Press registration for the 2019 ATA Trade Show opens September 25, 2018. Qualified journalists requesting a press badge must apply before December 21, 2018.

If you do not register by Dec. 21, you cannot attend the ATA Trade Show.

Click here to review press guidelines and verification procedures before registering. Anyone registering for a press badge must cover the ATA Trade Show as a journalist for film, print, radio or digital media. Any media member or anyone with a media group who sells ad space or solicits sponsorships or partnerships at the ATA Trade Show must apply for membership as a media member and then register for a media sales badge. Attendees who wear a press badge and solicit exhibitors will be removed and banned from the 2019 ATA Trade Show.

Verified press attendees who are not ATA members will be charged $150. ATA media members will be charged $100 per badge if their representatives attend as press. Active members of these groups will have the press-badge fee waived upon the application's approval:

Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers - Voting members.
Hoosier Outdoor Writers - Active members.
Outdoor Writers Association of America - Individual active members.
Professional Outdoor Media Association - Voting media members.
Southeastern Outdoor Press Association - Individual active members.
Tennessee Outdoor Writers Association - Active members.

You must provide valid press documentation when registering. View the accepted documentation list here. Direct links to published works must contain your name to be accepted.

Allow seven business days for your badge request to be verified and approved. Once approved, you'll receive a confirmation and express pass through the email address you provided. This confirmation includes a hotel access code for reserving rooms in the ATA hotel block.

If you have questions or concerns regarding press verification, contact Wendy Lang, ATA's Senior Manager of Membership at