A&E Television Networks, LLC (“AETN”) is dedicated to creating a safe, accepting and welcoming space. The safety and security of all attendees is of the utmost importance to us. Please read the below policies carefully before attending HISTORYTalks.

To be admitted, you MUST bring:

  • A photo ID
  • A ticket

The following items are PROHIBITED and will not be permitted on the premises:

  • Purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Weapons and items that can be mistaken for weapons


  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap
  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”

Anti-Harassment Policy

At HISTORYTalks, the safety of everyone at the event is our first priority. No disorderly conduct including, but not limited to, any behavior that is illegal, unsafe, disruptive, discriminatory, or causes excessive discomfort to another person, is acceptable. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: stalking, intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault, battery, harassing photography or recording, continuous disruption of panels or other events, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome physical attention in relation to, but not limited to: age, appearance, body size, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

HISTORYTalks is a private event, and as such, we reserve the right to remove any person from the event at any time. If a person engages in harassing behavior, HISTORYTalks Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from HISTORYTalks with no refund and contacting the appropriate authorities. Our anti-harassment policy applies to everyone at HISTORYTalks, including attendees, speakers, special guests, professionals, press, staff.

Weapons Policy

To maintain a safe space for all attendees and guests, AETN has a zero-tolerance policy for weaponry. Weapons of any kind are expressly forbidden on the premises of any AETN event. A “Weapon” is defined here as any object designed or used for inflicting harm on any person. This includes, but is not limited to, all firearms, all knives, martial arts paraphernalia, any airsoft guns, and any weapon-like prop or toy. This also applies to attendees who may have a permit or license to carry said Weapon.

Any person found to be carrying a Weapon of any kind will be required to turn over the Weapon to the security staff and/or have their ticket for the event revoked and be removed from the event space.


If you feel like your safety or the safety of another person is at risk, then immediately notify a HISTORYTalks staff member, venue staff member or security officer designated by visible credentials.

 HISTORYTalks Terms of Service

By attending HISTORYTalks, you agree that HISTORYTalks and Carnegie Hall staff members, who will be clearly designated by visible credentials, may, at any time, inspect any bags, clothing, or items you bring to HISTORYTalks, and may remove any person from the event space for violation of this Code of Conduct.

The HISTORYTalks ticket or credential is required for admittance to any HISTORYTalks. HISTORYTalks reserves the right to revoke, without refund, your ticket or credential for illegal sale or attempted sale of a ticket/credential, or for noncompliance with this Code of Conduct. HISTORYTalks reserves the right to permanently exclude from future events any person who does not comply with the Code of Conduct.

HISTORYTalks attendees and special guests are required to adhere to the instructions of all HISTORYTalks employees and agents, all security employees and agents, Carnegie Hall staff, and law enforcement personnel.

HISTORYTalks attendees and special guests agree to observe and comply with any and all policies, rules, and regulations of Carnegie Hall, as well as laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, and regulations of the Government of the United States, and the state, city, and county of New York.


You assume the risk of attending HISTORYTalks, including but not limited to, all events that occur before, during or after the event, and all loss or damage to your property or person whether caused by negligence or otherwise. You waive liability and release AETN, HistoryTalks, Carnegie Hall, and their agents, licensees, assignees, and respective affiliates and representatives from any and all claims that may arise from or relate to HISTORYTalks or any related events.