Are unique email addresses required for every registrant?
The SHOT Show is requiring individual unique email addresses for attendees, exhibiting personnel and media.
The reasons for this are:
- Using a unique email address will allow each SHOT Show badge holder to utilize and customize the online show planner and the show's mobile app.
- All attendees will be able to receive timely SHOT Show information and communications.
- Finally, the use of unique email addresses will help us in identifying non-qualified attendees.
While many companies began providing us with unique email addresses during our transition last year, there were still instances where only one email address was used when registering for multiple staff. This year, all attendees and exhibitors alike will be required to provide unique email addresses.
With your help, we can ensure that all exhibitors and attendees receive all the information they need, are able to utilize the show planner to its fullest and also help us in our continued efforts to ensure the SHOT Show remains a trade-only event with qualified attendees and exhibiting personnel.
What is the age limited to attend the show?
NO one under the age of 16 admitted (including infants). This includes attendees, exhibitors, and media.
How do I register as media for SHOT Show:
The SHOT Show is a private trade show that admits only media who qualify for credentials. The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) reserves the right to deny any applicant credentials. All qualified SHOT Show media must meet the Proof of Eligibility requirements for their badge type.
Can I attend SHOT Show if I am a print or video blogger or other digital media person?
NSSF has welcomed digital media to the SHOT Show in the past and will continue to do so. However, digital media applicants must meet certain guidelines that demonstrate that they are posting regular, quality content about the shooting, hunting and outdoors industry. NSSF will determine the qualifying frequency of those posts.
What if I am in public relations, marketing or advertising?
Media badges are for "working media" who are covering the show for a recognized media outlet. Individuals in public relations, marketing or advertising must register for an Attendee badge.
How will I receive my media badge?
All media (Print, Internet and, new for 2013, Broadcast) who have been approved for credentials prior to December 21 will receive their badge in the mail, except for those who reside outside of the United States. International media and those who have not received their badge in the mail can pick up badges at the Media Registration Desk outside the SHOT Show Press Room, Murano Ballroom, Level 3 of the Venetian Hotel starting at noon on Monday, January 14.
Can a friend or colleague pick up my media badge for me?
A photo ID is required to pick up your media badge. You are not allowed to pick up credentials for colleagues.
What is the date of SHOT Show Media Day at the Range?
Media Day at the Range takes place the day before SHOT Show begins, on Monday, January 14, at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nev. The morning session is for invited media only. The afternoon session is for those media who have registered before the cutoff number has been reached. Special wristbands that will be mailed with SHOT Show media badges will be required to ride the Media Day buses and to enter Media Day at the Range. Learn more about Media Day at www.media-day.com.
Do you have guidelines for effectively and ethically working the SHOT Show?
Yes. Please see the SHOT Show Media Guidelines document. Key points are to be courteous and safe at Media Day at the Range as well as on the show floor, to ask permission first before photographing or taking video of products or individuals, and to respect the wishes of those exhibitors who may not wish to engage with you for whatever reason. Failure to follow these guidelines and those listed in the Media Guidelines document could result in revocation of your media credentials.
What are the dates of the show?
The SHOT Show runs four days, Tuesday, January 15, through Friday, January 18, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, adjacent to the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.
What are the Press Room's hours?
- Monday, January 14: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, January 17, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 18, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What are the show floor hours?
The SHOT Show show floor hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on January 15-17 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the final day, January 18.
What services and amenities are available in the SHOT Show Press Room?
The SHOT Show and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the show's owner, provide a full-service press room with free wi-fi, coat storage, a working press area, complimentary beverages, press materials, a press conference room and more. For a complete list of press room services, see the document that will accompany your media badge or click here.
How do I find which companies have scheduled press conferences?
A schedule of exhibiting company press conferences is available by clicking here. During the show, a schedule will be posted in the press room. The show's press conference room is located next to the press room and can be accessed through the press room. There will be other press conferences held during the show in exhibitor booths. NSSF does not maintain a comprehensive list of all press conferences, only those scheduled for the press conference room.
Where do I find maps and directories?
Official SHOT Show floor maps and a comprehensive directory of exhibitors will be available in the press room.
What is SHOT Mobile?
This smartphone application for iPhone and Android phones can help you navigate the show floor and find new products and services, among other helpful uses. Learn more.
What are the Radio and Interview Rooms?
These rooms, located near the press room, can be reserved by media on a first-come, first-served basis to conduct interviews in a private, quiet setting. Please see NSSF staff in the press room if you'd like to reserve a room.
Where can I eat at the show?
Many food and beverage outlets are available in the convention center and adjoining hotels. NSSF Media Members may use the NSSF Members Lounge at any time during show hours. Lunch is available there for a fee. The press room provides complimentary beverages such as coffee, tea and water throughout the day.
What is an NSSF Media Membership?
NSSF offers memberships for members of the press for $25. NSSF issues an ID card with the word "Press" on it that comes in handy at the SHOT Show. With the card, media members can access the NSSF Members Lounge and Business Center at the show. In addition to other benefits, media members are contributing to NSSF's mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Learn more about becoming an NSSF member.
Who staffs the Press Room?
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the show's owner, staffs the press room and media registration desk to assist you.
What are the show's important phone numbers?
Before the Show
|Media Registration Information
||708-786-4105 or 866-585-4105
|Press Room Information
||Bill Brassard Jr.
|SHOT Show Housing Desk
|SHOT Show Customer Service
During the Show
||Venetian Room Murano 3201
|Press Room Fax
||Located in Press Room