The Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association hold professional conferences to provide the opportunity for participants to receive continuing education, build professional networks, and discover new products and services for professional use. We are dedicated to the principles of equality, diversity, and the free expression of ideas with a fundamental respect for the rights, dignity and value of all persons. ARLIS/NA and VRA seek to provide a harassment-free conference environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, nationality, religion or other group identity.
Please contact the conference manager through the conference registration desk if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassment problem exists. All such reports will be directed immediately to the Presidents of the organizations, who will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, and who may consult with and engage other organization leaders and legal counsel as appropriate. Event security and/or local law enforcement may be involved, as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.