We ask that you not engage in M/s, D/s, kink, poly, fetish conversations in the public areas (hallways, restaurants, elevators, parking lots, etc.) of the hotel.  The general public has not consented to engage in or overhear those conversations with us.  

We are asking that you not invite friends who are not attending the event to congregate in the hallways, lobby, restaurant or public areas of the hotel as we need all affliated people to have agreed to these policies and procedures to keep our relationship with hotels healthy.


Cell phones are allowed in the conference area.  They are expected to be used for voting purposes only during the various portions of the audience voting of the contest. Switch cell phones to silent in all workshops and during any group festivities. Take all calls in the Social Lobby or outside. 

Cameras, videos, audios or other recording devices WILL be allowed in the designated area of the SELF conference facility.  Photography and other recording is NOT allowed in the workshops, vendor market, hallways or other non-designated areas. The designated SELFie area is for pictures you take of you and pictures you take with friends.  Taking pictures of others is prohibited.  Photography is allowed throughout the conference space by SELF authorized staff and SELF-authorized media representatives. Authorized photographers will be wearing an ‘Authorized Media’ badge.

Anyone taking unauthorized photos at the event will be asked to show deletion of photographs and possibly be asked to leave the event with no refund of their entrance fee.

If you DO NOT wish to have your photograph taken by SELF authorized photographers, please check with the SELF Registration Desk for a special badge indicator.

Advertising materials, flyers, and business cards can be placed at the Community Table in the Social area only by sponsors of SELF. We ask that you respect this policy that supports sponsors who support you. No distribution of flyers and other promotional materials may be placed in the public areas of the hotel lobby, hallways, elevators, public restrooms, restaurant or the bar.

You MUST be 21 years of age to attend SELF and supply proof with a valid photo ID.