Media registration for the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is now open. ALC52 will take place Wednesday September 20, 2023 through Sunday September 24, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Our advice to media wishing to attend is to apply for credentials early to avoid the cutoff date. Be sure to read the application requirements and restrictions below prior to submitting your application. To simplify and expedite the media registration process, members of the media are required to upload all qualifying credentials during the registration process. All event attendees are required to be fully vaccinated an must show proof in order to attend.
ALC badges are not mailed. Approved members of the press can retrieve their badges at the on-site media registration area in the main lobby at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. A government issued photo ID must be presented to receive a badge and badge holder. Media credentials for ALC will be provided solely at the discretion of the media registration team and will be approved based on the criteria detailed below.


The media registration team will assess all qualifications to determine and issue media credentials. Employees of media outlets who do not work in an editorial capacity will not qualify for a media badge including: Art Directors, Graphic Designers, Publishers, Sales, and Senior Level Managerial staff. Working journalists 18 years of age or older that fall under one of the below categories may register for a media badge:

  • Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Newsletters, etc.)
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Online Reporters (fully launched and operational for at least six months)
  • Broadcast Journalist and Photographers


CBCF requires all media to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to ask permission before taking photos, video or audio recordings. We understand that it may be necessary to obtain certain establishing shots to complete an assignment. However, we ask that you not shoot close-ups of any booths, persons or products without permission. CBCF requires all media to defer to participants/moderators/panelists/exhibitors who do not want to be interviewed or have their products photographed or videotaped. At its discretion, the CBCF may provide an escort for video crews on the exhibit hall floor. Unauthorized filming, photography or audio recording, or unprofessional behavior will result in the immediate revocation of media credentials and removal from the premises, and may jeopardize admission into future CBCF ALCs. CBCF reserves the right to bar from this and future events any press badge holder who attempts to solicit services, products, advertising or subscriptions from press, registrants or exhibitors.

If you have additional questions regarding media registration, please EMAIL:


Thank you for your participation in ALC52! We are excited to have you join us. Please take a moment to make sure that you are all confirmed to speak. Please be sure to complete your registration including signing the CBCF waiver, uploading your headshot and providing your bio.

Take a look at the checklist below to assist you in preparation. If you have any questions please reach out to