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RNDF 2019


RNDF 2019
December 6 - 7, 2019

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA. 93065

Reagan National Defense Forum Press Guidelines

Members of the media are accredited by the Reagan National Defense Forum (RNDF) with the understanding that they will attend in an editorial capacity and are not there for sales or other business-related purposes. 

Only individuals who are working for and representing a recognized news organization may register as press with the assignment to cover and report on RNDF.

Media credentials allow working press to attend RNDF events on Saturday, December 7. 

Please note, press credentials are not equivalent to RNDF attendee credentials.

The RNDF Welcome Reception on Friday, December 6, and the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Reception and Dinner on Saturday evening, December 7, are by invitation-only and not open to media.  

Press who violate any of these guidelines will have their accreditation and their team’s accreditations withdrawn immediately.


  • Members of the media attending the Reagan National Defense Forum must be accredited by RNDF.
  • Media accreditation must be requested online by December 4, 2019 and will not be available on-site.
  • All accreditation requests are subject to final confirmation by the Reagan National Defense Forum. Approved media will receive a confirmation email from RNDF.
  • Accreditations are not transferable.

Press Access and Rules of Engagement

Accredited press are invited to attend all panel sessions and keynotes on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The final schedule and panel topics will be announced at a later date.

There will be designated areas for accredited press during all plenary sessions, the breakfast, luncheon, and closing session.

Media/Press Badges must be worn at all times while attending the event at the Reagan Library. This includes attending conference sessions/panels/throughout the Library Campus as well as during interviews with any event participants.

It is also requested that media members identify themselves as press when engaging in conversations with all event participants.

Please note that lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided in the press filing room for accredited press participants. 

Seats at the breakfast and luncheon on Saturday, December 1 is for invited conference attendees only. 

Live-feeds of all panel sessions, the breakfast, luncheon and closing session will be available in the press filing room.

On Saturday, December 7, all press are required to be in the Presidential Learning Center filing room or off-campus within 30 minutes of the final panel session which concludes at 5:45pm.

Interview Rooms

The Reagan National Defense Forum has interview rooms that can be booked in 30-minute slots on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve a room, please send an email to, or you can contact Margeaux Van Horn by phone at 703.722.8930.

Acknowledgement Policy

The Reagan National Defense Forum requests its full name or official logo be used in all reports related to the RNDF. This includes all on-the-record interviews that occur during the Forum. 

If you need the Reagan National Defense Forum logo, photos of panelists or b-roll footage from the Forum, please contact the RNDF media relations team by email at

Transportation, Parking and Check-In

RNDF does not provide shuttle service to and from nearby hotels. However, parking and shuttle service is provided at an off-site lot near the Reagan Library.  Shuttle vans will make runs to the  Reagan Library throughout the day. 

Upon arrival at the Reagan Library, media will be directed to the press check-in area to receive their badge for access to RNDF.

Additional parking and directional information will be sent in the weeks prior to RNDF. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the guidelines noted above including the accreditation process, times and locations open to press, or the booking of interview rooms, please contact the RNDF media relations team at

Please note this is an application for press credentials. If we can accommodate your request, you will receive a confirmation email from our media relations team along with additional details.