NSSF is committed to making the experience for the working media as professionally rewarding as possible.
The SHOT Show® provides wireless access in the press room so journalists can work effectively. Furthermore, the SHOT Show press room will make available a limited amount of computers for working journalists to use that will have Internet access. These computers are to be used strictly for research and story composing and filing. Any activity not relating to these activities may result in forfeiting all access to the SHOT Show press room. Altering or changing any computer setting is strictly prohibited.
Please review this list of press room resources and services:
Personal Items in Press Area
Any personal property is solely the responsibility of the owner. Neither NSSF nor the SHOT Show is responsible for the loss or damage of any property in the press room, coat check area or press conference room. Only authorized NSSF or SHOT Show communications staff are allowed in the press room administration area.
Press Room Amenities, Services and Hours
The NSSF Press Room is home base for all registered SHOT Show media. The Press Room is located in the Venetian Hotel, Level 3, Murano Ballroom, and will provide the following resources for your convenience:
Broadcast Room/Interview Room
These rooms, located near the press room, can be reserved by media on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made in the NSSF Press Room.
Working Press may use business services in the Press Room.
- Wi-Fi — The entire press room has free wireless Internet access; see the press room staff for connection procedures.
- Charging Stations — Multiple stations in the press room will allow you to keep your electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. operating.
- Photocopy Service — A copy machine will be available in the press room office; media attendees may request reasonable photocopy service.
This room is located inside the press room. A room attendant will be on duty during press room hours.
Pastries and beverages will be available in the early morning in the press room. Coffee, tea and cold water will be available throughout the day. In addition, many food and beverage outlets are available to you in the Sands Expo Center and adjoining hotels. Media who hold an NSSF Media membership may use the NSSF Members Lounge at any time during show hours. Lunch in available there for a fee.
NSSF Media Membership
NSSF offers media memberships for $25 annually and makes available a membership card that comes in handy at the SHOT Show and year-round. NSSF media members can access the NSSF Members Lounge and Business Center at the show. Media members contribute to NSSF’s mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Learn more about becoming a NSSF Media member at www.nssf.org, or enroll at the show at the NSSF Booth in the main lobby.
Please review the Media and Press Room Guidelines to fully understand what the National Shooting Sports Foundation expects of media professionals attending SHOT Show. For instance, NSSF requires media members who plan to take still photographs or video on the show floor to request permission before shooting close-ups of any products or individuals.
If you need assistance with anything, please ask a member of the press room staff. Members of the NSSF communications team, who staff the press room, will make every effort to assist you.
The show’s press conference room is located across the hallway in Room #3401, San Polo Ballroom. A schedule of exhibiting company press conferences will be available in the online newsroom. During the show, a schedule will be posted in the press room. Though additional press conferences will be scheduled during the show in exhibitor booths, NSSF keeps a schedule only of those press conferences booked in the show’s press conference room.
Digital Press Kits and Media Planner Portal
The Media Planner is a way for registered and approved media of the 2020 SHOT Show, to access exhibitors’ Digital Press Kits. Through this new online portal, exhibitors’ press materials will be available 365 days a year and will replace the press bins that have traditionally been available on-site in the SHOT Show Press Room. You can access the Digital Press Kits site through your very own Media Planner. The 2020 Media Planner will be available soon. The Media Planner will provide you with the following information:
- Exhibitor Products
- Product Descriptions
- Press Releases
- Press Kit Web Images
- High-Resolution Images for Products (downloadable)
- Videos (downloadable)
- Company Print Logos (downloadable)
Once logged in, you can search by exhibitor, category, or keyword. You can add exhibitors and products to your Media Planner and come back to access them later. You can also download images, videos and press releases. Click here to view an instructional video on how to use your Media Planner. You can also access the planner on-site. Kiosks will be set up in the Press Room with technical help standing by for assistance. You will also be able to access the Media Planner after the show at any time.
This smartphone application can help you navigate the show floor and find new products and services, among other helpful uses. Learn more at www.shotmobile.com.
Working Press Area
Tables, chairs, electrical outlets and free Wi-Fi is available for your use. NSSF encourages you to bring your laptop or other portable writing device to use in this area, though there will be several PC desktop computers and a Mac, all connected to printers and with Internet connection, available to media to use for SHOT Show work-related purposes.
|Press Room Hours of Operation*|
|Monday, January 20||12:00–5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, January 21||7:30 AM–6:00 PM|
|Wednesday, January 22||7:30 AM–6:30 PM|
|Thursday, January 23||7:30 AM–6:30 PM|
|Friday, January 24||7:30 AM–3:00 PM|
|*NOTE: The Press Room will be securely locked at all other times.|
|Exhibit Floor Hours|
|Tuesday, January 21||8:30 AM–5:30 PM|
|Wednesday, January 22||8:30 AM–5:30 PM|
|Thursday, January 23||8:30 AM–5:30 PM|
|Friday, January 24||8:30 AM–4:00 PM|
|*NOTE: Some law enforcement section booths will open at 8:00 AM.|
|Press Room Onsite Phone Numbers|
|Press Room Phone||(702) 691-8517|
|Press Room Fax||(702) 691-8516|
Use of SHOT Show® Name and Trademarks
NSSF encourages media to use the SHOT Show® name and logo in their coverage of the show. There are, however, some important limitations. The “SHOT Show®,” “SHOTSM” and “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM” names, logos and images, and affiliated names, logos and images, are trademarks or registered trademarks of the NSSF, which takes great strides to protect the SHOT Show brand.
The press and other media representatives are permitted to make fair use of show trademarks in connection with general editorial and news coverage of the show subject to the SHOT Show Trademark Branding Guidelines. Use of show trademarks for profit or gain (e.g., use of show trademarks to sell media services) or for non-fair use purposes is prohibited.