Media + PR Registration

We are pleased to welcome working members of the media to cover Unmanned Systems–Defense. Protection. Security. To maintain quality news coverage, AUVSI requires media representatives to verify their roles. We have developed the following criteria for a complimentary media badge. If you do not meet these criteria but would like to attend the event, we invite you to register as an attendee.

TO QUALIFY FOR A MEDIA BADGE:

  • The applicant should demonstrate they are working media and regularly cover the unmanned systems industry and its vertical markets, or are a general assignment, business or technology reporter assigned to cover the unmanned systems industry.
  • Editorial Only: Media representatives must belong to the editorial staff to receive a media badge.
  • The following media representatives are welcome to attend the show but must register as a paid attendee: advertising sales representatives; commercial producers; marketing staff; public relations, publicity, social media and advertising/branding agencies; and filmmakers and photographers for hire.
  • Personal websites, and hobby/enthusiast and personal blogs do not qualify for a media badge.
  • A history of being registered at previous AUVSI events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement.
  • The deadline to register and receive pre-approval is on Tuesday, September 1 at 12:00 PM EDT.

VETTING CRITERIA FOR PENDING MEDIA BADGE BY CATEGORY:

All media registrations are reviewed by AUVSI Show Management prior to the event. Anyone who applies for a media badge must meet the following criteria:

FULL-TIME EDITORIAL STAFF:

Please provide one (1) of the following credentials for review and consideration by AUVSI Show Management:

  • A scanned copy or link to the news outlet’s masthead indicating your name and title and editorial role.
  • A scanned copy of a business card from the news outlet reflecting your editorial role.
  • A scanned copy of a media badge indicating your affiliation with the news outlet that was issued by a federal, state or local government or agency.

FREELANCE AND CONTRIBUTING WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS:

The applicant should demonstrate they are working media and provide professional editorial content to news outlets. Please submit the following credentials for review and consideration by AUVSI Show Management:

  • A scanned copy or link to an original, bylined editorial coverage of the unmanned systems industry within the last three months,
  • An email or scan of a letter from the news outlet’s editor or producer stating that you have been assigned to represent the news organization in an editorial capacity.

WEBSITES | BLOGS | PODCASTS | VLOGS:

Please submit the following credentials for review and consideration by AUVSI Show Management:

  • URL of your website, blog, podcast or video (You Tube) channel.
  • Site analytics showing at least five hundred (500) unique visits per month.
  • Content is original and updated at least weekly.

The website must be previously established with a proven track record showing coverage of the unmanned systems industry for at least one (1) year. The site must be independent from corporate marketing, generate original news coverage of the unmanned systems industry (not a site that is only aggregating content) and updated at least weekly.

RADIO AND TV REPORTERS:

Please provide one (1) of the following acceptable credentials for review and consideration by AUVSI Show Management:

  • A scanned copy of a business card from the station or network reflecting your editorial role.
  • An email or scanned letter from the news director or assignment editor stating that you have been assigned to represent the news organization in an editorial capacity.
  • A scanned copy of a media badge indicating your affiliation with the news outlet that was issued by a federal, state or local government or agency.

INTERNS AND STUDENTS:

  • Interns and student practitioners who are accompanying credentialed media must show documentation proving college credit is being received for the internship or other proof of employment, along with a government-issued photo ID, such as a student ID or driver’s license.

For assistance, please contact meetings@auvsi.org.

MEDIA REGISTRATION