Want to Cover CCBC2018?
Apply for a press pass
Thank you for your interest in covering the California Cannabis Business Conference.
To be considered for a press pass, please enter the information below.
California Cannabis Business Conference Media Passes are only provided to full-time reporters and freelancers who work for established print, online, or broadcast news organizations.
Each applicant must follow the application guidelines below. Please keep in mind that completing the application does not guarantee that you will receive a press pass. NCIA and GSMI will review your application and notify you if your pass has been approved.
NCIA and GSMI reserve the right to revoke Summit Press Passes at any time. Press Passes will not be granted to anyone whose principal purpose for attending the Summit is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering it as working news media.
Print and Newswire Reporters
To apply as a print or newswire reporter, please provide:
A link to a bylined industry-related article written by you for your publication.
Articlemust be have been published within the last 12 months. Copymust clearly show the name of your publication and your byline.
The Summit accepts full-time freelance reporters attending on behalf of established news organizations. Marketing, PR, business development, or other industry executives who contribute bylined articles to news outlets, online sites, or blogs are not eligible for Summit Press Passes.
To apply as a freelance reporter, please provide:
A link to a bylined, industry-related article written by you.
Articlemust have been published within the last 6 months. Copymust clearly show the name of the publication and your byline.
If you have not written about the industry before, but are on assignment for an established news organization that has, you may submit a link to an industry-related article published by the news organization, along with signed confirmation from an editor at the organization, stating that you are on assignment.
Only reporters from commercial news websites qualify for Show Press Passes.
Qualifying commercial news websites must follow the below guidelines:
Websites must post original, dated, industry-related news at least once per week.
Website content must extend beyond newsletters, links, forums, personal diaries, opinion, or personal analysis.
Fan sites, personal blogs, and website designers or creators do not qualify for media credentials.
To apply as an online reporter, please provide:
A link to a bylined, industry-related article written by you for your online publication
Articlemust be written by you and published within the last 2 months. Copymust clearly show the name of your publication and your byline.
Please Note: Company websites, fan sites, personal blogs, and news aggregator sites DO NOT qualify for Media Passes. Website copywriters, designers, creators, marketers, sales, business development sta, etc., DO NOT qualify for Media Passes.
To apply as a broadcast journalist or photographer, please provide:
A link to an article or page displaying your name on the masthead in an editorial capacity; OR
An email from a producer/editor on company email stating that you are covering the Summit on assignment.
NOT ELIGIBLE for Press Pass
If any of the conditions below apply, please proceed to Attendee Registration.
Any marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, art director/designer, publisher, associate publisher, brand executive, IT, business development or other NON-EDITORIAL professionals of any media organization.
Any contributor or freelancer, who also works in any marketing/PR, business development, executive or IT capacity, etc., and contributes bylined articles or blog postings to news organizations.