NACAC welcomes members of the working press to cover NACAC Conference 2024 and report upon its activities. Because of the increasing breadth and diversity of media attending the conference, NACAC has updated its press registration policy to ensure that the value of press credentials is maintained for qualified journalists.

About press registration

  • Editors/writers/reporters requesting press registration must intend to cover NACAC Conference 2024 for their news outlet. Coverage of the conference must be the reporter/writer’s focus while in attendance. 
  • NACAC does not issue press passes to exhibitors, publishers, advertising and sales representatives, PR/marketing representatives, researchers, authors, or other non-editorial staff. NACAC does not grant passes to individuals who wish to network, do research, or see what is new in college admission. In such instances, it is required to register as an attendee.   
  • NACAC reserves the right to revoke previously issued press credentials when appropriate.  
  • NACAC reserves the right to limit the number of press badges issued to a single media organization.  
  • Photographers and camera crews must receive permission from NACAC before taping or broadcasting from the conference. 

To register as press, you must present:

  1. A business card or other credential clearly showing media affiliation (a print, digital, or broadcast news organization) and position (higher education/education editor, writer, or reporter). An additional form of identification may be requested.
  2. A letter of assignment from an editor of a recognized news organization confirming that you are covering the conference for the respective news organization.  
  3. Published bylined samples of coverage from previous NACAC conferences (if applicable). 

Freelance writers

  • Freelance writers covering the event must present a letter of assignment from a publisher, editor, or producer of a news outlet to be considered. 

Broadcast media

  • Reporters and camera crews from broadcast television or radio stations must present a letter of assignment from an approved outlet to receive press credentials.  
  • Reporters and camera crews for web-based programs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on written proposals of coverage that are submitted to NACAC. 

On-site guidelines

  • Registered press are the only attendees permitted to photograph and audio record sessions (except for those attendees who have obtained written permission from the guest lecturer beforehand).   
  • Members of the press may obtain permission from an exhibitor to take a photograph of their booth in the exhibit hall. The official NACAC photographer is the only person allowed to take photographs throughout the exhibit hall.
  • Video recording of any of the NACAC sessions is prohibited, unless approved beforehand by NACAC. Press interested in video recording in public areas of the convention center may do so only with the permission of NACAC.
  • All registered press must display their badge/credentials prominently throughout the conference. Please identify yourself as a member of the press to the moderator before the session begins. Do not disrupt a session with questions, filming, or other intrusions. Speak with the presenter before or after the session for comments. 

Press room

A press room will be available during your conference coverage. NACAC will email all registered press prior to the start of the conference with information. 
To register as press, please submit your request and required information to