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Media Center


Welcome to the Cloud Connect Chicago 2013 Media Center. Here you will find helpful information to guide you through the media registration process as well as other media resources. (Exhibitors or exhibitor representatives with PR-related questions should consult the PR Opportunities page.)

 

Media Registration Information Back to Top


Thank you to all who applied for a media pass. Online media registration is now closed. We will not accept onsite registrations.

Please note: Cloud Connect Chicago will be co-located with The Big Data Conference, and if your registration was approved, a media pass will grant you access to both events.

 

Required Credentials for a Media Pass Back to Top


To qualify for a complimentary media pass for Cloud Connect Chicago, the applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing frequent reports or publishing relevant articles on cloud computing that are not solicited by an exhibiting company and are not confidential. Private consultants who are paid by an individual company are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from the sponsoring company. Additional information on requirements for press, analysts and bloggers is as follows.

One of the following credentials must be presented in advance of Cloud Connect Chicago before media registration can be approved:

Trade/Business Publications; Online/News Services
Reporters from industry trade publications, newspapers and wire services must provide a sample of an article published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship.

Industry Analysts
Writer from internationally recognized market research or financial institutions who consistently write for regularly published newsletters and/or reports must provide a sample of an industry-related report published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship.

Online News Outlets
An online news outlet must contain original news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributors, and have a readership of over 1,000 per month. Each news outlet must have a paid reporting staff of two or more and must post original, dated, industry-related news at least once per week.

Association Publications/Newsletters
Reporters from internationally recognized magazines, newspapers or newsletters produced by industry associations must provide an article published within the past six months. Newsletter reporters must have a registered subscriber base of at least 500.

Freelance Writers and Authors
Persons requesting freelance credentials must provide an article published within the past six months. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media credentials.

Bloggers
Bloggers must cover the industry on a regular basis and must have written on the business technology market within six months of requesting a media badge. Blogs must contain original, dated, industry-related news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributions.

Titles Accepted/Not Accepted


Titles Accepted

Note: Press credentials are reserved for editorial staff and analysts. Publication and research employees with the following types of titles will be considered for press credentials:

Publication Titles Accepted for Media Pass Consideration:

  • Associate Editor
  • Blogger
  • Business Editor
  • Contributor
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Executive Editor
  • Features Editor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Managing Editor
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Senior Writer
  • Staff Writer
  • Technology Editor

Broadcasting Titles

  • Anchor
  • Broadcast Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Host
  • Reporter
  • Sound Engineer

Market Research Titles

  • Analyst
  • President
  • Program Director
  • Vice President
Titles Not Accepted

Note: Press credentials are reserved for editorial staff and analysts. Press credentials will not be issued for publication and research employees with the following types of titles:

Publication Titles Not Accepted for Media Pass Consideration

  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Guru
  • Marketing/PR Titles
  • Production Titles
  • Programmer
  • Publisher
  • Sales Titles

Market Research Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Administrative Assistant
  • CEO
  • CIO
  • Engineer
  • Marketing/PR Titles
  • Sales Titles

We reserve the right to refuse media badges, without cause, during pre-registration as well as on-site media registration. Please be advised that, due to high demand, media badges are limited in number. Only commercial news outlets, major analyst firms and leading industry bloggers will be issued media badges.

For additional questions regarding media registration information at Cloud Connect Chicago, please contact:

Jamie Porter
Cloud Connect PR Specialist

 

Media Center Hours and Location Back to Top


The Media Center is located in Room W195 in McCormick Place, co-located with the Speaker Center.

Media Center Hours
Monday, October 21 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 22 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 23 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Meeting Space for Media Briefings Back to Top


Meeting space for media who have arranged briefings with exhibitors will be available on-site inside the Media Center. This space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis at the event.

 

PR Newswire Information Back to Top


Journalists will benefit from PR Newswire's media-only Web site by providing a source for immediate access to breaking Cloud Connect news from thousands of companies worldwide. Get the news you need for your beat, delivered according to your preferences. Visit PR Newswire for Journalists at www.prnewswire.com/media to set-up your free, personalized account, and to gain access to images, multimedia news and ProfNet ExpertsSM. PR Newswire is the official media services provider of Cloud Connect.

 

Archives Back to Top


Coverage from past events can be found in our media archive.

High-resolution photos from last year's Santa Clara event are available in our archive section.