Code of Conduct

The Quiet Water Symposium Code of Conduct

The Quiet Water Symposium (QWS) serves as a platform for education, discussion, and the presentation of ideas that promote human powered outdoor recreation and help conserve our Great Lakes resources. In pursuit of these goals, the Quiet Water Society embraces the right to free speech while also being aware that there may be many sides to every issue and many possible solutions. The viewpoints of our many guests, exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrators are their own, and may not necessarily represent the views of the Quiet Water Society, its board members, or its many volunteers.

Therefore, the Quiet Water Society requires that:
- Exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrators must keep their activities and the activities of their group, employees, and volunteers confined within the area assigned to them by the QWS Planning Committee.
- Interactions with event staff, guests, exhibitors, speakers, and demonstrators must be held in a civil and professional manner.
- Conduct or behavior must not be disruptive to the event.

If members of the QWS Planning Committee find that any action of guests, exhibitors, speakers, or demonstrators violates these requirements, event staff will attempt to resolve the situation. In cases where agreement on a solution cannot be found, parties may be asked to leave the site. In the most extreme cases, parties may be restricted from future participation in the event.

The QWS Code of Conduct is included as a part of exhibitor registration. Submission of the exhibitor form indicates acceptance of the Code of Conduct. This will help make it possible for all parties to interact in a positive way.