Complimentary registration is provided to qualified journalists who apply for media credentials and register to attend the conference in advance. Journalists who meet the conference media registration criteria will be accredited on a space-available basis. Media registration for CROI 2021 opens on January 4, 2021, and closes on February 26, 2021. There is no on-site registration for the conference.
CROI is a scientific research meeting. Media registration is reserved for journalists with demonstrated experience covering basic and clinical science developments in HIV/AIDS and related complications (see application process below).
Applications for media credentials will be accepted from journalists employed by or on assignment from:
- Recognized print, broadcast, and online general and medical news media
- Recognized HIV community publications
Medical communications and medical marketing companies; financial media; biotechnology and investment publications; university, college, or institute newsletters; and program bulletins and noneditorial entities such as publishers and representatives of sales, marketing, or advertising departments are NOT eligible for media registration. Individuals, agents, or contractors providing coverage for or being sponsored by industry may not register as media.
In general, the conference will consider the accreditation of up to 2 qualified reporters per media outlet.
Any publication, supplement, or electronic product devoted exclusively to the coverage of the conference (e.g., meeting highlights, online conference proceedings or reporting, newsletters, and audio conferences) that are distributed nationally or internationally must have the prior written approval of the Conference Organizer.
To be accredited, journalists should submit the following:
- Name, complete contact information (office and mobile phone numbers, physical address and email address), and the name of the media outlet they will be representing
- Proof of employment by the media outlet (e.g., a copy of the publication’s masthead with the reporter’s name listed) or a letter of assignment from the editor, producer, or news director of the outlet if the reporter is freelance
- Two articles or news reports from recognized media outlets, preferably from a previous CROI, published in the last 12 months, that credit the reporter who is seeking media accreditation and demonstrate the reporter’s capacity to cover the types of research issues addressed at the conference
- A sample publication (for media outlets that have not registered for the conference in the past)
The items noted above should be sent to the Conference Organizer at CROImedia@iasusa.org. The Conference Organizer may request additional materials if needed, to verify that the journalist or media outlet qualifies for CROI media accreditation.
Applications for media accreditation may be submitted beginning on January 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2021, or earlier if all media slots are filled before then. Early application is encouraged.