We understand plans change, so we offer refunds and credits on a limited basis.

We are happy to refund your full ticket purchase (less applicable credit card processing fees) if you cancel by August 1, 2024. After August 1, 2024, we will issue a credit according to the guidelines below.

If you purchased your ticket using a previously issued credit and need to cancel, we will reissue that credit back to your account and your credit will retain its original expiration date.

All event credits expire 1 year from the date of issuance.

Cancellation Credit Guidelines:

If you cancel 75+ days prior to the event, we will convert 100% of the price you paid for your ticket into a future event credit.

If you cancel 60-75 days prior to the event, we will convert 75% of the price you paid for your ticket into a future event credit.

If you cancel 30-59 days prior to the event, we will convert 50% of the price you paid for your ticket into a future event credit.

If you cancel 10-29 days prior to the event, we will convert 25% of the price you paid for your ticket into a future event credit.

If you cancel less than 10 days prior to the event, we will not be able to provide you with any future event credit and your ticket will be forfeited.

Event lineups are subject to change. Unfortunately, we cannot extend credits or refunds on cancellations requested due to lineup changes.

Travel Insurance

For additional protection, we encourage attendees to purchase travel, medical, and/or trip cancellation insurance. For example, some of the most popular travel insurance providers are Allianz, GeoBlue and Travel Guard. The attendee’s credit card or employer may also provide certain coverage. For information about how to contact Summit Series, please visit our contact page.


Last modified: Dec 2021

WELCOME The Summit Series, LLC ("Summit Series", "we", "us" or "our") welcomes You to its websites -,, and any other websites owned and operated by us now and in the future (the "Sites"). Our Sites contain, among other things, information regarding our annual conferences and various year-round events (each, an “Event,” and collectively, the “Events”). Use of our products, software, services and Sites (referred to collectively as the "Services") by our visitors and members (collectively, “You” or “Your”) is subject to these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use") and form a binding agreement between You and us. Please review the following Terms of Use carefully. Each time You access the Sites or use the Services, You are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, whether You are a "Visitor" (which means that You simply browse the Sites), or You are a "Member" (which means that You have established an account with us (Your "Account")). If You do not agree to all of these Terms of Use, Summit Series is unwilling to grant You access to the Sites or Services, and You must cease access to the Sites and Services immediately.

Data and Information Protection We Collect or You Provide Us

Personal information is collected when a Visitor of the Sites or Member provides such information knowingly through registration or a contact form, from third parties and referrals, and passively through technology such as cookies. Personal information includes personal data, contact information, company and business information, and interpersonal information.

  1. "Personal Data" means data that allows someone to identify or contact You, including, for example, Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about You that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data.
  2. We may collect Personal Data from You, such as Your first and last name, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses, professional title, company name, and password when You create an Account to log in to our network.
  3. If You order Services on the Sites, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including Your name, credit card information, billing information and shipping information.
  4. We retain information on Your behalf, such as files and messages that You store using Your Account.
  5. If You provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect Your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send You a reply.
  6. When You participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information.
  7. When You post messages on message boards of the Sites, the information contained in Your posting will be stored on our servers and other users will be able to see it.
  8. We also collect other types of Personal Data that You provide to us voluntarily, such as Your operating system and version, product registration number, and other requested information if You contact us via e-mail regarding support for the Services.
  9. We may also collect Personal Data, such as at other points in the Sites that state that Personal Data is being collected.
  10. To make the Sites and Services more useful to You, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from You, including Your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for Your visit.
  11. We also use cookies and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of Your visit and the information for which You searched and which You viewed. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to Your computer's hard drive while You are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once You close Your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on Your computer until You delete them) to provide You with a more personal and interactive experience on the Sites. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
  12. Except as set forth below, the only people who have access to personal information collected on the Sites are our employees who have a need to know and who are bound by nondisclosure agreements and our privacy policy located at We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that we store. The only information we would share (solely during introductions or referrals) would be Your name and email.
  13. Also, please note that the Sites may contain links to third party websites. These third party websites may send their own cookies to collect data and solicit personal information. Therefore, we cannot guarantee Your privacy when visiting such third party sites, nor the accuracy or acceptability of any services provided by such third parties.
  14. When users submit sensitive information via the Sites (such as credit card numbers or social security numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software.

