Media Access Request Form

To apply for credentials, the assigning Editor/Producer must fill out the following online application form. If you are a freelance journalist, you must be on assignment from a media outlet. Photographers must also be on assignment. Spec photography, portfolio photography, and personal website photography are not valid assignments. If you are not the assigning Editor/Producer or are a freelance journalist or photographer, please forward this form to the appropriate person to be completed. We take your coverage plans into consideration when reviewing your application to cover RAADfest and expect coverage to be thoughtful, insightful, informative and consistent with your stated coverage plan. We do not consider social media or a compilation of photos, videos or articles unrelated to RAADfest official events as press coverage.

Please note the following: ONE designated point person in your media outlet should complete this application, on behalf of your organization, for ALL personnel wishing to cover the event on behalf of the outlet. Individual attendees should be listed within that single application. The system is self explanatory and you will be able to submit additional attendees over time if you do not yet have all your assignment plans set.

Requests for accreditation will only be considered if submitted via this official online process with the online application form completed accordingly. Application requests sent by email will not be accepted.

If you are a freelance journalist or photographer, you must be on assignment from a publication and provide an official letter of assignment.

Only actively covering, legitimate media will be considered for credentials. Analysts, Market Researchers, Marketing / Advertising firms, Brand Content Producers, Consultants, Media Coaches, Educators, Filmmakers, etc. are not included in the RAADfest definition of legitimate media. If you fall into this category, but are a contributor to an outlet that meets our qualifications, you must be on assignment, and provide a Letter of Assignment from your Editor.

Press Credential Applications should be filled out as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, July 24, 2017. No Applications will be considered after this date, and walk-up requests will not be granted.

Your application is not considered complete until receipt of your letter of assignment. Please upload your letter of assignment within 5 business days of filling out this application.

Once your application is complete, please allow RAADfest 15 complete business days to consider your request.

If you are approved for credentials, you will receive access to the limited block of hotel rooms held for Press at the discounted conference rates. Rooms are sold on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you apply, the better your selection of hotel rooms. For questions regarding accommodations, visit or email

RAADfest reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Note: Your past work as an accredited journalist will be taken into account upon assessment of your application.