WAIVER OF LIABILITY/HOLD HARMLESS:
I do hereby agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors and personal representative (“Our Behalf”) to discharge, release, waive and agree not to sue World Dance Alliance, Dance Critics Association, The Dance Centre and their trustees, directors, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and agents (“Releasees”) from any and all liability for injury, loss, damage, obligation, expense, or penalty, including attorneys’ fees, that I may sustain in connection with my participation in the World Dance Alliance – Americas Conference and Festival occurring from July 29, 2013 through August 4, 2013 (“Conference”) at Scotia Dance Center, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver B.C., V6B 2G6, Canada or any other venue associated with the Conference (“Facilities”), whether caused by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees, or otherwise.
I assume all risks and waive any liability of any nature whatsoever against and agree to hold harmless Releasees with respect to any and all actions, claims or demands that may be made or brought on Our Behalf against Releasees arising out of or in connection with travel to or attendance at the Conference, or any other activity I may engage in while in the Vancouver, B.C. area. Further, for any injury to third parties that may arise because of my own actions or omissions, I agree to hold harmless, save and defend Releasees with respect to any and all actions, claims, expenses or demands arising there from that may be made or brought against Releasees, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses arising in connection therewith.
I understand that voluntarily traveling to and attending a Conference of this nature may involve certain risks beyond the reasonable control of Releasees, in connection with the Conference, including but not limited to accidents, emergencies, exposure to reckless conduct of other persons, and that Releasees disclaim any and all responsibility for any such risks. I understand that I will sometimes be at the Facilities, and at other times may be at other places such as hotels or on tourist excursions in or about Vancouver, B.C. Participation in recreational or other activities away from the Facilities is at my own risk and subject to all terms and conditions set by any recreational or other activity provider.
I hereby further agree that this Release shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America. If any term or provision of this Release shall be held illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with any law governing this Release, the validity of the remaining portions shall not be affected thereby.
MEDICAL PERMISSIONS: I understand that Releasees do not have medical personnel available at the Facilities and I grant Releasees permission to authorize emergency medical treatment, if necessary. I understand that Releasees assume no responsibility for any injury or damage that might arise out of or in connection with such authorized emergency medical treatment. As a condition of attending the Conference, I grant permission in the event of an emergency or accident rendering me unconscious for emergency medical care to be administered to me within the Facilities and/or during or after transportation to a hospital or doctor for emergency medical care. I understand that in Vancouver, B.C. a person may claim Good Samaritan defenses for providing in good faith gratuitous emergency care at the scene of any emergency or accident. I further understand that it is not the responsibility of Releasees to attempt to reach my emergency contacts and that I remain responsible for my own medical expenses.
CONFERENCE FEE NONREFUNDABLE: I understand that the Conference fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. I agree that if I suffer an illness and leave the Conference, if there is an accident or emergency requiring me to leave the Conference, if I violate the Code, or if the Conference must be discontinued in event of an accident or emergency, I will return home at my expense, and I assume the risk of any loss of any nonrefundable or additional costs associated with travel and fees for the Conference, with no right of reimbursement or refund for any amount in connection with therewith from Releasees.
MATERIALS RELEASE AGREEMENT
By participating in the 2013 World Dance Alliance – Americas Conference & Festival and/or the Dance Critics Association Conference being held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada between the dates of July 29, 2013 to August 4, 2013, I hereby affirm my or the presenters voluntary participation in an audio-visual production by the World Dance Alliance for the purpose of developing instructional materials and for archiving, teaching, and/or the creation of promotional materials. I acknowledge that any work and my participation may be videotaped, photographed, audio recorded, or transcribed (“Documentation” by the World Dance Alliance and Dance Critic’s Association.
I authorize the World Dance Alliance to use Documentation for broadcast and display anywhere, closed circuit or otherwise, for Document purposes and for general education purposes by any organization broadcasting or otherwise showing or distributing these material or portion thereof.
I maintain sole rights to my choreography, research, and intellectual properties; however, I further affirm that the World Dance Alliance is the owner of all rights in and to said Documentation and no monetary consideration is due and owing.
I further agree to hold harmless World dance Alliance and all its agents, officers, and employees from any and all liability or damages to person, property, reputation or claim of invasion of privacy arising out of or in connection with occurring during the course of the documented materials usage where such liability is founded upon and grows out of the acts or omissions of employees, officers and agents of World Dance Alliance while acting within the scope of their employment or agency.