Typically CTIA welcomes media coverage of their high profile keynote speakers at the annual CTIA Wireless conferences. But that isn't the case at the CTIA conference next month in Las Vegas. CTIA has banned the press from covering environmental activist and former U.S. vice president Al Gore's speech at 9:30 a.m. on April 3. The association says that the ban is at Gore's request.
Apparently Gore habitually bans press from his talks. At last year's RSA Conference in San Francisco in April, he made the same demand. Likewise the press were not allowed into his speech at Augustana College nor at the American Institute of Architects convention in San Antonio.
The press ban is puzzling considering that the CTIA Wireless conference will be filled with tech-savvy executives who will likely be twittering away during Gore's talk.
- see this CTIA keynote description
Vice President Al Gore to Keynote CTIA
Remembering Al Gore and government's tech role