IPC hosts a number of educational and professional development events throughout the year, and throughout the world. The two largest of these are IPC's international event, IPC APEX EXPO®, and a regional event, IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition. IPC also cosponsors events and exhibitions with other industry associations around the world.
Accredited members of the press* are invited to attend open meetings. Meetings marked as "By Invitation" are closed to press as are selected meetings such as: PCB Presidents Management, EMS Management Council, SMEMA Council, PCB Suppliers Management Council and management and trade show steering committee and subcommittee meetings. We appreciate your cooperation.
Contact our media relations staff for information on registering as press.
In addition to hosting major events, IPC hosts a number of conferences, certification courses and smaller meetings throughout the year. Visit our full schedule for information on all IPC events.
* IPC's Media Accreditation Policy
Sales, advertising, public relations and market research staff, business analysts, publishers and technical consultants are not eligible for press credentials.
IPC requires proof of applicant's professional status, including titled business card, publication, and applicant's name listed in an editorial capacity.
Trade and Business Publications
Editorial staff must provide a business card with an editorial title and a current issue's masthead listing their name.
Freelance Writers / Authors
Persons requesting freelance credentials must provide an original letter of assignment and two bylined articles published within the last six months. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media credentials. Authors must be under current contract and provide an original letter from their publisher. Freelance authors receiving credentials without subsequent publication will be denied press credentials at IPC's discretion.
Editors from online newsletters or solicited-article publications are admitted at IPC's discretion and must provide proof of direct editorial coverage of the industry or related technology to be considered for eligibility.