Members of the news media (see eligibility requirements below) may sign up for complimentary online preregistration. If you have requested preregistration online, and have been approved by the AGU Public Information Office, your name will appear on the “Who’s Coming” list within 48 hours. Deadline for preregistration is Monday, 28 November 2011. You may also register onsite at Moscone Center.
To preregister online, click here.
Eligibility for press registration is limited to the following persons:
- Working press employed by bona fide news media. (To register on site at the meeting, must present a press card, business card, or letter of introduction from an editor of a recognized publication.)
- Freelance science writers. (To register on site, must present a current membership card from NASW, other association of science journalists recognized by the World Federation of Science Journalists, or from the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ); or evidence of by-lined work pertaining to science intended for the general public and published in 2010 or 2011; or a letter from the editor of a recognized publication assigning you to cover Fall Meeting.)
- Public information officers of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies. (For on-site registration at the meeting, must present a business card.)
Note: Representatives of publishing houses, for-profit corporations, and the business side of news media must register at the main registration desk at the meeting and pay the appropriate fees, regardless of possession of any of the above documents. They will not be accredited as Press at the meeting. Scientists who are also reporters and who are presenting at this meeting (oral or poster session) may receive News Media credentials if they qualify (see above), but must also register for the meeting and pay the appropriate fee as a presenter for the day they are presenting.
News Media registrants will receive a badge that provides access to any of the scientific sessions of Fall Meeting, as well as to the Press Room and Press Conference Room. No one will be admitted without a valid badge.
AGU operates a Press Room which serves as an office and meeting place for members of the news media, providing wireless Internet (and a few hardwired Internet lines), a limited number of telephones, two desktop computers with shared printer, and hard-copies of press releases about the meeting. The Press Room serves some breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to its registrants on a schedule to be chosen closer to the time of the meeting. It also provides coffee, tea, and cold beverages to its registrants throughout the meeting. A nearby Press Conference Room offers a series of press conferences, usually from Monday through Thursday. The room numbers and locations of the Press Room and Press Conference Room will be posted when available.
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Contact information for AGU press officers:
Peter Weiss, Public Information Manager
202 777 7507 / Pweiss@agu.org
Mary Catherine Adams, Public Information Specialist
202 777 7530 / Mcadams@agu.org
Kate Ramsayer, Public Information Specialist
202 777 7524 / Kramsayer@agu.org