International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants shall abide by EdTA Code of Conduct, rules, and regulations.
EdTA has a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal and inappropriate alcohol and drug use: Violations will result in dismissal from ITF.
EdTA prohibits any use of alcohol, on or off ITF-managed premises, that adversely affects staff or adult work performance or the safety of others.
Illegal possession, use, or distribution of alcohol, drugs, or drug paraphernalia by ITF participants, staff, or guests is a violation of local, state, and federal laws. Possession of drug paraphernalia will be treated the same as possession of illicit drugs, even if never used.
Indiana University is a tobacco-free campus, including all indoor and outdoor areas. Use of any tobacco product is prohibited, including vaping and Juuling.
Delegates bringing any type of weapon onto campus will be sent home immediately.
Students are required to attend event activities on-campus during the week — that’s why you came, after all! — and keep their chaperones informed of their whereabouts. Students are encouraged to stay on campus as much as possible, and may not leave campus after 11 p.m.
Students who violate safety rules may have their badge pulled by any adult chaperone who witnesses the infraction. If your badge is pulled, you must attend the next day’s 7 a.m. court unless otherwise instructed. ITF court meeting is at the Indiana Memorial Union, Charter Room. See Safety Violations and Consequences.
All attendees (students and adults) must be in their assigned dorm rooms by 11:30 p.m. Quiet hours, with lights out, begin at 12 a.m.
Students missing curfew will meet with their director or chaperone and safety personnel the next day at the 8 a.m. ITF court meeting (see Safety Violations and Consequences).
For safety reasons, IU’s dorms have measures in place to track access and movements within the buildings. Students found to have left their floors after curfew will risk being sent home at their own expense.
In case of a true emergency, call 911 immediately. When it’s safe to do so, please notify the safety chairs.
Your dorm is your home for the event — please treat it respectfully. Keep your room locked to prevent theft. Do not remove, alter, or damage any campus property. This includes posting messages on dorm windows.
To prevent fires and furniture damage, burning incense and candles is not permitted.
Attendees are responsible to Indiana University for any damage to their room or campus property. Prior to checkout, attendees are expected to tidy their rooms and dorm lounges to the condition they were found at check-in. ITF will bill the attendee, parents, or school for damage fees not collected at checkout.
The university and EdTA are not responsible for loss or breakage of personal effects, money, or valuables.
While attending ITF, you are a guest of the university. Behave graciously and respect your fellow attendees, university staff and students, and local citizens. Follow all posted rules in campus buildings — for example, no food or drink in the theatres, and no audio, video, or camera recording of performances (except for the official event photographers). Fireworks are prohibited on campus.
See Safety Violations and Consequences for more examples of prohibited behavior.
All attendees should be alert throughout the week. Report any unauthorized person in your dorm to the safety team (floor captain, dorm captain, safety chairs). Err on the side of caution in any situation or behavior that doesn’t feel right — if you see something, say something.
If the troupe director or chaperone does not show up for the 8 a.m. ITF court meeting, the student will have the opportunity to contact them and have them come to court by 8:30 a.m. More severe consequences will be dealt to no-shows.
If three or more students under the supervision of the same troupe director or chaperone are required to meet with security personnel, that adult may not be allowed to participate next year.
International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants understand that EdTA has implemented Youth Activity Safety Guidelines to provide a safe environment for youths participating in online activities, clinics, and conferences. These policies and guidelines will help to protect participating youths from potential misconduct incidents and help provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable activity/program experience. Detailed information can be found on the EdTA website.
International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants declare that they hereby acknowledge that bullying of any attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, EdTA staff, service providers, and all others is strictly prohibited and should not be tolerated. Definition of Bullying is a pattern of aggressive, intentional, or deliberately hostile behavior that occurs repeatedly and over time. Bullying behaviors normally fall into three categories: physical, emotional, and verbal, and may include, but are not limited to, intimidation; assault; extortion; verbal or written threats; teasing; name-calling; threatening looks, gestures, or actions; rumors; false accusations; social isolation; and cyber-bullying.
All adult participants must acknowledge and understand that in connection with participation in the Educational Theatre Association and International Thespian Festival (including any independent contract for services) or when deciding whether to modify or continue your ongoing involvement, EdTA may obtain a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” on participants from Trak-1, a consumer reporting agency, or from any third party, in strict compliance with both state and federal law. This is not a credit check. Background checks must be completed before gaining access to the event and/or the virtual event platform.
Parental/guardian consent is required for all minors attending ITF. Consent forms will be sent electronically to the parent/guardian email address provided during the registration process. Forms are due back to EdTA no later than June 10, 2022. Should consent forms not be submitted by this date, the student will not be able to attend ITF. A refund will be given minus a $400 administrative fee.
All in-person attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to arriving in Bloomington. EdTA is partnering with VaccineCheck, a HIPPA compliant platform, to upload the required documentation. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to this portal to verify vaccination status. Note: Admittance to ITF will be allowed ONLY with vaccination documentation. Participants unable or unwilling to receive a vaccination are encouraged to participate in the ITF 2022 online experience.
International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants agree that registration and attendance at, or participation in, EdTA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by EdTA and other third parties, including but not limited the venue and the host. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and exhibit booths visited.
International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants hereby assign to EdTA all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in artwork, text, music, software, video, choreography, and other types of work (“Works”) created by attendees specifically for their participation in the events or activities of Organizers. Attendees waive all rights in such Works under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 and agree to sign all further documents or instruments necessary to vest in EdTA all rights, title and interest in the aforementioned Works and intellectual property. The intellectual property rights hereby assigned to EdTA and waived by International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants do not include rights of International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants in works that pre-exist International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants’s participation in the events or activities of EdTA
International Thespian Festival participants and/or parents/legal guardians of minor participants release and agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), its programs, Chapter and other Group Affiliates, and all respective officers, employees, agents and representatives of the aforementioned entities (each an “Organizer” and collectively the “Organizers”) from and against any and all claims, demands, causes of actions, losses, liabilities, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from participating in International Thespian Festival. Attendees shall give each Organizer prompt written notice of any claim or facts or circumstances that might give rise to any claim for indemnification.
EdTA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all event participants. All participants, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, EdTA staff, service providers, and all others, are expected to abide by EdTA’s Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all EdTA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than EdTA but held in conjunction with EdTA events, on public or private platforms, in-person or online.EdTA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, EdTA asks that you inform Brian Monk, Chief Operating Officer, so that we can take the appropriate action.
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