COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement, Liability Waiver, and Release of Liability – for Vendors, Volunteers, and Attendees of Northern Green 2023 Events
I acknowledge the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing and face coverings for non-vaccinated persons. I further acknowledge that while Northern Green has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Northern Green cannot guarantee that participants will not become infected with COVID-19.
I acknowledge that I must comply with all procedures and rules set in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, whether those rules are implemented by Northern Green, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the City of Minneapolis, or the State of Minnesota. I understand that failure to follow rules may result in a removal from Northern Green without any refund provided.
By attending Northern Green, I certify that I do not fall into any of the following categories:
- Individuals who currently, or in the past 14 days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, chills, or muscle pain.
- Individuals who have traveled at any point in the past 14 days, either internationally, or to a community in the U.S. that is experiencing sustained community spread of COVID-19; or
- Individuals who believe they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the healthcare team responsible for their treatment.
I agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and contact Northern Green if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in Northern Green.
Liability Waiver and Release of Claims:
I hereby release and agree to hold harmless Northern Green 2023, the Minneapolis Convention Center, The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, The Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, and the aforementioned organization’s employees, agents, boards of directors, volunteers, and representatives (collectively the “Released Parties”) from all liability, claims, and demands to the fullest extent of the law. This release includes damage or losses caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind of the Released Parties, including all illness and bodily injury up to and including death. This release extends to my heirs, assignees, designated representatives and other relatives and next of kin acting on my behalf.
Assumption of Risk:
I am voluntarily participating in Northern Green and acknowledge that my participation increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. While procedures, rules, and personal discipline may reduce the potential for exposure to COVID-19, this risk cannot be eliminated. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to infectious diseases, including COVID-19, even if such risks arise from the actions or inactions of the Released Parties.
By participating in Northern Green as a vendor, attendee, or volunteer, I confirm that I agree with all of the above.
PAYMENT AND DEADLINES
Check or credit card payment must accompany paper registration.
- Name badges will be mailed to those who register by December 19th – no waiting in line!
- Those who register between December 20th and January 3rd will have the option of printing their badge at one of our Self Check-In kiosks in the Registration Center.
- Registrations post-marked on or before January 3rd are eligible for pre-registration rates.
- After January 3rd, registration is available on-site only beginning January 10th.
Mail paper registrations to: Northern Green, 1813 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113, or Fax to 651.633.4986. Payment must accompany registration. Faxed registration must include valid credit card information.
Northern Green will refund 100% of registration fees for cancellation requests received by December 23, 2022. There will be no refunds for no-shows or for cancellations received after December 23, 2022.
Northern Green will be held regardless of weather conditions.
Contact the Northern Green office at 651.633.4987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive member pricing, you must be a member of of MNLA, MGCSA, MPSTMA, MAC, MASMS, MSA, MTA, or MTSC. (Membership discounts cannot be credited after you have submitted a registration form.)
NOT A MEMBER?
PHOTOGRAPHS & VIDEO
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Northern Green meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for MNLA/MTGF to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events/activities. You are welcome to take your own photos, but do not use flash. In respect for the presenters, no personal video or audio recordings are allowed.
Please contact the show management at 651.633.4987 or email@example.com at least four weeks prior to Northern Green if you require special accommodations.
HELP DISCOURAGE UNFAIR SOLICITATION
There is always someone trying to get by without paying their fair share. An example would be a salesperson soliciting on the floor with their business cards and literature – but not having paid for a booth. Another example is a company setting up a display and hospitality suite at a hotel – but not having paid for a booth. Companies such as these are taking advantage of those who have paid their fair share. Booth fees have helped pay for the publicity to draw the crowd to Northern Green. Any commercial enterprise who wants contact with this gathering of green industry professionals should pay for a booth. If you come into contact with companies that don’t have a booth, but are soliciting on the floor or have a display in a hotel room, please take these actions: (1) Get a copy of their business card and turn it into show management at the Welcome Center; and/or (2) Tell the company representative that they are violating show policy and that they should have bought a booth.
Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of MNLA/MTGF and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or cancelled, no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of this provision.
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