Media Guidelines

The National Defense Industrial Association and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command welcome professional media members to cover the virtual POST 2021 Conference.



DO NOT register as media for POST 2021 if you are not a working journalist. Anyone found registered fraudulently as media will have their access revoked and will need to register as a paid participant to take part in virtual POST.

All media registration requests are reviewed before credentials are issued.

Anyone who is not a working journalist CANNOT register as media for POST 2021. This includes those in advertising, marketing, business development and business operations including executives, publishers, analysts and public relations personnel and anyone who is not a working journalist.

For media registration, contact Andrew Peters at NDIA:

The event organizers require proof of employment to make certain only qualified media receive press access to POST 2021. Qualified media are those journalists who work for a full-fledged news organization. Proof of employment includes press passes, business cards, letters of verification, a copy of or link to published work, a masthead with the media member’s name.

Freelance media must provide a letter or email from the outlet they are representing or, if working independently, a statement of editorial work.



NDIA is not liable for the actions of or statements from POST 2021 participants during the conference. Event officials will remove inappropriate content from the website, including questions, chats and comments. They will disable accounts deemed responsible for such content or behavior. Any content that suggests direct threats or physical harm will be deleted and the posters will face consequences, to include charges where appropriate.


You will receive access as a media participant in POST 2021. The event will use the online platform eShow. It is 100% web-based and livestreams using another web-based platform, BigMarker.

Tips for access success:

  • View the platform on the latest version of Google Chrome (recommended), Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
    • Using Safari or Internet Explorer is discouraged.
  • Disconnect from your VPN. This tip is especially helpful for our government and military attendees.
  • Test your internet speed at The minimum speed required for a good viewing experience is 20MBPS Down/20 MBPS Up.

The event’s scheduled sessions on Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9, are on the record and open to media. The remaining days of POST 2021 are classified and closed to media. Organizers may close a previously open portion of a program at their discretion; they will communicate these changes to media and attendees. Please see the agenda for sessions that are open to media.


Media may not use the event or USINDOPACOM logos.

NDIA points of contact will assist with requests for interviews with the association’s officials. USINDOPACOM Public Affairs Office points of contact will assist with requests for interviews with PACOM speakers and participants. Requests to speak to other government speakers or participants should go through their respective public affairs officers.

In your reporting, please use 2021 virtual Pacific Operational Science & Technology Conference or POST 2021 in referring to the event. The hashtag for the event is #vPOST21.

Media may record audio or video of open conference sessions only for personal and individual use. Recordings may not be disseminated or posted online in any format.



USINDOPACOM Public Affairs:

Army Maj. Randy Ready, public affairs officer

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tiffani Walker, public affairs officer

NDIA Marketing and Communications:

Evamarie Socha, director of public relations and communications