Only professional members of the press qualify for complimentary registration. That determination will be made solely by CSTE, and at its discretion, reserves the right to offer or restrict press passes on a case-by-case basis. Press passes are available to editorial staff writers employed by a trade publication, mainstream media outlet (newspaper, radio, TV, etc.), or online magazines. Freelance writers, contributing editors, or bloggers may request press passes if covering for a specific publication or topic-related article. Current CSTE Members are not eligible for a press pass.

Members of the press who are working with complimentary credentials are prohibited from soliciting business from sponsors, speakers or attendees. Press attendees are only allowed to attend the main conference days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will not be allowed to attend member-only sessions, roundtable sessions or the Networking Hall.

During the conference, press must identify themselves at all times. Press attendees must visibly wear their press badge as well as the CSTE name badge with press ribbon. During sessions, press attendees shall introduce themselves and their reporting publication or affiliation before asking their question.

After the conference, electronic copies of published articles must be submitted within 30 days to the CSTE Communications Director, Jeremy Arieh at

Press pass requests must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s press badge and one of the following:

  • An industry related article from the applicant’s publication written by the applicant and published within the last three months, or link to the applicant’s online publication with the applicant’s name and title appearing in an editorial capacity
  • A letter from an editor or publisher stating that the applicant is covering the CSTE Annual Conference on an assignment

To request a press pass, contact Jeremy Arieh at no later than May 25, 2018.