WLIA Board Approves Photo Policy

Posted By: Jennifer Borlick Community , Events ,

In an effort to create an inclusive and safe environment WLIA instituted "red lanyards" at events. On August 10, 2022 the WLIA Board voted to approve a photo policy "formalizing" the red lanyards, and describing expectations of WLIA and its members, exhibitors and sponsors. The lanyards have been well-received at the past few in person meetings, and we are happy to continue this into the future. You will see this policy in programs of future events, as well as when you register for events. Thank you for helping to make our events as welcoming as possible.

The new policy can be found on the Photo Policy page of the WLIA website and is below:


By registering for this Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) event your entry and presence constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your likeness may be used by WLIA, exhibitors, sponsors, and fellow attendees on websites, at future events, for marketing and promotional materials, on social media, and for other uses not yet defined. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done according to this consent.

WLIA would like to create an inclusive and safe environment. If you do not consent to the above, please wear a red lanyard that will be provided by WLIA at registration as a visual cue to those taking photographs and recordings to not include you. If you are taking photographs and recordings at an event you understand that you should not include people wearing a red lanyard.  When wearing a red lanyard, the possibility exists that you may appear in a photograph taken at a WLIA event. In such cases, WLIA will endeavor to follow this policy as-written and remind our exhibitors, sponsors, and fellow attendees to refrain from using such photos for promotional purposes.