AHEAD champions diversity, equity, and respect for all. We make every effort to ensure that the locations and venues where AHEAD holds conferences reflect these values. AHEAD has adopted a contract clause that conveys this expectation to prospective venues. Since venues must be booked several years in advance, the contract clause enables us to terminate contractual commitments to venues that do not comply with applicable laws, or if state or local measures recently enacted limit the rights of vulnerable populations. When it is not possible to terminate a contract agreement, AHEAD will engage advocacy organizations to support our members and partners in the community, ensuring that our events foster safe and inclusive participation for everyone.