Uses of Your Information

We use the Personal Data that we receive to operate the Sites, produce our Events, and in certain other ways, including:

  1. to facilitate the creation of and secure Your Account on our network;
  2. to identify You as a user in our system;
  3. provide improved administration of the Sites and Services;
  4. provide the Services You request;
  5. improve the quality of experience when You interact with the Sites and Services;
  6. send You a welcome e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided when Your Account was created;
  7. send You administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
  8. respond to Your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
  9. to make telephone calls to You, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit Your feedback;
  10. to send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for our other marketing purposes; and
  11. any other use permitted by applicable law in furtherance of us, our Sites, or Events. We do not rent, sell, or share Your personal information with any other entity, except when:
  12. We have Your permission; or
  13. We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; or when we must exercise our legal rights, protect our property, defend against legal claims, or otherwise comply with the law, or
  14. We believe it is appropriate in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to personal safety, or violation of these Terms of Use.
  15. You order tickets to an Event and other items on line at the Sites, and Your order is processed in collaboration with a third party company, which are instructed to not share or sell Your information.
  16. Summit Series may at times contact You at Your email address to keep You informed about local events, announcements, and other related opportunities. Should You not want to receive such information, You will find details about how to opt out the first time You are contacted.
  17. In the unlikely event that Summit Series is acquired or transferred, or changes entity status through any type of transaction (including an asset sale, merger or bankruptcy), the personal information will be among the transferred assets.
  18. We reserve the right to remove a user from the Sites without notice at our discretion if there are reasonable grounds to believe You have breached any of the restrictions above.
  19. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in Your country.
  20. You can change Your personal information by contacting If You have any questions, please email

Our Limits on Liability Events, During Use of the Site, other Summit Services

  1. Summit Series disclaims liability arising out of use of the Sites, attendance at an event, or any Summit Series affiliated activity. In no event will we or our officers, employees, directors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of revenues, lost registration fees, profits, goodwill, use, data, lost real estate opportunities, or business interruptions or other intangible losses (even if such parties were advised of, knew of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy), arising out of or related to Your use of or access to, or the inability to use or to access, the Site or the services (including Your attendance at one of our events), regardless of whether such damages are based on contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability), warranty, statute or otherwise. We will not be liable for any damages arising from the transactions between You and any third party merchants or service providers or for any information appearing on third party merchant or service provider sites or any other site linked to our Sites.
  2. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not accept any liability for damage to Your computer system or loss of data that results from Your use of the Sites and We cannot guarantee that any files that You download are free from viruses, contamination or destructive features. While we use all reasonable endeavors to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable once they have been brought to our attention, We do not warrant that the information on the Sites itself will be free from errors or omissions. We do not warrant that the Website will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition.
  3. Access to the Sites may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control. All content and services on the Sites are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. We do not make any representation or give any warranty, and hereby disclaim all express or implied warranties, in respect of the Sites or its content, including, without limitation, any advice given (on a personal or general basis) and statements made by advertisers on or via the Sites, including without limitation the implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, data accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose and quiet enjoyment. Any decisions or action taken by You on the basis of information provided on or via the Sites are at Your sole discretion and risk and You should obtain individual professional advice where necessary.

