Media Accreditation

General Criteria

Australia Canada Economic Leadership Forum accredits media representing a broad range of organizations so that they may attend and cover the event’s topics. The media accreditation process is open to journalists such as print, radio, television, film, news agencies, and online media who are on assignment. The onus is on the applicant to supply all the required information and supporting documentation when applying, as incomplete applicants will not be processed. During the accreditation process, AusCan may refer to the applicant’s publicly available content to authenticate their role as a journalist. 

In order to register, you’ll need to have the following; Government-issued photo ID, Employer identification such as a Business card, employer ID badge, or letter from corporate, and proof of assignments such as an article published within the past 6-month, masthead with reporter’s name & title, or a letter of assignment from a media outlet.  

  • Individuals who do not work for a media organization, but rather work as independent members of the media, and therefore be unable to show a letter of assignment, will need to provide proof of recent publication relevant to the specific event/topic. 

Only Media representatives selected will be able to report the event, they will be provided with a media identification badge at the venue upon providing proof of their personnel.

The AusCan accreditation process serves to register media in a fair way to ensure a well-managed event. Those who wish to cover the event can register by clicking Here. The process will be reviewed and validated by officials before the approval or refusal of an application.  


  • The media accreditation badge provided upon arrival must be worn at all times during the event.
  • Media are asked to arrive one hour before the session begins for accreditation and briefing.
  • Media must have audio and visual set up in the media interview room (for sessions that do not permit audio and visual recording) or in the conference/reception space (for sessions that do permit audio and visual recording) a minimum of 30 minutes before sessions begin (More information will be disclosed at the briefing)
    • Media will not be allowed to have cameras or audio recording devices during the general sessions
    • Media who arrive after the session begins can only set up during a break; IF there is one.
  • No auxiliary lighting, including flash, can be used during the session.
  • Media may not move around while the session is underway.
  • Cell phones must be silenced while in the hearing room.
  • If the media disrupt the proceedings, they will be asked to leave.
  • Media may only record keynote speeches, fireside chats, and the AusCan Awards in their entirety for distribution.
  • Media may attend the panel discussions as observers but may not ask questions or contribute to the session discussions at any time. After the session, the media can request an interview with any participants in the panel. Please make that request to the staff at the media booth ( more information will be provided at the venue)
  • It may be possible to use footage acquired by the in-house production team for compilations of session content, subject to approval by the AusCan Forum


The names and information entered are for identification and verification only. The required information is used for accreditation and will not be published for general access. This information will be retained in the system for use at future sessions unless a written request to remove it is received from the media concerned. Letters of assignment and copies of press cards are not retained. For each meeting, a new letter of assignment must be submitted as well as a copy of a valid press card.


AUSCAN would like to accommodate all applicants who meet the requirements for accreditation eligibility. Nevertheless, because of the limited space and cost AUSCAN will impose limits on providing access to the event, based on a mix of Canadian and Australian representatives, first come first served. AUSCAN will provide access to a media center and related facilities that we believe will accommodate the broadest representation of our organization the best. 

Revocation of accreditation

Any disregard of the established media rules will be considered a breach, access will be revoked, and the media will be asked to leave. Please review and follow the provided guidelines for the event to ensure you’re familiarized with what is considered a breach.


  • How long does the accreditation process take?
    • Our officials will review the applications on an ongoing base, you’ll be notified with enough time before the event regardless of the decision. Expect an email with our decision.
  • Can I Apply to cover more than one section?
    • Due to the limited space, the event will have, individuals can apply to cover one section of the event, but there’s no guarantee. 
  • Where will I be able to request an interview?
    • This information will be provided during the briefing upon arriving at the venue.
  • My accreditation was approved what is the next step?
    • Upon receiving confirmation of your accreditation, It’ll also provide a set of instructions on what to do. One important step is to print out the registration acknowledgment and bring it alongside your Government-issued photo ID, Employer identification (Business card, employer ID badge, or letter from corporate) and Proof of assignment ( article published within the past 6 months, masthead with reporter’s name & title, or letter of assignment from a media outlet) so that we can verify you at the venue.
  • Where do I go to pick up my media accreditation badge?
    • Once you arrive at the venue and we verify you at the media table, we will provide you with your badge.
  • What should I do if my media accreditation badge is stolen or missing?
    • If your media accreditation badge is lost or stolen, you MUST immediately report it to AUSCAN personnel.