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Media Registration

Complimentary media registration entitles journalists and public information officers (PIOs) from geoscience-related organizations to access all scientific sessions and the exhibition area, as well as the Newsroom and events specifically for media representatives.

Eligibility for media registration is as follows, all of whom have equal access:

  • Working press representing bona fide news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the publication.
  • Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2011 or 2012.
  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions and government agencies.

Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses or field trips in which they wish to participate.

Representatives of the business side of news media, publishing houses, and for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay the appropriate fees.

Media preregistrations must be received by 26 October.  After that date you may register on-site in the GSA newsroom. Online registration is available. Use the special code provided to you in the 6/14/12 media release (contact Christa Stratton if you need to get the code). Alternatively, you may complete and fax the paper form.

Contact Christa Stratton, GSA Director of Communications and Marketing, , for additional information and assistance.

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