Conduct on the Sites

If You are a Member, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate, at our discretion, Your account for violations of our rules, guidelines, or Terms of Use. Specifically:

a) You may not sell, trade, or transfer a membership account to another person, nor accept or use an account that did not originally belong to You. If an account violates these Terms of Use, the account will be terminated immediately. b) Your participation is based upon the assumption that all information You provide regarding yourself is truthful and accurate. Misleading or false information is sufficient reason for us to terminate Your account. c) You represent that You have the proper authorization to submit all content that You submit to the Sites or through the Services. You will be entirely responsible for each individual item of content that You post on the Sites, and, as between You and us, You retain ownership and any intellectual property rights in the content You post. You agree to grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, fully sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, modify, make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import and otherwise exploit the content in all media now known and later developed, and to allow others to do the same. d) We reserve the right to remove any content posted by You or other members at our sole discretion, for reasons including but not limited to that it is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or because it may infringe or violate any party's intellectual property or privacy. e) While we do our best to monitor the content of the Sites, You understand and agree that You may encounter material with which You disagree or find objectionable, and that You use the Sites with this understanding and acceptance, and do not hold Summit Series liable. f) We do not endorse, support, or ensure the accuracy, truthfulness, or reliability of any content posted in the Sites, forum or elsewhere, nor do we endorse opinions expressed in the forum or elsewhere. g) Use of the Summit Series name and/or logo for any purpose, event or promotion without our written express consent is prohibited and may result in the termination of user's account on the Sites and access to future events. h) We want to keep Summit Series free from intrusions. By accepting these Terms of Use, You agree that You will not send or distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, chain letters, spam, pyramid schemes, or any other type of solicitation to other members, nor will You stalk, harass or disturb any other member. This action is grounds to suspend or terminate, at our discretion, a member's account. Such grounds for termination include, but are not limited to:

  1. defame, abuse, harass, harm or threaten others;
  2. make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements;
  3. advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them or cause injury or property damage to any person;
  4. post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law;
  5. post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images;
  6. advertise or sell to or solicit others;
  7. use the Sites for commercial purposes of any kind;
  8. post or distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus or other harmful component;
  9. restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the services or features of the Sites;
  10. restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the services or features of the Sites;
  11. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content displayed by, or transmitted over, the Sites;
  12. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
  13. use the Sites to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity;
  14. interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Sites or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the Sites;
  15. gain, or attempt to gain, unauthorized access to the Sites, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Sites, by means such as hacking, password mining, decompiling or reverse engineering to access source code, or other illicit means;
  16. obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Sites; and
  17. gather for marketing purposes any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Sites. i) You alone are responsible for the confidentiality and security of Your account, username, password and usage. You are also accountable for all activities regarding Your account, with or without Your knowledge or permission. If You knowingly provide Your log-in information to another person, Your membership may be suspended temporarily or terminated. Summit Series assumes no liability for activities of Your account accessed through Your password and username. You may not use the Sites for any illegal purpose in any country or jurisdiction. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of Your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that You exit from Your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to protect Your password or account information. j) You are not permitted to post content or initiate any communications that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, consider libelous, scandalous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable. k) It is not permitted to make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon the patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights of third parties, whether personal, corporate or governmental.

Unauthorized Use of Intellectual Property

  1. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the content of the Sites or our materials provided or displayed at an Event, other than for Your own personal use. Subject to the above, You may download insubstantial excerpts of the Sites’ content to Your hard drive for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.
  2. We retain the rights to all staff photography and video footage during an Event.
  3. Any use other than that permitted under this clause may only be undertaken with our prior express authorization.

Spamming Prohibited

Summit attendee lists and contact information are provided exclusively to event registrants and meant to encourage genuine, one-to-one communication. The "mining" and use of Summit attendee lists for unwelcome business development and / or mass solicitation is strictly prohibited at all times, and doing so will result in a DNI (Do Not Invite) status henceforth.

COVID-19 Liability Policy

Summit Series, LLC (“Summit”) puts on a series of invitation-only events (“Event” or “Events”), fostering a global community of entrepreneurs, academics, athletes, artists, astronauts, authors, chefs, engineers, explorers, philanthropists, spiritual leaders, scientists, and beyond. The World Health Summit has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. Due to its capacity to transmit from person-to-person, relevant governmental authorities have set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions (“regulations”) to encourage and protect the health and safety of the public. Summit intends to comply with such regulations and expects the same of its Event attendees. Despite this adherence to these regulations, it is still possible for COVID-19 to transmit person-to-person.

