our COVID-related protocols up to and during the convention as needed. See the full NATA statement on the Health & Safety page.
What Can My Guest Attend?
Infant (0-12 months)
Child (1-15 years)
Adult Guest (18+)
* Age at the time of convention (June 28-July 1, 2022).
** Must be carried/accompanied by a registered adult. No strollers permitted.
*** Unrestricted hours only. Must be accompanied and supervised by a registered adult.
Other Age Restrictions
- For liability and insurance reasons, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed on the AT Expo floor during setup/tear down.
- Alcoholic beverages will be served at some convention events. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to consume alcohol in accordance with the law.
For the safety and security of all convention attendees, NATA doesn’t offer onsite badge reprints.
NATA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. NATA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact program organizers so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made.
We strongly encourage participants to dress in a manner befitting professionals while attending educational events and the AT Expo. Business casual – shirts, slacks, skirts and blouses (no jeans or shorts) – is the recommended attire.
Registration entitles you to admission to only official NATA 2022 events and associated events (if applicable). All other costs associated with your participation (including without limitation: travel, accommodation, visa, lodging, etc.) shall be borne solely by the registrant.
Important Housing Information
Convention Management Resources (CMR), is the only official housing provider. CMR and NATA are two separate entities. Hotel cancellation policies will differ and hotels will not be notified of your registration cancellation. Please contact the housing company directly for any questions regarding your hotel reservations. NATA will not be held liable for any fees associated with failing to cancel hotel reservations.
If for any reason NATA cancels or substantially shortens NATA 2022, or a portion thereof, the registrant agrees its sole remedy is the return of all or a portion (as applicable) of the registration fees already paid. NATA will endeavor to inform registrants of substantial changes in programming that may affect travel plans in a reasonable amount of time after any such changes are made final. Notwithstanding the preceding, registrants
will be responsible for cancellation of travel arrangements, housing, visa, and any other arrangements and NATA shall not be liable to pay any applicable cancellation or other fees or damages incurred as a result.
Registration fees for NATA 2022 are due upon registration or at badge pickup. If payment is insufficient or declined for any reason, NATA will not provide an attendee badge and shall have no liability in that regard.
It is solely your responsibility to comply with any government visa requirements and failure to do so does not constitute a basis for a refund.
By attending NATA 2022, you agree to obtain all appropriate licenses and rights to use copyrighted materials and other intellectual property owned or controlled by third parties prior to using such materials and property during the convention (including, but not limited to, while you am on the premises of the venue(s) hosting the convention.
LIMITATIONS ON USE
By registering, you agree not to share, transfer, sell or trade your badge for access to restricted areas with any other attendee or exhibitor. If you violate this policy, NATA may cancel your registration, remove you from the premises, retain any payments, and take any other action it deems appropriate.
AUDIO, VIDEO AND DIGITAL RECORDING POLICY
Except for services ordered through the official photographer, exhibitors must have prior written approval from the organizer for any photographing, videotaping or audio taping activity in the Exhibit Hall. If an exhibitor request is approved by the organizer, a security guard must be hired at the exhibitor’s expense to accompany any camera crew for videotaping within the exhibitor’s booth space. By participating in the AT Expo, exhibitor personnel consent to the photographing and videography of individuals, companies, and exhibit booths by the organizer and the media that may be used in all forms for all purposes, including any advertising, trade or commercial purposes.
UNAUTHORIZED SOLICITATION POLICY
Unauthorized solicitation in the AT Expo is prohibited. Any unauthorized non-exhibiting manufacturer or suppliers observed to be distributing information or soliciting business in the aisles, in an exhibitor’s booth, or public area in or around the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) and contracted hotels will be required to leave immediately and may be subject to other actions that NATA deems appropriate.
No exhibitor or non-exhibiting supplier may hold a competitive event at the PCC or contracted hotels for the purpose of promoting to NATA 2022 attendees during show hours without the express written consent of NATA. If an exhibitor or non-exhibiting supplier is found holding a competitive event, they will be asked to cancel the competing event. NATA reserves the right to remove the exhibitor from the show, revoke admission from any registered employees, and remove any record of the exhibitor from any show materials without any refund or remedy of fees paid or owed or accepting liability for lost fees/revenue of cancelling competing event, among other actions NATA may take.
The PCC is a smoke-free facility. The Authority will strictly enforce all fire and safety regulations, including the playing of required public service announcements. No smoking will be permitted in any loading dock areas including the Vine Street ramp. Smoking is only permitted 25 feet from the exterior doors. Electronic cigarettes are not permitted in/on the facility.
SEE SOMETHING – SAY SOMETHING
If you need to report a safety or security risk to NATA staff, go to registration. If you need to report a security risk within the PCC, you may dial 215-418-4911 from your personal phone to reach PCC security staff.
UNSECURED ITEMS POLICY
Personal belongings should not be left unattended anywhere in the PCC. Unattended items are subject to removal by security. NATA is not responsible for unattended items that are destroyed, damaged or stolen. The Lost & Found is located at registration.
Registrants must accept these terms and conditions during the registration process.
It is the responsibility of athletic trainers to assure any techniques they perform are within the scope of their state practice acts. All material presented in this education program is made available for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, or necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for each situation discussed, but is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the authors or presenters that may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners.