NEFFA Festival Online Rules of the Road

For the 2024 Festival Livestream

The NEFFA Code of Conduct applies in the online world just as it does in the in-person world.

Everyone in the NEFFA community is expected to behave respectfully towards others. In the online world, this means that audience members will:

  • Mute themselves unless prompted to do otherwise during performances and panels.
  • Use respectful language during Q&A and discussions.
  • Not include videos or gifs in chats unless asked to do so.

Technical Issues

The NEFFA organization suggests these best practices to audience members in order to get the most out of your online NEFFA festival:

  • Make sure that you have Zoom installed on your device, and that it’s the most up-to-date version of Zoom. 
  • Confirm that you can use Zoom successfully BEFORE the festival weekend.
  • Familiarize yourself with the use of Zoom’s MUTE button and chat. 
  • If you have a special background, please make sure that it’s static. That is, it does not move independently.


NEFFA does not share your information with outside organizations.


NEFFA does not share email addresses with outside organizations.


Sessions may be recorded for delayed viewing with the permission of the performers. Recordings will be announced at the start of the session. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your video and mute your microphone. 

Please bring violations of this code of conduct to the attention of NEFFA using any of the contact methods on this page: .

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