Code of Conduct
The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM) is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment free of bias and intimidation at all of our in-person and virtual events. In accordance with federal and state laws and with non-profit best practices, MAAM expressly prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, physicality, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, or any other protected classification.
Discriminatory or harassing behavior by or towards any staff, volunteer, contractor, member, fellow, presenter, participant, vendor, or other person participating in MAAM programs or activities will not be tolerated.
Anyone who experiences or witnesses any violation of MAAM’s Code of Conduct should report the incident to MAAM’s Building Museums Coordinator or a member of the Board of Directors as soon as possible.
If you witness sexual harassment or assault, respond first to the affected person’s needs and safety. Support that person if they choose to report the incident but respect their decision to report or not report.
MAAM is not an adjudicating body. However, MAAM will receive complaints to support addressing grievances associated with MAAM programs and activities.
MAAM is committed to enforcing this code of conduct at all levels of its organization. Unacceptable behavior will result in immediate removal from MAAM message boards, chats, Facebook groups, Discord/Slack channels, and the Building Museums™ Virtual Symposium and MAAM Membership without refund.
MAAM reserves the right to prohibit participation in future programs and activities as well as the right to rescind association awards, fellowships, and/or and revoking or prohibiting membership.
Registration Cancellation Policy and Refunds
If you need to cancel your registration for Building Museums, we will provide a refund of the ticket price, less a $20 processing fee, up to March 1, 2023. We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than March 1, 2023 explaining the need for a refund. After March 1, 2023, no refunds will be granted.