Media FAQ

How does SC13 support registration for members of the press?

SC13 Press Passes are available to legitimate members of the media, including TV and newspaper reporters, trade press editors and writers, industry analysts, the academic computing press and bloggers. 

SC13 Press Passes are not available to representatives of public relations agencies working with clients or members of a publication's marketing, advertising sales, or production teams. These attendees should use Exhibitor badges if they have a booth at SC13, or Exhibit Only badges.

Qualified members of the press can register online.

If the registration staff does not recognize the person registering as a member of the media, a request may be made for verification of credentials. Please note that business cards are not accepted for credential verification.

How do I register?

Registration is free to properly credentialed members of the press. While you can register onsite, pre-registration online will give you a smoother experience while allowing us to better plan to support you while you are at the show.

What access do I get with an SC13 press badge?

Press passes will allow access to the following:

  • Monday Night Gala
  • Technical Sessions
  • Keynote
  • Exhibit Hall during regular hours
  • Communications Office / Interview Room

Note that a press badge will not allow you to access the exhibit floor for interviews outside of normal exhibition hours. We recommend you arrange to meet your interview subjects in the Communications Office (room 113) or schedule a time slot in the Interview room (room 111, adjacent to the Communications Office).

What do I do when I arrive for the first time at the convention center?

Upon arrival at the Colorado Convention Center, please go to the Press/Media Room, Room  113 , to pick up your press badge or to register onsite. The SC13 Press Room will open at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Is there a location where I can work or conduct interviews?

Yes; we have two offices to support media efforts at the conference. The Communications Office is located in Convention Center room 113, and we have a separate room adjacent to the office (room 111) that you can schedule ahead of time for private interviews. Because this room is scheduled and available to you on an individual basis, it would be perfect for audio recording and podcasts. We also have an SC13 backdrop and chairs available in the room for those wanting to conduct video interviews.

What are the hours for the office and interview room?

The Communications Office (room 113) and adjacent Interview room (room 111) are available during the following times:

  • Sunday, 1pm – 4pm
  • Monday, 9am – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday, 9am – 4pm

You can reserve time slots in the interview room with the communications staff in room 113.

What resources are available in the communications office?

We will have both Windows and Mac workstations with wired network connections, as well as a black and white printer. We also have a number of tables at which you can sit and write, or conduct meetings (if you’d like a little more privacy than an open room affords, you can schedule a private time slot in the interview room using the signup sheet in the office), and the conference wireless network is accessible from the office. The conference is also providing lockers to members of the press on a first-come, first-served basis (although you need to be sure to return to the office to retrieve any stored items before the office closes each day).

Are you making pictures of the conference available for press use?

Yes! Each day our communications team will upload a few great images from the day to our Flickr page at Members of the press are welcomed to use these images in their coverage of the conference.

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