Media Credentials

A media badge provides access to CES Unveiled Las Vegas, Media Day 1 and 2, exhibits, keynote addresses and more than 300 conference sessions at CES 2017.

See details below on credential requirements and how to register. You are strongly encouraged to preregister. Media who are qualified on-site will not receive lunch coupons or a media bag. Please allow 10 business days for credentials to be reviewed. If you submit credentials after December 4, be prepared to show them on-site.

If you are not credentialed media or an industry analyst, please register here as a general attendee.

To complete your registration, submit one or more of the credentials listed below. Your media registration will not be processed without credentials, and in some cases, we may request additional verification (i.e., a media kit with ad rates and specifications or a paystub).

Broadcast Media

  • Letter from producer on station/network letterhead or from a company email address that states you are covering CES on assignment
  • Media photo ID from your media outlet
  • Business card from your media outlet reflecting your editorial role

Freelancers & Video Production Companies

  • Letter from editor/producer on station/network letterhead or from company email address that states you are covering CES on assignment and proof of regular freelance journalism activity (published/broadcasted within the past four months)
  • Production crews hired to film an exhibitor(s) at CES will not be considered for media accreditation and must register as general attendees.

Industry Analysts

  • Consumer technology article published within the past six months with your byline
  • Consumer technology article published within the past six months quoting you as an industry analyst
  • Cover of a market research report on consumer technology from the past six months listing you as a contributor. Reports must be made independently and not solicited by exhibiting companies.

Key Online Influencers

  • 1 million or more YouTube subscribers
  • 500,000 or more Twitter followers
  • 500,000 or more Facebook friends
  • 300,000 or more Instagram likes

Online Media

  • Masthead from a consumer technology website or blog listing you as an editorial contributor
  • Consumer technology article or blog post published within the past three months with your byline
  • Communities, forums and users groups will not be considered for media accreditation

    Online media must also provide a recent monthly traffic report from a web analytics service, like Google Analytics, that verifies the website or blog gets 10,000 or more unique monthly visitors (UMVs). The site/blog must be previously established, independent (not a corporate blog) and regularly updated with original and current consumer technology news.

Print Media

  • Masthead from current issue of a consumer technology publication listing you as an editorial contributor
  • Consumer technology article published within the past three months with your byline

  • News letters will not be considered for media accreditation

Credential Approval

CES reserves the right to deny an applicant if sufficient credentials are not provided.

Accreditation will NOT be granted to:

  • Publishers, general managers, account representatives, sales executives, brand executives and other non-editorial media professionals
  • Anyone whose principal purpose for attending CES is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering it as working news media

Media accreditation is reserved for media and industry analysts only. This includes editors, reporters, producers, camera crews, still photographers and industry analysts.

A history of being registered at previous CTA events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement. Misconduct or misrepresentation of position and/or publication/news organization will bar you and your organization from all future CTA events.

We reserve the right to modify this policy without public notice and to revoke previously issued CES accreditation/registration at any time.