Media Advisory: 2020 Republican National Convention Releases Revised Spring Media Walkthrough Plans for April 15

March 25, 2020

Contact:

Operations/Technical: Whitney Andersen, Director of Media Operations, MediaOps@2020gopconvention.com

Press/Editorial Inquiries: Blair Ellis, Director of Communications, Press@2020gopconvention.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – To ensure the health and safety of attendees, guests and visitors, the Committee on Arrangements (COA) for the 2020 Republican National Convention will host a tele-town hall on April 15th beginning at 11 a.m. ET in place of the on-site Spring Media Walkthrough. This revision allows for media to still receive the information necessary for planning coverage of the 2020 Republican National Convention while following recommendations of local, state and federal officials. Registered attendees will receive call-in information no later than 24 hours prior to the call.

Members of the media who will be accredited to cover the convention are invited to join the call, which will include an informational briefing and a Q&A. Participants may submit questions prior to the call, and these inquiries will be used to create a frequently asked question document to be shared on the COA website.

Presenters during the tele-town hall will address a range of topics including administrative and logistical needs, issuing media tickets and credentials, deposit requirements and payment deadlines.

COA staff is working with the convention venues to accommodate individual walkthroughs of Spectrum Center and the Charlotte Convention Center at a later date.

2020 RNC Convention Spring Media Walkthrough

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

11:00 a.m. ET Tele-Town Hall, Call-in information will be sent to registered participants 24 hours prior to the call

REGISTRATION: ALL PARTIES WISHING TO PARTICIPATE MUST APPLY

To apply for the tele-town hall, please visit https://www.2020gopconvention.com/spring-media-walkthrough-registration/. If you have already applied using the link above, you do not need to re-apply.

All applications must be received no later than April 3, 2020. 

Questions submitted as a part of the FAQ should be emailed to smwt@2020gopconvention.com no later than 3 p.m. ET on April 10.

All hotel reservations as a part of the “RNC Spring Media Walkthrough” block at SpringHill Suites will  be cancelled by the COA without penalty. You may contact SpringHill Suites to confirm this cancellation.

CONVENTION VENDOR INFORMATION:

The Official Vendors for various services and supplies will schedule meetings with media organizations using teleconference and will be available via contact information below.

The convention will be providing access to diverse carrier options for video and connection to long haul services through Charter Communications and AT&T.

Charter Communications will provide a rate guide for services in and around Spectrum Center and Charlotte Convention Center, including cable TV service.

AT&T will provide a rate guide for services in several sponsored constructed media seating areas in the Spectrum Center.

For additional information and to schedule or confirm virtual appointments, please contact the vendor(s) directly:

  • Freeman Company: Paola Martinez: Paola.Martinez@freeman.com
  • AT&T: CLT2020MEDIA@ATT.COM
  • Charter Communication: 866-519-0494; https://enterprise.spectrum.com/forms/contact-us-rnc.html

ABOUT THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION:

The 2020 Republican National Convention will be held at Spectrum Center from August 24-27, 2020. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Charlotte area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests. For more information about the 2020 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.2020GOPConvention.com.