ELFA - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equipping Business for Success

Professional Code of Conduct

Thank you for choosing to enhance your professional development by participating in ELFA activities. Our goal is to ensure that we promote a safe, inclusive, and productive environment for all activity participants.

We ask that you help us make each ELFA-sponsored activity welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of their race, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion. We do not condone, nor will we tolerate harassment of our participants, including ELFA and facility staff, or the on-premise staff at host events in any form—in person or online.

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and staff—to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing and/or non-inclusive behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a refund, and/or prohibited from attending future ELFA events, at the discretion of ELFA.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact Lisa Ramirez, ELFA Vice President of Business and Professional Development, at lramirez@elfaonline.org. You may also report violations by calling +1 202-238-3414. Thank you for your help in keeping this and all ELFA events professional, welcoming, and respectful to all.