The deadline for Advance Media Registration is 3 April 2008. All media who have not registered in advance must register at CHI 2008 in Florence. Please review the media qualifications to determine if you qualify for media registration. You must submit all documentation, as specified on this page and on the media registration form.
Please Note: Even if you have qualified for a CHI media badge in the past, you must re-qualify for CHI 2008.
Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Each organization is limited to two media representatives, except college publications, which are limited to one. Account representatives, sales executives, book authors, and engineers do not meet the criteria for media registration. You must fall under one of the following to receive media registration:
Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services
Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and wire services must provide a business card and a current masthead that includes their name. Contributing editors and reporters must verify they have been retained to cover CHI 2008 by presenting an original letter of assignment.
Television and Radio
Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card and an original letter of assignment.
Analysts must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm and one bylined article from the past six months.
Freelance writers must provide at least one bylined article published within the last six months and must verify they have been retained to cover CHI 2008 by presenting an original letter of assignment. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media registration.
Reporters from online publications must provide a business card and at least two bylined articles printed from their web site. The site must contain editorial content and cover human-computer interaction. Personal web pages and blogs will not be accepted.
University publication reporters must provide at least two bylined articles published within the last six months and must verify they have been retained to cover CHI 2008 by presenting an original letter of assignment from the university. University publications are limited to one media representative.
Media badge holders are entitled to admission to all activities except Hospitality Receptions.