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To request a press pass for the MySQL Conference & Expo 2007, please fill out the press registration form (login required). Press passes are limited, and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event (see Media/Analyst Credential Requirements below). The information you submit will be reviewed carefully, so please be as detailed as possible when filling out the form. Including a link to a recent article or report you have written is highly recommended. Press credential approval for a prior O'Reilly conference does not guarantee approval for this event.
If your request for a press pass is approved, you will receive an email message from the conferences publicist, usually within a week.
A press pass entitles you to workshop participation, entrance to conference sessions, and admission to all on-site evening and social events. Private working facilities for the press will also be provided.
You are responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs. For hotel and travel information, please visit our hotel information page. If you have special needs, please be sure to let us know your specific requirements at least four weeks before the convention begins.
Media/Analyst Credential Requirements
To qualify for a complimentary media pass for MySQL, the applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing regular reports or publishing articles on related business or technology issues. Private consultants who are paid by an individual company are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from the sponsoring company. Please note that media passes are distributed at our discretion. Due to high demand, preference is given to individuals associated with commercial news outlets and major analyst firms.
Additional information on requirements for press and analysts is as follows:
Trade/Business Publications; Online/News Services
Reporters from industry trade publications, newspapers, and wire services must provide a sample of an article published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship.
Writers from internationally recognized market research organizations, who consistently write for regularly published newsletters and/or reports, must provide a sample of an industry-related report published within the past six months that clearly displays authorship. Please note that only one analyst per firm may attend.
Online News Outlets
An online news outlet must contain original news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributors, and have a readership of over 5,000 per month.
Reporters from internationally recognized magazines, newspapers or newsletters produced by industry associations must provide an article published within the past six months. Newsletter reporters must have a registered subscriber base of at least 5,000.
Freelance Writers and Authors
Persons requesting freelance credentials must provide an article published within the past six months or a letter of assignment from a qualifying editor or publication.
Please direct any press inquiries to Sharon Cordesse via email:
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