The American Securitization Forum, Inc. (ASF) welcomes media coverage at the majority of its conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, and other events on important industry issues and topics. The ASF recognizes that press coverage can help facilitate broader understanding of industry issues. At the same time, however, in order to meet the information and educational needs of its members, the ASF enforces a few key policies regarding the media:
- Reporters must register in advance.
- Press must hold their questions at ASF events until after the other audience members have first had an opportunity to ask their questions.
- Press, along with audience members, must identify themselves when asking questions at open sessions.
- Unless otherwise noted, during open events, speakers and panelists may be identified and quoted. However, reporters must first obtain permission to quote audience members who ask questions or comment during a meeting.
- Members of the media must identify themselves as members of the press when speaking with attendees during informal conversations at meetings and mutually agree as to whether the conversation is to be used in a story.
- While the majority of its general sessions are on the record, some meetings are for members-only in order to permit the ASF to conduct its activities.
- Name badges must be visible and worn at all times during conferences.
When possible, the media will be given an opportunity to meet with speakers and panelists after the sessions. In general, media are free to use tape recorders and laptop computers as long as they do not interfere with the proceedings. Video cameras are also permitted with advance notice.
Reporters are also welcome to join participants at related social events for off-the-record or background conversations. Any interviews should be conducted separately.ASF Media Relations Contact: