Attire & Behavior
Rules Governing Attire & Behavior at MsC
Obtaining venues with suitable facilities and services for our lifestyle events is an ever more challenging task. We have secured a three-year contract with our new hotel, the Westin Tyson Corner in Falls Church, Virginia. We would like to ask for your assistance in developing and sustaining positive relations with the hotel :
We will be supporting and enforcing the hotel’s policies for behavior in all public areas of the hotel. Per our contract, MTTA has agreed to support, enforce, and communicate the hotel family friendly behavior and dress code to all attendees. The hotel retains the option of taking steps to have an attendee removed from the hotel premises should they violate the hotel family friendly behavior and dress code if hotel deems it necessary.
When you register online, you will be asked to sign an agreement stating that you are familiar with our security policies and that you will abide by them throughout the weekend.
Pursuant to the agreement between the MsC and the hotel, the following policy will be in effect for the conference:
“Hotel public areas are defined as locations accessible by all hotel guests and staff. It includes (but not limited to) outside, garage & parking areas, the hotel lobby, guest-room corridors & hallways, guest elevators, public restrooms, restaurant and bar, and meeting rooms which are accessible by the public area.
“Guests must follow Hotel family friendly behavior and dress code in public areas. No full or partial nudity, inappropriate attire, or genitals exposure in the hotel public areas. Liquid latex, pasties, or similar materials will not be deemed adequate. Inappropriate attire shall include wearing, openly carrying or otherwise displaying adult toys such as floggers, whips, chains, leashes, etc. Adult content toys, props, and other materials will be covered when transporting through the hotel public areas.”
Be mindful that restaurants and other local businesses in the area are NOT a part of the event and that everyday “vanilla” attire and behavior is required. Please use common sense in what you wear and how you behave, both in the hotel and in the community. Let’s not be our own worst enemy.
BDSM play is not permitted in any public area.
We would encourage you to consider being discrete in your interactions with non-conference participants during the conference. Refraining from use of honorifics in public settings is encouraged.
FLYERS & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
There will be approved locations for the display and distribution of flyers and other promotional materials. Please inquire at the MsC Office for this information. Do not place such materials in the public spaces of the hotel, including, as above: outside, gym, parking lots, the hotel lobby and hallways, elevators, public restrooms, restaurant and bar.
We will be the main guests at the Westin Tyson Corner during our event, but only the main area of the conference center has been secured exclusively for our use from Thursday to Monday afternoon. To gain entry to the exclusive area, as well as all the other meeting space, you must be wearing your wristband and name badge.