June 26, 2021

Liability Waiver

Liability Waiver and Release of Claims

and Duty to Self-Monitor and Comply With Precautions

All DFWCon attendees are required to read and acknowledge the following in order to attend. This can be done by checking the appropriate box when registering online for the conference. Participants who have not done so will be asked to sign a paper form when they arrive at the conference:

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in DFWCon (“the Activity). I understand that there are risks associated with my participation in this Activity, such as physical and/or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability, death or economic loss. These injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inactions, or negligence, or the condition of the Activity location (s) or facility (ies). I assume all risks of my participation in this Activity, whether known or unknown to me, including travel to and from the Activity (including air travel) or any events incidental to this Activity. I further acknowledge and understand that my participation in the Activity includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19, and that even with precautions, the risk of serious illness and death does exist. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

I agree to monitor myself for any indication that I have or have been exposed to COVID-19, or any of its possible variants (“COVID”), before participating in the Activity. I agree not to attend the Activity if any of the following are true: I am diagnosed with COVID after Sept. 22, 2021; I am exposed after Sept. 22, 2021 to anyone who is diagnosed with COVID; I experience COVID-like symptoms after Oct. 8, 2021; I am outside the United States after Oct. 8, 2021. I understand that if I am unable to attend for any of these reasons, my registration fee will be rolled over to the 2022 conference.

I understand DFWCon may be required to, or may choose to, implement safety precautions, and my participation constitutes agreement to comply with those precautions, including but not limited to social distancing and use of face masks at specified times.

On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives and executors, I hereby disclaim, release and waive any and all claims against DFWCon and the DFW Writers’ Workshop and their affiliated partners and sponsors, including in each case, without limitation, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents (the “Released Parties”) for personal injuries or damages to property sustained by myself arising out of my participation in the Activity. I knowingly and freely assume all risks related to injury, harm, loss, illness and infectious diseases associated with my participation in the Activity, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.

IT IS MY EXPRESS INTENT TO RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS ARE FOUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART UPON ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.

FURTHER, I WILL INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, DEMANDS, LAWSUITS, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) ATTORNEY FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF MYSELF IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY. Should any such claim, demand, or lawsuit arise or be asserted in any way whatsoever related thereto, whether arising under the laws of the United States, any state, or under any theory of law or equity, I WILL INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL COSTS, EXPENSES, OR LIABILITY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF ANY SETTLEMENT OR JUDGMENT MADE OR RENDERED AGAINST ME.

In signing this release and waiver I am relying upon my own judgment, belief and knowledge. By signing this document, I acknowledge that I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the Released Parties on the basis of any claim from which I have released it herein. I have read it, I understand it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.