January 31, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today welcomed interested media and bloggers to register for credentials to cover CPAC 2013 – the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16, 2013. CPAC 2013 is open to the press and the ACU welcomes members of the media and bloggers to cover the conference’s various speeches and panels. The deadline for online/advance media registration is close of business on Friday, March 8, 2013.
All media (including bloggers) who plan to cover the event must either apply for advance credentials online by visiting cpac2013media.eventbrite.com or present the required information on-site at the Media Check-in desk during operating hours.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged as on-site registration is limited.
Please note that only one form of media credential will be issued to all approved media and bloggers this year and are valid for all three days of the conference. As in years past, credentials must be worn at all times in order to gain access to the media areas.
For ease of access and coverage, the Media Filing Center will this year be located inside of the main ballroom, adjacent to the press riser. There will not be a separate room for this purpose.
As we are sensitive to the need to make travel plans, etc., confirmations of admittance will be made via email within one week of receiving the request.
Freelance Writers: Freelance writers must submit a letter of assignment or letter of intent from the media outlet being represented. Letters can be e-mailed from the assignment editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloggers: Bloggers wishing to receive credentials must have regular posts about political issues and have a significant following. They also must supply their site’s URL and a bylined article posted within the last few months. Please send an applicable link to email@example.com.
Valid photo identification must be produced upon check-in, including a current year news media credential issued by a law enforcement or governmental agency or a state driver’s license or Passport. Previous accreditation to CPAC events does not guarantee the issuance of media or blogger credentials for CPAC 2013.
The ACU, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to withhold press credentials from members of the news media, limit the number of credentials assigned to any news organization, and revoke credentials from members of the news media before or during the event for any reason. Acceptance of press credentials constitutes agreement by the bearer and his/her organization to abide by any terms set forth by the ACU.
Requests for Assistance:
Space is limited. Please alert us of your needs as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate.
If you have questions regarding media registration and the credentialing process, please contact Ian Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in participating in Radio Row and have not yet made arrangements, please contact Dave Mohel at email@example.com.
If you would like to pre-arrange an interview with one of the speakers in advance of or during CPAC 2013, please send your request to Anne Marie Frawley at BookCPAC@conservative.org.
If you are interested in covering the event live and plan to park a satellite truck on-site, please contact Ian Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to request private interview space for a specific and consolidated time period, please contact Anne Marie Frawley at BookCPAC@conservative.org.
Check-in, Logistics and Technical Information:
A full itinerary of the conference’s events and logistical and technical information will be sent out in advance to registered and confirmed media outlets and bloggers.
News organizations may live stream the CPAC 2013 program in its entirety, upload video content to websites and/or archive footage.
Complimentary internet access will not be provided. If needed, individual access may be purchased online daily through the venue.
For planning purposes, media and blogger check-in will be available beginning Wednesday evening, March 13, at a time to be announced.
Day-of check-in will be available in the morning and continuing throughout the day, each day of the conference.
A media walk-through for broadcast media is planned for Wednesday evening, March 13, at a time to be announced. More details will be available soon.
For information on accommodations, parking and more, click here.
The CPAC 2013 schedule and list of confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Previously announced confirmed featured speakers include: former U.S. Representative Artur Davis, former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, former U.S. Representative Allen West and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. For almost fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. ACU defines conservatism, grows conservatism, and wins for conservatism.
“While I am relieved to hear about the release of Alan Gross, President Obama’s actions today fail to stand up for true democratic reforms in Cuba. Today President Obama insulted and betrayed the Cuban freedom fighters who fled Cuba with just the shirt on their backs. My father-in-law, now in the winter of a heroic man’s life, deserves the peace of mind knowing that America will always stand for human rights and human dignity.”
“President Obama apparently learned two things from the recent elections: circumvent Congress and blame Republicans,” said Schlapp. “Hagel’s firing comes directly after the irresponsible executive order on immigration last week.”
President Obama’s Executive Order is like a royal decree giving legal status to millions of people who came here and reside here illegally. The president is showing utter contempt for the American voter, the Constitution, the separation of powers and all those who follow the law.
“We are honored to announce that conservative talk radio powerhouse Mark Levin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “These three conservative leaders reflect our desire to ensure that CPAC 2015 represents conservative policies that highlight the importance of free markets, national security, and traditional cultural standards.”
Over the weekend, American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Matt Schlapp and his wife Mercy, who was a spokesperson for President George W. Bush, appeared on FOX News’ Huckabee, where they spoke about their family’s history dealing with the Castro brothers in Cuba. Their story serves as a reminder to all of us that the freedoms we enjoy are often the result of individuals who have suffered, fighting for those freedoms in the first place.
Some of our favorite student activists at Hillsdale College’s Young Americans for Freedom are clearly ready for the holidays. But they aren’t asking Santa for gifts. They’re asking President Reagan to make their CPAC dreams come true! Watch their awesome submission for The Road to CPAC here:
Well, the U.S. Postal Service might not be able to deliver it! Instead of using valuable taxpayer dollars to fix the problems with mail delivery, they’re busy spending it on costly projects with other companies, like Amazon.