RISE Participation and Associated Fees

  1. RISE is designed to be an educational conference that is free to all participants.
  2. Because RISE sessions are designed to be small gatherings in order to promote maximum information exchange and relationship building, attendance for each session is limited. Each seat that is secured for a participant means one less seat for other registrants. In order to ensure that those who register for the sessions will actually attend and honor their commitment, a fee will be charged for only those that register but do not attend.
  3. If a participant registers and attends the session that they registered for, no fee will be charged.
  4. If a participant registers and does not attend the session, a fee of $20 per session will be charged.
  5. If a participant registers but then discovers they are not able to attend and cancels their registration 36 hours (3 days) prior to the session, they will not be charged.
  6. If a participant registers but then discovers that they are not able to attend and cancels their registration less than 36 hours (3 days) prior to the session, they will be charged $20 per session.
  7. Refunds for amounts charged that do not fall within the 36-hour / 3-day cancellation period will not be honored. All refunds will be handled on a case by case basis.
  8. If there are any charges that are erroneously charged by RISE, a full refund will be issued.
  9. Substitutions will not be honored. If a participant registers but then discovers that they will not be able to attend the session, they must cancel their registration for that particular session. They may not elect a representative to attend in their stead. Waiting lists are in place for sessions that are full. When a seat opens due to cancellation, the waiting list will be emailed and the position will be reserved on a first responder basis.
  10. There will be no discrimination or discounts offered to student with regard to the fee charged for non-attendance. Each session seat has a value of $20.
  11. Registrants may voluntarily elect to make a donation of $20 per session to the RISE Scholarship Fund.
  12. Personal information related to credit card numbers and billing information provided by RISE attendees will be held in our database and will not be shared under any circumstance.
  13. In the unlikely event of the change of conference dates, times or venue, beyond our control, all registrants will be notified well in advance. RISE session attendees will not be charged the $20 fee if they are not able to attend the new proposed date, time or location.
  14. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, RISE session attendees will not be charged the $20 fee per session.
  15. RISE session participants are responsible taking appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at RISE sessions. The conference organizers and hosts, RISE staff or any individuals associated with the RISE session shall not be liable for any kind of loss or damage to personal property, unless proven beyond doubt to be caused by negligence.
  16. RISE session participants shall be responsible for compensating any loss should they cause damage to the host’s property or the venue.
  17. The information given in oral and visual presentations in connection with RISE shall come from diverse sources and it is not in the capacity of the RISE organizers to validate it. Therefore, the RISE accepts no responsibility for the correctness of the information, and RISE shall have no liability of any kind for any action taken as a result of the implementation of this information in any country or court of law.
  18. RISE staff and hosts, or any individuals associated with RISE make no representation or warranty of gain of business or profits as a result of use of services or information provided in connection with the conference and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages, loss of business, employment, profits or anticipated savings resulting from the use of the services or information provided in connection with the conference, in any country or court of law.
  19. We have the right to accept or reject a registration application (host or participant) without giving reasons and our decision shall be final. We also reserve the right to reject a previously accepted application without giving reasons and our decision shall be final.
  20. RISE staff and hosts, or any individuals associated with RISE shall not be liable, in any country or court of law, for infringement of third party rights by a RISE host or participant.

Web site

  1. The RISE Web site is owned and operated by riseaustion.org. By using this Web site, you agree to the terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of use, do not use this Web site.
  2. Riseaustin.org's copyrights, proprietary rights must be adhered to. If any of these terms or conditions are violated, your permission to use this Web site and the information featured on this Web site will be automatically terminated, and you must immediately cease using this Web site and destroy any copies you have made of such information.
  3. The information contained within this Web site is accurate, to the best of our knowledge. Nevertheless, such information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The use of this Web site and the information contained within it is at your own risk.
  4. Riseaustin.org does not warrant that the functions features or the information contained on this Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Web site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
  5. The RISE Web site contains links to a number of other Web sites, provided for the convenience of the users. The contents of these Web sites are maintained by their owners, for which we take no responsibility, nor providing a link on our website means that we necessarily agree to their contents, neither we are responsible for contents of any website linking to this website.
  6. We reserve the right to change the Terms and Conditions or contents of the Web site at any time without prior notice.
  7. These Terms & Conditions apply to all participants of this conference.

You should visit this page periodically to review the www.riseaustin.org Web Site Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you. If you have any questions or concerns about these Web Site Terms and Conditions, please feel free to contact Annie Frierson at .