Signing Line Guidelines

To expedite the Signing Line experience for all North Texas Teen Book Festival attendees, the following guidelines will be in place: 

  • The author signing will begin at 3:30 p.m.
  • No running in the signing area.
  • No posed photos at any time. Photos by permission only.
  • 3 books may be signed per author per trip in line. At any time NTTBF staff may limit lines to 2 books in order to expedite the signing.
  • 1 book must be purchased for every 2 brought from home. Keep your receipts available. (Speed Dating books are exempt)
  • No rolling carts or suitcases are allowed on the premises.
  • Some authors will require wristbands to enter their signing lines. Wristbands are limited and will be available at the Box Office. There is a limit of 1 ticket per person. There will be a 2 book limit with no personalization. NO EXCEPTIONS *
  • NTTBF staff may temporarily or permanently close signing lines at any time. While a line is closed, the immediate area must remain clear. 
  • NTTBF staff will have final say in all signing guidelines including number of books, personalization, and photos.
  • Failure to follow instructions by staff or volunteers will result in removal. 

* More information to follow. 

**Any and all guidelines are subject to change without notice. 

 

 

Statement of Conduct

North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) seeks to provide a conference environment in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the Festival in an environment of mutual human respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and hold that environment for the benefit of all. Therefore, some behaviors, including but not limited to the following, are strictly prohibited:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, appearance, or other group status.
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact.
  • Yelling or threatening speakers (verbally or physically).
  • Engaging in conduct that may cause harm to yourself or others.
  • Using or possession of illegal substances.
  • Rowdiness, violent or aggressive behavior.
  • Use of hate speech.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Non-compliance with a staff request.

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events. Participants asked to stop a hostile or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

NTTBF will support an individual if they would like to notify the police due to perceived misconduct during an event. If requested, a staff member will be on hand during the reporting process. We take all feedback seriously. If you have been intimidated, harassed, or made to feel uncomfortable at our event, please inform event security and/or staff immediately (available at the first floor and third floor Information booths). Following the event, please contact us at info@nttbf.org.

NTTBF, as a service of Irving Public Library, follows all American Library Association (ALA), City of Irving and Irving Public Library policies. For a full list of policies, please visit: Irving Public Library:  http://cityofirving.org/DocumentCenter/View/18181 and ALA’s Statement of Conduct for Conferences & Events: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/statement_appropriate_conduct.

Accessibility Policy

The North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) and the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas are committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

General Accessibility

Most traditional convention centers are built horizontally, often forcing attendees to move across long expanses to get from one setting to the next. The vertical design of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas puts elevators and escalators at the same point on every floor, allowing for visitors to easily orient themselves.

Curbside drop-off for wheelchairs and sidewalk curb cut-outs are located at each corner of the Convention Center perimeter. The 15-minute parking drop-off zones are located on Las Colinas Blvd and on Promenade Parkway. Push-button operated entry doors are at each entry point. More push-button entry buttons than required by law have been added to the building’s design to accommodate entry for all individuals.

Telephones, drinking fountains and restrooms throughout the building are wheelchair accessible. Large format digital signage is displayed throughout the building in case of an emergency as well as event information.

If you require more information to ensure your attendance at NTTBF and your visit to the Irving Convention Center Convention Center at Las Colinas is successful, please contact info@nttbf.org.