Code of Conduct

Rise & Resist: People Over Profits, Truth Over Lies, Courage Over Fear

November 3-5, 2023 – Savannah, Georgia

Code of Conduct

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and CHD staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, press, volunteers, exhibitors, CHD staff, service providers and all others are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all virtual and in-person CHD meeting-related events.


By attending the CHD conference/event, you agree to refrain from disruptive or destructive conduct. In addition, all participants and press attending a CHD conference/event are subject to the laws applicable in the state of the event.

Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • Harassment (includes persistent requests — photos, conversations, unwanted advances — face-to-face, email, phone, text), unwanted requests, intimidation or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal or physical abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CHD staff, service provider or other meeting guests.
  • Examples of verbal abuse include but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, heckling, threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CHD staff, service provider or other meeting guests.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall or at other events organized by CHD throughout the meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any CHD event staff.

Violation of These Principles and Expectations

CHD has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, harassment or violation of the Code of Conduct by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, CHD asks that you notify security and/or any CHD staff members onsite immediately so that we can take appropriate action.

CHD reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the event without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and CHD reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future events.