Summit reserves the right to enforce COVID-19 vaccination as well as test Event attendees on-site for COVID-19. Summit reserves the right to send home any Event attendee (staff or participant) who tests positive for COVID-19 on-site regardless of whether or not such attendee presents with any COVID-19 symptomology. Summit reserves the right to send home any staff member or attendee who: (a) exhibits COVID-19 symptoms and refuses to see on-site medical staff for assessment/additional testing, or (b) exhibits COVID-19 symptoms and tests positive upon additional testing. Credits (not cash refunds) will be issued for anyone who is unable to participate in part or in full at any Event due to COVID-19.

Should a staff member or attendee exhibit COVID-19 symptoms on-site at an Event, said staff member or attendee will be subject to a health screening/assessment/additional COVID-19 test performed by a hired medical professional. Should the subject individual refuse to be screened/re-tested, that individual will be asked to leave the Event (and will be issued a credit, if applicable).

Should a staff member or attendee test positive for COVID-19 on site, whether upon arrival or upon re-testing at any point throughout the Event, that individual will be asked to leave immediately and provided with local options for lodging (and will be issued a credit, if applicable).

Summit will be abiding by local laws and reserves the right to institute additional health and safety requirements or adjust the requirements herein should legal requirements and/or local circumstances so require.

Changes to These Terms of Use

We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Sites and You will be deemed to have accepted any such changes by Your use of the Sites after such time. For information about how to contact Summit, please visit our contact page.


These terms of service apply to all Summit events

Last modified: June 23, 2023

Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

This Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement (“Agreement”) is by and between Summit Series, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, and each of those acting under its authority (together, “Summit Series”), and the undersigned (“I” or “me”). In consideration of being allowed to attend and/or participate in any way, in any and all of the events, programs, and/or activities (each, an “Event” and collectively, “Events”), hosted, accommodated, sponsored, organized, offered, arranged recommended, suggested and/or referenced by Summit Series, I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, successors, and next of kin, acknowledge, stipulate, and agree without any reservation of rights that:

  1. I understand the complete nature of the Event in which I am participating and/or attending and represent that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical and mental condition to participate and/or attend in such Event. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions of the Event to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Event. I also agree that participation in and attendance at the Event are all completely voluntary in nature. I agree to abide by any and all safety rules and directions provided by any of the Releasees (defined below), and I understand that my attendance at and participation in any or all of the activities at the Event may be terminated should I fail to follow such safety rules and/or directions, without any refund to me of any fees paid to participate or attend such Event.
  2. I fully understand that: (a) the activities at the Event may involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, inaction, or the inaction or actions of others participating in the Event, the geography, topography and/or conditions in which the Event takes place, or the negligence of the Releasees; (c) there may be other Risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time and I fully accept and assume all such Risks and responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in or attendance at the Event; and (d) Summit Series has not obtained insurance on my behalf, and I am responsible for my own insurance coverage. I UNDERSTAND THAT NEGLIGENCE INCLUDES FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE RELEASEES TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM RISKS.
  3. I understand that I am responsible for (a) loss of or damage to Summit Series’ property provided for my use, including but not limited to accommodations, furniture and equipment, and (b) any costs incurred by Summit Series relating to medical expenses, and that such losses, damages or costs will result in fees for which I will be billed and required to pay. Fees may vary depending upon the amount necessary to restore or replace any damaged property.
  5. I (or, if participant is a minor, the person signing on behalf of the minor participant) represent and warrant that: (a) I am of legal age and have the right to contract in my own name, or, if participant is a minor, I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor child listed below and am authorized to sign documents on his/her behalf; (b) I have read this Agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature; (c) I intend this Agreement to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability of the Releasees to the greatest extent allowed by law; and (d) I agree that if any term or provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of law principles. Any dispute concerning this Agreement and/or any of the Events referenced herein (generally or specifically) will be instituted exclusively in the federal or state courts located in the State of Delaware.

