**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR JUNE 5, 2012**
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
March 22, 2012
DNCC TO HOST FINAL MEDIA WALKTHROUGH JUNE 5
CHARLOTTE –The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) will host a media walkthrough for national, local and online media outlets interested in covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST, on June 5, 2012, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. A more detailed itinerary, which will also include tours of the Charlotte Convention Center and the Bank of America Stadium, will be distributed to registered outlets closer to the event. Our telecommunications and exposition services vendors will be available for meetings on June 6 and 7, 2012.
The walkthrough will serve as an opportunity for news organizations to receive detailed information about the logistics of their coverage at the 2012 convention, which will be held from September 4 to 6, 2012. Convention officials will provide a detailed briefing and update for the media. Information will also be available regarding DNCC-selected vendors including telecommunication, construction management, food and beverage catering and exposition services. Representatives from the media will have an opportunity to address questions about coverage logistics to DNCC officials. The walkthrough is for planning purposes only, with portions of the walkthrough open for press coverage.
Working members of the news media interested in attending should register at www.demconvention.com/media.asp. The deadline to register for the walkthrough is May 25, 2012. Registration is required to attend.
The DNCC has negotiated pre-convention room rates for media attending the walkthrough:
HYATT house™ Charlotte Center City (formerly Hotel Sierra)
435 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Room Rate: $129.00 plus tax per night
Guests can call central reservations (888) 426-79420 and mention the DNC Media Walkthrough June or group code G-MW64. Rate cut off date is Friday, May 18, 2012 or when the block is filled.
The Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street, Charlotte NC 28202
Room Rate: $155.00/night
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from March 14, 2012 to June 7, 2012. Rate cut off date is Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5pm EST.
Attendance at the walkthrough is not required for media organizations seeking credentials for the convention. In addition, please note that participation in the walkthrough does not guarantee an organization will be credentialed for the sites during the convention. This will be the second and final logistical walkthrough for media organizations ahead of the September 2012 convention. The DNCC hosted a winter walkthrough on January 18, 2012.
Reminder: Credential requests are due to the Congressional Press Galleries and the DNCC Press Gallery by April 15. Go to www.demconvention.com/media.asp for links to the applications.
Reminder: The link to the housing application (www.myeventsphere.com/DNC2012mediarequest) can be found on our website at www.demconvention.com/media.asp. The first assignments will be made in late spring. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Hotel rooms will be assigned to credentialed media only. Please note that the DNCC is not the primary provider of hotel rooms to the media, and applying for housing does not guarantee receiving an allotment. Organizations should continue acquiring housing on their own.
Kristie Greco or Joanne Peters
About the DNCC:
The 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee is the official arm of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning and organizing the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. www.demconvention.com