A welcoming environment and participant safety are at the forefront of the SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 Conference (Event) experience. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and Event personnel will not tolerate disrespectful, disruptive, or other unacceptable behavior by any attendee or other participant, as determined solely by the MSC. Should any behavior or concerns arise, please report it to Event staff, security, or registration personnel. The MSC may take action as deemed appropriate including expulsion from the Event without warning or refund. The MSC reserves the right to deny registration and/or entrance to the Event by any individual or group.

COVID-19 related restrictions remain in effect, accordingly the Event venue will be operated in accordance with the guidelines of the Erie County Bayfront Convention Center Authority and in accordance with requirements and/or guidance from federal, state and county health officials. Attendees will be required to adhere to all applicable requirements. COVID-19 related guidance may also impose room occupancy limitations that could result in an attendee being excluded from a specific session. No refunds will be made for individual sessions missed due to COVID-19 related social distancing restrictions. Specific precautionary measures will be in place as noted below:

  • Bayfront Convention Center (BCC) staff and SHALE INSIGHT™ staff and attendees will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the Conference and be scanned for thermal temperature checks
  • Hand sanitation stations will be placed throughout the venue
  • Registration check-in lines will maintain social distancing guidelines and plexiglass shields will be in place at the registration counters
  • Meeting rooms will be set to maintain social distancing guidelines
  • One-way in and one-way out entry and exit measures will be in place for each meeting room or event space
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    Cancellation refunds after Friday, September 4, 2020 for Event registration, exhibiting and other participation will only be permitted in the case of the overall cancellation of SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 required by mandates or guidance issued by federal, state or county health officials or by law enforcement.

    SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 has put in place measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 and the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 while attending SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020. By registering for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020 and you voluntarily agree to assume that risk and accept sole responsibility for any injury to yourself of any kind, that you may experience or incur in connection with your attendance at SHALE INSIGHT™ 2020.