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HIMSS is offering media credentials to journalists who intend to cover HIMSS18, which will be held Mar. 5-9, 2018, at the Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Please note: The criteria below assume applicants are either full-time journalists or journalism is the applicant’s main function at HIMSS18. Journalists approved for media credentials are expected to use that access for the purpose of providing journalism on the topics of health information technology and management systems, HIMSS18 events and exhibiting organizations.
Individuals who do not qualify as accredited media in any of the press credentialing categories will need to register as either a Conference Attendee or Exhibition Client using the main registration site.
Representatives from print, online or newswire news organizations can receive HIMSS18 press credentials, if they provide:
Please note: Publishers and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials. Members of the organization in executive management, administration, and/or research do not qualify for press credentials.
Online journalists can receive a HIMSS18 press credential, if they provide:
Please note: Sponsored bloggers, bloggers for company pages, personal website writers, consultants who blog as a means to promote their business, designers, public relations professionals, and copy/content editors do not qualify for press credentials.
HIMSS18 makes allowances for media organizations to have multiple members of a support team for broadcasting needs. Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately and provide:
Please note: Broadcast and video editors, and any videographer, broadcast reporter or editor hired by an organization to record in an exhibitor booth or other venue, do not qualify for press credentials.
Freelance contributors on assignment can receive HIMSS18 press credentials, if they public provide:
Please note: Marketing, public relations, or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets do not qualify for press credentials.
HIMSS18 allows analysts from recognized industry firms, to receive press credentials, if they can provide a bylined, recently published report related to the health IT industry that is non-contracted and publically available.
Please note: Analysts and consultants who develop a client-only publication for their own firm or another firm do not qualify for press credentials. Financial analysts and consultants do not qualify for press credentials.
A maximum of 20 ambassadors will be selected to work with HIMSS for the 2017-2018 class of Social Media Ambassadors. In order to qualify, applicants should meet the following criteria:
Please note: Past participation in the program does not automatically qualify applicants for acceptance. Social Media Ambassador credentials only include complimentary HIMSS18 registration costs and does not extend to travel, lodging, food or other conference-related expenses.
Additional requirements for applicants can be found in the File Upload page after selecting that you intend to apply for Social Media Ambassador credentials.
Highly Recommended: Download and complete the Social Media Ambassador application prior to beginning the registration and application process.
HIMSS will not begin to review applications until Aug. 28. Applications will close Nov. 1.
All media credentials will be provided at the discretion of HIMSS18 Press Room staff members per the HIMSS18 Media Qualifications and Guidelines. HIMSS reserves the right to accept or deny credentials.