Duty of Care

Duty of Care

Health and Safety Protocols

CREi is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all CREi Summit participants and staff. CREi will adopt preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at CREi Summit in accordance with guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the JW Marriot New Orleans hotel. In addition, CREi will comply with all applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, and local health authorities. However, the safety and responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among CREi, our event venues, and event attendees.

We are closely monitoring the situation and will ultimately expect attendees to follow all applicable local/municipal guidelines in effect at the time of our event. These will be published in detail as they become clearer.

In the meantime, CREi has implemented the following proactive safety protocols for our conference, based upon current conditions. Please note the information below is subject to change:

  • We may pivot to a remote as opposed to a physical, formal registration.
  • We will be seating people more socially distanced during our sessions.
  • Ballrooms and other meeting rooms will be sanitized numerous times each day.
  • Hand sanitization stations will be available throughout the meeting space.
  • We will monitor local and national mask mandates, However, CREi recommends masks for all attendees throughout the meeting space and at any official conference events (when not actively consuming food or beverages), regardless of vaccination status. This may change in the months ahead if a local mask mandate is introduced. Should the municipality or any venue modify its requirements, CREi attendees will be required to meet the established baseline protocols at the time of the event.
  • If you have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, we ask that you refrain from attending the event.
  • In the event you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, we encourage you to notify CREi immediately.

As always, CREi will work diligently to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience that exemplifies the excellence our group is known for. However, CREi cannot guarantee that members or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

Please note that by attending CREi Summit, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies implemented for CREi Summit and acknowledge and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious disease, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. Further, you understand that refusal to adhere to the policies and abide by the precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

This is an ever-changing situation, and if you have any questions with regards our COVID-19 protocols, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our event organizers.

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at the CREi Summit are required to agree to the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a positive experience for all attendees.


The CREi Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Summit participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Alcohol & Illegal Substances

Please drink alcohol responsibly and in a way that does not endanger your safety or the safety of others.

Summit participants shall not possess any illegal substance, including but not limited to narcotics, marijuana, or other illegal drugs. CREi does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances anywhere in the Venue.

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.


The CREi Summit is committed to creating a safe and open environment where attendees can collaborate in a space that is free from solicitation in any form. CREi asks that all participants at the Summit refrain from using attendee lists or similar information for solicitation purposes. Examples of prohibited solicitation activity include:

  • Unauthorized exhibits & hospitality suites
  • Unauthorized sponsorships no directly through the CREi Summit
  • Unauthorized promotion of other events
  • Unauthorized on-site distribution of printed or electronic materials including literature, signs, flyers, invitations, tickets, forms, etc. (except business cards)

Attendees shall not accept commissions, financial support, gifts, sponsorship offerings, preferential treatment or employment with other events or organizations throughout the duration of the CREi Summit 2022.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.

Summit participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Summit without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.