Photo and Video Release

The undersigned hereby grants to Summit Group Endeavors, LLC and Summit Series, LLC, Delaware limited liability companies (“Summit”), and their successors, licensees and assigns, permission to photograph and video me and to use those photographs and video and any material I provide, and my name, likeness, image and information about me (collectively referred to as the “Material”) for any purpose, whether commercial or promotional in nature, including, without limitation, for use in advertising, or for promotional and/or publicity purposes, and in any form, including video, photographs, negatives, positives, prints, digital reproductions, audio recordings, or other manifestations thereof and on, or in connection with any media, including the Internet, Summit’s or other relevant websites, social media sites, blogs, and any and all digital and new media along with any activating or subscription-based technical components or features provided thereon, whether now existing or hereinafter developed. For the avoidance of doubt, I agree that this Release includes Summit’s right to photograph and/or record, without limitation, any performances and speaking engagements in which I participate, view, speak, perform, and/or attend, and that such photography and recordings are deemed included in the definition of Material. I represent and warrant that I have the right and authority to enter into this Release and that Summit is not required to pay any claims for royalties, residuals, or other compensation to me. I will indemnify and hold harmless Summit and its assigns from and against all costs, damages and claims arising from any breach or alleged breach by me of any representation, warranty or agreement hereunder.

Summit is under no obligation to utilize the Material or the results and proceeds thereof. Summit exclusively owns all now known and/or hereafter existing rights of every kind throughout the universe, in perpetuity, pertaining to such results and proceeds in and to the Material, and all elements therein, for all now known and/or hereafter existing uses and forms, including, without limitation, all copyrights. Summit has the sole right to determine the manner in which the Material may be used. If any of the work product hereunder is determined to not be a work-made-for-hire, I hereby assign to Summit in perpetuity all right, title and interest in and to such work product, including without limitation, all copyrights in the Material (and all renewals and extensions thereof). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Release, I agree that Summit has the unlimited right to edit, rearrange, vary, change, alter, modify, manipulate, add to, and delete from the Material. I hereby waive the benefits of any provision of law known as “droit moral” and/or “moral rights” or any similar law in any jurisdiction of the universe and hereby agree not to institute or support, maintain, or permit any action or lawsuit on the grounds that any other ancillary, subsidiary, related or other product produced or exploited by Summit violates any of my rights or is in any way a defamation or mutilation of the product of the Material.

I understand that Summit may assign the rights and/or extend this permission to third parties, in Summit’s sole discretion, in connection with any of the permitted uses indicated above, and I understand that Summit and those others will be relying on and incurring certain expenses based on my having given Summit this permission. I acknowledge that, other than as stated herein, Summit has not said or promised anything to induce me to grant Summit this permission. This permission, and all the rights granted to Summit, are irrevocable and not subject to rescission, revocation, or termination. I further understand and agree that under no circumstance will I be entitled to equitable and/or injunctive relief in connection with this Release. This Release and all matters or issues collateral thereto is governed by the internal, substantive law of the State of Delaware without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. The parties submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States of America or of the State of Delaware, in either case, sitting in the State of Delaware, for the adjudication of disputes arising under this Release.


Why this is important

This code of conduct is designed to help ensure a safe environment for participants and attendees to share, learn, and build friendships. All participants of Summit events or members of Summit groups must abide by the following policies, which herein comprise the Summit Code of Conduct.

Key Takeaways

Be kind and considerate. Wear your wristband and badge at all times to access Summit spaces or provide appropriate identification when necessary. Comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. Do not solicit business excessively or in violation of an individual’s request. Do not harass anyone sexually, verbally or otherwise. We take this seriously. If you’ve been harassed see below on how to contact one of our staff trained to help. Do not drink excessive amounts of alcohol, distribute alcohol to minors, and/ or engage in illegal drug use. Please email or fill out this form to report any incidents of harassment at Summit events.

