By execution of this agreement, I hereby accept the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) invitation to participate as a speaker at the event selected and agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein. 

I hereby acknowledge and agree that the conference sessions are designed to provide an opportunity to learn and discuss business and technology issues, and are not intended to sell products or services.  If I am unable to fulfill my speaking commitment or am unable to participate in the conference for any reason, I will notify AWEA in writing not less than thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled conference. 

I understand that AWEA reserves the right to record, reproduce, publish and distribute my conference presentation in the conference materials that will be made available to all the registrations before, during and/or after the event selected below.  By my acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement and release and in consideration of AWEA providing me with the opportunity to speak and present my work at the event selected above, I hereby grant AWEA a perpetual license to: (1) record the work for audio and/or videotape purposes, (2) copy, reproduce, publish and distribute the work in all print and other formats (including but not limited to online publication via AWEA’s Web site, and distribution at future AWEA programs), (3) reprint the work for distribution, (4) make the work available for purchase and distribution during and after the event selected above, and (5) grant requestors one-time rights to reprint the work.  AWEA agrees to provide me with appropriate authorship credit and acknowledgment each time it publishes or republishes the work and to require sub-licensors to also provide appropriate authorship credit and acknowledgments.  AWEA is hereby authorized to use my name, likeness, picture and biographical material during and after the event selected above to advertise and publicize any use of the work.

AWEA understands and agrees that the above grant of rights does not constitute a transfer of copyright and that I remain free to present the materials or revised versions thereof elsewhere.

In granting this consent and release, I acknowledge and agree that AWEA shall be under no obligation to pay me for delivery of any service I perform as a result of this agreement, or for the permission/license that I have granted to AWEA to record, reproduce, publish and distribute the work as set forth above.

By signing this document, I further represent and warrant that I am the sole author and owner of the work and all rights in and to all portions of the aforementioned work; that the work is original; that it does not violate or infringe on any personal or property rights of others, whether common law or statutory; that it contains nothing libelous or otherwise contrary to law; and that I am authorized and empowered to enter into this agreement. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless AWEA, its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from any and all claims of copyright infringement made against AWEA and arising out of the work and my presentation of the work at the event selected above.  I further represent and warrant that the work contains no material from other works protected by copyright that has been used without the written consent of the copyright owner, and that I have provided (or are simultaneously providing) AWEA with copies of all such required written author consents. I understand that members of the media may be present at this event and that the information I present is for the public record and may be used in articles that they write about the workshop.

I acknowledge that I have read this consent and release prior to signing it and that I understand its contents. I understand that AWEA is relying on this agreement and release and that my release and consent are irrevocable.

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