International Foundation Policies

For a list of International Foundation policies, including registration, privacy and attendance records, please visit our policy statements page.

Entertainment Guides

The International Foundation Board of Directors has developed the following rules of conduct for the guidance of members relating to the entertainment of persons attending International Foundation meetings, including the annual conference, institutes and regional seminars.

  1. On regularly scheduled educational conference days, entertainment of persons attending International Foundation educational functions shall be limited to the functions or gatherings commencing after 6:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of the educational sessions. REMINDER: One of the educational opportunities of attending this educational conference is the networking among conference registrants that occurs outside the classroom setting; and, in many cases, the networking occurs at social events such as receptions hosted by organizations serving the employee benefits community. This networking may involve the exchange of experiences among registrants regarding processes, procedures or arrangements discussed during the conference, including commentary on best practices based on the experiences of those registrants. The Foundation appreciates that such organizations provide the settings for this networking opportunity and encourages the settings for those social events be used to facilitate the exchange of those ideas.
  2. Trustee meetings may be conducted in conjunction with International Foundation programs  provided such meetings do not conflict with the schedule of educational programs.
  3. Members and/or nonmembers who violate the above rules of conduct shall be refused membership in the International Foundation and shall be barred from participation in International Foundation activities for a period of time to be determined by the Board of Directors.
  4. The International Foundation’s logo, or mark, is a registered trademark of the International Foundation, and any use of it is prohibited without a prior written license from the International Foundation for such use. An example of prohibited use of the International Foundation’s logo, or mark, would be the inclusion of it on invitations to social events that may occur in conjunction with an International Foundation educational conference. In addition, neither registration for the educational conference nor registration to exhibit at an educational conference entitles the registrant to use the International Foundation logo.