Qualified journalists and bloggers are invited to register for DAC Media Credentials. All requests for press and/or blogger credentials are subject to review and approval.
All media are encouraged to register in advance using the online registration process and assigned code. Media credentials can be picked up at the registration desk in the main registration area. Media credentials will be distributed during open conference registration hours.
All media who have not pre-registered must proceed to the Press Registration Counter located in the lobby of Moscone Center West. Members of the media must submit all documentation as specified below. Media registrations will be accepted during open registration hours.
Pre-Registration is Recommended
As a service to DAC exhibitors and the extended DAC community, DAC provides access and services to members of the media covering the conference. Media accreditation is limited to those acting in an editorial capacity for relevant print, online, and broadcast media outlets. Publishers/associate publishers, sales, advertising, PR, marketing, market research, technical support staff, independent bloggers, consultants, and exhibiting company personnel are not eligible for full conference press badge credentials, but may be eligible for an independent online media/blogger credentials. Applicants seeking DAC media accreditation must be prepared to provide proof of their professional status per guidelines below:
Traditional Conference Press Credentials are available to reporters, editors, photographers from industry magazines, newspapers, trade publications, along with financial and market analysts.
• 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 DAC.
• Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card.
• Industry and Financial Analysts from internationally recognized market research firms who track the EDA industry must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm or research division of a financial institution.
• Freelance writers must be able to verify they have been retained to cover DAC by presenting an original letter of assignment. Those who freelance occasionally, and are employed by non-news organizations, are not eligible for full conference media registration.
In addition, DAC may require supporting documentation as summarized below. Journalists registering on-site at the conference should be able to provide all necessary supporting documentation. DAC reserves the right to deny media registration based on its interpretation of these requirements at any time during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.
• Technical Sessions (Panels, Paper sessions, Special Sessions)
• Designer/IP Track Sessions
• Keynote Sessions
• Full use of the DAC Press Room and Press Interview Rooms
• Conference Attendees’ Materials, including the Proceedings
• Continential Breakfast
• Boxed Lunch
• Wi-Fi access
• Interview rooms
In an effort to better communicate with, and inform attendees and sponsors DAC is committed to working with the emerging group of reporters and columnists who reach their audiences via blogs, podcasts, video blogs, and other online media. DAC embraces interactions with these innovative communications vehicles, and welcomes this emerging group with no affiliation to established media organizations. The following is a list of guidelines DAC will use in order to decide how to issue online media/blogger credentials to media and blogger representatives:
• Bloggers, exhibitor staff bloggers, freelance columnists, and blog consultants from independent online publications (internet-based newsletters who are currently writing about EDA and semiconductor industries) may apply for online media/blogger credentials.
• To qualify for online media/blogger credentials, independent websites and blogs must have been in existence for at least six months and contain original, dated, industry-focused editorial content, posted at least once every other week. Additionally, the website and/or blog site must have a readership of more than 1,500 unique visitors per month.
• Proof of a current bylined article published in an approved media outlet within the past six months is required.
• Accreditation is granted at DAC’s discretion and media credentials are issued solely for the purposes of reporting, analyzing, and commenting on the electronic design automation and semiconductor industries, industry news events, new products, business developments, and other news associated with DAC.
• All events on the exhibition floor – DAC Pavilion, Design-On-Cloud Pavilion in Design Infrastructure Alley, and the DAC IP Speaks Pavilion
• Designer/IP Track Sessions
• Keynote Sessions
Sunday, June 24: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday, June 25: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 26: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 27: 8:00am - 6:00pm
DAC is the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP).
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