General Terms

  1. All participants and attendees at a Summit event, including participants’ and attendees’ guests, must be approved by Summit Series through advance registration and wear official wristbands designating proper registration.
  2. We reserve the right to remove participants, members, and attendees who do not comply with the proper registration, security procedures or requirements of attendee conduct outlined below at any point during an event without a refund. Summit Series reserves the right to remove anyone who disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the event.
  3. No participants or attendees may impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity.
  4. Participants and attendees may not aid in gaining an unauthorized person access to an event; this is grounds for removal without refund.
  5. Participants and attendees must not defame, abuse, harass, harm or threaten others, make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements.
  6. Participants and attendees may not advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit them or cause injury or property damage to any person.
  7. Participants and attendees may not post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law or post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images.
  8. Participants and attendees may not advertise or sell to or solicit others excessively.
  9. Participants and attendees may not hand out, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose.
  10. Without limitation of the foregoing, Summit may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove any participant or attendee from an Event, without explanation, either before or during an Event, if such attendee engages in any unlawful, unauthorized, prohibited, improper, or unethical activities, or any other acts or omissions that Summit deems worthy of such person’s removal from an Event. In the event you are removed, Summit will not provide a refund for an Event, member activity, or site access, as applicable.

Anti-Harassment Policy

It is of the utmost importance that Summit ensure a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We demand equal respect of all participants and attendees and do not tolerate harassment of staff, attendees, participants, guests, or speakers in any form. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome sexual advances or attention, requests for sexual favors, verbal, nonverbal, graphic and electronic communications that are of a sexual nature, displaying sexual images in public spaces, or inappropriate or unwanted physical conduct. Gender-based harassment is unwelcome conduct of a nonsexual nature based on an individual’s actual or perceived sex, including conduct based on gender identity, gender expression, and nonconformity with gender stereotypes that is sufficiently serious to adversely affect an individual’s participation in a Summit event. Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes sexual assault, such as rape/attempted rape, criminal sexual act, forcible touching, and sexual abuse. If of a sexual nature, stalking/cyberstalking and dating, domestic and intimate partner violence may also constitute sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or sexual violence. This policy covers, without limitation, the foregoing acts. Be kind to others Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave appropriately. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for any Summit event. If a participant or attendee engages in harassing behavior and violates these rules, Summit retains the right in its sole discretion, to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event without refund. Other event organizers may also take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too! Speak up if you see or hear something If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our events for everyone. We want you to be happy at our events. People like you make our events a better place. You can make a report either personally or anonymously. You can make a personal report by:

  • Visiting the on-site Sanctuary at Summit events and speaking to a counselor.
  • Reaching out by phone at +1-(410)-972-1368. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of each Summit event.
  • Filling out an anonymous or non-anonymous report using this form.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we assure you that we will handle the incident as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are. This policy prohibits retaliation against any person who reports sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or sexual violence, assists someone making such a report, or participates in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or sexual violence complaint. Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Alcohol and Drug Use Policy

Summit event participants and attendees must abide by this alcohol and drug policy and are responsible for complying with federal, state, and local laws on the possession, use, and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Any event participant or attendee that is under the age of 21 may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages under any circumstances. No event participant or attendee may distribute alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 or to any person that cannot establish that they are under the age of 21, nor may any event participant or attendee bring alcoholic beverages to any Summit event. In no event should anyone misrepresent one's age for the purpose of purchasing, possessing, or consuming alcohol. No participant or attendee of a Summit event may use, ingest, be under the influence of, sell, possess or distribute illegal or illicit drugs while at a Summit event. Event participants and attendees will be held directly responsible for the destruction of personal or public property; the violation of the safety or rights of others; the violation of any federal, state or local law; or the violation of any other Summit policy that may occur while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If any of the uses above prove true, the participant or attendee will be removed from the event immediately without refund. Summit reserves the right to notify the authorities if any participant or attendee violates this policy. Summit disclaims any intention to assume duties to protect event participants and attendees from their own abuse of alcohol or other drugs, or to protect third parties from the conduct of event participants and attendees.