ICLR Press Policy and Press Pass
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ICLR Press Accreditation
The International Conference on Learning Representations “ICLR” program requires individuals applying for accreditation to be professional journalists and represent media organizations. ICLR reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organizations if any actions are deemed improper or inconsistent with the principles of the Organization.
Media accreditation qualifications
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press. Applicants must show they are a professional member of the press with a proven track record. Media accreditation is not accorded to the information outlets or advocacy publications of non-governmental organizations.
Apply for press accreditation
Online Accreditation Process
To begin, you will need the following information. All information must be provided as it appears in a passport or other official photo identification document which the participant intends to provide digitally. The names and information entered are for purposes of identification and verification only and will not be published for general access. This information will be retained in the system for reference, unless a written request to remove it is received.
Complete name (as it appears in the passport or other official photo identification)
Photo of passport on phone or other photo identification number (national ID card, driver’s license, etc.) Please do not send copies of your passport, national ID, visa or other personal identification by email.
Name of organization
We may ask you to submit additional materials that demonstrate a track record of reporting, in line with the ICLR criteria.
Additional Material Requirements
The submission of additional materials, if requested, would include work samples that demonstrate active engagement in covering the activities of AI research. Samples must be unaltered clippings or media products from the organization with bylines of the individual requesting accreditation. ICLR will weigh the merits of submitted materials on a case-by-case basis to determine if they meet the conference’s criteria for relevant work in the area of AI and deep learning. Please note there is a Zero Tolerance Policy for plagiarism. Applications submitted with plagiarized work will be immediately declined.
Every effort will be made to issue the accreditation as soon as possible. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions are final. Accreditation covers the duration of the conference. Double registration is not allowed. If you are already registered as an attendee or sponsor, your application for press accreditation will not be granted.
Freelance journalists are subject to the same requirements for accreditation and must complete the full process. Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide clear evidence they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication. You must also submit the other required documents for accreditation.
ICLR is making efforts to take on board the new forms of information dissemination and social networking. Accreditation of bloggers for ICLR meetings will be done on a case-by-case basis and criteria currently applied to online media will be applied. We are aware that assignments can change on short notice. Please communicate changes in staff as soon as they are known. The applicant will have to complete the same process, but as long as they have the required valid materials, there is usually little delay in processing. An organization that welcomes citizen journalists and has no apparent editorial board oversight would not be eligible for accreditation.
Once you have received confirmation of accreditation, you will be registered for the conference. When attending the Virtual Conference your registration will be processed as a complimentary registration and you will receive an email confirmation and access to the virtual platform once access is open for attendees.
All accredited press are granted full access to the virtual events unless otherwise noted in the agenda.
The ICLR General Chair reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation for activities that violate the principles of the Code of Conduct and or/ethics of journalism and/or ICLR. At any time, the ICLR General Chair may revoke accreditation if it is put to improper use; if it has been used to abuse the privileges so extended; or if personal or public conduct is not consistent with the best interest of the organization. The press pass for a virtual or in-person conference must not be loaned to another person; ICLR will block access to the virtual conference and confiscate any pass in the possession of any individual to whom it was not issued at an in-person conference.