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All qualified press are invited to attend and cover Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas. Border Security Expo press credentials allow access to all keynotes and plenary sessions, the exhibit hall, ​the on-site press room, and Demo Day. Press passes are reserved for working members of the press only.

Applicants for a press pass must show current employment by or assignment for a publication or program that is previously established, independent, and regularly updated with original industry-related news. ​This includes editors, reporters, producers, camera crews, still photographers, and industry analysts.


Accepted Forms of Media Credentials

  • Masthead from a current publication listing you as an editorial contributor
  • A recent article (or link) with your by-line from a credible news source or publication
  • Current government-issued or media outlet press ID
  • A news outlet webpage listing you as news staff (news director, editor, producer, reporter, anchor)

Press/Media Guidelines

In order to accommodate the press for Border Security Expo, we ask that each press member adheres to the guidelines below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

  • Press credentials may be provided to members of the press who are in good standing and are working on behalf of a verified news organization. Each member must submit a press registration form for consideration.
  • No member of the press will be allowed into conference sessions or the exhibit hall without being properly credentialed.
  • Credentialed press may attend Border Security Expo’s conference programs with the ability to ask relevant questions during the appropriate Q&A portion of each program; however, please keep in mind that attendees will be given priority and remain the focus of each session.
  • Cameras and/or other recording devices may be permitted in the conference sessions on a case-by-case basis and should be noted on press registration form.
  • The organizers of Border Security Expo reserve the right to grant, reject, or revoke accreditation at any time, at their discretion.

Press Registration

Online registration for press is now closed. To register as press, please stop by a registration counter, located in the 4B Lobby of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Media credentials and a valid photo ID are required to pick up your badge. Registration will be open the following hours:

Tuesday, March 10 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11 | 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 12 | 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Please note: Every person entering the exhibit hall, a classroom or an off-site event must wear an official Border Security Expo 2021 badge.