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, 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. IMS will revoke press credentials 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 with 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 at any time based on its interpretation of these requirements, including during the pre-registration and on-site media registration process.

IMS2014 press credentials will be assigned based on the following criteria:

  • Business and Trade Publications/Newswire 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 and 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 their name, title and media outlet's logo and an example of their 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 they are photographing the tradeshow for that publication or 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 websites and blogs must contain editorial content, post original news at least once per week and cover the microwave industry. Additionally, the website must have a readership of more than 1,000 unique visitors per month.

Advance Registration
Advance registered media need to go to the IMS2014 Registration located in the second level lobby of the Tampa Convention Center. Proceed to a computer to print out your conference badge.

On-Site Media Registration
Proceed to the IMS2014 Registration located in the second level lobby of the Tampa Convention Center. Please be prepared to provide all documentation, as specified on this page and on the media registration form.

Media Badge: What It Entitles You To

  • Full use of the IMS press lounge and press interview rooms
  • Access to IMS technical sessions, plenary session and rump sessions
  • Access to exhibition
  • Access to IMS social events
  • Conference attendee materials including the electronic proceedings for IMS

Press Lounge
The IMS2014 press lounge will be located on the fourth level in rooms 37 and 38.

Hours of operation for the press lounge are as follows:
Monday, 2 June - 0800 to 1800
Tuesday, 3 June - 0800 to 1800
Wednesday, 4 June - 0800 to 1800
Thursday, 5 June - 0800 to 1600

To request press credentials contact:
Katie Riese
Weber Shandwick
Tel: 206-576-5507
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