Terms of Attendance

As a registered attendee or participant (“Attendee”) at an event (the “Event”) hosted by The Financial Innovations Center, Inc. doing business as The Center for Financial Services Innovation, Inc. and CFSI (“CFSI”), you agree to these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Attendance”) and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you are completing Event registration on behalf of another individual, you warrant that you have made the Attendee aware of these Agreements and that he or she has accepted these terms.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Attendance and any other information contained on our Sites at any time. Your continued use of our Sites and attendance at the Event after such changes constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to these changes.

In addition to these Terms of Attendance, please also review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, available on our website and incorporated herein by reference.

Your registration entitles you only to admittance to the Event. All other costs associated with your attendance (e.g., travel and accommodation expenses) shall be borne by you as the Attendee. You must present a form of photo identification at the time of check-in to receive your Attendee badge. Once you receive your badge at the Event, it cannot be changed, substituted, or reissued to a different person. Attendee badges must be worn at all times in Event areas to identify you as an Event Attendee.

E-mail Communications
By registering for the Event, you grant CFSI the right to contact you using the email and mailing address that you provided during Event registration. Once you have completed your Attendee registration, you will receive your registration confirmation by email. CFSI will relay essential Event information to you electronically and/or by mail. CFSI will also contact you about other events or programs that you might be interested in attending and will also add you to our mailing list to receive our newsletters and other communications regarding our services and events. You may opt out of receiving any newsletters, updates, or emails from us by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of each email and following the subsequent instructions
Further, by registering for the Event, you also consent to your contact information being shared with third parties directly involved in or supporting the Event.

Use of Likeness
By attending the Event, you grant CFSI the right, and acknowledge that CFSI may grant to third parties the right, at the Event to create, record, produce, use, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish, perform, display and transmit images and recordings in which your name, identity, biographical information, voice, likeness, photograph, image and persona, and any statement of which you are an author, whether or not written or otherwise recorded, or portion thereof (collectively, the “Materials”), appears or is captured, in whole or in part, in any form or media, whether now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation print media and Internet broadcast and display, at its sole discretion, without restriction as to changes or alterations. You understand that the Materials may be modified or edited before use or may not be used at all.

You authorize CFSI to use your name, picture, and excerpts from the Materials for promotional purposes consistent with the Event. You hereby forever release and agree to hold harmless CFSI from and against any and all claims arising from the use of the Materials as described in these Terms of Attendance. You waive all rights to compensation for the use of the Material by CFSI and understand that CFSI will have sole authority over use of the Materials without seeking further approval from you or providing you with compensation.

Event Content
CFSI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Event, including but not limited to, the Event name, themes, content, program, speakers, moderators, schedules, and venue, at any time.
Prohibited Conduct
By registering for the Event, you agree not to share, transfer, sell, or trade your Attendee badge. Should you violate this policy, CFSI may cancel your Attendee registration without refund of attendance fees.

Attendee fees are subject to CFSI’s cancellation policy. Fee adjustments and discounts cannot be retroactively applied. All applicable attendance fees are due at the time of registration. Attendee fees may be subject sales tax, value added tax, or other taxes and duties, which, if applicable, will be charged to you in addition to attendance fees at the time of registration. All determinations of applicability of special rates or discounts is in the sole discretion of CFSI.

Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in and to the Event, the Event content, and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by CFSI or the Event sponsors or speakers. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of CFSI or the Event sponsors or speakers. You may not record audio or video of any sessions at the Event, without prior written consent.

Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will CFSI, its officers, directors, employees or agents be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or punitive damages of any type whatsoever related to or arising out of or from the Event or these Terms of Attendance, even if CFSI is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. This exclusion and waiver of liability applies to all causes of action, whether based on contract, warranty, tort, or any other legal theories.
Disclaimer of Warranties


These Terms of Attendance represent the entire agreement between you and CFSI with respect to your attendance at the Event, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and CFSI with respect to the Event. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. The failure to require performance of any provision of these Terms of Attendance shall not affect CFSI’s right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms of Attendance constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. If any provision of these Terms of Attendance is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention, and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Attendance will remain in full force and effect. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms of Attendance.

Governing Law
These Terms of Attendance shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflicts of law rules, and the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute shall be in Cook County, Illinois.

Contact Us
Questions, comments and requests regarding these Terms of Attendance are welcomed and should be addressed to emerge@cfsinnovation.com or mailed to the following address:

The Center for Financial Services Innovation
135 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 2125
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: 312.881.5856