We love our sponsors. Without them, we wouldn’t have an opening night reception or other events throughout our conference.
That said, attendees have made it clear from the outset that they care about privacy and how the personal information we are privy to is handled. We get questions about this every year, and for CleanMed 2024 and beyond, we’re addressing it directly.
Conference attendee lists and groups
From time to time, our conference attendee list is requested by sponsors or may be part of the benefits for a particular CleanMed sponsorship package. That list is created in both .pdf and .csv (spreadsheet) format and contains first name, last name, title, organization, and email address. We may share this in the following ways:
- a preliminary list is shared with select sponsors several weeks before the annual conference
- an updated list is shared with sponsors one week before the event
- a final list (without email addresses) is available for any registered attendee who completes our post-conference survey, sent after the event ends
Finally, depending on the information you provide via any conference mobile application, sponsors and other attendees may contact you or gain your information there. Conference mobile apps are only available to registered attendees and sponsors, so this limits exposure to outside organizations or individuals.
Other ways you may be contacted
One very important note: We do not sell attendee information and we work to keep your personal information secure. Furthermore, we do not contract with companies to sell our information. Active email scammers are attempting to sell conference attendance lists, including CleanMed. These are not legitimate and should be blocked, marked as SPAM, and reported.
Once in a while, companies – sponsors and otherwise – will send attendees emails promoting products, inviting attendees to events, or otherwise reaching out. This sometimes confuses, because the reasonable assumption is that we’ve provided companies with this information.
Organizations may find you using a few methods:
- Some companies have long-standing databases, and when they input your name, your email address may be stored from another event or contact with the company. From what we can discern, this is the most common method.
- If your organization uses a standard email format, like firstname.lastname@example.org, it’s pretty easy to figure out your work email.
If we see contact with our network that even borders on inappropriate, we try to address it directly with the individual, company, or organization. They are encouraged to avoid unsolicited communication and to follow all CAN-SPAM rules.
Finally, it’s worth noting that attendees and sponsors both increasingly ask us for more mechanisms to connect and communicate. We’re working on that and hope to share more about other channels or mediums aside from email for our network to engage virtually.
If you have ideas on other ways our network, conference attendees, and sponsors can connect, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Please contact Scott Rich, Director of Growth & Partner Experience at email@example.com.