CoSN Annual Conference Policies

By checking this box (on your online registration form), or attending or hosting a function at a CoSN event, you voluntarily agree to abide by:

CoSN Conference Code of Conduct

CoSN is committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive, and harassment-free environment for all conference attendees and participants, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or other group identity. It is important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Accordingly, CoSN prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct during its conferences or events. Harassment includes deliberate intimidation, display of inappropriate images or recordings, sustained disruption of talks, and unwelcome physical contact.

This code of conduct applies to all conference attendees, including all members, speakers, media representatives, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff. Harassment of participants will not be tolerated in any form, and CoSN expects immediate compliance from anyone asked to stop harassing behavior. Conference attendees and participants should respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. If you wouldn’t do it at home or in the office, please do not do it here.

Please report any incidents in which a participant in the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to CoSN Staff immediately. CoSN Staff will be available during onsite meeting hours at the registration counter or staff office, and will be happy to assist participants with contacting venue security or local law enforcement.

If you need assistance or wish to file a complaint, please contact Mindy Halpert, Conference Manager, at or 202-478-2778.

Photo Release

From time to time we use photographs of conference participants in our promotional materials. By virtue of your attendance at the 2018 CoSN Annual Conference, we reserve the right to use your likeness in such materials.

Purchase Order Fee

A fee of $25 will be applied to any registration paid by a purchase order.

Cancellation Policy:
If a registrant is unable to attend, CoSN must receive a written request by January 10, 2018 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. Confirmed registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel by January 10, 2018 will be charged the entire registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted if authorized in writing by the original registrant.