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IMS Press Credential Guidelines

As a service to IMS exhibitors, IMS provides media accreditation to members of the working press covering the symposium and exhibits. Accreditation provides access to the technical sessions, exhibition, press room, press interview rooms and any scheduled press conferences. Accreditation is granted at IMS’s discretion and media credentials are issued solely for the purposes of reporting on the symposium and exhibits and other news associated with IMS.

Media accreditation is limited to those acting in an editorial capacity for relevant publications or news organizations. Publishers/associate publishers, sales, advertising, PR, marketing, market research, technical support staff, consultants and exhibiting company personnel are not eligible for press credentials. Press credentials will be revoked for anyone engaged in sales or solicitation activities at IMS.

Applicants seeking IMS media accreditation must be prepared to provide proof of their professional status, including titled business card, publication masthead and applicant’s name listed in an editorial capacity and recent articles.

Pre-registration is recommended. Journalists registering on-site at the conference should bring all necessary supporting documentation. IMS reserves the right to deny press registration based on its interpretation of these requirements at any time, during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.

IMS 2010 press credentials will be assigned based on the following criteria:

Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services
Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications and wire services must be able to provide a business card and a current masthead that includes their name. Contributing editors and reporters must verify they have been retained to cover IMS by presenting an original letter of assignment.

Association Publications
Reporters from internationally recognized magazines/newspapers/newsletters produced by industry associations must be able to provide both a business card with an editorial title and a current masthead that includes their name.

Television and Radio
Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card.

Staff and Freelance Photographers/Videographers
Photographers and videographers from any media outlet need to provide a business card with name, title and media outlet's logo and an example of your work in an industry-related publication. Freelance photographers should provide a letter (on letterhead) from an editor or assignment manager at an industry-related publication indicating that you are photographing the tradeshow for that publication/news outlet.

Industry Analysts
Industry analysts must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm.

Freelance Writers
Freelance writers must be able to provide at least one bylined article published within the last six months and must verify they have been retained to cover IMS by presenting an original letter of assignment from a confirmed media outlet. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media registration.

Online Media
Reporters and editors from online publications, Internet-based newsletters, and blogs are admitted at IMS’s discretion. To qualify for IMS press registration, publication Web sites and blogs must contain editorial content, post original news at least once per week and cover the microwave industry. Additionally, the Web site must have a readership of more than 1,000 unique visitors per month.

Advance Registration
All media are encouraged to register in advance using the online registration process and assigned password. Advance registered media need to go to the IMS 2010 press room in the Anaheim Convention Center to pick up their IMS registration packet and press credentials. Media credentials will be distributed during open press room hours.

On-Site Media Registration
Proceed to the IMS Press Room in the Anaheim Convention Center. Please be prepared to provide all documentation, as specified on this page and on the media registration form. Media registration will be accepted during open press room hours:

Media Badge: What It Entitles You To

  • Full use of the IMS Press Room and Press Interview Rooms
  • Access to IMS technical sessions, plenary session and rump sessions
  • Access to Exhibition
  • IMS Social Events
  • Conference Attendees’ Materials including the Proceedings DVD

Press Room
The IMS 2010 Press room will be located in Room 213A.

Hours of operation for the Press Room are as follows:
Sunday, May 23 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 24 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26 – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 27 – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.