March 31 - April 2, 2023
McCormick Place

Press Registration

Who Qualifies

C2E2 press registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about C2E2 and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

Non-editorial staff, including but not limited to graphic designers, marketing, public relations and sales staff, or influencers and content creators do not qualify for press badges and should instead register for a Professional badge.

Press Badge Access

C2E2 press badges provide complimentary access to the event for all four days of the event. Press badges are extended as a courtesy of C2E2. As with all ReedPop events, C2E2 is a fans first event which means your press badge allows access to panels as long as space is available.

Your press badge DOES NOT allow:

  • Early or special access into C2E2
  • Guaranteed seating at panels and events
  • The ability to cut lines
  • Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket


Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. You'll be notified if you have been approved or denied within 21 business days of when you submitted your application. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt. Every individual applying for a C2E2 press badge may only apply once.

Each press badge is issued individually. If you intend to come to C2E2 with a crew (photographer, cameramen, etc.), each member of the crew must complete an application and be approved separately. C2E2 reserves the right to limit the number of press badges provided to any organization.

Press badges are non-transferable and non-resellable. Any individuals caught selling their press badge will be disqualified from attending future ReedPop events. This is non-negotiable.

Press badges are limited in nature and will be issued only to professionally employed adults. Badges will not be issued to children, family or guests. You must be 18 or older to qualify for a press badge. C2E2 reserves the right to approve or deny any application and there is a limit to the number of press badges provided to each organization. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.


The C2E2 press application will be open until November 29, unless we reach maximum capacity at an earlier date. We strongly recommend you apply early as once all press badges are allocated, no more will be released and there will be no onsite Press registration at C2E2.