DATE 2021 became a virtual conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (click here for more details)

Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organizing Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organizing Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.

DATE Media Qualification Requirements

DATE (Design, Automation & Test Conference)

Media Credential Qualification Guidelines

DATE provides media accreditation to members of the working press. Accreditation provides access to the technical sessions, exhibition and any scheduled press conferences.

Applicants seeking DATE media accreditation must be prepared to provide proof of their professional status.

DATE press credentials will be assigned based on the following criteria:

  • Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services
    Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications and wire services must be able to provide an official Press Card and a business card.
  • Association Publications
    Reporters from magazines/newspapers/newsletters produced by industry associations must be able to provide an official Press Card and a business card with an editorial title.
  • Television and Radio
    Broadcast reporters and producers from news organisations must provide an official Press Card and a business card.
  • Staff and Freelance Photographers/Videographers
    Photographers and videographers from any media outlet need to provide an official Press Card and a business card with name, title and media outlet's logo and an example of your work in an industry-related publication. Freelance photographers should provide a letter from an editor or assignment manager at an industry-related publication indicating that you are photographing the tradeshow for that publication/news outlet.
  • Industry Analysts
    Industry analysts must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm.
  • Financial Analysts
    Financial analysts from market research firms who track the EDA industry must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm or research division of a financial institution.
  • Freelance Writers
    Freelance writers must be able to verify that they have been retained to cover DATE by presenting an original letter of assignment.
  • Online Media
    Reporters and editors from online publications, Internet-based newsletters and bloggers are admitted at DATE’s discretion and must provide a business card and at least two bylined articles printed from their webpage. Only those reporters and bloggers whose primary professional role is reporting on the electronic design and semiconductor industries are eligible for DATE press registration. Websites and blogs connected to and/or managed by non-publishing organisations will not be eligible.

Addition Notes:

  • Advance Registration
    All media are encouraged to register in advance using the DATE online registration process. Advance registered media need to go to the DATE registration counter in the congress centre to pick up their press badge and conference material.
    Opening hours:
    TUESDAY 07:30-18:30 (exhibition reception from 18:30-19:30)
    WEDNESDAY 07:30-18:30
    THURSDAY 07:30-17:30
  • On-Site Media Registration
    On-site media registration can be done at the DATE registration counter in the congress centre.
    You must provide a valid press identification card. No exceptions will be made.
  • The Press Badge entitles you to:
    • Technical Sessions
    • Panels, Paper sessions, Special Sessions
    • Exhibition
    • Keynote Address and Awards
    • DATE Social Events
    • Conference Attendees’ Materials including the Proceedings (available for download on-site)