DNCC to Host Final Media Walk-Through June 19th, Deadline to Register is June 5th

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to Address Attendees, Additional Agenda Details Announced

DENVER - The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) will host a media walk-through for national, local and online media outlets, including bloggers, interested in covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Registration and a continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:00 AM MST, and the program will begin at 9:00 AM with remarks from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.  A more detailed itinerary will be distributed to registered outlets closer to the event.

Working members of the news media interested in attending should register via email at MediaRSVP@demconvention.com and provide attendee name(s), name of news organization and complete contact information.

The deadline to register for the walk-through is June 5, 2008. Registration is required to attend.

The walk-through will serve as an opportunity for news organizations to receive detailed information about the logistics of their coverage at the 2008 Convention, which will be held from August 25 - 28. Convention officials will provide a detailed briefing for the media including the credential distribution process, the Convention transportation system, site access and security procedures, media workspace in and outside the Pepsi Center, radio frequency coordination, food and beverage services and housing. Following a general logistical briefing, the DNCC will offer tours of the media spaces within the Pepsi Center tailored to specific types of media, including broadcast, print and online outlets. Members of the media will have an opportunity to address questions about coverage logistics to DNCC officials.

Information will also be available regarding vendors, including AT&T, Level 3 Communications and Qwest Communications, construction management and exposition services. Representatives from various vendors will be on site to answer questions and take orders for Convention week services.

The DNCC has negotiated pre-Convention room rates for media attending the walk-through. These rates range from $129 to $199 per night at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, the Warwick Denver Hotel and the Hotel Teatro. Please note the special rates are based on availability at time of booking. When making reservations, individuals should request the "Democratic National Convention Committee" rate.

Media parking in the lots surrounding the Pepsi Center is available the day of the walk-through.  The Pepsi Center is located at 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver.

Attendance at the walk-through is not required for media organizations seeking credentials for the Convention. In addition, please note that participation in the walk-through does not guarantee an organization will be credentialed for the Pepsi Center site during the Convention. Portions of the walk-through will be open for press coverage.

This will be the second and final logistical walk-through for media organizations ahead of the August 2008 Convention. The DNCC hosted a fall walk-through in November 2007.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the previously advised welcome reception on June 18th will no longer be part of the itinerary.

Theo LeCompte                                          Jenni Engebretsen, Damon Jones or Natalie Wyeth
lecomptet@demconvention.com           dnccpress@demconvention.com


About the DNCC:
The 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee is the official arm of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning and organizing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. www.demconvention.com