How FTA is making INFOFLEX 2022 a safe event.

Health & Safety Overview

FTA continues to work diligently on plans to keep attendees safe at INFOFLEX 2022, taking place March 14-15 in Fort Worth, TX.

With the safety and well-being of attendees and the community in mind, FTA has been working closely with the Fort Worth Convention Center, where INFOFLEX 2022 takes place, as well as the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, host hotel of FORUM 2022 (March 13-16, 2022), to ensure sanitation procedures and other precautionary measures are in place.
The safety measures on this page will be updated based on the latest guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Fort Worth Convention Center and Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Social Distancing and Mask Availability

Attendees can note their personal social distancing preference on their name badge using a label with one of the following colors:

Red

Six feet of social distancing

Yellow

No close contact

Green

Close contact is OK
Labels will be available at event registration desks inside the Fort Worth Convention Center and Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
Face masks will also be available at event registration desks. Masks are optional for INFOFLEX 2022, FORUM 2022 sessions and all other FORUM & INFOFLEX 2022 activities.

Additional Precautions

Physical Distancing

  • The capacities in all areas may be reduced to provide for appropriate physical distancing.

Hand Sanitizer

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event. These sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, will be placed at key contact areas such as reception areas, entrances, stairs, elevators and landings in public spaces.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Complimentary masks will be available to attendees at event registration desks.
  • Hotel staff are encouraged to wear face masks for the duration of the event.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

  • The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will be increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including countertops, elevators and elevator buttons, vending machines, door handles, public bathrooms, ATMs, stair handrails, dining surfaces, all seating areas and tables.
  • Any touchpoints in the conference sessions, exhibit hall and food areas will be cleaned during session breaks.
  • The audiovisual provider will wipe down audiovisual equipment in-between sessions.
  • Disinfectant wipes will be provided at various service counters.

Food & Beverage

  • Service will be provided with options available to minimize contact, i.e., individually packaged items, wait staff distributing items, etc.

Convention Center

  • The Fort Worth Convention Center has received GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) STAR Facility Accreditation.
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to sanitize their booth space frequently.
  • Exhibitors will establish their own guidelines for their booth space.
  • FTA will follow social distancing guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Signage

  • Physical and digital signage as well as floor markings will be placed in appropriate areas to promote directional information, hygiene practices and physical distancing.

FTA also actively encourages all participants to take the following precautions, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Stay home (or in your hotel room) when you are sick.

Event Anti-Harassment Policy

Flexographic Technical Association/Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FTA/FFTA) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone at its events.
FTA/FFTA seeks to provide an open environment in which diverse attendees may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a professional atmosphere. FTA/FFTA does not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Use of sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any FTA/FFTA event.
Violators of this Event Anti-Harassment Policy may be formally reproached or expelled from the event at the discretion of the FTA/FFTA event organizers.
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Definition of Harassment

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin, religion, age, marital status, military status, or any other status protected by law; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; and inappropriate physical contact. Attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments or other generally acceptable social behavior. Sexual harassment refers to verbal, physical, and visual conduct of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the recipient. By way of example, sexual harassment may include such conduct as sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions; verbal comments or physical actions of a sexual nature; sexually degrading words used to describe an individual; an unwelcome display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; sexually explicit jokes; and offensive, unwanted physical contact such as patting, pinching, grabbing, groping, or constant brushing against another’s body. Attendees asked to stop any sexually harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Scope of Policy

This Event Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all attendees at FTA/FFTA events, including participants, guests, staff, contractors and exhibitors. All attendees are expected to comply with this Event Anti-Harassment Policy at all event venues and event-related social events.

Reporting an Incident

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact any FTA/FFTA staff member immediately. FTA/FFTA staff can be identified by the white STAFF ribbon affixed to the bottom of their identification badge. All complaints will be treated seriously and will be investigated promptly. FTA/FFTA staff will be happy to help attendees contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Disciplinary Action

Any and all reports of harassment to FTA/FFTA staff members will be immediately communicated to the president for appropriate action. The president, in turn, will advise the event chair(s), FTA Chairman of the Board and FFTA Chairman of the Board of the situation at the earliest possible opportunity. All reports of harassment that are brought to the attention of FTA/FFTA leadership will be communicated directly to the management of the asserted harassing individual and may lead to consultation with, and the engagement of, other FTA/FFTA staff, event leaders and/or legal counsel, as appropriate. Event security and/or local law enforcement may be involved, as appropriate, based on the specific circumstances. In response to a report of harassment, FTA/FFTA event leadership or staff may take any action they deem appropriate. Such actions range from a verbal warning, ejection from the event without a refund or further disciplinary action, such as being banned from participating in all future FTA/FFTA events.

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