Registration Policy


SME offers member and nonmember registration options. For more information about a specific type of registration, please review the information below.



This document sets out the terms and conditions between SME and you when you register for any event or conference organized by SME. By registering for an event or conference organized by SME you are agreeing to comply with these terms and conditions. You should read this document carefully.

Prior to your registration, you must acknowledge and accept the SME Registration Terms & Conditions contained herein. Should you not wish to accept the Terms & Conditions you should not register.

Submission of a registration is regarded as affirmation of your acceptance of the Event Terms & Conditions.

Membership Discount Rates

Individuals must be members in good standing at the time of registration in order to qualify for discounted member rates.

Additional Options & Events

Pre-conference short courses (if applicable) and ticketed networking events are additional options for attendees and are not included in a regular conference registration. Registrants can purchase ticketed functions within the registration process and can only be purchased in conjunction with a full conference registration.

Cancellation Policy

If circumstances require you to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing. Written notice must be sent via email to or Cancellations received by May 22, 2023 will receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee. There are no refunds for no-shows and cancellations postmarked after May 23, 2023. Registrants are responsible for cancellation of their own hotel accommodations. Substitutions will be accepted in writing at no charge until May 22, 2023. NO REFUNDS for registration will be issued after the May 22, 2023 deadline.

Attendee Conduct

SME is committed to creating a professional and respectful conference experience for attendees, exhibitors, vendors, contractors, sponsors, and event staff. Individuals should immediately report any behavior inconsistent with these principles to onsite event staff. You may also contact SME directly to report a concern at We will look into and review every allegation of inappropriate conduct and respond appropriately. We value your attendance.

Privacy Policy and Personal Data

Registrants who opt-in during the registration process agree to share their provided contact details including name, company name, title, mailing address and email with exhibiting companies and sponsors of APCOM.

Photograph and Video Use Permission

Attendees acknowledge and grant the right, in perpetuity, to SME and their contracted agents, to take photographs and video of me and my property, with or without naming and without compensation, in connection with attending APCOM and hereby authorize SME and their contracted agents to copyright, use and publish any and all photographs and video taken at same in print and/or electronically for any lawful purpose, including publicity, illustrations, advertising, marketing and internet content all related to promoting SME, mid-Year and their educational activities.

Attendees agree to not capture audio or visual recordings of APCOM elements (including sessions, social function, etc.) in any medium and to not distribute audio or visual recordings of APCOM (via social media or any other means) without the express permission of the subject, speaker, author, SME or APCOM representative.

Attendees also agree to not take or distribute pictures of or copy research posters/presentation materials unless explicit permission is granted.

Permission must be granted by SME or APCOM and press credentials issued for any entity that desires to film, interview or capture attendees within all areas of APCOM. Non-credentialed press, photographers and associated crew are subject to specific limitations for the time and placement of filming locations. Violations of these specifications may result in removal from APCOM.

Distribution of Materials

SME and APCOM retain the right to approve all materials distributed and displayed outside of exhibit hall booths. Any non-approved materials distributed will be immediately removed and disposed of.

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the event. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges and holds harmless SME and APCOM, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.

Changes to Terms & Conditions

SME reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the above Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, authors, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors).