Who can receive complimentary press registration to the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF)?
Complimentary registration is available to credentialed journalists (i.e., professional reporters, editors, writers, news photographers, producers and online editors) who work for a publication, news service, broadcast outlet or news site that is regularly issued and published primary for the dissemination of news, and operates independently from any commercial, political, government or special interest.
Only media whose primary responsibility is the coverage of the offshore wind industry, renewable energy and supply chain/workforce issues, business and related news will be considered for credentials.
Sales, advertising and marketing staff, analysts, brand content producers, researchers, authors, consultants and others are not eligible for press registration. Non-media attendees can visit the main IPF site for information on registration.
The number of press credentials for each media outlet is limited. Press credentials are not transferable.
How do I request press credentials?
Registration Confirmation: You will receive an automatic email confirming your registration. A member of the Media Relations team will review and contact you via email within one week if there are any issues with your credentials.
Deadline: Press credentials should be requested as soon as possible, and no later than one week before the event.
How can bloggers register?
Blogger registration is handled by the Network’s communications team. Bloggers seeking press credentials must be working journalists or be affiliated in an editorial capacity with a qualified news outlet as described above. As a general rule, bloggers must also have been writing daily or weekly posts for at least six months. Consideration will be given to student bloggers who are enrolled full-time in graduate industry-related program, or who can demonstrate involvement in producing editorial content for collegiate publications, broadcast outlets, or news Internet sites. A social media lounge, separate from the media press room, is available. Bloggers are asked to use the lounge and not the press room.
What is the next step after receiving press credentials?
The Network’s IPF website is the best resource for information regarding the conference. One week prior to the IPF, you will receive an electronic press kit, which will include all the information you will need right at your fingertips (i.e., press room information, program, the Network’s media relations team contact information, etc.).
Copies of the media packet will also be available in the conference press room. Don’t forget to bring photo identification when you arrive at the conference.
What other benefits are available to credentialed journalists?
The IPF Press Room offers complimentary items including water, sodas, wireless Internet, and a quiet workspace.
Several press briefings will be held in the press room, and Network staff, member expert, and concurrent speaker interviews can be conducted in the press room.
Interviews of exhibitors can take place only in the exhibition hall.
What restrictions are there on video, photography, speaker interviews, etc.?
Advanced permission is required for news cameras and radio broadcast onsite during the conference, and recordings of all or portions of the conference without prior approval from the Network is prohibited.
Video of general sessions is prohibited, and keynote speakers generally are not available for interviews. However, b-roll video of public areas of the conference — exhibition hall example — and video interviews of Network staff and member experts are possible.
Please check with Network’s Media Relations team for any restrictions on photography.
Many concurrent session speakers are available for interviews; check with Media Relations team for possibilities.
What do I do once I arrive at the conference site?
All members of the media must pick up their press badges at the Press Check-In desk. A photo ID is required. Press credentials (your business card) are required for access to general and concurrent sessions and the press room. Media visitors or family members are not permitted inside the press room.